Part 2: Your Complete Guide to Innovative Digital Payment Options

By Preston Packer |

Apr

27

Welcome to Part 2 of our Complete Guide to Innovative Digital Payment Options. In Part 1, we provided a brief overview of the advanced technology that underpins digital payments and explained why they are increasingly crucial for credit unions. As we mentioned earlier, comprehending the fundamental aspects of this technology and its workings is essential to seamlessly integrate it into your credit union, thus benefiting both members and the institution.

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Part 1: Your Complete Guide to Innovative Digital Payment Options

By Preston Packer |

Apr

25

The recent explosion in popularity of digital payments can be attributed to many things--from a younger and more tech-savvy generation of consumers becoming more financially stable to the rise of eCommerce and beyond. Regardless, 2/3rds of adults worldwide now make or receive digital payments regularly--a trend that shows no signs of slowing.

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Digital Payments May Be the Key to Pushing Credit Unions Forward

By Preston Packer |

Apr

13

The 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.

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How Credit Unions Can Hit the Ground Running With Digital Payments

By Preston Packer |

Apr

06

In the 16 years since the iPhone was introduced, the world has changed immeasurably. Not only has nearly every facet of our lives become highly digitized, but it's also all hyper-connected as well.

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Tech-Driven Efficiency: 4 Benefits for Your Credit Union & Its Members

By Preston Packer |

Feb

21

At the core of any effort to increase efficiency for your credit union is an inherently straightforward idea: you need to empower both your employees and your members to do more with less.

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3 Ways Big Data Is Making Big Changes in Consumer Lending

By Preston Packer |

Aug

04

Amid the era of digital transformation, credit unions and financial institutions are finding profit-driving applications for the treasure troves of data that have been at their disposal for several decades. This data is providing a new perspective in consumer behavior, preventing disasters and thefts, and unlocking the secrets of money movement. And now, big data is poised to make big changes to consumer lending. Let's take a closer look at three ways it's already happening.

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What Does The Future Hold For Credit Unions & Fintechs?

By Preston Packer |

Jul

27

A lot has changed for credit unions within the past two years. Many have evolved their delivery models to support more digital, remote communications while still aspiring to offer a special, personal member experience. However, achieving this level of digital prowess takes a strategy that can quickly and easily adjust to uphold specific undertakings, like paycheck protection, skip-a-pay programs, and contactless transactions. Members still require personal connection even while online and those who aren't already acclimated to digital channels need more education, connection, and security understanding to get comfortable. So, what else has changed in the credit union world, and what does the future hold?

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4 Digital Solutions For the Evolving Payment Landscape

By Preston Packer |

Mar

29

In a not-so-distant past, digital payments revolutionized commerce. Today, however, commerce is poised to revolutionize the way money is moved. From manual and paper-based, payments are speeding toward automation, paperless, cloud-based solutions to simplify the buying and selling process.

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Innovative Credit Union Payment Trends to Watch in 2022 - Part 1

By Preston Packer |

Mar

01

The world of payments is on a fast-paced roller coaster to an all-digital destination. The already speeding locomotive received a jolt of energy via COVID-19, which further increased the demand for digital, online, contactless, frictionless, and speedier payments. While most generations show an interest in digital payments, it comes as no surprise that the largest push is being generated from the rear.

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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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