Seamless and Branded Home Lending Experience for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Sep

14

Credit unions know their members--all 125 million of them and counting--better than anyone, and the right analytical tools and market intelligence can help your credit union gain market share in a competitive mortgage environment. It is always a good time for CUs to expand their offerings and use technology to streamline the process.

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A Mortgage Servicing Model for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Sep

10

Although credit unions in the U.S. hold a small share of the total mortgage volume, mortgage lending is an important part of doing business for credit unions of all sizes. Since the pandemic and the lowering of interest rates has no doubt put a squeeze on the mortgage lending business and made it more competitive, credit unions that wish to thrive in this environment must leverage their digital technologies, data, and member services to attract new members, generate loans and continue their growth.

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Helping Homebuyers Become Homeowners with Your Credit Union

By Preston Packer |

Sep

02

With a booming housing market and the challenges facing credit unions to keep up, simplifying the home buying process is critical to delivering outstanding member service and growing the loan origination business for your credit union.

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A Future Without Cash? How Credit Unions Can Thrive

By Preston Packer |

Aug

31

These days, more and more people are using cards and digital wallets to pay for goods and services. Although many people still use cash on a day-to-day basis, digital payment options are becoming more common, especially among members of the younger generations.

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A Cashless Society: The Pros and Cons

By Preston Packer |

Aug

25

"Cash or credit?" Is that statement becoming a phrase of the past? New technology and tools that support cashless payment options such as tapping a smartphone, waving and paying with a card, or sending an online Peer-to-Peer payment have hastened this process along with changing societal norms and consumer preferences. It feels as though we truly are on our way towards a cashless society.

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Is a Cashless Society the Future of Payments?

By Preston Packer |

Aug

19

The first known form of currency--the Mesopotamian shekel--emerged nearly 5,000 years ago and cash has been used to purchase goods and services ever since. Until recently, it was a safe bet that cash would be around for the foreseeable future...that may not be the case anymore.

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The Future of Cash and Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Aug

11

For many years, digital banking platforms and applications have been improving while the use of cash in America and around the world has been declining. Recent advances in technology combined with social distancing measures have changed member wants and needs, and this is having big implications for credit unions and the role digital banking technology will play in their future.

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The Impact of a Cashless Future for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Aug

03

Digital payments and technologies are reshaping how people all over the world spend money--to the point where some economists are debating the future of cash. It’s not just the widespread use of credit and debit cards, but the rise of digital wallets, digital banking apps, direct deposits, instantaneous peer-to-peer payments and digital lending services that are solving people’s banking needs, and as a result, making cash less common.

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Credit Union Strategies to Deliver a Successful Digital Member Experience

By Preston Packer |

Jul

28

Over the last couple of years, the rapid changes taking place in digital banking have put pressure on many credit unions to improve their digital platforms. One of the most important elements of creating any successful digital banking platform is making sure you can offer a frictionless Digital Member Service (DMS) experience to your members. Today, when members need help, they expect efficient, fast and user-friendly member services.

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Using Digital Technology to Enhance Your CU’s Member Experience

By Preston Packer |

Jul

20

Credit unions have a history of putting their members first. In fact, nothing is more important for a credit union than being able to provide personalized member services to members in their community. Perhaps this is why many credit unions have found the transition to digital banking and digital member services (DMS) that has taken place over the past few years to be difficult, and some are even resisting the changes.

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