Tag Archives: The Federal Credit Union

Credit unions rev up for auto loan growth

You might say that reports of the automobile industry’s demise are greatly exaggerated. Despite sales falling to as low as 10.4 million vehicles in 2009 (due to the recession and Americans postponing new-car purchases), light vehicle sales reached their highest level … Continue reading

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Interest rates, the Fed and taking risks

The financial press and the stock markets have been teeing up a Federal Reserve rate hike for weeks. Headline writers and analysts have been in overdrive with a chorus of “Rate increase all but certain,” “Fed poised to raise rates for the … Continue reading

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Managing risk, like change, is a process: 10 tips to follow

An article I recently wrote on enterprise risk management (ERM) is the cover story in the current issue of The Federal Credit Union magazine. While ERM is a topic that probably doesn’t have much appeal beyond financial services, I think much … Continue reading

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So you want to be a CEO?

Last month, an article I wrote on “Tomorrow’s Leaders” landed on the cover of The Federal Credit Union magazine, NAFCU’s bimonthly publication. Back in August, when I was interviewing credit union CEOs for the piece, I shared some of their “secrets” here on … Continue reading

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The magic of great branding

Who can explain why an Apple customer is willing to stand in line for hours for a new iPhone or why coffee drinkers will drive miles out of their way to find a Starbucks? It’s the magic of great branding. … Continue reading

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EMV ‘smart’ cards: the next big thing in payments

An article I wrote on EMV cards just came out in The Federal Credit Union magazine, a publication of the National Association of Federal Credit Unions. So today I’m going to tell you about EMV. What are EMV cards, you ask? … Continue reading

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Making our way around the Internet

We bloggers often direct our readers to the work of others. In fact, that is the whole point of blogging—to share with each other and create online conversations. I love it when another blogger gets me curious enough about someone … Continue reading

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