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6 Keys To Credit Union Success

Over the past 20 years, c. myers has worked with many credit unions of varying sizes, and during that time, we have watched credit unions thrive based on a few key factors.  Below is a quick list of observations we call the 6 Keys to Credit Union Success: 1. Strategic Clarity: Successful credit unions know: […]

Sources of Revenue…Something to Consider

Many credit unions are examining their business models and dissecting their membership in several ways. One example is by age group. The objective is to understand where business is coming from to help ascertain the age groups that contribute the most to the cooperative. Often the focus is on loans and deposits. However, a key […]

Farewell To Borders: No Business Is Immune

No business is immune to the pressures of external forces and changing consumer behaviors.  At the end of July, after being in business for over 40 years, Borders notified its 1.6M rewards customers that it would be closing its doors for good. According to Borders’ 2010 annual report, the company had: 642 stores 16,400 employees […]

Planning For PLL

Given the economic experience of the past couple of years, many credit unions were forced to beef up their loan loss reserves.  Now, as things appear to be getting better, we are seeing that some credit unions feel they are “overfunded” and are not adding to their reserves.  While this may provide some temporary relief […]

Caution: NCUA’s Proposed Regulation On IRR Could Have Unintended Consequences

You think you are already doing everything required in the proposed Regulation.  You think your policy limits are appropriate for your strategy and business model—but will the examiner making the judgment as to whether your credit union is in compliance think the same? NCUA’s proposed shift from Advisory to Regulation is concerning. It raises several […]

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