Welcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Associate Publisher Robbie Young with our favorite reads from the week
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The lending landscape has endured massive transformation over the years. Providing a high quality digital experience that is in line with consumer expectations has become a priority for credit unions that hope to differentiate against the competition.
In the past, underwriting systems were rigid and restrictive, serving only a select population of consumers. With the advancement of artificial intelligence, credit unions have the opportunity to lend more inclusively and have a strong opportunity to tap into unsecured consumer lending to serve their members’ needs. [read more]
Anyone who has ever set foot in the credit union ecosystem knows that women in this industry are remarkable. So many women rock stars in the space are quite literally changing the world – one member at a time. But, more than that, they’re inspiring an entire generation of future CU leaders – lifting, mentoring, encouraging, and laying the framework for greater things ahead.
Now, as someone fairly new to the space myself, I can say this with fresh perspective: These women’s stories aren’t being told as often (or as loudly) as they should be. In order for people to take up a torch and fan the flame of progress, they’ve gotta first see the spark. So, this being Women’s History Month, it seemed a fitting time to offer an article that adds a bit of kindling to the cause.
I had the privilege of sitting down with four of the most brilliant, driven, fiercely compassionate women in the CU industry to discuss what women bring to the credit union movement. [read more]
I finally did it. I made it to CUNA’s GAC. And everything you all told me was true: it’s inspiring, empowering and, let’s be honest, exhausting.
But there’s an energy that keeps you going. A sense of unity and togetherness. That wasn’t so much about being next to humans again as it was hearing and feeling the credit union movement’s unwavering commitment to improving our nation’s financial well-being.
I didn’t realize I needed such a boost until I was there, but of course I did. Who wouldn’t? It’s been a long two years. The pandemic. The loss – of loved ones, of jobs, of freedom. The rebirth of a civil rights movement. [read more]