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Money, I'm Home

Consumers Credit Union

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Join us on an adventure from finance to fitness. Learn practical strategies and tips to take the reins of your finances and well-being through the experiences industry experts and special guests.
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This podcast is aimed to help credit union leaders and marketers think outside of the box about marketing, technology and community impact. Each episode we bring on guests from inside and outside of the industry who will challenge your preconceptions about business as usual.
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BIGcast

Best Innovation Group's John Best & 154 Advisors' Glen Sarvady

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The fintech industry is evolving rapidly, and the BIGcast is here to delve into its impact on the credit union industry. Our esteemed guests from across the financial, technology and security sectors will provide thrilling perspectives on the latest fintech innovations that are poised to revolutionize the way we handle our finances. Each week join thought-leader, John Best and subject matter expert, Glen Sarvady as they take a quick dive into the financial industry's current breakthroughs an ...
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Glen speaks with TeamOnUP CEO Mike Kelly about “getting dreams done on purpose” and the beauty of small credit unions. Also, more on the Illinois interchange fiasco, the CFPB’s latest populist outburst, and Glen welcomes Google to the world of incumbents. Links related to this episode: TeamOnUP: https://teamonup.com/ Mike Kelly’s book “Meaning is t…
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In this episode of Money I'm Home, we delve into the world of fraud and artificial intelligence with expert Kristy Desimone. Kristy shares her expertise on how scammers are using AI to impersonate loved ones and steal sensitive information. We discuss the red flags to watch out for, how to protect yourself and your family, and what you can do if yo…
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Welcome to our 100th episode of The Remarkable Credit Union podcast! We couldn't have asked for a better guest to help us celebrate this milestone—the inimitable Linda Bodie, Chief + Innovator at Element Federal Credit Union. Linda joins us to share some incredible stories from her over 25 years as a leader in the credit union movement, including h…
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John and Glen tackle several of the hottest topics impacting fintech today including audio (and video) at the heart of ChatGPT’s new features, the sustained strength in Bitcoin and Ethereum values, and a landmark Illinois law’s potential disruption of interchange. Links related to this episode: Our recent CU Town Hall in which John walks through Ch…
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Listen in as we talk about the latest trends and updates in the mortgage market, as well as the different types of mortgages available. Our guest, Josh Summerfield, shares essential tips and tricks, and common mistakes to avoid when you are getting that mortgage. Whether you're a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, this episode is packed with…
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Glen speaks with Peter Tapling of PTap Advisory about the mixed signals swirling around US open banking, and Anne Legg assesses credit unions’ readiness for AI. Also- ScarJo haunts OpenAI, and playing SCOTUS Bingo at the CFPB! Links related to this episode: PTap Advisory: https://ptapadvisory.com/ Thrive Strategic Services: https://www.anneleggthri…
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Glen chats with Nacha CEO Jane Larimer onsite at the recent Smarter, Faster Payments Conference- which managed to remain forward-looking while celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ACH network. ValidiFI’s Shawn Princell makes a case for the groundswell in Pay By Bank interest, and a resigned disdain for checks seems to permeate the humid Miami Be…
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Want to afford EVERYTHING? Today's guest, Dr. Darla Bishop, is here to talk about it! We'll be diving into her exciting new book, "How to Afford Everything," packed with practical tips and worksheets to help you take control of your finances. Learn how to manage your money effectively and, as Dr. Bishop says, discover that "Money is fun!"…
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Glen speaks with Money Habitudes CEO Cara Macksoud about shifting money mindsets, the downside of the Great Wealth Transfer’s “lottery wins,” and how to start a constructive conversation on financial wellness. Also- nuggets from Block and PayPal earnings calls, and robust new Fed consumer data on economic decisionmaking. Links related to this episo…
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Glen shares interviews with Saisi Peter, Co-Founder of Casap, the 2024 winner of NACUSO’s Next Big Idea competition, and Anne Legg of Thrive Strategic Services outlines the steps credit unions must take to prepare for Generative AI. Also- Stripe unbundles and the NRF gets cranky (is that news?) Links related to this episode: Next Big Idea winner Ca…
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At Consumers Credit Union, we take pride in supporting numerous charitable causes that are important to our local community. Among the many worthy organizations we partner with, one holds a special place in our hearts - the Multiple Sclerosis Society. On this special episode, we are pleased to bring you an update from Becky Nap, one of our employee…
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Just back from an action-packed NACUSO Network Conference, Glen shares interviews with NACUSO CEO Ronaldo Hardy, Peacefully Founder/CEO Jennifer Good and Sarah Martin, Founder/CEO of “New CUSO of the Year” Pulsate. Also, Bitcoin’s halving leads Coinbase to double down. Links related to this episode: NACUSO: https://www.nacuso.org/ Pulsate: https://…
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A shared commitment to serving the financial needs of the underserved has long distinguished credit unions from other financial institutions. In this episode, we talk to Jules Epstein-Hebert, the Director of Membership, Growth, and Partnership at Inclusiv, a nonprofit that has been championing the cause of financial inclusion for 50 years. We refle…
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Glen speaks with Financial Data Exchange Managing Director Don Cardinal about efforts to establish an industry standard to enable open banking and bid farewell to screen scraping. Also- an artistic approach to deepfakes, and cash meets its demise at Death Valley. Links related to this episode: Financial Data Exchange: https://financialdataexchange.…
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John and Glen discuss the proposed National Association of Realtors settlement that many believe will dramatically alter the process of buying/selling US homes. The mortgage process could be disrupted too… for better or worse? Links related to this episode: The New York Times’ Daily podcast on the realtor fee lawsuit: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/0…
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Glen speaks with Competiscan Founder/CEO Richard Goldman about the insights promotional mail can generate about events like the proposed Capital One/Discover merger. Also- more headaches at Discover, and looking into the less reported corners of the Visa/ Mastercard settlement. Links related to this episode: Competiscan: https://www.competiscan.com…
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In this episode, we'll discuss the impactful community work done by Consumers Credit Union. For us, charity is not just about financial donations - it's about contributing our time and skills as well. We proudly partner with organizations that our employees feel strongly about and enjoy volunteering with. Tune in to learn how we're helping empower …
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John and Glen meet with Shastic Founder/CEO Joseariel Gomez Ortigoza about his firm’s mission to make AI less intimidating for credit unions. Also- sausage making and the Credit Card Competition Act. Links related to this episode: Shastic: https://shastic.com/ BIG’s Innovation Club: https://www.big-fintech.com/Innovation-Club/Technology Glen’s blog…
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This is both an exciting and bittersweet episode. After recording 97 episodes of The Remarkable Credit Union, longtime host and PixelSpoke's founder and former CEO, Cameron Madill, joins as a guest to share his top takeaways from his 20 years leading an impact-focused marketing agency for credit unions. Accompanying him is PixelSpoke's new CEO, Kat…
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More highlights from the Government Affairs Conference: Filene Research Institute’s Taylor Nelms shares new research revealing credit union members’ segmented needs and desires, and Glia’s Paul Sheets on his firm’s fresh take on “Contact Center as a Service.” Also, first impressions of the EU’s new AI Act. Links related to this episode: Registratio…
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Glen reports from America’s Credit Unions’ Government Affairs Conference- including our annual roundtable with ACU’s Economics team about an oddly disjointed consumer picture, and a conversation with CEOs Deborah Fears and James Higgins about the still-essential role played by small credit unions. Links related to this episode: The 170-page Small C…
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Glen chats with Generative AI’s self- described Chief Optimist (and OpenAI’s onetime Head of Go to Market) Zack Kass about how we’ve arrived at the brink of AGI, potential regulatory avenues to safeguard the technology, and why he sees more likely good than harm. Also- Elon’s latest gambit and another Easter egg in the Capital One/Discover deal. Li…
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In this podcast we discuss the importance of having an emergency fund to cover unexpected expenses. Not having savings is a leading cause of stress when emergencies strike. Learn a step-by-step approach to determine how much to save based on your individual needs. By the end, listeners will understand why an emergency fund should be a core part of …
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John recaps ten years of BIG ideas, recounts tech expectations circa 2015, and ponders the potential of AI, for better or worse. Plus- Glen wonders what happens if the Cap One/Discover deal doesn’t go through. Links related to this episode: Replay of the full BIG 10th Anniversary CU Town Hall (with video): https://www.big-fintech.com/Media?p=cu-tow…
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In a movement where large asset sizes have become a badge of honor, Express Credit Union is proud to be small. They believe that their intimate size affords them the opportunity to truly know their members and to pivot quickly when faced with unexpected challenges. This month, we’re excited to welcome Express Credit Union’s Chief Business Officer, …
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John and Glen check in with PSCU Co-Op CEO Chuck Fagan to learn about progress combining the two organizations. Plus- initial thoughts on Capital One’s proposed Discover acquisition. Links related to this episode: FAQs on the PSCU/Co-Op combination: https://www.pscu.com/combination PSCU Member Forum April 10-12 in San Antonio: https://web.cvent.com…
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Running a small business can feel isolating, but on this episode we explore how the Small Business Association of Maine (SBAM) helps entrepreneurs feel less alone. SBAM offers networking and educational resources that have proven invaluable. No business owner truly goes it alone who is organizations like SBAM and Consumers Credit Union!…
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From the windy shores of Miami Beach, Glen chats with Barlow Research about the often overlooked banking habits of small and mid-market businesses. Also- some fresh (and well-sourced) AI nuggets, and Chase places a contrarian bet on the future of the branch. Links related to this episode: Barlow Research: https://barlowresearch.com/index.php Deluxe…
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Glen speaks with Becky Reed about a proposed new Web3-focused credit union, and how it actually represents a return to the CU movement’s roots. Also- a Whole New Worldpay, and data on some unexpected consumer payment behavior. Links related to this episode: Defy, a proposed federal credit union: https://defy.coop/ BankSocial: https://www.banksocial…
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John shares the resolutions for 2024 he’d make as the leader of a credit union. Also, Glen discusses Klarna’s bizarre new BNPL subscription model, updates the Fed’s efforts to reduce debit interchange, and offers a differing view on data sharing. Links related to this episode: Full replay of the January 10 CU Town Hall: https://www.youtube.com/watc…
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Most credit unions have a set of brand guidelines that include dos and don’ts for their color palettes, logos, images, graphics, and copy. But do guidelines like these truly capture the essence of your brand? Allison Netzer, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer at Nymbus and co-author of Think Like a Brand, Not a Bank, would answer that question with…
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John and Glen share thoughts on Bitcoin’s underreported comeback and dig deeper into Generative AI’s 2024 outlook, good and bad.. Plus- more gloating about crypto price predictions, and why we should all be glad John is not the product manager for fire. Links related to this episode: Our prior 2024 predictions BIGCast (including Bitcoin’s price gue…
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On this week's episode we are joined by two of our regular experts as well as two brand new parents. Only two short weeks after having their first baby, they have graciously agreed to come on as special guests all the way from St. Louis! Tune in as we discuss money, savings, and overall financial stability - not only for raising children, but for l…
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Glen speaks with NACUSO CEO Ronaldo Hardy about his collaborative vision for the organization he joined last summer, and the opportunity ahead for the industry overall. Also- Fiserv’s application for a limited banking charter, and conference season begins to rev up again. Links related to this episode: NACUSO: https://www.nacuso.org/ The NACUSO Net…
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Our annual New Years rite of passage- Anne Legg and John Janclaes join John and Glen to forecast the big fintech/credit union stories of 2024- leading to a healthy blend of consensus and spirited debate. Will Gen AI continue its rocket-like ascent or become bogged down in regulation? Will instant payments take center stage? How good were the team’s…
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2023 was so packed with major stories it’s hard to believe some are still less than a year old. Anne Legg and John Janclaes join John and Glen for a lively discussion of these events and their continuing aftermath. Links related to this episode: THRIVE Strategic Services: https://www.anneleggthrive.com/ Nymbus CUSO: https://www.nymbus.com/cuso/ Joh…
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Credit unions across the country are searching for ways to offer their underserved members pathways to homeownership. But when it comes to affordable housing, it’s clear that bolder action is needed to meaningfully move the needle. The affordable housing crisis is particularly acute in Seattle, Washington, where home prices increased by over 80% be…
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John and Glen sort through what we know about the ransomware attack that knocked 60 small (under $100 million) credit unions offline, including why it should be neither a surprise nor a sign of small CU weakness. Also- updates to last week’s OpenAI coverage. Links related to this episode: CU Today’s coverage of the ransomware attack: https://www.cu…
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