CUES News Archives

Watch out for the moose!

Watch out for the moose!

It’s a fact that change comes easier to certain people compared to others. While some embrace change as a chance for a new beginning, others look at it as a departure from the norm, [...]

Long-term rate decrease spurs plan adjustments

Long-term rate decrease spurs plan adjustments

In recent years, credit unions have been dedicating more assets to split-dollar life insurance arrangements to reward and retain top executives. According to National Credit Union Administration 5300 data, assets for collateral assignment split-dollar life [...]

The digital account opening slip ‘n slide

The digital account opening slip ‘n slide

The conventional wisdom about first impressions is true, especially in digital channels. These digital first impressions are particularly tricky for financial institutions that are courting small businesses—because small business account opening is a somewhat [...]

Leading through the storm

Leading through the storm

When Sterling Nielsen started as CEO of Mountain America Credit Union on Nov. 1, 2008, the credit union—like the economy—was in trouble. Not only did Nielsen help the CU power through some difficult [...]

Fend off card fraud

Fend off card fraud

Fighting credit and debit card fraud is a shifting battle as would-be thieves regularly roll out novel schemes, but credit unions can look to new defenses from card issuers and processors built on sophisticated data [...]

Leaning in: Credit unions and the fintech revolution

Leaning in: Credit unions and the fintech revolution

To compete and succeed in this ever-evolving and changing financial marketplace, credit unions must continue to push themselves to think and act differently. Fintech companies across the payments industry are continuing to influence consumers’ preferences [...]

‘Bulletproof’ hosting enables cyber attackers

‘Bulletproof’ hosting enables cyber attackers

Bulletproof hosting is a major problem and another indication of the growth and maturity of the criminal enterprise. Law enforcement has a challenging task in finding and arresting bad actors who are attacking organizations. So, [...]

Facility Solutions: Banning drive-thrus?

Facility Solutions: Banning drive-thrus?

This month, drive-thrus made national news as cities from coast to coast passed ordinances to ban future development. The rationale is to improve pedestrian safety and the quality of urban living, reduce carbon emissions and [...]