The credit union issues that defined the decade
The 2010s were a historic time for credit unions, with more Americans than ever counting themselves as members. But that higher profile came at a cost. The industry has shrunk by roughly one-third since the start of the decade and attacks from the for-profit banking sector now come at a fever pitch and on a variety of issues. Industry leaders continue to say the movement's DNA hasn't changed, but plenty of other things have, with more changes to come in 2020 and beyond.
It's difficult to narrow 10 years worth of news to just a handful of topics, but the following represent some of the biggest trends that shaped the credit union industry over the past decade.