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Business /  • June 6, 2018
Where’s there smoke
Alterna Savings Credit Union is making inroads into Canada's multi-billion dollar cannabis industry that, with legalization just months away, is poised for rapid expansion

Can credit unions capitalize upon Ottawa’s plan to legalize recreational cannabis?

Business / Finance /  • January 23, 2018
Small Loans Big Payback
Lending to new Canadians or promising startups helps give budding entrepreneurs a leg up while helping build long-term member loyalty.

New entrepreneurs rely not only on micro loans to get their businesses up and running but specialized programs and advice.

Business / Human Resources /  • November 4, 2017
Leaks in the Talent Pipeline
Commercial lenders can be big money makers for credit unions, which makes these talented staff members recruitment targets for competing financial institutions.

Commercial loan portfolios are complex, challenging and profitable, with talented lenders sometimes being poached by a competing financial institution.

Business / Leadership /  • February 7, 2017
Global Solutions
About 3,000 members of the global cooperative movement descended upon Québec City this past October

Participants from 100 countries flock to Quebec City for the biennial International Summit of Co-operatives

Business / Leadership /  • November 15, 2016
Lean Machines
How lean thinking is helping credit unions maximize value

Can adopting a Lean ethos help credit unions?

Business / Marketing /  • July 25, 2016
The M factor
Are credit unions able to attract millennials?

As credit unions aim to attract millennials, are they hitting the target or missing the mark altogether?

Business / Technology /  • May 29, 2016
Turning data into dollars
Credit unions need to up the ante on analytics to capitalize on what members want

Credit unions need to recognize the power of harnessing data

Business / Marketing /  • April 27, 2016
Social media playbook
Learn how to target your tweets, videos and posts

How credit unions can create purpose with social media

Business / Community Development /  • February 10, 2016
Invigorating Arts Co-ops
Canadian artists are working collectively to revive creative communities from coast to coast

Collectives are helping revive Canada's creative community

Business /  • November 1, 2015
Giving a boost to small business
Entrepreneurs have a lot at stake when they launch a startup, but credit unions have their back

A recent Industry Canada study found that nearly one-third of all small businesses don’t survive longer than two years.

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 / 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 ...

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