Each year, CCUA subscribes to several research resources on behalf of affiliated credit unions and caisses populaires, providing free access for all our members. As part of this initiative, we continuously monitor usage and cost to determine the best allocation of the research budget for the following year.
Based on our analysis, the costs associated with the CEB Retail Leadership Banking Council (CEB) have significantly increased over the past few years. This has not been helped by the US - Canadian dollar exchange. Further, monitored statistics demonstrate a decreased use of this research over the past two years, making this resource increasingly expensive for diminishing returns.
As a result, CCUA has terminated its group purchase arrangement with the CEB effective January 1, 2018. The decision to cancel the subscription to the CEB Retail Banking Leadership Council was not an easy one and we apologize for the inconvenience it will cause going forward.
If your credit union is still interested in subscribing to the CEB Retail Banking Leadership Council, please let CCUA know of your interest by December 1, 2017. Please contact Les Czarnota at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 416-232-3485.
As a reminder, CCUA also manages subscriptions with the Conference Board of Canada, Filene Research Institute, FIRM Residential Mortgage Survey, FIRM Household Borrowing Survey, Ipsos Best Banking Awards and RMA (Risk Management Association). Should you have any questions about these or any other research available to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to Les Czarnota.