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Memorial Day and Beyond: Serving Those Who Serve Us All Year Round

Memorial Day and Beyond: Serving Those Who Serve Us All Year Round

Memorial day in the United States is the one day a year when we all collectively pause and take time to remember these who have lost their lives while serving in the country's armed forces.

For all the rest of the days of the year, 72 credit unions with a military (or primarily military) field of membership are actively serving today’s servicemen and women when they need help with their financial situations. 

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Take the 5-day challenge to improve your “digital appeal”

Take the 5-day challenge to improve your “digital appeal”

Cornell University defines digital literacy as “the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.” 

It’s easy to see there is a large digitally literate audience out there – the numbers speak for themselves. More than half of American adults use mobile banking and 2 billion people in the world are actively engaged on social media. Credit unions that want to grow loans and assets faster than they have before must appeal to consumer needs for convenient access to two-way communication, information, products and services, where they are, when they want access to it. 

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Filene @finovatespring - Day 1

Filene @finovatespring  - Day 1

What a great first day at Finovate Spring in San Jose, CA! There were 39 organizations that had seven minutes each to demonstrate their solutions live in front of more than 1,500 attendees (no slides, no pre-recorded material allowed).

A theme emerged during the demonstrations: These companies are gearing solutions to solve very specific problems geared towards making people’s lives easier. The range of solutions included self-service investing solutions, cyber security, payment alternatives, and artificial intelligence.

Want to read more? Here are a few organizations that got our attention on day 1.

A growing trend, an underserved market, and a solution borne of the credit union idea

A growing trend, an underserved market, and a solution borne of the credit union idea

Don’t let the name fool you—small businesses are no small part of the American economy. These organizations—28.8 million of them, according to the Small Business Administration—account for 48% of all employees in the private workforce.

To recognize entrepreneurs and the impact they have on the heartbeat of our economy, we join millions of Americans celebrating National Small Business Week in May.

And as we honor the large economic contributions of our nation’s small business community, it’s worth noting a growing trend in its development. 

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