The Credit Union Case for Rocket Mortgage® Partnerships

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Rocket Mortgage is one of America’s largest and most recognized lenders1. Their digital lending journey and client experience are nearly unmatched in their field. Not surprisingly, credit unions—and CU 2.0—think of Rocket Mortgage as the competition. But might they make better partners? For a surprising number of credit unions, the answer might be “yes.” Read […]

New “Credit Union Core” Values with Fintech-Friendly Core Software

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

Growing Your Direct Auto Loan Portfolio with Loanify

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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 […]

Metrics to Monitor on Your Institution’s Website

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By Dylan Bloniarz, soon-to-be graduate from St. Edwards University’s Master’s program in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics. This blog is about credit union web design. He is currently redesigning his credit union’s website. You may find the original post here. Your credit union could have the best-designed website in the world… But without tracking the proper […]

4 Things to Consider During A Credit Union Website Redesign

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By Dylan Bloniarz, soon-to-be graduate from St. Edwards University’s Master’s program in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics. This blog is about credit union web design. He is currently redesigning his credit union’s website. You may find the original post here. Taking on the project of a website redesign is not an easy task, no matter the […]

Investment Accounts for Kids: Where Credit Unions Fit In

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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 […]

AI Case Study: QCash

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This is an excerpt from FinAncIal: Helping Financial Executives Prepare for an Artificial World. Grab your copy here! This case study covers the leading player in AI-based small-dollar lending for credit unions, QCash. Stay tuned to the CU 2.0 blog while we feature more excerpts from our financial guide to AI! Purveyors of short‑term credit and small‑dollar […]

Could This Be the End to Credit Union Fees?

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Like our Fintech Friday series? Check out the Fintech Spring Meetup! Credit Unions join free with code CUHOST! Sure, fee income is great for increasing non-interest income. But ironically, that revenue comes at a cost. Or, a few costs, actually.