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The Remarkable Credit Union

PixelSpoke CEO Cameron Madill speaking at BLD PNW

7 Ways to Help Build the B Ecosystem: Takeaways from BLD PNW 2019

At PixelSpoke, we are very proud of our B Corp status. We are also proud of our CEO, Cameron Madill, for his role in building B Local PDX, a group of Certified B Corporations from Oregon & Southwest Washington working to foster and deepen connections among organizations in our region who share our purpose and passion for using business as … 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

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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

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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

Wheelhouse CU Website Launch

Website Makeover: Wheelhouse Credit Union

We are excited to announce the launch of Wheelhouse Credit Union’s shiny new website! As San Diego’s second-oldest credit union, serving its members since 1934, Wheelhouse wanted to honor its history as a deeply entrenched pillar of the community, while also embracing its future as a leader in solar energy lending. Here are a few ways we’re helping Wheelhouse stand out … Continue reading

Site Study: Alliant Credit Union

With over 80 years of history, 450,000 members, and more than $11 billion in assets, Alliant Credit Union is not only the largest credit union in Illinois, but one of the largest in the nation. Perhaps, then, it comes as no surprise that Alliant’s website looks pretty and offers a streamlined user experience. In an industry where differentiation can prove … Continue reading

How Credit Unions are Like Farmers Markets: Ty Robbins of People’s Trust FCU

Ever paid a premium for those small, juicy farmers market strawberries, rather than the giant, pale strawberries you typically find in the grocery store? According to Ty Robbins, CIO of People’s Trust FCU, credit unions offer the financial equivalent of farmers market strawberries, with one crucial difference. He joins our podcast to share his passion for using cooperative principles and … Continue reading

Site Study: Mountain America Credit Union

Mountain America Credit Union opened its doors in the 1930s with a simple goal: to guide members toward financial success. Today, they do this through a combination of affordable products, friendly service, community involvement, financial education, and an impressive suite of digital tools and resources. Here, we review www.macu.com to highlight what Mountain America is doing well, and how you can … Continue reading

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