From Frank

There was a time when for America’s credit unions thought they had really become the “bee’s knees” when they first began meeting in Washington for reasons other than taking a train to Union Station to get federal legislation passed or a new federal regulator organized.

According to the 2018 Member Giveback Tracker, credit unions have announced special bonuses, loan rebates and other payouts to the tune of about $180 million so far. 

It’s said we’re supposed to ring out the old as we ring in the new with each calendar change, but let’s face it–it’s never been an equal proposition and the attention is always to the latter. So…

Before we close out 2018, which means we’ve officially reached adulthood for the rest of this century,  here are just a few more observations, odds/ends and other stray items found during a year-end cleaning of my computer desktop:

With 2019 rapidly approaching––meaning we're a year away from being bombarded with news headlines, reports, Powerpoint graphics and more all sharing "2020 Visions"––it's time to start cleaning out the 2018 Reporter's Notebook.