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ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Credit unions have essentially lost their long-time point of pride, their traditional lead over banks when it comes to how consumers rate service, according to a just-released survey.

ANN ARBOR, Mich.–Credit unions have essentially lost their long-time point of pride, their traditional lead over banks when it comes to how consumers rate service, according to a just-released survey.

LAKE FOREST, Ill.—The Federal Reserve’s monetary policy is jeopardizing the future of financial institutions, contends one economist who is predicting net interest margins will markedly fall in 2019 if financial institutions don’t begin taking certain actions today.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–As massive wildfires continue to roar across California, the CEOs of two credit unions who have become reluctant experts in dealing with disasters shared some of the lessons they have learned—such as critical need to make hotel reservations–and continue to learn today.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.–The device you are reading this on right now is limiting your ability to wonder, to ask questions, and, ultimately, to lead your organization or team to success, according to one person who spends much time wondering and who reminded that it was “fact” once that the earth was flat, because that’s what the data showed.

TUCSON, Ariz.—Consumers are willing to pay for a checking account that offers a number of bundled services, but they are more willing to sign up if local merchant discounts are part of the package, according to one CU.

WASHINGTON–After spending more than $8 million this election cycle, credit unions and their trade associations will be joining the rest of the nation in paying close attention to the results of today’s mid-term elections, watching not just how CU-supported candidates have fared but how the focus of Congress might change.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—New financial services companies that have been adding as many as 20,000 new customers per week are creating a new, upside-down landscape in which those providers that offer the greatest transparency will be those that grab the most market share in coming years, asserts one analyst.

ALBANY, N.Y.–Digital card issuance could be here by the end of the year, and it will bring with it some big benefits for issuers and digital wallets as well, a number of people believe.