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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.

Banking / Community Development /  • March 16, 2017
Mobile Banking Gets Wheels
Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy has taken to the open road with its Mobile Advice Centre, serving northern Saskatchewan communities.

Innovation Credit Union’s mobile strategy hits the road, travelling to communities in Saskatchewan that are lacking financial services.

Banking / Mergers /  • March 1, 2017
Creative Pursuits
As an increasingly competitive financial landscape threatens margins, credit unions across the country are finding new ways to streamline operations and cut costs.

Credit unions are looking at creative new ways to maintain branding while streamlining operations.

Business / Leadership /  • February 7, 2017
Global Solutions
About 3,000 members of the global cooperative movement descended upon Québec City this past October

Participants from 100 countries flock to Quebec City for the biennial International Summit of Co-operatives

Community Development / Human Interest /  • January 16, 2017
A Roof Over Their Heads
The $300-million First Nations Market Housing Fund is helping Aboriginals across Canada obtain mortgages for homes on reserves

Reserve Aboriginals are obtaining mortgages thanks to a progressive housing fund.

Banking / Finance /  • January 1, 2017
Tough Love
Ottawa imposes stricter mortgage insurance rules to stabilize the housing market, leaving some new homebuyers out in the cold

Stricter mortgage insurance rules are forcing some Canadians to delay home ownership

Banking / Technology /  • December 14, 2016
Fast Money
Credit unions are joining the online lending revolution

Collaborative FinTech ventures are gaining ground over disruptive ones for credit unions

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