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Governance /  • August 16, 2017
Growing Pains
Less than two years since its creation, CCUA, the credit union system's national trade association is a work in progress.

The Canadian Credit Union Association is addressing a myriad of issues as it inches its way towards becoming the system’s national trade association.

Human Resources /  • August 8, 2017
Fill in the Gaps
Credit unions in isolated rural areas, such as Innovation in Saskatchewan, are coming up with creative ways to staff specialized areas of expertise, including IT and risk management.

It can be challenging for smaller credit unions, or those in isolated, rural areas, to staff their employee roster with highly specialized personnel.

Banking / Risk Management /  • July 19, 2017
Stormy Weather
Growing global debt levels and soaring house prices are two indicators foreshadowing a possible financial crisis down the road.

Growing global debt levels and soaring house prices are two indicators foreshadowing a possible financial crisis down the road.

Community Development / Leadership /  • July 1, 2017
Nurturing roots, sowing growth
Leading Edge and Conexus credit unions are taking corporate social responsibility to the next level by actively engaging in community development.

Leading Edge Credit Union is making a difference — becoming a community enabler rather than just a community player.

Marketing /  • June 19, 2017
Brand Management
Centrals and credit unions are focusing on innovative social media and digital strategies to build their brand and attract new members.

Reaching out to members - new and old - can be as easy as posting to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or LinkedIn.

Leadership /  • May 18, 2017
Lean In
Credit unions and cooperatives are adapting "lean" principles [first developed by Toyota] as a strategy to better support those who work on the frontlines.

Lean management strategy enhances efficiencies and adds value for credit union members.

Governance / Leadership /  • May 10, 2017
Women on Board
Studies show that gender diverse boards are good for a company's bottom line. What can credit unions do to get more female directors on their boards?

Credit unions need to do more to ensure that there is greater gender equity on their boards.

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.

Governance / Mergers /  • April 11, 2017
Driving Consolidation
There is a strong business case for collectivizing Canada's provincial centrals and CUSOs, such an endeavour won't be easy, however, with a multitude of regions and players involved in the complex decision making.

Negotiations are underway to bring second tier services — provincial centrals and CUSOs — under one roof.

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.

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