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Credit Union Real Estate Decisions: But What If?

Credit Union Real Estate Decisions: But What If?

Rubicon Latest Insights Credit Union Real Estate Decisions: But What If?An astute and highly experienced credit union CEO client of ours recently predicted that there will be 50% less credit unions five years from now than exist today. Not branches mind you … 50% less...

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How to Do Good While Doing Well

How to Do Good While Doing Well

Rubicon Latest Insights How to Do Good While Doing Well It’s in the credit union industry’s DNA to help serve the under-served. But philanthropy comes at a price. The question is how to balance what’s good with what’s right? There’s an expression that goes, “May you...

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Ballparks, Branches and the Future of Banking

Ballparks, Branches and the Future of Banking

Rubicon Latest Insights Ballparks, Branches and the Future of Banking A lot has been written lately -- with far, far more to come -- about the future of branches for retail banks and credit unions alike. How will brick & mortar branches be re-designed? What will...

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Own Your Headquarters? Maybe You Shouldn’t.

Own Your Headquarters? Maybe You Shouldn’t.

Rubicon Latest Insights Own Your Headquarters? Maybe You Shouldn’t. Historically, the vast majority of credit unions have owned their headquarters. And for decades, this was a prudent decision. After all, office real estate has traditionally been a solid investment.  ...

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Why it’s Time to Do Things Differently

Why it’s Time to Do Things Differently

Rubicon Latest Insights Why it’s Time to Do Things Differently Commercial real estate brokers serve banksand credit unions exactly alike. But they’renot. Credit unions are different which meansthe service criteria should differ, as well.Try this. Search the ‘net for...

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What Can Credit Unions Learn from a Hardware Store?

What Can Credit Unions Learn from a Hardware Store?

Rubicon Latest Insights What Can Credit Unions Learn from a Hardware Store? Home Depot and Lowe’s dominate the hardware store retail market. But when I need to figure out how to attach a thingamajig to a whatnot without breaking the bumfuzzle, I go to Ace...

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One Chance to Make a First Impression

One Chance to Make a First Impression

Rubicon Latest Insights One Chance to Make a First Impression In the dating world, people often decide whether someone is a potential match within the first seven seconds. The same goes for credit unions. If a branch looks uninviting from the outside, odds are it is...

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Credit Union Real Estate: Walmart vs. Target?

Credit Union Real Estate: Walmart vs. Target?

Rubicon Latest Insights Credit Union Real Estate: Walmart vs. Target? Several months after making the decision to open a branch in a new market -- and with your board fully behind the endeavor -- you’re nearly ready to select a site. After a thorough search, you’ve...

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