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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 ...

Business / Technology /  • July 16, 2015
Betting big on big data
A tsunami of info is flooding credit unions. How can they make the most of it?

Chris Catliff has seen the future for credit unions and it looks more like a Four Seasons Hotel or an old-fashioned village butcher than it does a traditional financial institution. Catliff, president and CEO of B.C.-based BlueShore Financial (40,...

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A thriving co-op that hope built
In Winnipeg’s inner city, a flower of an enterprise is blossoming

Neechi Commons has evolved from a modest co-op to a 30,000-square-foot powerhouse, proudly owned by the community.

Business /  • July 1, 2015
Meeting high standards
How to make the most of your next strategic planning session

When done right, these meetings are invaluable tools.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
A turnaround manifesto
A bold plan to bring economic vitality back to southwestern Ontario

Ontario's Libro Credit Union is awarding $500,000 in grants through its Prosperity Fund to stimulate the region.

Business / Community Development /  • July 1, 2015
The Libro Prosperity Fund
A new credit union venture is giving southwestern Ontario a much-needed boost

Libro Credit Union has launched a new fund to boost economic development in southwestern Ontario.

Business / Technology /  • May 1, 2015
Million-member cooperatives
Crowdsourcing proves thousands of heads are often better than one

Thousands of online organizations are using crowdsourcing in new and exciting ways.

Business / Mergers /  • Nov 2014
The urge to merge
What credit unions stand to lose – and win – when amalgamating

Mergers can help credit unions be more efficient and competitive when going up against the big banks.

Business /  • Nov 2014
Meeting high standards
How to make the most of your next strategic planning session

When done right, these meetings are invaluable tools.

Business /  • Nov 2014
Go team co-op!
Pride of ownership adds a whole new dimension to sports fan fever

Fan-owned teams such as the Saskatchewan Roughriders enjoy benefits that go way beyond the field of play.

Business / Community Development /  • Sep 2014
Working together for the common good
Aboriginal communities are embracing cooperatives in novel and creative ways

The cooperative approach to business is influenced by culture, a tradition of working together, isolation and the need to address social concerns.

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