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Economics / Finance /  • May 2014
Paying the IRS piper
A blunt-instrument U.S. tax law is stressing out Canadian credit unions and their members

FATCA has had a major effect on a million American nationals and their families living in Canada.

Human Resources / Marketing /  • May 2014
Talking points
A rich culture of communication can help every credit union up its game

Running a credit union is serious business and internal communications can’t always be fun and games.

Finance / Technology /  • May 2014
Coin of no realm
Bitcoin is a volatile digital currency that's making waves as credit unions cautiously watch

Ottawa’s first Bitcoin Teller Machine (BTM) is being being visited by many patrons, all eagerly and easily interacting with it.

Community Development / Marketing /  • Mar 2014
United we help
Drop by drop, financial services co-ops are making their communities stronger and richer

Credit unions are particularly powerful in the area of community giving.

Finance / Governance /  • Mar 2014
The goods on governance guidelines
Working in the brave New World of regulation

The financial crisis of 2008 represented a nadir for U.S. regulators, which hadn't examined the risks banks were taking.

Finance /  • Mar 2014
In search of lost loonies
This is what happens when a credit union member's account goes dormant

It seems too good to be true: the idea that a few hundred dollars – maybe even a thousand or two – might be waiting for you in a forgotten account.

Business / Sustainability /  • Mar 2014
Sharpening the competitive edge
How cooperatives are standing their ground against encroaching for-profits

Toronto streets are dotted with eco-friendly cars that are available at mere dollars a day. Does this type of sharing represent a culture shift?

Governance / Human Resources /  • Jan 2014
How to succeed at succession
Finding – and keeping – the right mix of directors is a science and an art

The Canadian credit union system is light years ahead of it U.S. counterparts in addressing board issues, according to a report by Filene Research.

Finance /  • Jan 2014
Playing with a full deck
CUs are nimble. CUs are quick. But in one lightning-growth category, nearly every CU is missing a trick

Prepaid cards are a nasty con. Consumers are disgruntled, confused and poorer because of them. So says top headlines in the new media.

Health /  • Jan 2014
A healthy alternative
A robust network of cooperative clinics is helping Canadians maintain their well-being

Canada’s health care cooperatives mark 70 years, spurred on by a wave of growth as the agencies move into interesting new areas of public service.

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