Questions to Ask Data Analytics Providers (for Credit Unions)

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There are many different uses for data analytics at credit unions. And, it seems, there are as many data analytics providers as there are uses. We believe this is a good thing. However, we understand that the plethora of vendors can make it hard to find the right one. Moreover, even reviewing our data analytics […]

Non-Interest Income (and How Fintechs Can Help)

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This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at new opportunities for non-interest income for credit unions (and where fintechs are providing a lift). As noted in the panel, credit unions survive by […]

Fintech Partnership and Consolidation

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This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in credit union and fintech partnerships and consolidation. An increasing number of credit unions are embracing fintech partnership. These partnerships are key […]

Crypto for Credit Unions: Blockchain, Crypto, and DeFi

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This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in credit union cryptocurrency, blockchain, and DeFi. Cryptocurrency is making an explosive entrance into the world of finance. However, it’s been around […]

Improving Credit Unions Rewards Programs

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Like most Americans, I use rewards cards almost exclusively. Whether cash back, travel perks, or discounts at national and local businesses, I some of the money I spend to come right back to me.

Strategies for the Credit Union CEO of Tomorrow

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This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in July 2021. It is not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a cursory introduction to credit union CEO strategy.

Credit Unions and Cryptocurrency: A Primer

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This piece is based off of John Best’s talk at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in July 2021. It is not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a cursory introduction to cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is a decentralized digital currency based on distributed ledger technology. It is secured through advanced cryptography, making it extremely secure and […]