Vizo Financial & CUSOs Give Back in 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C., AND MIDDLETOWN, Pa.In 2017, Vizo Financial and its CUSOs, MY CU Services, Sollievo and AMIS, set out on a mission to give back to their local communities. Over the course of the year, the corporate credit union took part in more than 15 different community events to benefit organizations across the entire country.

CUNA Mutual Group Expands Relationship with InsurTech Investment, ForeverCar

Company Enhances its Post-Loan Mechanical Repair Coverage with New Full-Service Marketing Program for Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced it will expand its MEMBER’S CHOICE® Mechanical Repair Coverage (MRC) by adding a new marketing program, powered by ForeverCar. Combining traditional and digital marketing, ForeverCar’s platform will help credit unions reach all their members with an eligible vehicle, even if that vehicle has no loan or is financed elsewhere.

CU Solutions Group and Angott Search Group announce joint venture

CUSG Executive Search powered by Angott

Livonia, Mich. – CU Solutions Group (CUSG) and Angott Search Group (ASG) launched the firm, CUSG Executive Search powered by Angott, a joint venture with full-service search and recruiting yesterday. CUSG Executive Search powered by Angott will draw on the firm’s industry-leading expertise to deliver executive search, recruiting, research, board consulting and training to credit union clients.

Chartway FCU and STCU Choose CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Unions Look to Strengthen Member Insights Through Advanced Data Analytics

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced Chartway Federal Credit Union, with $2.1 billion in assets, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and STCU, with $2.6 billion in assets, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, will partner with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics to implement their integrated data management and analytics services.

TruStage® Debuts Simplified-Issue Whole Life Insurance Product

TruStage among first to market with completely online consumer purchase experience for whole life insurance
Builds on success of TruStage Online Term Life Solution that delivered $1 billion in issued coverage in first year

MADISON, Wis. – TruStage, CUNA Mutual Group’s consumer brand, announced today the launch of its new entirely digital simplified-issue whole life insurance product, available to consumers by answering just a few questions and delivering an automated, underwriting decision within minutes.

Dr. Brandi Stankovic joins CU Solutions Group as SVP of credit union engagement and consulting

LIVONIA, Mich. – CU Solutions Group (CUSG) announced the hiring of Brandi Stankovic as senior vice president of credit union engagement and consulting.

CUNA Mutual Group Foundation Launches Holiday Giving Campaign to Support Ongoing Disaster Relief

Foundation to Match Up to an Additional $100,000 in CUAid Support to Help Affected Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis. – The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation launched a holiday giving campaign to help credit union staff and members affected by hurricanes, floods and wildfires in the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico this year. The Foundation will match every dollar donated to CUAid – up to $100,000 – now through Dec. 31, to provide additional support for the ongoing disaster relief efforts.


Payments Industry Vet to Lead ATM, Debit/Prepaid and Shared Branch Business Lines

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services announced the addition of Kathy Herziger-Snider to the firm’s product management leadership team. Reporting to CO-OP Chief Product and Strategy Officer Shazia Manus, Herziger-Snider will serve as a senior vice president, leading CO-OP’s ATM, debit/prepaid and shared branch business lines.

NJCUL and SimplyCredit Agree to New Business Partnership

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. & SAN FRANCISCO – A new partnership between the NJCUL Services Corporation and San Francisco-based fintech company, SimplyCredit, will help New Jersey’s credit unions combat online disruption and accelerate membership and lending growth. Through the relationship, SimplyCredit will enable consumers to dynamically refinance high-APR credit card balances with participating New Jersey credit unions using a seamless mobile and Web interface.

The Race to Excellence is on: CO-OP Unveils Think 18 Conference

Michael Phelps is First Announced Speaker; Registration Available Immediately for May 7-10, 2018 Event

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – "The Race to Excellence" is on, as CO-OP Financial Services unveils its THINK 18 conference focusing on the accelerating need for enterprise innovation and agility to meet the needs of today’s credit union members.

NJCUL Services Corporation Announces njBIZloan Connection

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. NJCUL Services Corporation and Biz Lending & Insurance Center, Inc. (BLIC) announced a new program njBIZloan Connection at the New Jersey Credit Union League’s 83rd Annual Convention at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.

The njBIZloan Connection is designed for NJCUL-member credit unions to participate in a collaborative program that allows credit unions to earn non-interest income and accept direct business loan leads.

Self-Service Banking Gets Easier, More Secure With CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving Upgrades

CO-OP First to Support Diebold’s New Vista 5.1 Platform with ATM Member Engagement Enhancements

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is marking the ATM’s 50th year by making a series of credit union member-centric upgrades to its CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving services, building on security provisions, simplifying navigation and adding new transaction options.

Vizo Financial and Central PA Credit Unions Co-Sponsor and Volunteer at 2017 Pay 4 Play

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Can you imagine raising $241,363.30 in less than two days? That’s what happened at this year’s Pay 4 Play radio-thon supporting Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals! Vizo Financial and Central Pennsylvania credit unions took part in the event as co-sponsors and volunteers.

First Tech FCU Chooses CO-OP Financial Services For Full-Service Credit, Member Rewards

Major Expansion of Long-Standing Partnership Designed to Help First Tech Provide Seamless, Comprehensive Payment Services in the Digital Age

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing a major expansion of its long-standing partnership with First Tech Federal Credit Union of Mountain View, California, including contracting for CO-OP Full-Service Credit processing and Member Rewards by CO-OP.

CUNA Strategic Services and CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics to Empower Credit Unions with Better Data Management and Advanced Analytics

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Strategic Services announced a new strategic alliance with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics. AdvantEdge Analytics strives to empower credit unions with better data management and advanced analytics to improve member experience. This industry collaboration will not only support credit unions with potential new growth opportunities through data analytics, but will also work to improve current data challenges credit unions face regarding data fragmentation, business intelligence and analytics capabilities.

“As credit unions navigate the growing change and disruption in the financial services industry, we see AdvantEdge Analytics as the natural partner who not only has vested interest and industry credibility, but also the investment and scale to build an analytics platform that benefits the credit union system as a whole,” said Eric Gelly, President of CUNA Strategic Services. “Credit unions have an incredible opportunity to grow their reach and serve more members if they can tap into the power of their data. We are excited to partner with AdvantEdge Analytics on this journey.”

CO-OP Financial Services and Data Systems of Texas Partner to Serve Credit Unions in Southern and Western States

Technology, Service Partnerships Critical to Rapid, Successful Digital Transformation of Financial Institutions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services and Data Systems of Texas are partnering to help credit unions seamlessly and securely transform digital payments services for members. CO-OP products will be offered to Data Systems clients that use Sharetec core processing solutions. 

CU Direct’s Lending 360 Loan Origination Platform Surpasses 100 Credit Union Milestone

Seven credit unions select CU Direct’s LOS technology to streamline loan originations, improve efficiencies and simplify the loan application process.

ONTARIO, Calif. – CU Direct, the nation’s leading lending technology and automotive solutions provider for credit unions, has announced that its Lending 360 Account & Loan Origination System (LOS) has reached a new milestone, as more than 100 credit unions are using the platform to drive both loan efficiencies and originations.

Orange County’s Credit Union Partners with AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Looks to Build Analytics Culture as Part of an Enterprise-Wide Data Transformation

MADISON, Wis. –  CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics today announced Orange County’s Credit Union, based in Santa Ana, California will implement AdvantEdge Analytics’ data reporting and performance management services to accelerate their data analytics strategy. With assets exceeding $1.5 billion, Orange County’s Credit Union serves more than 103,000 members at ten locations across southern California.

CO-OP Financial Services Announces Mobile Banking 3.0, Featuring Advanced Biometric Security and Other Upgrades

New Enhancements to CO-OP Mobile and Sprig by CO-OP Apps Include Touch ID Authentication, and Advanced Payment Notification and Scheduling Options

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing Mobile Banking 3.0, bringing powerful new features to the company’s advanced mobile banking product line.

Matthew Maguire Joins CO-OP Financial Services as Chief Data Officer

Appointment Advances CO-OP’s Technology Talent and Infrastructure Goals

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Matthew Maguire has joined CO-OP Financial Services as Chief Data Officer, a key milestone in CO-OP’s on-going initiative to grow the firm’s technology talent and infrastructure. In addition to advancing the firm’s technology goals, Maguire will be instrumental in helping the credit unions that are a part of the CO-OP ecosystem make greater use of their data with emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Altra Federal Credit Union Signs with CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Will Partner with AdvantEdge to Further Guide Next-Gen Data Capabilities

MADISON, Wis. –  CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics announced Altra Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Onalaska, Wis., will implement AdvantEdge Analytics’ data analytics solution to better serve its members. With assets exceeding $1.3 billion, Altra serves more than 96,000 members with 19 branch locations throughout eight states.

PWCampbell Hires Quality Assurance Manager

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – PWCampbell announced the addition of Shaun Donovan to the PWCampbell team in the role of Quality Assurance Manager. PWCampbell prides itself on providing superior products and services and considers the position of Quality Assurance Manager an integral part of our Complete Facility Solution.

Vizo Financial 2017 Financial Conference a Success

GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Sept. 13-15, 2017, Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union held its 2017 Financial Conference at the luxury Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, N.C.

Employees from more than 45 credit unions attended the three-day conference, which included education sessions, golf and spa activities, and networking opportunities.

CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Equifax Breach Could Result in ID Theft Losses for Credit Unions

Equifax, one of the three major consumer reporting agencies, recently announced a breach impacting an estimated 143 million U.S. consumers. Fraudsters could use the stolen data for years to come to open fraudulent accounts and obtain loans. Credit unions should alert staff to be cautious when opening accounts and processing loan applications. Click here for the full alert.

It’s Good to Share: This is the Reason Credit Unions Have the Nation’s Second Largest Branch Network

By their very nature, credit unions sit at the heart of today’s sharing economy – and they are growing and prospering accordingly.

Case in point: The CO-OP Shared Branch network recently reached another new milestone, surpassing mega-bank Chase to become the country’s second largest branch network among commercial financial institutions, according to the FDIC.

$10,000 Being Donated to Tropical Storm Harvey Disaster Relief by CO-OP Financial Services

Donation Made In Addition to Business Continuity Relief Through Nationwide CO-OP Shared Branch
And CO-OP ATM Networks, Available to Members of Participating Credit Unions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is donating $10,000 to CUAid, organized to help credit unions and their members in Texas impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. The donation augments the nationwide CO-OP Shared Branch and CO-OP ATM networks used extensively in credit union business continuity and recovery during times of disaster.

CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Video Scam Targets Consumers and Routing Numbers

Consumers are falling victim to a scam promoted via online videos claiming bills can be paid online using routing numbers belonging to a Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) or other financial institutions including credit unions.

CUNA Mutual Group Earns No. 2 Spot on List of Most Reputable Insurance Companies by Reputation Institute

Company Also Ranked No. 1 In Life And Investment Insurance Category

MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as one of the most reputable insurance companies in the United States, by Reputation Institute, with the release of the 2017 US Insurance RepTrak®, the survey of insurance company reputations. CUNA Mutual Group ranked second overall for most reputable insurance companies and No. 1 in the life and investment category.

Harborstone Credit Union Joins on with CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Looks to Build a Stronger Data Driven Organization to Better Serve Members

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics announced Harborstone Credit Union ($1.2 billion in assets) headquartered in Lakewood, Wash., will partner with AdvantEdge Analytics to implement its reporting and performance management services. This partnership will enable Harborstone to accelerate its data analytics strategy and gain better insights to deliver more value back to members.

2017 IT & Security Conference a Big Hit for Vizo Financial

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – “Very well done, very informative.” That’s just one of the many fantastic reviews Vizo Financial received about its 2017 IT and Security Conference! The event was held on August 7-9, 2017, at The Central Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa., and featured 25+ education sessions, 15 expert speakers and two nights of evening entertainment and networking.

Virtual Lending Offers Access to Millennials, But it Comes With Risks, According to CUNA Mutual Group

CMG’s Bullard to Discovery Attendees: CUs Need Millennials for Sustainability, Viability

MADISON, Wis. – Virtual lending to millennials will be critical to the future success and sustainability of credit unions, but it’s important to be cognizant of the growing risks posed by expanding online channels and take steps to mitigate them, CUNA Mutual Group’s Jim Bullard told a Discovery Conference audience Thursday.

Economic Growth Continues Above Trend for 2018 and Beyond, According to CUNA Mutual Group

Discovery Conference Attendees Told Key Economic Indicators Show Continued Market Opportunities but Slow Down in Sight

MADISON, Wis. – Credit unions can expect the U.S. economic growth will remain above trend in 2017 and into 2018, said CUNA Mutual Group’s director and chief economist Steven Rick. As credit unions continue to reap the benefits from this economic expansion, the next two years will continue to see a growth of up to 2.4 percent, he told attendees at CUNA Mutual Group’s eighth annual Discovery Conference Thursday.

Vizo Financial Announces 2017 Board Election and Officers

GREENSBORO, N.C., and MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union announced the results of the board of directors’ election during its Annual Meeting on August 10, 2017.  The event was held at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden Conference and Event Center in Charlottesville, Va., and was also available to members via live-stream.

CUNA Lending Council, CUNA Mutual Group to Honor Credit Unions for ‘Excellence in Lending’

MADISON, Wis. – Applications are now being accepted for the annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognize outstanding credit union lending results and best practices. Credit unions demonstrating innovation in lending to meet member needs are encouraged to apply by the Sept. 25 deadline.

BCU and Coastal Credit Unions Sign with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Unions Look to Build Stronger Data Analytics Capabilities and Member Insights

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced Baxter Credit Union (BCU) with $2.8 billion in assets, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., and Coastal Credit Union, with $2.9 billion in assets, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., will partner with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics (AdvantEdge Analytics) to implement their integrated data and analytics services to better serve members. In addition, both credit unions have signed on as charter members to provide strategic guidance that will bring further collaboration and sharpen AdvantEdge Analytics’ vision and its future product development roadmap.

CO-OP Study: Digital Transformation Recognized as Top Need by Credit Union Leaders

CO-OP Offering Research Studies, White Papers and Webinars to Help Meet Operational, Member Service Challenges of Digitalization

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services announced today a free download of its proprietary research study, Digital Transformation, designed to help credit union leaders understand current industry perceptions, challenges and plans for the digital age.

CUNA Mutual Group Hires New Leaders for Wealth Management Business

Company Aims to Broaden its Brokerage Services and Distribution Channels

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced today the hiring of Rob Comfort as president of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) and Martin Powell as vice president of strategic account development and management for the company’s wealth management business.

RBFCU and CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics Ink Deal

Credit Union Looks to Strengthen Their Data Analytics Strategy to Improve Member Insights and Service

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU), headquartered in Live Oak, Texas, will partner with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics (AdvantEdge Analytics) to implement its fully integrated data analytics solution to better serve RBFCU members. With assets exceeding $8 billion, RBFCU serves more than 700,000 members from 55 branch locations throughout Texas.

Vizo Financial’s 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest Raises $2,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The heat was on during Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union’s 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest, which brought in $2,000 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at Penn State Children’s Hospital!

The contest was held on July 19, 2017 - National Hot Dog Day! Six contestants duked it out to see who could eat the most hot dogs in five minutes. In a twist, this year’s Hot Dog Eating Contest pitted guys against guys in the men’s competition and ladies against ladies in the women’s competition.

TruStage® and CU Solutions Group Partner to Celebrate Family Summer Vacations

Both Organizations Will Collaborate Through Member Photo Contest and New Media Channels to Promote the Credit Union Movement

MADISON, Wis. – Over the next month, millions of families will hit the road to enjoy a fun family getaway before school starts. To celebrate these family memories, TruStage and CU Solutions Group’s Love My Credit Union Rewards program are teaming up to make family vacations a little more fun this year. The organizations invite people to share photos from their summer vacation trips through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram -- including #CUVacay in their posts -- for a chance to win.