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Are financial regulators a watchdog or a problem?

Are financial regulators a watchdog or a problem?

Federal financial regulatory agencies are either the solution to discrimination in banking or the cause of the discrimination, witnesses told the Senate Banking Committee at a hearing on the issue Thursday. “Our nation’s federal [...]

Modernizing the property valuation process: Part 1

Modernizing the property valuation process: Part 1

In this two-part blog series, we will cover the history of property valuation process improvements, the challenges the industry faces, and what the Appraisal Qualifications Board is doing to modernize the process for consumers. Over [...]

Oceans apart, our mission is the same

Oceans apart, our mission is the same

The credit union movement began with a simple idea — that by pooling savings and making loans to neighbors and co-workers, people could achieve a better standard of living. This movement has existed for over a [...]

Leadership lessons from the 2022 World Cup

Leadership lessons from the 2022 World Cup

Whether you’re a soccer fan or not, it’s hard to ignore one of the largest sporting spectacles on Earth – the World Cup. While the feats of athleticism on the pitch are impressive, leaders [...]

The human effect of merger escalation

The human effect of merger escalation

According to NCUA’s 2022 Q3 Merger Activity and Insurance Report, in the first three quarters of 2022, 134 consolidations have been approved by the federal agency, compared to 117 last year. And 58 mergers [...]

FTX collapse shows need for comprehensive crypto framework

FTX collapse shows need for comprehensive crypto framework

Recent failures of cryptocurrency and blockchain based financial platforms have demonstrated that an unregulated, unsupervised structure is not viable and poses serious risks to consumers and the economy, CUNA wrote to the Senate Agriculture Committee [...]

Beige Book reflects ‘unevenness’ in the economy

Beige Book reflects ‘unevenness’ in the economy

The Federal Reserve released its latest Beige Book yesterday, showing that national economic activity was about flat or up slightly since the previous report, while also being down from the modest average pace of growth [...]

This way to a Disney-level sales culture

This way to a Disney-level sales culture

It was the fall of 1999, and instead of starting my sophomore year in the classroom, I was spending the semester working in merchandise on the Walt Disney World College Program. At the end of [...]

Fortune favours the brave: Entrepreneurialism in fintech

Fortune favours the brave: Entrepreneurialism in fintech

Creating a startup in any sector is a challenge. But given the level of technology, regulation, and specialist knowledge required, creating a successful business in the fintech space is even more complicated. But thanks to [...]

3 Questions with JMFA’s Cheryl Lawson

3 Questions with JMFA’s Cheryl Lawson

CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Cheryl Lawson, EVP of Compliance Review at JMFA for a quick interview with just 3 questions about about overdraft & courtesy pay... Three questions: (0:42) [...]