Millennials needed at front line of credit union movement

first_imgThe way in which the world accesses money is on the brink of change. By 2030, 2 billion people without a bank account today will store money and make payments on their phones, according to the 2015 Gates Annual Letter. During this shift, millennials (defined as anyone born from approximately 1980–2000) will carry the bulk of responsibility to accelerate the credit union movement. As early adopters, they are the ones evoking the “disruption” in the first place:A Scratch study found that 73% of millennials would be more excited about a new financial service offer from Google, Amazon, Apple, Paypal or Square than from their own bank.Fifty-two percent of millennials rank far above or above average as early adopters of technology.In addition, the world’s 2.5 billion millennials are currently experiencing some of the biggest transitions of their lives. Their financial needs are transitioning as they leave school, change employment or make larger purchases like a car or home. This generation will soon become the future financial services business’ largest source of revenue. For these reasons, millennials need to be at the front line of promoting credit unions’ unique ability to meet their transitional needs.But how can they if they don’t know what credit unions are?This is why World Council began a global networking initiative called weCU2, which connects millennials, technology experts and credit unions under one digital hub. Michael Mori, a millennial research fellow for the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, recently explained on a weCU2 interview that credit unions are a “natural” place for millennials to bank, but many don’t use them because:1)    They don’t know about credit unions;2)    They don’t understand their social value; and3)    It’s easy to use the same bank account their parents set up for them earlier in life.In other words, once millennials start careers, set up account(s) and become more financially stable, enticing them to switch becomes much, much harder. So, what’s the difference?“None of the big banks have made a public shift from selling credit to empowering human endeavor,” says Scratch Executive Vice President Ross Martin.Credit unions can empower young adults in ways never seen before; but they need to effectively communicate how they are different from banks. Investment in innovation and communicating the credit union difference to millennials must be top priorities. 130SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Sarah Timmins Sarah is a passionate communicator, sociology-driven digital fanatic. She’s a millennial who began her career after graduating from UW – Madison by developing online communication strategies for the TechStars company, … Web: www.woccu.org Detailslast_img read more

Three Gold Coast houses up for grabs with weird and wonderful baths

first_img 1029 Edgecliff Drive, Sanctuary Cove Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51 The bath inside this home is a little bit cheeky.It could make for some romantic nights.The tub in this Sanctuary Cove house is both sexy and glamorous thanks to a see-through facade.Hopefully no one unexpected walks in while you’re having a dip in the square-shaped bath, which is surrounded by windows so you can soak up the scenery while you’re at it. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe four-bedroom house is on the market with a $2 million price tag through Matt Gates of Ray White Prestige. 2107 The Circle, Sanctuary Cove Just how crazy can a bathtub be? Just you wait and see.THERE are plenty of funky features that can come with a house — be it a cool pool, fun-filled rumpus room or nightclub-worthy bar.But how do you feel about a crazy bath? Some Gold Coast residents have stepped it up a notch to ensure their home’s bathrooms aren’t just a stock-standard offering.Here are the three wackiest baths in houses that are on the market and coincidence or not, they are all on the northern Gold Coast.center_img This mega-mansion has a unique bath inside! Get ready to kick back and relax.If kicking back in style surrounded by bubbles and a glass of champagne sounds like your perfect way to unwind, you’ll fall head over heels for this bath. The high heel-shaped golden bath, which was imported from overseas, is just one of the many funky features of this six-bedroom Sanctuary Cove house. The property is reserved for the well-heeled buyers, with a previous asking price of almost $10 million attached to it. It is currently listed without a price guide through Alex Phillis Real Estate’s Alex Phillis and Kevin Fan. 1110 Beechwood Drive, Hope Island The colour of the tub inside this property might surprise you. Don’t get green with envy.For those who aren’t afraid of a splash of colour, the green spa bath in this Hope Island mansion could be for you. Stairs step up to the large tub, which has green hand rails and windows to match. The bath is in an ensuite that’s part of the main bedroom, which occupies the entire top floor of the four-bedroom home and is the perfect addition to the room’s sauna and private balcony. Hope Island Resort Realty’s Wendy Hickey is marketing the property. last_img read more

Kyrie Irving posts lengthy social media response to angry Celtics fans

first_imgKyrie Irving heard the Celtics’ fans harsh words for him even though he wasn’t inside Boston’s TD Garden on Wednesday night. He had a few things to say in response.The injured Nets guard did not make the trip to the place he called home the previous two seasons, and he was skewered in absentia. Chants of “Kyrie sucks” pierced the air early in the night as fans voiced their opinions of the point guard who left Beantown for Brooklyn in the offseason. Irving wasn’t about to let that go. His response on Instagram centered on fans and media lacking perspective about sports in general, plus some of his personal struggles through the years. “This Game of Sports entertainment matters more than someone’s mental health and well being right?” Irving wrote. Kyrie Irving just posted a long IG story: pic.twitter.com/WiryDi1m4b— Boston.com Celtics News (@BDCCeltics) November 28, 2019MORE: Jarrett Allen shoots down Kyrie mood swings rumorIrving has missed the Nets’ past six games with a shoulder ailment. Brooklyn lost 121-110 on Wednesday. Irving’s replacement in Boston, Kemba Walker, scored a game-high 39 points in his return from a neck injury.Irving could return to action Friday when the Celtics travel to Barclays Center for a return visit.last_img read more