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By Chris Howard | March 12, 2018

The credit union movement needs to tell its small stories, the ones that bankers can't tell.

By Marc Rapport | March 12, 2018

LGFCU is creating a spinoff credit union to serve growing business services and mobile banking demands within its existing field of membership.

By Jon Jeffreys | March 6, 2018

A half-century after he helped save public broadcasting, what can the TV icon, and my family friend, teach the credit union movement in its own moment of crisis?

By Rebecca Wessler | March 6, 2018

Based on February traffic (and our editorial instincts), here are the top articles and blogs that appeared on

By Jay Johnson | March 5, 2018

Financial institutions are in the numbers business, but credit unions must also look beyond metrics like growth, share, and loss.

By Chip Filson | Feb. 27, 2018

Huge new reserves for the NCUSIF appear as if from nowhere while credit unions get peanuts from the corporate credit union bailout.

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 26, 2018

Federation credit unions told to tell the story, while blockchain pioneers paint a picture of potential.

By Rebecca Wessler | Feb. 26, 2018

Five can’t-miss data points this week on

By Marc Rapport | Feb. 26, 2018

Eight mergers in 11 years helped this Michigan credit union develop best practices in mapping core data during a conversion.

By Chris Howard | Feb. 26, 2018

Credit unions need to redefine the debate to clarify the difference between for-profit banks and member-owned financial cooperatives.

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