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Business / Economics /  • August 8, 2018
We the Collective
Co-op membership is growing in Canada, due to a range of factors that includes a shift to the gig, or short term, employment economy as well as awareness of the model's democratic principles.

Credit unions are beginning to fall in love with cooperatives all over again.

Banking / Business /  • August 1, 2018
Mind your business
The small- and micro-business segment is becoming an increasingly attractive niche for credit unions.

Increasingly, small is beautiful for credit unions looking to invest in new businesses.

Community Development / Human Interest /  • July 26, 2018
Winning hearts and minds
Is community involvement and support a good business decision for credit unions?

In the effort to attract and retain members, how important is community involvement?

Banking / Technology /  • July 13, 2018
Fintech Future
The financial landscape is becoming more competitive for credit unions as fintech continues to accelerate banking innovation.

Credit unions are adapting as fintech continues to accelerate banking innovation.

Banking /  • June 20, 2018
In Sync
Technology has shifted how credit unions operate, necessitating branch redesigns to complement these changes.

Modern credit union branch designs reflect technological advancements.

Business /  • June 6, 2018
Where’s there smoke
Alterna Savings Credit Union is making inroads into Canada's multi-billion dollar cannabis industry that, with legalization just months away, is poised for rapid expansion

Can credit unions capitalize upon Ottawa’s plan to legalize recreational cannabis?

Banking / Risk Management /  • May 22, 2018
Opportunity knocks
On Jan.1, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions put stricter borrowing rules in place for homeowners. The new rules, however, don’t apply to credit unions. Should credit unions capitalize upon this, or practice strict prudence?

Strict new borrowing rules don’t apply to credit unions. Should prudence prevail?

Economics /  • May 10, 2018
The elephant in the room
Credit unions, especially those invested in auto, steel, softwood lumber and dairy exports, are keeping a close eye on the flip flops, uncertainty and bluster being trumpeted in Washington, DC over NAFTA.

The imbroglio in Washington, DC has some credit unions on tenterhooks.

Sustainability /  • April 13, 2018
Greener branches
Credit unions that have undertaken initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of their branches are finding that small changes can have a big impact.

Buildings are a source of greenhouse gas emissions. Some credit unions are taking steps to rectify this.

Human Interest / Risk Management /  • April 2, 2018
Insurance against disaster
Extreme weather events, linked to climate change, are forcing credit unions and their members to look hard at their personal and home insurance to better prepare for increasing risk.

Extreme weather events, from hurricanes to floods and fires, are challenging the insurance industry.

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