Analyzing trends in a range of key operational areas, including regulations, training, compliance and lending, the 2017-2018 CUNA Environmental Scan Report gives credit unions strategic planning guidance for the year ahead.
The 2017 CUNA Technology Council Conference and CUNA Operations, Sales & Service Council Conference will be held Oct. 1-4 and co-located in Phoenix. The conferences provide a venue for professionals in both fields to connect with peers, find approaches to emerging challenges and discover ways to innovate at their credit unions.
As expected, credit union savings balances grew at a brisk pace in March, according to CUNA’s Monthly Credit Union Estimates. “Overall balances increased by 2.6% in the month--an astounding 31.2% annualized gain and the fastest monthly increase in five years,” said CUNA Senior Economist Mike Schenk. The March increase was a bit faster than February’s gain but the more recent month ended on a Friday so it reflects big payday deposits.
With President Donald Trump's signature of H.R. 244, the government will be funded through Sept. 30. With the signature comes increased support for the CDFI Fund-a priority for CUNA and credit union stakeholders.