4 Tips for a Better Digital Account Opening Experience

By Preston Packer |

Oct

10

When a financial institution states they offer digital account opening, oftentimes that's not the reality. True digital account opening means that the entire process can be completed online, without a visit to the branch. Most credit unions are somewhere in between true digital and traditional in-branch applications, where the process can be started online but must be finished in-branch. With digital ruling as the preferred method of communication for many, providing a complete digital experience for account applications is important for credit unions both big and small. Here are four ways credit unions can get on board with digital account opening.

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10 Internal Factors that Determine Lending Success

By Preston Packer |

Sep

18

Market conditions are a contributor to the number of loan applications that you receive, but ultimately, your staff and solutions are what make a great lending partnership between members and your credit union. There are several factors within your control that can help your lending process become more efficient, effective, and successful. Here are 10 factors to consider when refining your credit union's lending process.

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10 + 1 Ways to Grow Direct Loans with Fewer Employees

By Preston Packer |

Aug

23

Efficiency is the goal of every credit union executive, increasing revenue while operating in a lean environment. Lending is the bread and butter of the credit union's revenue stream, and many credit unions are looking to grow their loan income without increasing staff count and expenses. There are several ways to bump up direct loans efforts but it all starts with your employees. Your staff is the most essential element when it comes to creating a seamless member experience. After all, that’s one of the primary reasons people choose credit unions - for their outstanding member service. Here are 10 ways you can optimize your staff roles and operations to grow direct loans, and one way you can promote it:

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10 Fast Facts about the Credit Union Industry

By Preston Packer |

Aug

14

Credit unions often carry a reputation for being too small or not providing the same range of services compared with bigger financial institutions. However, credit unions are a $1.4 trillion industry and they are aggressively competing with their counterparts in the banking industry by offering products and services members are demanding.1  Credit unions have made huge strides to become competitive with banks, and offer a wider variety of members services than one might expect. Here are 10 fast-facts about credit unions that may surprise you:

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Do Credit Unions Really Need Digital Banking Solutions?

By Preston Packer |

Aug

07

Big banks are known for their deep pockets, and credit unions for their quality member service. It’s difficult for large banks to provide the same level of care and attention as credit unions but what they lack in customer service is oftentimes made up through robust online banking and digital solutions. Conversely, credit unions are able to provide a phenomenal in-person member experience yet digital technology may prove to be less than helpful to members. It is the impression of some, that credit unions don’t need digital services because they can manage their business offline. Although it’s true that some credit unions get by with little to no digital banking components, small institutions can benefit most from implementing a digital approach. Here’s what your credit union is missing out on by overlooking digital banking solutions.

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