SALT LAKE CITY (4/7/16)--Consider this: Facebook is a $236 billion company, and it offers no original content. The rental website AirBnB is capitalized at $10 billion and doesn’t own an inch of real estate. Uber is worth $40 billion and doesn’t own a single vehicle.
Raddon Financial Group pesented its annual Crystal Performance Award to high-performing credit unions in two asset classes based on a balanced scorecard measuring growth, income, efficiency, and margin management.
Fallout from the economic crisis increases the need for alternative capital. Even well-capitalized CUs are limiting growth due to fear of capital constraints. But to use alternative capital, CUs would have to demonstrate management savvy and discipline.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s revised supervisory approach to interest rate risk is covered in a recent Letter to Credit Unions (16-CU-08). The new standardized approach is designed to increase focus and resources toward higher risk credit unions.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.