Insights from Catalyst

Welcome to Catalyst Corporate's blog - Insights from Catalyst. Here, read what thought leaders have to say about credit union news, trends and industry happenings. Have a blog idea, want to contribute or need to know more? Contact the Communications Team

  • Economic Stimulus Should Stimulate These Credit Union Thoughts

    March 27, 2020 | Steven Houle

    A $2 trillion stimulus measure, approved by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27, aims to relieve the severe economic agony brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The stimulus will sweep broadly across the U.S. economy, reaching nearly every segment, but how it will affect credit unions may vary widely – based on their differing memberships. However, nearly all credit unions should be thinking about some general considerations during these unprecedented times.
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  • Adapting to the ‘New Normal’ and a Remote Workforce

    March 26, 2020 | Diana Hennel

    In a short amount of time, the entire country has had to start adjusting to the “new normal.” In preparation for unforeseen circumstances such as this, most financial institutions have published a disaster recovery plan, as well as a pandemic plan. As organizations transition to remote work environments, they’re facing a new set of challenges and considerations.
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  • Managing Our Balance Sheet Through Uncertain Times…A Mix of Compassion and Strategy

    March 17, 2020 | Mark DeBree

    The coronavirus has continued its ominous march across the planet. Pandemic contingency plans have been activated, while schools have been closed. The cancellation of numerous sporting and social events have caused sadness and store shelves are bare. And the word “historic” keeps showing up alongside news about the economy – as in, “historic stock market declines” and “historic lows for the 10-year Treasury.”
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  • COVID-19 Inflection Point: Has the Bull Run its Course?

    March 12, 2020 | John Kirby

    Markets are moving fast, and circumstances are changing on a daily basis. COVID-19, aka coronavirus, has brought global markets to an inflection point. At the time of this writing, the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates by 50 basis points in an unprecedented emergency move, “act[ing] as necessary to sustain the expansion.”
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  • Caution: New Ideas Ahead! Embracing Innovation in 2020

    February 27, 2020 | Bruce Fox

    Over the last few years, Catalyst Corporate has positioned itself around a strong commitment to driving innovation that benefits our membership, as well as the entire credit union industry. In 2019, Catalyst Corporate set out on its mission, enacting both internal and external efforts. Some of the results were surprising.
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