Niche Lending


3 Ways To Help Members Conquer A Crisis

Credit unions help members and their communities every day of the year. Some of their more innovative offers are especially relevant during a time of heightened need.

Industry Insights

Financial Wellness, Strategic Pillars, And Small Business Loans

Five can’t-miss data points this week on


Putting Portland Rentals Within Reach

Consolidated Community Credit Union includes a security deposit loan among its package of new mortgage products that address the housing crunch in the Northwestern city’s market.


Credit Unions Are Leading The Way In USDA Lending

A $112 million loan financed through a consortium of credit unions shines a light on the impact of the cooperative model in rural America.


How Green Can You Go? VSECU Is All-In On Energy-Savings Lending.

Tree-hugging roots run deep at the Vermont credit union, which offers an array of lending and deposit products aimed at fighting climate change.


Tried-And-True Tips To Serve A Niche Community

The CEO of Everence FCU shares why the cooperative’s mission is more relevant to a broader group of consumers than ever before.


6 Lending Strategies That Make A Powerful Member Impact

These credit unions rallied around the needs of members to uncover hidden potential in the loan portfolio.

Callahan Collections

A Small But Mighty Response To Payday Lenders And Fintech Competitors

Credit unions are experimenting with employee-sponsored small-dollar loan programs at the urging of Filene and the FINRA Foundation.


Whatever The Niche Might Be

A monthly collection of Callahan content that, together, addresses a single topic from a variety of perspectives.


A Fast Loan When Members Need Money Now

The Quick Loan from Digital FCU offers a lifeline when members have more month than paycheck.

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