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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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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Using Open Banking to Enhance Your Credit Union Member Experience

By Preston Packer |

Feb

17

Open banking will support credit unions that possess a certain digital capacity. The most successful credit unions (CUs) are ones that utilize member data and provide real-time information, organized workflows, notifications, and alerts. Members seek convenience above all, and so these features should offer just that. Here are a few ways CU staff can increase the value of your services with open banking APIs.

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Grow Your Credit Union From the Inside Out: Member Retention Strategies

By Preston Packer |

Feb

15

Similar to money, it's not how many members your credit union can gain—it's how many you can keep. While member retention is paramount, it's not sufficient to simply retain members. Instead, your credit union must deepen the relationship by providing timely, personalized solutions throughout their life and across life stages. In most instances, your credit union will need to preemptively know and alert members of their needs before they do. Let's take a closer look at how credit unions can accomplish that.

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Create a Better Member Experience: Open Banking APIs

By Preston Packer |

Feb

09

Whether it's a credit union, community bank, or national bank, open banking has transformed how people perform financial transactions. Highlighted by innovative and integrated apps, open banking is made possible through application programming interfaces (APIs). In the most simple sense, an API is a software intermediary that allows two different applications—such as your credit union core processing system and a third-party app—to seamlessly communicate.

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Why Open Banking APIs Are Essential For Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Feb

04

Though face-to-face interactions have always been more personal, credit union members today are leaning more towards digital interactions. Whether it's due to the pandemic or advances in technology, there is no one clear-cut cause. But it's the reality credit unions need to face and accept. For example, a recent study showed that between December 2020 and May 2021, 95% of Gen Z used mobile banking. And according to the Credit Union Journal, "70% of likely bank account applicants would prefer to submit a digital application." So whatever type of banking a credit union member is interested in, it's important for them to be able to conduct their business online if they so desire. Application programming interfaces (APIs) can help make that possible.

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The Future is Now: Improve Your Credit Union at the Core

By Preston Packer |

Feb

01

In the fast-paced world of banking, you can either change or get left behind. And far too often, credit unions have defaulted to the latter by failing to embrace the rapid pace of technological change. Instead, many credit unions have attempted to remain competitive by delivering world-class member service and valuable relationship-based banking.

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The Impact of New Technology for Credit Unions

By Preston Packer |

Jan

26

In today's digital age, virtually all credit unions face one glaring concern: how to maintain the valuable face-to-face relationship-based banking that members have come to expect while offering the cutting-edge digital tools younger members demand. In addition to finding the right mix, the capital investment required to make this transition has often helped justify kicking the proverbial can down the road. That was until COVID-19 escalated digital transformation from a nice-to-have into a must-have. Fortunately, Eastern Utah Community Credit Union (EUCCU) already had the plans and groundwork in place to seamlessly make the transition. 

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