Toby Hayes


How Is A Microloan Program In New Mexico Reshaping The Small Business Landscape?

Now in its fifth year, a small business lending initiative from Nusenda has helped stabilize economies across the state with more than 300 loans totaling more than $2 million.


Small Change Makes A Big Difference At St. Mary’s

The New Hampshire credit union’s 603 checking program will donate up to $20,000 to four area charities in its first year alone.

This Week's Highlights

California Cooperatives Both Get A Win From Shared-Branch Arrangement

A pair of Sacramento-area credit unions have embarked on a relatively unique partnership, sharing a single facility to serve their respective memberships.


Service Puts Financial Wellness In Members’ Pockets

The New Hampshire credit union has unveiled an app-based approach to financial wellness aimed at reaching younger consumers.


For Patelco, Growth Is The Icing On The Cupcake

A new shared location with a popular cupcake shop has reversed the credit union’s fortunes in San Ramon, CA, where one branch is now serving members better than two were previously.


Meritrust Takes Financial Literacy To The Locker Room

The credit union has partnered with three of Kansas’s largest universities to provide financial education for college athletes.


A Bus, A Bar, and A Basketball Court? Welcome To Vibrant’s New HQ

The Illinois-based credit union retrofitted a former Sam’s Club store in order to house its growing workforce, adding with a variety of unique features intended to make going to the office feel a little less like going to work.


USC Credit Union Teams Up For Community Impact

The California cooperative and two for-profit banks together launched an emergency relief fund to support vulnerable businesses struggling amid a post-COVID environment.


Lake Trust Nurtures Local Entrepreneurs

A partnership between the Michigan-based credit union and a local economic development group is helping new businesses test concepts and gain business experience via a new incubator space.


Exit Interview: Lisa Schlehuber, Elements Financial

The CEO came to the industry late in her career but was a transformational leader at the Indianapolis-based credit union.

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