Mobile Banking Digital Payments May Be the Key to Pushing Credit Unions Forward


Digital Payments May Be the Key to Pushing Credit Unions Forward

digital paymentsThe credit union industry has always been committed to innovation. This idea is especially important in the fast-paced, tech-driven modern world that we're living in. In an effort to not only maintain growth but to accelerate it as much as possible, credit unions need to embrace new solutions like digital payments wherever possible.

During a time when even larger retailers like Walmart are still hesitating to accept some kinds of contactless payments, credit unions can easily separate themselves from competitors by way of digital payments and instill a new sense of loyalty in their members at the exact same time.


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Digital Payments Empower Digital Acceleration

Building Trust and Loyalty

While larger banks create barriers to payments and credit lines, credit unions are taking a different path. Some credit unions now offer access to loans without the extensive underwriting process. This approach fosters trust and loyalty among members, creating a distinct advantage for credit unions.


Digital Payment Options

Credit unions are embracing the digital age without sacrificing their personalized touch. By providing services like Zelle, Apple Pay, FedNow, and others, they offer a "best of both worlds" scenario. Members enjoy the convenience of modern technology coupled with the intimate, people-centric model that defines credit unions.


Understanding Member Needs

The adoption of digital payment options goes beyond just staying technologically relevant. Credit unions demonstrate a commitment to understanding their members' preferences and needs. By bending to meet member expectations, they set themselves apart from larger financial institutions that often expect members to conform to their standards.


Long-Term Payoffs

In an era of growing competition, experts recognize the strategic value of credit unions' investment in technology. This forward-thinking approach not only solidifies credit unions' unique position in the financial sphere but also opens doors to new opportunities. Digital payments serve as a catalyst for attracting not only traditional members but also small businesses and similar organizations.


Protecting Member Assets

With the rise of digital transactions, security concerns have become paramount. Credit unions are proactive in implementing advanced security measures to safeguard their members' assets. This commitment to protecting financial information further builds trust among members. 


Empowering Through Knowledge

Your credit union goes beyond providing financial services; you prioritize educating your members. With the introduction of digital payment options, your credit union initiates educational programs to empower members with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape of digital transactions. 


Extending Support Beyond Members

Your credit union has a unique role as a community institution. The integration of digital payment services allows your credit union to extend its support beyond members to the broader community. This community-centric approach not only strengthens relationships but also enhances the credit union's impact.


Technology: The Long-Term Investment

At FLEX, we've long been big believers in the idea that the key to attracting a modern and more loyal audience as a credit union involves embracing digitization and technology whenever possible. Digital payments are a way to do it, yes--but they are but one small part of a much larger story. We've recently authored a digital account services eGuide that goes into detail about these and other invaluable concepts that you need to know about for 2023 and beyond. To find out more, click the button below to get started.

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Preston Packer

Written By: Preston Packer

Executive Vice President | CMO at FLEX Credit Union Technology
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