Posts Tagged ‘James Collins’

PODCAST: O Bee Credit Union’s pandemic response

PODCAST: O Bee Credit Union’s pandemic response

O Bee Credit Union in Lacey, Wash., is a 45 minute-drive from the Kirkland, Wash., nursing home that was the initial epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak. The area’s credit unions were among the first [...]

PODCAST: James Collins on cannabis banking

PODCAST: James Collins on cannabis banking

When Washington state legalized the use of marijuana in 2014, O Bee Credit Union in Tumwater, Wash., initially decided not to serve marijuana-related businesses. But when members started asking for cannabis banking services, O Bee [...]

Honor thy workplace superheroes

Honor thy workplace superheroes

I just read Credit Union Magazine’s annual Credit Union Rock Star issue (sponsored by Fiserv, as it so happens). It’s dedicated to those unique, innovative people who excel in their areas of expertise—[...]

Standing in the middle of nowhere

Standing in the middle of nowhere

Five ways out of the regulatory wilderness. by: James Collins Take this word: Progress. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, progress is the “movement forward or toward a place.” But according to my recollection of the [...]

Ten Strategies for Living in the Past

Ten Strategies for Living in the Past

By James Collins My son goes to college in Montana, where the state motto is: “Home of the 10 mph RV.” We also have family there, so summers are often spent driving from one end [...]

Treat Card Portfolios Like a School Dance

Treat Card Portfolios Like a School Dance

Muster your courage, walk across the gym, and say something witty and romantic. By James Collins Consumers hold, on average, 3.5 credit cards in their wallets, according to creditcards.com. This begs the following [...]

My P2P Solution Involves Pen and Paper

My P2P Solution Involves Pen and Paper

It’s not trendy, but the check is still a reliable P2P solution. By James Collins When you think of person to-person (P2P) payments, you might think of some whiz-bang mobile app coupled with a [...]

Ten Loan Ideas for 2013

Ten Loan Ideas for 2013

They’ll come in especially handy if we stay stuck in this low-rate environment. By James Collins Economists have predicted credit union loan growth to be about 5% in 2013. Given my wizard-like math skills, [...]

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