ITMs: The Next Wave in Efficiency

By Preston Packer |

Aug

26

There is a growing demand for credit unions to offer new technologies and alternative touchpoints, all while providing an exceptional member experience. These demands are requiring credit union management to find new and innovative solutions to meet expectations while also looking for methods to reduce costs and increase efficiencies. Interactive Teller Machines (ITMs) are the next wave in credit union efficiency for both CUs and their members.

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Onboard with Ease Using Digital Account Switching

By Preston Packer |

Aug

20

A thoroughly planned member onboarding strategy is important to a credit union's success. It is the honeymoon period of your relationship where during the first few months you show a new member they made the right choice by selecting your credit union. The first key step of that onboarding process is account switching. Change is hard and you need to make it as easy as possible from a member experience perspective. Digital Account Switching is the answer.

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Don't Let Your Core Halt Your Future

By Preston Packer |

Aug

18

Members want it all ways. They want best-in-class, personalized and fast service in branch, and they prefer only to come inside the branch if they feel like it. If they are using DIY services, they want them to be user-friendly, intuitive, and efficient. New technology is flowing out all around us in everything we do, and it's reinventing the way we interact with the world and each other. If your credit union can't provide the services your members want today and tomorrow, they can find one that will with a few clicks of their smartphone. Don't let your core be the reason you can't keep up with the pace of innovation.

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Build Better Member Relationships with APIs

By Preston Packer |

Aug

12

When a new relationship begins, it's often the result of some shared interest, a commonality. To strengthen the relationship, you then take great care in learning about the other person - what they like to eat, where they like to travel, what movies they enjoy watching, etc. You develop a personal connection and familiarity that makes you feel close and known, bringing you comfort and happiness. Your member relationships are no different. Members come to your credit union because you have something in common, perhaps they are teachers and your credit union is for teachers. But, they stay because you spend the time to learn about them. It's that credit union difference. APIs can help your credit union build better member relationships than ever before.

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Unlock the Future with Open Banking

By Preston Packer |

Aug

06

Your members live in a modern world where they are reliant on technology and the internet. Technology has taught us that we can expect almost anything to happen instantly. Ordering lunch, getting a cab, texting a friend, selling stock, applying for a job... these can all be done in a few clicks, and even better, many of these experiences are personalized because providers can tap into historical data and serve up offers that they know we'll want. User expectation is that this level of service should be available in all interactions, and if you can't provide it, someone else will. Open banking is the key that unlocks that experience for your members.

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Disparate Data? Never Fear! Open APIs are Here!

By Preston Packer |

Aug

04

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's the ability to give your members the power to control their financial fate with convenient access no matter where they are! While it may not be a super power you've heard of before, it is one that will give your credit union the ability to serve your members leaps and bounds ahead of others while staying competitive with powerhouse financial institutions. Here are a few of the super powers your credit union can gain by using a powerful core processor featuring an open application interface.

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The Evolution of Core System Architecture

By Preston Packer |

Jul

09

Consider the evolution of how money is stored: First, it was put in a box in our home, then moved to a bank teller behind some bars, followed by storing it in huge vaults with giant doors and locking mechanisms, then into an ATM for easier access, and now it's just 0s and 1s transmitting through the internet. As times have changed, we've adapted to how we store and access our hard-earned dollars. People once demanded to know that their money was locked up safe but, as technology advanced with the internet and smartphones, we now want the ability to access and transfer it from wherever we are, whenever we want, however we want to. To keep up with the needs and expectations of credit unions and their members, core systems have had to evolve and adapt as well.

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A Modern, Flexible Core System is the Key to a Long Future

By Preston Packer |

Jul

07

Remote access is no longer a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. Credit union members from all generations are increasingly smartphone reliant and the products and services available to them need to integrate into that world. Where remote deposit capture was once the sparkling gem of new tech, it's old hat now. Credit unions looking to provide their members even the most basic services need to offer remote and highly personalized banking services in order to stay competitive. Utilizing a modern, state-of-the-art core processor is the first step.

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The Future of Member Onboarding

By Preston Packer |

May

12

Picture this: A man walks into a Gap store and his eyes are immediately scanned to identify him. The hologram in front of him then greets him by name and asks if he enjoyed the tank tops he recently purchased. If this sounds familiar, then you're most likely remembering this scene from the movie, Minority Report (which is based in the year 2054). When the movie came out in 2002, that scene seemed wildly futuristic, but in 2020, it feels like that encounter is just around the corner--a frictionless experience with the goal of every interaction being tailored to the user without any extra effort on their behalf. So where does the credit union user experience stand in relation to those futuristic portrayals? Some credit union onboarding services that once seemed space-aged are already available, while some are still on the someday list.

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A Shift from Credit Union Systems Integration to Human-Centered Integration

By Preston Packer |

Jan

02

Systems integration could certainly be on the list of the top 10 buzz words for the 2010's. The economic giants - Apple, Amazon, Google - have all proven the philosophy works: Greater efficiency is achieved when tasks can be completed in integrated systems rather than in silos. Employees don't have to learn multiple programs, and customers enjoy frictionless shopping or searching through the process. Members have come to expect the same flexible and smart experience from their banking partner, where the processes are similar in desktop and mobile applications, and financial tasks no longer require a trip to the branch. Similarly, they want their member services to be just as seamless, meaning when a question or issue arises, MSR's - either over the phone, in a chat window, or in the branch - are armed with all the information needed to quickly address the member's concerns.

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