The latest from Guy Messick

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Do CUSOs really make a difference?

Forming and operating a CUSO takes time and effort. CUSOs tend to help credit unions reduce costs and make revenue from other sources but are CUSOs really worth the effort?  ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Our members need a cookie jar

Our world outlook will be forever shaped by our COVID experience. COVID has exposed personal and financial weaknesses. We feel more vulnerable, less secure, and less in control. This lack ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Credit union response to COVID-19

This new normal is very stressful. People are concerned about their health and their finances. The government is advising and, in some areas, requiring people stay home. Businesses are being ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Keep the focus on the member

Ed Callahan used to say that the answer to all credit union strategic questions can be determined by first asking “What is best for the members?” It was excellent advice ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Avoiding a Blockbuster future

I have been around credit unions a long time. I work with really smart and forward thinking credit union colleagues. But there are a lot of credit union folks, including ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

Communicating our credit union mojo

Financial service providers compete on price, convenience and trust. The problem for credit unions is that the Internet has enabled members to access financial services that are often more competitive ...

- by Guy Messick, Messick & Lauer PC

NACUSO 2014

What did you miss if you did not attend the 2014 NACUSO Conference this past week?  In a word, plenty.  There was tremendous energy for the potential of credit unions ...