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Banking / Sustainability /  • March 17, 2018
Wary of green
Offering green financial products may make a credit union look and feel good but, crucially, will it boost the bottom line? The answer is more complex than you might think.

There has to be a solid business case for offering green financial products at credit unions.

Finance / Sustainability /  • March 1, 2018
Investing powerhouse
The creation of Aviso Wealth is setting up the credit union system to become a major player in the growing area of responsible investing.

Responsible investing is being embraced after years of being shunted off to the sidelines.

Finance / Risk Management /  • February 15, 2018
Getting Burned
Credit unions are trying to help young people find a way into Toronto's and Vancouver's overheated housing markets.

What chance do young people have of getting into Toronto and Vancouver’s overheated housing markets?

Banking /  • February 1, 2018
Money on the fly
Billions of dollars pour out of Canada every year in in remittance payments to countries around the world. Although credit unions are minor players in this area, recent initiatives indicate this is changing.

Remittance payments are a billion-dollar growth opportunity for credit unions serving ethnic communities.

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.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • January 3, 2018
Building Better Communities
Credit unions can take the lead on helping newcomers to Canada begin the difficult process of integration.

Credit unions can help new Canadians, who face many long-term integration challenges.

Marketing /  • December 6, 2017
Laws of Attraction
A major research initiative, spearheaded by the Canadian Credit Union Association, looked at ways to draw new members into the fold.

The Canadian Credit Union Association is looking at innovative and novel ways to attract new members into the system.

Human Interest / Risk Management /  • November 16, 2017
Trial by Fire
British Columbia credit unions' contingency plans were sorely tested this past summer as forest fires consumed 11,500 square kilometres of land by September.

British Columbia credit unions’ contingency plans were tested by a raft of forest fires this year.

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.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • October 12, 2017
Around the World in 70 Years
The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, which nurtures credit union growth around the world, celebrates its 70-year anniversary - and officially amalgamates with its long-time partner, The Canadian Co-operative Association.

The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada has helped credit unions flourish in some of the world's poorest nations.

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