CSCU’S Solutions Conference 2016: Digital Payments in the Spotlight

The Payments Review’s Paul Castner gives a wrap-up of the 2016 CSCU Solutions Conference.

Apple Announces Mobile Payments System

Apple Pay, Apple’s new mobile payments system, will allow customers to use their iPhones to checkout at participating retailers, using cards from participating financial institutions.

The Current Economic Landscape Indicates GROWTH Through Credit Cards

With the credit union movement surpassing the 100-million-member milestone, it’s clear consumers are leveraging lower fees and better rates. Your credit union can help members save even more with a strong credit card program.

Streifel Implores Credit Unions to Gauge Impact of Risk-Based Capital Proposal

Susan Streifel, the president and CEO of Woodstone Credit Union and vice chair of CUNA’s executive committee, says the future of the credit union system rests on the NCUA getting its Risk-Based Capital proposal right. Credit unions should assess the rule’s impact, she says, and let the regulator know how it will affect future performance.

Need a 2014 Office Makeover? OfficeMax Has Answers

If your credit union’s workspace needs a makeover, OfficeMax is at the ready. While many credit unions already leverage the Strategic Link partnership for supplies and printing, there is also an opportunity to upgrade employees’ surroundings.

CUNA Mutual’s AskAuto™ App Helps Members Buy Smart

More and more car shoppers are using mobile technology to help them make buying decisions. CUNA Mutual’s new AskAuto™ app is a powerful new tool designed to make those decisions easier—and to connect buyers directly to their credit union.

Three-Month Promotion Lifts Credit Card Program

A credit and debit card rewards promotion took a Utah credit union’s program from negative growth to a 7% increase in three months. Weber State Credit Union and CSCU share a success story in today’s Strategic Link report.

NCA Security & Technology Insights: Work Your Way with Mobile Collaboration

With so many people working remotely, it can be difficult to foster collaboration and spontaneity in the virtual workplace. Strategic Link business partner NCA explains how mobile collaboration tools can re-introduce the human element—and face-to-face interaction—to a workflow dominated by email communications.

Compliance Question of the Week

Will debit card transactions be impacted by the new credit card surcharge rule?

Catalyst’s iPad Mobile Banking App Ready for Holiday Wish List

With analysts predicting that 30 million iPads and iPad minis will be sold this holiday season, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union is rolling out its mobile banking app for iPad—just in time for the holidays.

Credit Unions Embrace Tablet Technology to Improve Member Service

Addressing convenience is one of the recommendations resulting from the NWCUA’s 2012 Consumer Research Project. A White Paper from the CUNA Technology Council focuses on the growing impact tablets are having on convenient member services.

Forums Provide a Balanced Perspective on Policies and Procedures of Consumer-Friendly Overdraft Programs

Strategic Link strategic partner John M. Floyd & Associates how its work with the CFPB on overdraft practices has revealed a pattern regarding the use of overdraft protection and how account holders are affected by different practices.

Vermont Regulator and Credit Union Reach Agreement on Use of ‘B-Word’

In settling with the state regulators, VSECU still may not describe itself as a bank but may use similar words when advertising its services as long as it discloses that it is a credit union.

Free Webinar to Explain CU Online Upgrade

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is hosting an interactive webinar to help credit unions learn more about the upgraded version of CU Online.

Repo Remarketing Reports Company Growth During Repossession Decline

According to Repo Remarketing, repossessing vehicles forces credit unions to balance providing service to their members against preserving the overall financial health of the credit union. Risk analysis and proactive services are keys to navigating this murky territory.

Unitus’ Brett Wooden Wins Young Credit Union Professional of the Year Award

At 31, Unitus Business Development Manager Brett Wooden has already won national acclaim for innovations that have advanced the credit union movement. He will be presented the Young Credit Union Professional of the Year Award at the Summit Awards program.

New Options for Toll Free Credit Counseling for Credit Card Statements

Following the NFCC’s decision to charge for previously free toll-free numbers, there are other free options available, but CUs must be aware of the compliance issues if they switch providers.