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May 6, 2016

Don’t Let the HOW Stand in the Way of the WHAT in Strategic Planning

We find that one of the pitfalls of the strategic planning process is that too much focus is placed on the “how” (implementation) before the “what” (strategy) has been decided. Often, decision-makers will gravitate toward the “how” because it feels more tangible but also because it seems to help determine the likelihood of success. This […]

March 10, 2016

A/LM Education and Anticipating What is Top of Mind

We are looking forward to hosting 3 days of asset/liability management (A/LM) education next week. Often our education classes will have a similar foundation of how to use A/LM to make decisions, how to identify what environmental factors to watch, and how to see potential problems that might be hiding in the modeling—to name a […]

November 12, 2015

Strategic Planning for Payment Options

We all know there is tremendous uncertainty with respect to the payments battle. There are numerous players in this market. Just a few are shown below. It is not enough for credit unions to just add multiple payment options for members. If credit unions want to be able to generate revenue in this environment they […]

September 26, 2013

IT Project Management

Looking back 20 years, most of us were content to sit and wait while our modems hissed and pinged to life. Now, the average person is unwilling to wait 10 seconds for a page to load or for the technology to work. The cliché is true—technology is constantly changing. And, if your credit union is […]

May 30, 2013

To Branch Or Not To Branch

During strategic planning, credit unions often struggle with deciding to add (or close) physical branches. Constantly changing technology often poses the question if branches are necessary, but a big piece of the puzzle is whether branches are valued by members. Consider these research findings by CMB Pulse: 67% of bank customers* say branch proximity is […]

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