Growing revenue

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Organic growth, mergers and CUSOs: How these three strategies can drive credit union income.by: Laura LynchFinding new revenue sources is strategically important to credit unions. The convergence of margin compression, downward pressure on debit interchange and overdraft income, and a slowly recovering economy are forcing the industry to rethink and develop effective revenue growth strategies.Jim Burson and Vincent Hui, senior directors for Cornerstone Advisors, Inc., a CUES Supplier member and strategic partner based in Scottsdale, Ariz., focused on the execution of several strategies during a CUES Webinar, “Hitting Revenue Growth out of the Park.”Organic GrowthGrowth rates have slowed dramatically for credit unions since 2009. According to The Cornerstone Report: Benchmarks & Best Practices for CUs, credit unions are averaging 2.5 products per household, representing stagnant growth in that area.New accounts per day are also stagnant, but when compared to banks, credit unions are doing well. Credit unions are averaging two new accounts per day per branch; banks are averaging one. continue reading »last_img read more

DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILD PROTECTION WORKSHOP

first_imgCHILD PROTECTION WORKSHOPThe Donegal Sports Partnership is holding the last Child Protection Workshop for 2011 in our Letterkenny offices (numbers permitting). 
There are 6 places left. Anyone interested should either email me (danny@activedonegal) or phone: 074 9116078.

Participants must be 18yrs. of age and be a member or affiliated to a sports club or sporting body recognised by the 
Irish Sports Council (ISC). 

Workshop is 3 hrs. in duration and will be held on a week night starting at 6:30pm. 
Cost is: €15.00 per person.DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP TO HOLD CHILD PROTECTION WORKSHOP was last modified: November 28th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Greek Professor in UK Says Hoop Star Antetokounmpo Not Greek

first_imgEchoing cries from racial slurs against another Greek basketball star with African heritage, Sofoklis Schortsanitis, a Greek professor said to be working for University College London said Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, a Greek citizen whose parents migrated from Nigeria, is not really Greek.Evangelos Markopoulos caused a stir on social media in Greece when he commented below a post in a video showing Antetokounmpo singing the Greek national anthem that the basketball player was “a black guy pretending to be Greek.”He said he was fed up with Antetokounmpo, who didn’t play for the Greek national team that was subsequently bumped out of the European tournament after he said he had a knee injury, which the country’s sports federation suggested was dubious and that he was trying to protect his career in his new home of Milwaukee.Even though Antetokounmpo and three of his four brothers were born in Greece, they did not automatically qualify to receive full Greek citizenship and almost until draft day – where he waved a big Greek flag – he wasn’t a citizen of either Greece or Nigeria, a stateless man.It was a prejudice faced by Schortsanitis, born to a Greek father and Cameroonian mother, a 6-10, 345-lb. basketball behemoth who was a key player on the 2006 Greek national team that stunned the United States team – with LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony – and got to the final before losing to Spain.The xenophobic Golden Dawn, instead of joining in a celebration of Schortsanitis’ talent and the glory he brought his homeland – it’s his just as much theirs – declared he was a “non-Greek,” which wasn’t true but still better than being non-humans like them.Elias Panagiotaros, Golden Dawn’s troglodyte spokesman in 2012, put it this way: “We don’t think that Schortsanitis is Greek, according to the ideals of the Greek race. He is not Greek. Both of his parents should be Greek and belong to the European race.”TweetPinShare1919 Shareslast_img read more