How Small Credit Unions Benefit From Mergers

Small Credit Unions Benefit From Mergers

Today’s financial market is extremely competitive and most smaller banks and credit unions face a difficult uphill battle in trying to survive among their larger competitors. The larger a credit union is, the more resources it has at… Read More

Instant Gratification Through Mergers

Mergers Provide Instant Gratification

Small credit union managers can be forgiven for feeling a little stressed. They regularly face one of the most challenging jobs in the financial industry: trying to operate a small, community credit union in the same field as… Read More

The Squeeze On Small Credit Unions

The Squeeze On Small Credit Unions

There was a time when a quaint, small credit union could compete with the bigger organizations in town. In simpler times, things were a lot different; however, today’s ultra-competitive credit union economy relies on economies of scale in… Read More

5 Ways Members Benefit From A Credit Union Merger

5 Ways Members Benefit From A Credit Union Merger

The beautiful thing about a credit union merger is that everyone enjoys positive change, including the consumers. Member merger benefits range from financial to technological and greatly outweigh any potential negatives that might result from a merger. Many… Read More

Credit Union Mergers Enhance Members’ Financial Lives

Credit Union Mergers Increase Member Satisfaction

A white paper recently submitted by students of the Southeast CUNA Management School, “Perceptions and Realities Surrounding Credit Union Mergers,” has revealed some interesting research and analysis in support of the mergers and acquisitions trend that’s been experienced… Read More

Millennials Are Key To Credit Union Growth

Millennials and Credit Unions

Millennials, that tenacious generation born during the late 80’s and through the 2000’s, are the driving force behind a significant upsurge in credit union growth. According to a study conducted by the TransUnion, the percentage number of millennials… Read More

The Challenge Of Keeping Up With Member Expectations

Challenge Of Keeping Up With Credit Union Member Expectations

Consumers today know what they want. They do the research, shop around, and put due diligence into every decision they make. When it comes to their money, most consumers these days have a solid understanding in terms of… Read More

3 Technologies That Are Key To Your Credit Union’s Success

3 Technologies That Are Key To Your Credit Union's Success

Have you ever stopped to think about how much technology you truly use in a day? The number of times you reach for your cell phone, rely on an app, and consult with the many computers that automate… Read More

Growth Is Costing Small Credit Unions A Marketing Fortune

Growth Is Costing Small Credit Unions A Marketing Fortune

The year 2014 was historic for membership growth. For the first time in the history of the movement, credit unions surpassed the 100 million mark in total membership. From a macroscopic perspective, our industry is on a roll…. Read More

Small Credit Unions Feeling Squeezed By Compliance Costs

Credit Union Regulatory Compliance Burden

In the world of financial services, modifications to regulatory governance can change rapidly. In fact, some would argue that each new day in the credit union business brings brand new changes that alter the industry from the way… Read More

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Mergers & Acquisitions

Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Mergers & Acquisitions

In the business world, mergers and acquisitions are often something feared by the masses. Credit unions, however, operate under a different umbrella where these activities should be seen as advantageous rather than detrimental. As a leader in your… Read More

What Are the Members’ Benefits in a Credit Union Merger?

Credit Union Members' Benefits in Merger

To those on the outside, a credit union merger can seem like a scary proposition. When you and your board position your credit union for a merger with another, one of the major concerns is how members will… Read More

Are Mergers a Good Thing for Credit Union Members?

790 KGMI Radio Guest Host Mike Hudson recently invited Glenn Christensen, President of CEO Advisory Group, to participate on the show Saturday Morning Live.  Glenn and Mike discussed the credit union industry growth and how members and employees… Read More

The Future of Credit Unions – Average CU $2 Billion in Assets

Average Credit Union Size $2 Billion in 2033 - Bridge

Strategic planning season once again upon us. It is occasionally helpful to take a big step back from the annual planning cycle and truly contemplate the long term future of the credit union industry and the strategic implications… Read More

2008 National Credit Union Growth Study

Results from the 2008 National CEO Growth Survey were combined with an in‐depth industry analysis of 5300 Call Reports conducted by CEO Advisory Group. This analysis of national trends data has helped us identify at least 7 significant variables that are demonstrating increased growth performance and potential “growth keys to success” for generating higher productivity.