Are You Ready for the EMV Migration? CO-OP Has a Subsidy Program to Help

For many credit unions, converting to EMV cards is a cost burden. Strategic Link partner CO-OP Financial Services shares details of a subsidy plan to help debit and in-house credit processing credit unions make the switch more efficiently.

CO-OP: Credit Card Program Integration Not Just for Members

In this Q&A with CO-OP Financial Services’ VP of credit issuer processing, she shares insights into making credit card program integration work for the credit union as well as the member.

For Elfcu, CO-OP Debit Processing Opens the Door to a World of Access for Members

Debit card processing anchors the PFI experience at Elfcu, but the service doesn’t stop there. Elfcu’s relationship with CO-OP enables a world of access, from CO-OP Shared Branching to CO-OP ATMs, mobile deposits, credit processing, a member call center and more.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

In today’s competitive card processing market, how can a small Credit Union compete with big banks that can afford more expensive products and services?

Strategic Link Question of the Week

“With two years remaining on our contract with our current card processing system, we are looking to honor our commitment to due diligence by looking into other processing systems, but we are concerned about the time and money it will take to compare systems. We want to make sure our credit and debit card program is as valuable as possible to our members and to our credit union. Do you have any suggestions for where we should start or who we should contact?”

Cut Contract Costs and Get Better Service in 2013

John M. Floyd explains that finding ways to work more cost-effectively will have a major impact on your ability to reach your credit union’s performance goals in 2013. Even if you have already trimmed all the extras from your budget, you could still be paying too much for your monthly service contracts.

Catalyst Corporate Completes Western Bridge Consolidation

Strategic Link business partner Catalyst Corporate has completed its consolidation with Western Bridge Corporate, transferring core systems, billing, wire services and internet connectivity in taking the final steps in the conversion process.

Catalyst Corporate Conducts Smooth Service Migration

In recent weeks, Catalyst Corporate has helped nearly 400 credit unions convert their check processing and an additional 212 credit unions transition their remote deposit services, effectively doubling the corporate’s daily check processing volume.

2011 in Review: What the Changing Environment Means for Credit Unions

JMFA offers suggestions for minimizing expenses in 2012 without sacrificing quality member service.

2011 in Review: What the Changing Environment Means for Credit Unions

JMFA offers suggestions for minimizing expenses in 2012 without sacrificing quality member service.

Depositaries Requested to Adhere to Levy Compliance Rules

The IRS is asking depositaries (banks, credit unions, savings and loans, and similar institutions) to review and understand the responsibilities associated with processing levies.