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Turning Luck in Credit Unions’ Favor

Turning Luck in Credit Unions’ Favor

By James Sanna | September 1, 2022 | Reprints

For Bruce Adams, president and CEO of the Credit Union League of Connecticut, people who win the lottery experience as much of a financial shock as someone who just lost a job. These lottery winners can now turn to the state’s credit union industry for guidance on how to manage their winnings.

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

A Data-Driven Approach to Branches

By Diane McLaughlin | June 2, 2022 | Reprints | Unlock Link

As chief operating officer at East Hartford-based AccuBranch, Nancy Nesbitt takes components of her experience in commercial real estate, economic development and banking and “wraps them all up with a pretty bow” to help banks and credit unions understand their markets and understand where they should build new branches.

Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

Community Bank Tackles Student Debt

By Diane McLaughlin | December 2, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link

The student loan problem is enormous: $1.7 trillion in debt, almost 45 million borrowers with loans to repay, about 10 percent of borrowers delinquent or in default even before the pandemic started. As president and CEO of The Milford Bank, Susan Shields saw an opportunity to help.

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

Essex Savings’ 18th Leader – And First Woman

By Diane McLaughlin | October 14, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link

Diane Arnold had a summer job in Branford as a banker teller, but after graduating from college, she began working in the insurance industry. That career was short-lived, though, after Arnold received a call from Essex Savings Bank’s Gregory Shook asking her to return to the bank and go through a management training program. She has been in banking ever since, working on commercial lending.