CUES News Archives

Loan Zone: Auto lending never felt so safe

Loan Zone: Auto lending never felt so safe

Given the softening of the auto lending market, now is a perfect time for credit unions to test the near- and nonprime auto lending waters. Clients of Open Lending, a provider of automated auto lending [...]

Navigating NCUA’s new fidelity bond rule

Navigating NCUA’s new fidelity bond rule

On Oct. 22, the National Credit Union Administration published a rule amending its fidelity bond regulations (Parts 704 for corporate credit unions and 713 for natural person credit unions). In addition to this checklist (free [...]

The X-factors

The X-factors

I admit, I was a huge fan of the ’90s cult classic television show “The X-Files” and its two lead agents, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Uniting their strengths of science and gut instinct, Scully [...]

Finding time and energy for mentoring

Finding time and energy for mentoring

We all know how difficult it is to find the time to complete tasks associated with our daily work duties, much less to find time for such additional activities as mentoring. So why do people [...]

Finding strategic gaps in a merger of equals

Finding strategic gaps in a merger of equals

When a much smaller institution joins a larger one, it’s obvious whose strategy, business model, and processes will prevail, but a merger of equals can create a much murkier picture. Innumerable decisions must be [...]

Good Governance: The board and talent management

Good Governance: The board and talent management

Just the title of this article makes governance experts recoil. Boards have always been advised to stay out of organizational management and that includes human resources issues. Yet, as organizational culture continues to emerge as [...]

On Compliance: NCUA fidelity bond rule changes

On Compliance: NCUA fidelity bond rule changes

As we all know in credit union land, the Great Recession marked big changes in the National Credit Union Administration’s perspective on the responsibilities of credit union directors for the oversight and management of [...]