|Dwight Johnston, Vice President and Chief Economist for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues|
LOANS AND FEES: BUYING TIME IN 2014
updated 02/20/14 07:25 PM
A State-Versus-National Perspective
What’s the key to income growth for credit unions in California and Nevada in 2014?
Now that I’ve stated the obvious, what are the options if your credit union is struggling for loans and expects that struggle to continue into 2014?
Loan growth has turned higher in California and Nevada, but the two states continue to lag behind the nation. As of third quarter 2013, loans grew 6.8 percent nationally, while those in California and Nevada grew 5 percent.
That 5 percent growth is a marked improvement over previous reporting periods, but it has barely moved the needle on the overall loan-to-share ratio.
Moreover, net interest margins have stabilized after a steep decline, yet they are likely to improve marginally, at best, in 2014.
There are different answers for each credit union out there. But for our purposes, I want to focus on two areas that are glaringly different between the national picture versus California and Nevada.
'BIG DATA' SPOTLIGHT: RISK OR REWARD updated
10/22/14 12:06 PM
Three Panelists Share Opinions
With Alessandro Acquisti as moderator, Wednesday’s audience was treated to a lively discussion—and a bit of back-and-forth debate—on the use of “big data” at credit unions and its ramifications.
SPEAKER DELVES INTO DATA PRIVACY updated
10/22/14 11:57 AM
The Credit Union Connection
As the Big Data Panel during REACH 2014 kicked off on Wednesday, it was apparent “big data” is everywhere and infiltrates all facets of our lives. But how much do consumers value their privacy, and what does it mean for credit unions?
SOCIAL CHARM: INGREDIENT FOR SUCCESS updated
10/22/14 07:59 AM
Chen Lizra at REACH
“Engagement” is one of the top buzz words circulating around REACH 2014—and TED speaker, business consultant, and author Chen Lizra shared some unique insights during the general session on Tuesday. Her buzz word: “social charm.”
INNOVATION PANEL SPURS TAKE-AWAYS updated
10/22/14 05:21 PM
Three CU Industry Perspectives
Attendees at REACH 2014 received a plethora of ideas from Tuesday’s innovation panel to take back to their credit unions—not the least of which included more interaction between employees and leaders, and free-flow of ideas from the bottom up.