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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How Credit Unions Can Embrace Innovation On a Budget

By Preston Packer |

Mar

10

When it comes to banking and financial products, the average consumer has no shortage of options. From large national and community banks to credit unions (CUs) and emerging fintech firms, everyone is vying for the attention and dollars of your current members.

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2022 Planning Priorities for Credit Union Growth

By Preston Packer |

Dec

01

It's simple: Those who fail to plan are planning to fail. While this may not be a surprise or foreign concept, not all planning is created equal. As you begin entering strategic planning for the upcoming year, here are three key goals that should be on your credit union's roadmap.

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NCUA Technology Grant Guidelines

By Preston Packer |

Apr

08

The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) consistently provides guidance and resources to help credit unions better serve their communities. With funding from Congress, they have been able to fund the Community Development Revolving Loan Fund (CDRLF) for many years,  enabling CUs in rural and underserved communities to continue providing basic financial services to their members with the hopes of bolstering their local economies through loans and technical assistance grants. While the 2021 funding of the program was put at risk in 2020, the program managed to stay alive and is again accepting applicants.

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Digital Banking Paradoxes Post Pandemic

By Preston Packer |

Mar

18

Maintaining personal relationships with members has always been pivotal to the success of credit unions. After all, credit unions were founded on the tenets of cooperation, and they encourage participation from all members of the community regardless of race, gender, or financial situations. But when the pandemic closed the doors to branches in March of 2020, and CUs were forced to make their services digital almost overnight, providing the same type of personal attention they were used to posed a challenge.

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Great Member Onboarding Creates Relationships that Last

By Preston Packer |

May

06

First impressions are important. They stick with you. You base all future interactions in contrast to that first one. It's said that a first impression is based 93% on what we experience and only 7% on the actual words we hear, so that experience is critical. After you sign on a new member, your courtship isn't over. Member onboarding is part of that first impression. It's not just about your marketing to sell them on your products. It's an opportunity to set expectations, to educate on how to use the tools you've provided them to manage their accounts, find the information they need, apply for loans, etc. This is your opportunity to prove that they've made the right choice by choosing your credit union. Both your intentional and unintentional efforts will be folded into this impression, so developing, and executing, a thorough onboarding strategy is a smart play.

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On-line Reviews - An Opportunity to Build Your Member Base

By Preston Packer |

Aug

01

Who reads online reviews before making a purchase?  EVERYONE! A picture is no longer worth a thousand words in the realm of online shopping... words of others are worth a thousand words and more. The influence of online reviews and commentary, both positive and negative, has become increasingly critical to a product or brand's success. Reading the experiences of others is now one of the most impactful resources for potential customers. In fact, a recent study indicated that 90% of consumers consult online reviews before transacting with a business. During Amazon Prime Days earlier this month, for example, Amazon sold over 175 million items in two days. Each item has its own star rating review and some are labeled as a Prime recommended product... a bonus for that particular company, who no doubt saw a boost in sales due to that recommendation. A review can hold the power to make or break a business relationship in any industry where the consumer has a choice to make, credit unions included.

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Credit Union All-Stars of 2018

By Preston Packer |

Dec

27

2018 was a prosperous year for credit unions across the United States, and FLEX credit unions were no exception. Over the course over the year, our clients have made tremendous efforts to implement resources and services that provide more value and improve member experience. Three credit unions really stood out, and we are excited to share their achievements and successes from the past year. Here are our “Credit Union All-Stars” from 2018.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from FLEX!

By Preston Packer |

Dec

25

 

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Happy Thanksgiving from the FLEX Team!

By Preston Packer |

Nov

22

 
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