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Merchant Services Can Help Credit Unions Minimize Dwindling Deposits

By Preston Packer |

May

12

As a credit union, providing your community's small businesses with the deposit and lending products they need is imperative to all you do. But are you currently meeting their merchant services needs? It's a fair estimate that credit card processing is a vital cornerstone for most businesses. And if you're not offering your members merchant services, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to deepen the relationship and increase your credit union's wallet share.

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Setting Up Small Businesses For Success With Merchant Card Services

By Preston Packer |

May

10

As a credit union, it's imperative that you offer merchant card services to local small businesses. Why? Because credit card payment processing is at the very core of small-scale companies, and of course, one of your credit union's goals should be to help them prosper.

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Differentiate Your Credit Union with a Differentiated  Card Payments Strategy

By Preston Packer |

May

05

Today, consumers have access to more ways than ever to pay for goods and services. Whether it's convenient Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL), Cash App, Venmo, PayPal, or embedded payments—they all represent easier, frictionless payment methods for consumers. But that's not all they share in common: they all pale in comparison to the popularity of credit and debit card solutions.

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2022 Is The Year to Get Smarter with Credit Union Cross-Selling

By Preston Packer |

Apr

28

We get it—acquiring new members is vital to the growth of your credit union and virtually any other business. While the importance of new member acquisition is never in question, the cost of these ventures can be exceedingly high. According to a study by market analyst firm Vetter, a credit union's new member acquisition cost (MAC) sits comfortably somewhere between $400 and $700. This is a figure that has been climbing since COVID-19 due to the supersaturation of digital channels.

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Marketing Trends for Credit Unions in 2022 and Beyond

By Preston Packer |

Apr

26

Credit unions encounter a variety of obstacles within the competitive financial landscape of today. As a result, CUs must remain one step ahead of their competition by consistently increasing their membership all while adapting to ever-changing expectations from diverse demographics. In order to contend for their territory in the financial sphere, they must implement intelligent marketing and cross-selling strategies that will appeal to their target audience, especially within the upcoming generation (Gen Z). Here are the latest trends on how to effectively market your products and services that will result in a thriving CU.

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Cross-Selling for Credit Unions: Art or Science?

By Preston Packer |

Apr

20

It's safe to say that the financial landscape has changed substantially over the past decade, requiring better performance for credit unions, from improving member onboarding to embracing digital transformation. Nowadays, it's imperative that CUs engage with their members on a more personal level and present themselves as a one-stop-shop for financial assistance. With this challenge comes a new emphasis on the process of cross-selling, which ultimately helps to acquire a higher level of member loyalty. Here are some valuable insights on what it takes to effectively cross-sell and foster better long-term relationships with your members.

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Getting New Members On Board With a World-Class Onboarding Experience

By Preston Packer |

Apr

14

New members have high expectations from your credit union. In addition to the long-standing persona of excellent service, members are conditioned for faster, more frictionless experiences. And your ability to deliver begins with onboarding. Let's take a closer look at a few best-in-class ways credit unions can exceed the expectations of new members when it comes to onboarding.

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4 Effective Methods to Cross-Sell at Your Credit Union

By Preston Packer |

Apr

12

The financial sphere is a competitive space for attracting consumers and maintaining a steady influx of revenue. However, the process of cross-selling is a practical way to advance your credit union and offer the best, most personalized services to your members. Cross-selling is a sales technique that is truly one of the most profitable ways to retain credit union members and grow your credit union.

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Onboard, Cross-Sell, & Market With an All-In-One Automation Platform

By Preston Packer |

Apr

06

Successful member onboarding is among the most practical ways to boost credit union growth and must include timely and well-informed decisions. Effective onboarding can significantly benefit credit unions that seek to increase member engagement, cross-sell their services, build brand awareness and trust, and improve retention. Cross-selling and marketing also play crucial roles for CUs, each providing prime opportunities for both members and credit unions. Today, it's possible to onboard, cross-sell, and market simultaneously in a one-stop-shop marketing automation platform designed to fulfill member needs.

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Debunking 5 Digital Transformation & Payment Myths for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Mar

31

Digital and mobile banking have become an in-demand reality for virtually every demographic. According to the Digital Banking Survey in March 2021, survey respondents report they will continue to prefer the convenience of digital channels for transactional, simple activities, such as depositing checks, transferring funds, and paying bills. And this sentiment has huge implications for credit unions because it underscores that digital payment solutions are here to stay. Even so, there are several common myths that may hinder credit unions from fully embracing digitization. Let's take a closer look at some of the more popular myths to uncover the truth.

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