The CU 2.0 SMB Services Provider Guide for 2023

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Download the complete guide here. This 2.0 Guide is intended to show the state of small and midsize business (SMB) services available to credit unions. It should also offer some perspective about why supporting SMBs is critical to credit union and community growth. More and more credit unions are ramping up their SMB (small and […]

How Can Credit Unions Reinvent Themselves for Blockchain and DeFi?

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This blog is based on an expert discussion at our Summer 2022 Brainstorm Event. Register to attend our next one now! This breakout panel at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event gathered to discuss all things blockchain and DeFi, exploring the potential that these Web3 concepts have to change both the member experience and infrastructure of credit […]

Tailwind and Custom Software Development for Credit Unions

Tailwind custom software development for credit unions from cu 2.0

Credit unions are known for many things, such as member service, great rates, community involvement, and a lot of heart. Yet there’s a dark side, too. Heavy regulations, tight budget requirements, lighter staffing, and a lack of tailor-made solutions make for slower tech development and deployment than competitors. There may be a way around that. […]

Questions to Ask Data Analytics Providers (for Credit Unions)

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There are many different uses for data analytics at credit unions. And, it seems, there are as many data analytics providers as there are uses. We believe this is a good thing. However, we understand that the plethora of vendors can make it hard to find the right one. Moreover, even reviewing our data analytics […]

Which Credit Union Jobs Are in Danger of Being Automated by AI?

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According to a 2017 Gallup survey, 73 of US adults believed that AI will “eliminate more jobs than it creates,” but only 23% worried about losing their own jobs. Clearly, people understand the theoretical capabilities of AI… but is there a disconnect when it comes to how it will affect them?

Nuance in the Credit Union Industry

Nuance communications fintech for credit unions from cu 2.0

At CU 2.0, we look at a lot of different fintechs. It’s our “thing,” so to speak. Often, this means that we’re looking at organizations that aren’t household names—startups, bespoke solutions, newer CUSOs, and companies that are testing the credit union waters.

3 Tips for Branch Managers in the Digital Age

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As Internet banking began to pick up steam in the late 90s, lots of people predicted that brick-and-mortar credit union branches would eventually fade away. Of course, they were wrong. As the market matured, it became clear that branches still had a place in the financial landscape. There are just some things that members either […]

All Aboard the Fintech Service Bus: Accelerating Digital Transformation

Fintech service bus for credit unions from cu 2.0

This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in fintech service bus strategies for credit unions. Several Brainstorm Event panelists suggested that credit unions are now technology providers. If that’s […]

Need Loans? New Proven Lending Strategies

Fintech lending strategies from homepace equipifi quilo total expert and cu 2.0

This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in fintech lending strategies for credit unions. Loans are the backbone of credit union income, yet fintech and neobank competitors are doing […]

Autonomous Banking Powered by AI-Based Tools

Autonomous banking and self driving finance from otomo finn ai and cu 2.0

This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in January 2022. It’s not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a quick look at emerging trends in autonomous and AI-based banking technology. In this session, the expert panel discusses the advantages and limitations of AI and the role […]