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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?

Banking / Technology /  • September 1, 2015
Bright idea central
A innovation lab at the Filene Research Institute is inspiring leaders

Evolve or become obsolete: the strong message encourages financial services co-ops to keep innovating.

Banking / Business /  • September 1, 2015
Fresh ideas from Filene’s i³ers
Five bright concepts generated in 2015

When credit unions across North America are looking for fresh new ways to innovate, they often seek inspiration from the Filene Research Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. The non-profit think tank, focused on the consumer finance industry and ...

Banking / Sustainability /  • Jan 2015
Beyond ethical investing
New instruments are providing significant social – and financial – returns

Do good and make a profit. Could that be the new credo for Canadian credit unions?

Banking / Technology /  • May 2013
What’s next in FinTech?
Wait! What the heck is FinTech?

If you surveyed venture capitalists who invest in technology today, they would tell you that one of the most exciting areas to invest in is FinTech.

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