Over 25 Years Developing The Unique Credit Union Advantage
Callahan & Associates was created more than 25 years ago to assist credit unions in developing their unique competitive advantage of cooperation. Every product Callahan has developed relies on industry support. When Callahan & Associates started in 1985, there was no national directory listing every credit union with financial data. The private insurers and leagues helped create that first volume of the Credit Union Directory - and those following - with complete state and industry information.
Cooperation is the key to credit unions changing faster and being more responsive to market and member needs. When credit unions share innovative practices in health savings accounts, first-time home buyer programs, or marketing breakthroughs, the whole industry can learn the details right away. Today that cooperation is the primary source of content for CUTV webinar presentations, case studies in the quarterly CUSP journal, as well as the credit union insights featured in our complimentary Trendwatch webinar every quarter. The origin of the Peer-to-Peer and CUAnalyzer software products and the internet solutions on CreditUnions.com were joint efforts with credit unions seeking better ways to analyze performance and serve members.
Credit unions continue to redefine what it means to be a cooperative not so much by being different, as by making a difference. We believe in cooperatives as a way to address pressing individual and social needs. Callahan & Associates will continue to cooperatively craft solutions that continue to improve the health and prosperity of America's credit unions and a vibrant, cooperative financial system.