Dear Credit Unions: Financial Education Isn’t Enough

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You’ve probably seen headlines that say things like “74% of Gen Z wants access to more financial education,” or “Gen Z isn’t financially literate (yet).” The gist of all these articles is the same: Young people say that financial literacy will alleviate some of their money problems. But let’s not pretend that financial education is […]

The Best Credit Union CRM Software

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This is not a complete list! Download our full Credit Union CRM and CXM Guide here. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software helps organizations manage interactions with current and prospective customers. CRMs assist in managing contact lists, tracking and measuring engagement, automating workflows, and reporting…

Death of a Member? The Best Solutions for Credit Unions

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A percentage of credit union members pass away each year. Their accounts close and their assets transfer to inheritors. On top of grief, inheritors deal with the logistical nightmare of financial paperwork. This is not the most comfortable topic to discuss, but it’s still incredibly important. Read on to see how your credit union can […]

Retaining Deposits After Member Retirement (ft. Silvur)

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Much ado is already being made about the great generational wealth transfer on the horizon. We’ve made some ado of it ourselves. But before the big wealth transfer even, there’s another one on the horizon: Retirees dramatically consolidate their FI relationships as they enter retirement because they want to simplify their lives and hold onto […]

Balancing Stronger Security with Member Experience

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Two monumental figures loom large these days: $4 billion in consumer identity protection costs (like LifeLock), and a whopping $40 billion institutional burden to cover the fraud, and that doesn’t even include the cost of cybersecurity to combat fraud. So how do credit unions continue to add layers of security without also adding more complexity […]

2023: My Year in Review for Credit Union AI

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By Kirk Drake In the rollercoaster realm of fintech, 2023 has been less of a gentle carousel and more of a loop-the-loop thrill ride. While my 2020 tome Financial: Helping Financial Executives Prepare for an Artificial World covered ChatGPT, even my crystal ball didn’t foresee the speed of AI developments in 2023. This year, AI […]

Calque and the Credit Union Trade-In Mortgage

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Sometimes, a member wants to buy a new home. But before they can afford one, they need to sell their existing one. Their new mortgage is contingent on a home sale. So, what does your credit union do? There are a couple of options, usually starting with “nothing” and ending with “bridge loan.” But Calque […]

Cinchy Wants to Change Credit Union Data by Liberating It

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Let’s talk data liberation. And don’t worry, we’ll try to make this accessible and relevant for people who aren’t CIOs! Sometimes, a fintech comes along and changes the entire way we think about something. That’s what Cinchy is doing with credit union data. Apologies in advance for anything remedial. We think it’ll be worth it […]

The Best New Credit Union Core Software with Fintech-Friendly Values

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The credit union world is getting faster paced, like it or not. AI—and the slew of new fintech solutions powered by it—calls for nimble, tech-ready architecture to support it. Legacy cores, while dependable, often lack the agility needed to keep up with the rapid evolution of fintech. That is, unless you love waiting a year […]

Credit Union Financial Education and Wellness Guide

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The downloadable version of this guide is currently in production. Download our other full guides here. Financial education and wellness are big topics these days. Anyone reading this guide has likely heard statistics about how many people live paycheck to paycheck or how few people have $600 socked away for an emergency. With ongoing talk […]