Credit Unions & Community Banks

Listerhill Credit Union website on desktop and mobile

Site Study: Listerhill Credit Union

At Listerhill Credit Union, based in Sheffield, Alabama, “it’s all about we.” With sophisticated animations and a clean, coherent design, its website is certainly impressive. But it’s some of the smaller touches that go a long way toward humanizing the credit union and making its products accessible. Here are three examples:   Authentic member testimonials Many credit union websites feature … Continue reading

3 Financial Wellness Programs That Really Work

This piece, written by our CEO Cameron Madill, was originally published in the Credit Union Times. Let’s be honest. Many credit unions’ financial wellness initiatives, though well-intentioned, tend to fall flat. As a credit union advocate in the digital marketing space, I always love seeing a comprehensive, user-friendly financial education blog, a well-designed email series chock-full of enlightening tidbits and … Continue reading

Ryan Foss, Director of Incubation at Filene

The Next Uber? What Innovation Really Means in the Credit Union Industry

Everyone loves talking about the importance of innovation, including the credit union industry. But what does innovation really mean in an industry that is heavily regulated and often struggling to keep up with the latest digital trends? Ryan Foss, Senior Director of Incubation at Filene, argues that innovation doesn’t have to involve a flashy app or AI-driven chatbot. Really, innovation … Continue reading

Keesler Federal Credit Union's new website

It Launched! Keesler Federal Credit Union’s New Website Is Here

Break out the balloons! Keesler Federal Credit Union has a brand new website, and it looks pretty darn good, if we may say so ourselves. Founded over 70 years ago, Keesler Federal is not only the largest Mississippi-based credit union, but also one of the largest credit unions in the Southeast. The credit union has experienced tremendous growth over the … Continue reading

Site Study: MECU

The MECU (Municipal Employees Credit Union) story begins in 1936. During the height of the Great Depression, Baltimore workers were struggling to make ends meet. To ensure that Baltimore workers were able to access affordable financial services, city employees joined together and founded MECU. In the 80+ years since, the credit union now serves 110,000 members throughout the Baltimore area, and … Continue reading

Bijal Gami, VP of Operations; Lamar Heyward – SVP of Marketing at Civic FCU; and Michael Spink, SVP of R&D

How to Reignite the Credit Union Movement: Lessons from a Startup Credit Union

Possibly the defining factor of our current moment in business, technology, and innovation is the culture driving the creation and growth of start-ups. We’ve seen how rapidly the business landscape has changed, for better or worse, because of the startup ethos. While credit unions have undoubtedly been affected by the rise of fintech startups, the concept of a “credit union startup” in … Continue reading

Aspiration Bank website on desktop and mobile

Site Study: Aspiration Bank

Aspiration Bank’s value proposition is simple and memorable: “Save Money, Save the Planet.” On its website, Aspiration effectively showcases not only its unique products, but also its unique way of doing business. Here are three ways you can benefit by aspiring toward Aspiration:     Lead with your values As a staff member at a financial institution, you might be … Continue reading

OnPoint Website Makeover

Website Makeover: OnPoint Community Credit Union

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new OnPoint Community Credit Union website, one of our largest and most complex projects to date! OnPoint is a well-known and beloved institution here in our home state of Oregon. Its roots date back to 1932, when 16 school teachers got together to create a safe place to save their money and … Continue reading

Income Advance Program

Beyond Payday Lenders and Pawn Shops: Thinking Differently about Small Dollar Loans

For many Americans, a few hundred dollars can mean the difference between financial stability and distress. Financial distress is not an isolated problem; rather, it has ripple effects that extend not just to a person’s family, but also his or her employer. Ted and Ned Castle of Rhino Foods understand that financially stable employees are healthier, happier, and more reliable. … Continue reading

Are You Ready to Take a Stand? Three Ways Financial Institutions Can Leverage Social Media to Amplify Impact

This article was originally published in CUInsight on May 14, 2019. Is it time for your financial institution to take a stand? Many credit unions give generously to local nonprofits, but it is one thing to support local high schools and quite another to rally against education funding cuts. According to a 2015 study, 91% of Millennials say they would … Continue reading

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