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Education / Finance /  • Jul 2014
The ABCs of dollars and cents
Teaching kids early the hard lessons about easy money

Ask children what they've been taught about how credit works or what compound interest is and you’re likely to draw a blank.

Finance / Sustainability /  • May 2014
Too good to fail
A new breed of financial services organization values ethics over the bottom line

After the crash of 2008, who could blame people for thinking a take-no-prisoners mentality is what banking is all about?

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.

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