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Cheers to 35 Years of Research and Innovation for Credit Unions!

Celebrating 35 years is a testament to the strength and collective spirit of our members and the dedication and passion of our team. It’s been a rewarding and remarkable journey to see just how far credit unions have come. But looking forward, there’s so much more we can do. Let’s embrace this milestone as a launchpad for innovation, as we set our sights on shaping the future of credit unions for the next 35+ years.
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Q2 Quarterly Action Plan

Dive into upcoming research, join conversations on the hottest topics facing the industry and learn more about connecting with industry leaders at Filene events. Click to view our full plan below to see what's coming from Filene throughout Q2!

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Year One Lab Results: Rethinking Physical Space

During its inaugural year, The Lab at Filene has completed the testing of four ideas focused on helping credit unions adapt and thrive in today's marketplace. One of the four solutions was Rethinking Physical Space where participating credit unions and The Lab at Filene gathered qualitative feedback from members regarding the physical presence and use of branches.

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Spark! 2024

Boston, MA

Join us at Filene's summer meeting to collaborate with industry experts and academic thought-leaders who will give you the tools to Spark! your ideas into actionable change at your credit union.
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Crash Spark! 2024

Boston, MA

Crash Filene's summer meeting and have the opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and academic thought-leaders who will give you the tools to Spark! your ideas into actionable change at your credit union. Plus! You’ll be able to join us for celebrating the 15th anniversary of Crash and 35 years of Filene 🎉
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big.bright.minds. 2024

San Diego, CA

And Annual Member Meeting! Filene's biggest annual member event is bringing together the most innovative credit unions with the brightest minds in the industry on November 19–21, 2024. Pre-Registration is now open!