Questions to Ask Data Analytics Providers (for Credit Unions)

Data analytics for credit unions from arkatechture and arkalytics and cu 2.0

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 […]

The CU 2.0 Credit Union Data Analytics Provider Guide

credit union data analytics provider guide from cu 2.0

Credit unions often lag competitors, technologically. Technological needs must be balanced with service, growth, and profit; often, those needs compete with fintechs, compliance, IT security, and ever-changing regulations.

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.

Non-Interest Income (and How Fintechs Can Help)

credit union non interest income brainstorm panel 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 new opportunities for non-interest income for credit unions (and where fintechs are providing a lift). As noted in the panel, credit unions survive by […]

Fintech Partnership and Consolidation

Credit union fintech partnership with messick lauer smith next level ventures

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 credit union and fintech partnerships and consolidation. An increasing number of credit unions are embracing fintech partnership. These partnerships are key […]

Growing Your Direct Auto Loan Portfolio with Loanify

Grow your direct auto loan portfolio with loanify fintech cuso

How many direct auto loans do you preapprove for members? Yet, how many end up with dealer financing? Dealer financing is rarely the member’s best option. Financing is where the profit is, and you don’t want to lose it to used car dealerships. So, let’s dig into a new CUSO, Loanify, to see how they […]

Marketing to Millennials and Gen Z

Fintech CUSO and Credit union Marketing to millennials and gen z with cu 2.0

This piece is based off of a roundtable discussion at the CU 2.0 Brainstorm Event in July 2021. It is not intended to be comprehensive—rather, it will provide a cursory introduction to marketing to Millennials and Gen Z.

Investment Accounts for Kids: Where Credit Unions Fit In

Credit unions provide best investment accounts for kids through the Unest app

Don’t work at a credit union, but like what you see? Head to UNest to open an investment account for your kids today! Most of my friends and I are so close to 40 that it looks blurry now. Most of us have kids (I don’t) and multiple app-based investment accounts (I do). Naturally, there’s […]