Interesting Reflection on FinTech Challenges

The Wall Street Journal published an article focused on the challenges of FinTech firms after they become public. Investors ask, per the article, is this “fin” or “tech” when analyzing a given FinTech’s business model. Interesting that those that are more “fin” seem to have the rockier road to sustaining their initial valuations. At a time when many credit unions are trying to understand how to compete with FinTech firms, it might be helpful to identify what side of the Fin/Tech scale a particular competitor sits – and then devise proper responsive strategies.

Here’s the article (paywall):

2016 Credit Union Strategic Planning

Glatt Consulting is now scheduling 2016 strategic planning process/meeting facilitation. We have outlined our general approach to credit union strategic planning in this post to give you an idea of how we manage credit union planning sessions. We invite you to leverage Glatt Consulting’s 20 years of consulting experience to your advantage during your credit union’s planning session this year. Continue reading “2016 Credit Union Strategic Planning”

Credit Union Industry HealthScore Climbs Again

Glatt Consulting’s Credit Union Industry HealthScore has been updated to include data from the first quarter of 2015. The score is now at 2.631, a 4.74% improvement from the previous quarter’s score of 2.512 and a 2.86% improvement over 2014’s first quarter score of 2.558. This is the 3rd highest score over the last decade. Continue reading “Credit Union Industry HealthScore Climbs Again”

Credit Union Health After A Name Change

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There have been a number of noteworthy credit union name changes as of late. The trend resulted in some internal curiosity at GC about the health benefits of name changes and associated rebranding. In this post we explore changes in the health of eight credit unions following their reinvention. Names have been changed to protect the innocent… Continue reading “Credit Union Health After A Name Change”

Credit Union Industry Showing Improved Health

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Glatt Consulting’s Credit Union Industry HealthScore has been updated to include data from the fourth quarter of 2014. The score is now at 2.512, a -.59% decline from the previous quarter’s score of 2.527 but a 4.04% improvement over 2013’s fourth quarter score of 2.415. Continue reading “Credit Union Industry Showing Improved Health”