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FCT’s John Gonner Featured on CUbroadcast

FCT’s John Gonner Featured on CUbroadcast

As first seen on CUbroadcast. First Community Trust’s President and CEO John Gonner recently interviewed with CUbroadcast’s Mike Lawson about why more bank owners are turning to credit unions as potential buyers, as well as how to ensure a bank/credit union merger is...

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Credit Unions Face Increasing Healthcare Premium Costs

Credit Unions Face Increasing Healthcare Premium Costs

Pre-funded Employee Benefit Accounts can help Mitigate Rising Costs IOWA – As benefit renewal season approaches, employers face another year of escalating premium costs. Employee benefits like healthcare are critical for attracting and retaining a quality workforce...

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Investors should keep an eye on inflation

Investors should keep an eye on inflation

The economy is booming.  The Federal Reserve’s forecast for GDP growth for this year is now up to 7%.  That would be the fastest growth since 1984.  Incidentally, in 1984 the 10 year Treasury bond yield averaged 12.46%, today it is about 1.46%. Helping to fuel the...

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Three financial investment lessons from the COVID pandemic

Three financial investment lessons from the COVID pandemic

Now that vaccines are plentiful and effective, the economy is emerging from the COVID-induced recession that began a little more than a year ago. As we reflect on the past year, we can identify a few trends that serve as financial lessons for the future. The...

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