For several years throughout the pandemic, delinquency rates were low. And by low, we mean low low. However, in 2022, we’re starting to see signs that delinquencies are charge-offs are increasing. Of course, there are numerous factors about why delinquencies are rising. And there are many ways that credit unions can support their members as […]
After visiting a branch to discuss finances, one of your members decides they need a new product—let’s say it’s a credit card. They get home and go to your website to explore their options. After they find what they’re looking for, they begin the application process on your mobile app. But wait! Something goes wrong… […]
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 […]
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 […]
Have you heard of the Dunning-Kruger Effect? It describes a tendency for people to misevaluate their own knowledge or competence on a subject. Experts underestimate themselves—and for laypersons to assume they know way more than they do.
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 […]
Like most Americans, I use rewards cards almost exclusively. Whether cash back, travel perks, or discounts at national and local businesses, I some of the money I spend to come right back to me.
Here’s the problem: Digital marketing suffers from low conversion rates, an overabundance of tools and platforms, and poor transparency. Marketing automation platforms address all of those issues. Read on to learn more about what marketing automation is, how it works, and what it can do for your credit union. And, if you work at a […]
CU 2.0 and Total Expert partner to provide industry-leading marketing automation services to credit unions. The industry shift toward remote banking and omnichannel communications requires more robust, multifaceted connections with members. This partnership will provide new opportunities for credit unions to modernize their approach to serving members.
My partner and I would like to buy a house. We’re both Millennials in our 30s and we make enough money to dream about buying a home sometime soon. The problem is that a small fixer-upper where we live costs well over $300k.