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CUNA Research Reports

CU Snapshot

 September '18August '18
# of CUs5,6535,686
Members
(millions)
117.6117.6
Total Assets
($ billions)
$1,460.7$1,466.2
Total Savings
($ billions)
$1,231.6$1,236.7
Net Cap.
Assets
10.8%10.7%
Loans to Savings85.5%84.5%
Loan Delinq.0.7%0.7%

         Credit Union Indicators

Articles

Advice From HR/OD Council’s Professional of the Year

September 1, 2018

Q&A with Universal 1 Credit Union’s Jessica Jones.

Consider CUNA’s Compliance Community

September 1, 2018

You can network and grow your compliance capabilities.

Don’t Expect Too Much Too Soon

September 1, 2018

Leadership lessons from Laramie Plains Federal Credit Union’s Tyler Valentine.

How Credit Unions Explain Their Value

September 1, 2018

CUNA economist explores common impact narratives used at big and small credit unions.

Lead Together

September 1, 2018

Three leadership lessons from Firefly Credit Union’s Bill Raker.

8 ‘intrapreneurial’ skills to develop within employees

August 1, 2018

Create ‘change agents’ in your credit union.

A 5-step approach to innovation

August 1, 2018

"Testing is the science of innovation," says Filene’s Erin Coleman.

Want to be a better leader? Learn about yourself

August 1, 2018

‘Values should reflect who we are, but also who we want to be.’

Do You Coach Your future Leaders?

June 1, 2018

Use executive coaching to improve your credit union.

Fee Less, Earn More?

June 1, 2018

Credit unions can differentiate themselves from their competitors through the elimination of fees.

Technologist Identifies 4 Key Trends

June 1, 2018

Trellance's Tom Davis offers insights for the future.

What Do You Look For In a Leader?

June 1, 2018

While leaders might not always be readily identifiable, many have similar character traits.

Your Brand is Not Your Logo

June 1, 2018

'The point is that everyone within your credit union is the living, breathing brand.'

Let member data drive your strategy

May 1, 2018

Trust your data, technologist John Best advises.

The mindset of a collaborative leader

May 1, 2018

The keys to bringing people together.

Who defines your corporate culture?

May 1, 2018

Many employees don’t know who’s responsible for determining the culture at their organization.

Demise of cash greatly exaggerated

April 4, 2018

There’s little evidence to suggest cash is on the verge of extinction.

Foster a winning team

April 4, 2018

Employers need to be vigilant and creative in how they invest in new talent, but also how they retain the employees they currently have.

How to foster a winning workplace culture

April 4, 2018

Create an environment where employees want to come to work.

Video banking

April 4, 2018

CUs build relationships in the digital era.

Why Steve Langley always asks, 'Why?'

April 4, 2018

Having an inquisitive nature has benefited the CUNA Operations & Member Experience Council's Professional of the Year.

Community outreach is part of your DNA

October 26, 2017

Financial inclusion is a differentiator, says Scott Butterfield, principal at Your Credit Union Partner.

Family-first leadership

October 26, 2017

Flexibility and dedication go hand-in-hand at ANECA FCU, says president/CEO Stephanie Sievers.

How to win awards in compliance

October 26, 2017

Explain the ‘why’ behind compliance to gain staff buy-in, says Harborstone CU’s Don Montague.

Rising rates new to many CFOs

September 26, 2017

Four fundamental factors to consider in this new environment.

Respond in a crisis situation

September 18, 2017

Start with decisions, says disaster management expert Donna Tona.

Sync your strategy, vision, budget, and goals

September 18, 2017

Alignment is key, says Financial Partners CU President/CEO Nader Moghaddam.

What determines how your members feel about you?

September 18, 2017

The three distinct elements of the member experience.

Cybersecurity 101

September 17, 2017

Uneducated employees pose the biggest security risk to credit unions, says cybersecurity expert Jim Stickley.

Generational differences in the workplace

September 6, 2017

Active conversations can create a stronger workforce, says generational expert Sarah Gibson.

Stop robbery attempts before they start

September 6, 2017

Show signs of being prepared during opening and closing procedures.

The connection between culture and loyalty

September 6, 2017

Actions that will engage members and maintain their loyalty.

A CEO with a tech background

August 29, 2017

Q&A with Genisys CU’s Jackie Buchanan.

Four disciplines of execution

August 29, 2017

How to accomplish your most important goals, according to FranklinCovey’s Jeff Downs.

Tips for board participation

August 29, 2017

Foster a culture of collaboration.

Cybersecurity threats aren’t going away

August 22, 2017

The biggest risk comes from staff mistakes, says security expert Jim Stickley.

SNAPSHOT: Artificial intelligence

August 22, 2017

What do executives think?

Strategies for mortgage success

August 22, 2017

Overcome stifling regulations, says mortgage consultant Tracy Ashfield.

Top-notch investment portfolio management tips

August 22, 2017

Manage liquidity and interest rate risk and improve earnings, says The Baker Group’s Ryan Hayhurst.

Economic recovery rolls forward

August 16, 2017

‘We’re good for the next couple of years,’ says CUNA’s Bill Hampel.

Innovative ideas

August 16, 2017

Cultures that embrace and grow from failure are more innovative, says Filene’s Andrew Downin.

Top trends for boards

August 16, 2017

Strategic planning expert Jeff Rendel explains what will shape CUs’ future.

Learn, Align, Perform, Review, Repeat

August 7, 2017

GRC—governance, risk management, and compliance—is a constant assessment process.

What drives a successful data strategy?

August 7, 2017

Identify the data that improves business decisions, says Credit Union of America CFO Paul Meissner.

‘DREAM’ to Meet Members’ Digital Expectations

August 7, 2017

CUs are stuck in service-first model, says Kirk Drake, CEO of Ongoing Operations.

‘Step Up’ and Make Your Voice Heard

August 7, 2017

Lois Kitsch’s advice for young CU leaders.

Happiness habits

July 3, 2017

Improve creativity, productivity, and promotability among employees, says Neil Pasricha.

Maximize impact

July 3, 2017

Invite others on a mission to do something good, says filmmaker Brett Culp.

Mel Robbins’ 5-second rule

July 3, 2017

Make intentional decisions.

The art of enchantment

July 3, 2017

Connect with consumers in a way that builds loyalty and engagement, says marketing innovator Guy Kawasaki.

Ready your CU for voice technology

June 16, 2017

'Voice technology is about to run you over like a freight train.'

The new normal in consumer expectations

June 16, 2017

Technology drives key trends in relationship banking.

Work together to thrive

June 16, 2017

Collaboration is key strategy for CUs, says Filene's Andrew Downin.

7 innovation tips from an NFL executive

May 23, 2017

How the NFL embraces evolution while respecting tradition.

The internet of things and credit unions

May 23, 2017

‘Every single industry is being impacted in some way,’ says CSCU’s Tom Davis.

What it takes to be a strategic CFO

May 23, 2017

7 key competencies for chief financial officers.

Cloud on the rise

April 17, 2017

People are starting to race to the cloud, says Google’s cloud architect.

From Jamaican bobsledding to business success

April 17, 2017

'Cool Runnings' author inspires CU leaders.

HR trends

April 17, 2017

Baxter CU's Lisa Baron discusses alternative work arrangements, culture-building, and engagement strategies.

Women are closing the financial gap with men

April 17, 2017

Women have progressed in their financial endeavors in recent years.

New Variables in Auto Lending

March 20, 2017

Influential key points for buyers and lenders in 2017.

QUICK TAKE: CUs and Disability Insurance

March 20, 2017

CUs are strong proponents of providing the benefit to staff.

Ready to Partner With Fintech?

March 20, 2017

CUs might be rethinking their approach.

Career courage

February 1, 2017

Rich Jones wishes he could give his 25-year-old self some advice.

Housing happenings for 2017

February 1, 2017

How will your CU and members respond to market trends?

QUICK TAKE: Self-funded health care

February 1, 2017

One way CUs save money on benefits.

Marketing trends 2017

January 9, 2017

Know what works for you.

Critical vendor relationship questions

December 15, 2016

Reviewing vendor contracts is a top priority for supervisory committees.

Lessons in leadership

December 15, 2016

Two leadership ideas The Federation’s Cathie Mahon learned from Michael Bloomberg.

What are the traits of top-notch CEOs?

December 15, 2016

Practice 'practical paranoia,' says Royal CU’s Rudy Pereira.

Be authentic

December 6, 2016

Qualities of leaders who embrace who they are.

QUICK TAKE: Health care costs

December 6, 2016

Rising costs lead CUs to change health care plans.

VIDEO: What's the impact of higher 10-Year Treasury yields?

December 6, 2016

CUNA Senior Economist Perc Pineda explains.

What are the traits of top-notch CEOs?

December 6, 2016

Be a critical thinker, says Patelco CU’s Erin Mendez.

Don’t abandon your CU roots

November 30, 2016

Americans need you to bring communities together, says William J. Bynum.

Lessons from a brush with death

November 30, 2016

What former CU CEO John Tippets learned about leadership from his father’s survival story.

QUICK TAKE: Retirement expenses

November 30, 2016

Compare your CU's 401(k) contributions with those of peers.

What behavioral science can do for your members

November 30, 2016

Use psychology to improve financial well-being, says behavioral researcher Mariel Beasley.