In my thirty years of forming credit union collaborations, I have come to see common lessons, especially in multiply owned CUSOs providing one or more back office operational services. I examine twelve of those lessons in these types of CUSOs. (more…)
We are excited to announce our 2021 NACUSO Network Conference is scheduled to be at the Encore Resort in Las Vegas, November 8-11! The beautiful Encore Resort is open and they have taken extra precautionary measures to make sure it’s safe for guests to enjoy their stay. Please check our conference website for hotel and registration information at at www.NACUSOnetwork.com.
For Orlando 2020 NACUSO Attendees with Paid Fees on File: Good News! If you registered and paid to attend our 2020 conference (and did not officially cancel or request a refund), your registration fees have now been transferred. You can register for the 2021 NACUSO Network Conference and your registration fees will be adjusted accordingly. Click here for registration information and additional instructions. If you have any questions, changes or need to verify your 2020 registration status, please email our team at Connect@nacuso.org or call 888-462-2870.
The 7th annual Next Big Idea winner is Zogo Finance. Bolun Li, Founder of Zogo began his presentation by asking the attendees to raise their hand if they had teenagers, now or in the past. And then he did an amazing job explaining to a room full of parents how his product can both educate and motivate teenagers. A daunting task to be sure. Zogo received 55% of the audience’s votes to claim the victory. Click here for photos and to watch his post-victory interview with Mike Lawson, CUbroadcast.
Click here to see photos and read about who the winners of this year’s CUSO of the Year and New CUSO of the Year Awards were.
The Coastal bill payment service by Payrailz successfully goes live on the platform
6/23/21 – Constellation Digital Partners is pleased to announce Coastal Credit Union as the first credit union to officially launch digital services for its members through the Constellation platform. Coastal will now offer its members a modernized digital bill pay and person-to-person payments experience powered by Payrailz.
Benefits of utilizing Constellation’s platform include:
- Seamless integration of new member services within a credit union’s current digital banking solution
- Faster expansion of online and mobile banking services to fulfill a credit union’s digital strategy
- Agile integration of countless fintech innovations – comparable to big banks
- Delivering real world collaboration that benefit both credit unions and fintechs
Coastal’s launch of the services through the Constellation platform brings the partnership between the two organizations to fruition. Constellation founder and CEO Kristopher Kovacs served as the former CIO of Coastal and developed the Constellation concept for the open development platform during his tenure there.… Read more
6/22/21 – As they “walked the walk” in their efforts to abide by the 7 Cooperative Principles, eDOC employees embarked on a 5-week step challenge, No Lazy Days in May, to help address community concerns over animal cruelty and shelter issues. The drive ended on June 5 with a total group effort of 6.4 million steps, or about 3,176 miles, raising $500 for the Homeward Bound, Vermont’s Addison County Humane Society.
Ramon Cano, a perennial top-3 achiever of previous drives and a winner in 2016, topped the event with 689,912 steps and garnered the top honors. He was followed closely by Dillan Fierro with 645,546 steps and Karl Johnson, at 498,124 steps. Jody Snow, who helped organize the drive felt the event was a perfect activity to break the doldrums imposed upon by the pandemic. “It’s a great start to becoming physically active again, as societal restrictions ease, and a great way to support our community in the process,” said Snow.… Read more