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Banking / Governance /  • April 25, 2017
Brought to Account
Credit unions are scurrying to ensure they can meet the new IFRS 9 accounting regulations, which take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Credit unions are preparing to implement the new IFRS 9 accounting standards, which take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Banking / Mergers /  • March 28, 2017
Go Big
Increasingly, credit unions are opting for federal status to build reach and better serve customers. But the process is proving challenging and raises the question - is bigger really going to be better?

Some credit unions are getting serious about embracing federal status to better serve members.

Banking / Community Development /  • March 16, 2017
Mobile Banking Gets Wheels
Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy has taken to the open road with its Mobile Advice Centre, serving northern Saskatchewan communities.

Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy hits the road, travelling to communities in Saskatchewan that are lacking financial services.

Banking / Mergers /  • March 1, 2017
Creative Pursuits
As an increasingly competitive financial landscape threatens margins, credit unions across the country are finding new ways to streamline operations and cut costs.

Credit unions are looking at creative new ways to maintain branding while streamlining operations.

Banking / Finance /  • January 1, 2017
Tough Love
Ottawa imposes stricter mortgage insurance rules to stabilize the housing market, leaving some new homebuyers out in the cold

Stricter mortgage insurance rules are forcing some Canadians to delay home ownership

Banking / Technology /  • December 14, 2016
Fast Money
Credit unions are joining the online lending revolution

Collaborative FinTech ventures are gaining ground over disruptive ones for credit unions

Banking / Economics /  • October 5, 2016
Eastern Europe’s Shining Star
Credit unions are reaching the rural unbanked with Poland guiding the way

Credit unions look to close financial service gap in rural regions in Eastern Europe

Banking / Community Development /  • September 13, 2016
Culture keepers
Ethnic credit unions break down barriers and help members maintain strong cultural connections

Canada's ethnic credit union support multiple generations

Banking / Mergers /  • July 13, 2016
Survival of the smallest
Canada’s diminutive credit unions share strategies

Is there a future for Canada's diminutive credit unions?

Banking / Governance /  • June 30, 2016
The Cannabis Conundrum
When recreational marijuana is legalized, should CUs serve the estimated $10 billion industry?

Should CUs serve the recreational marijuana industry?

Banking / Technology /  • September 1, 2015
Finessing FinTech
Can credit unions partner with tech co-ops to meet disruption head-on?

Financial services disruptors pose a growing threat to traditional bricks-and-mortar providers.

Banking / Business /  • September 1, 2015
The quick cash conundrum
How payday loan sharks are taking advantage of a gap in the credit system

Can credit unions find an alternative to a business many consider predatory?

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