CUSO

2017 Next Big Idea Winner Constellation Unveils Third Major Platform Release to Provide Access to Core Systems

The Next Big Idea Constellation Digital Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the groundbreaking release of Boötes, the third major development milestone for Constellation following the launch of Aquarius and Aquarius 1.1 earlier this year. 

The Boötes release is paramount as it enables the first three core connections on the Constellation platform, and takes the developer experience to a new level by providing access to core data that allows developers to build services for authenticated users. Additional core connections will be coming soon. 

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PSCU Continues to Lead the Industry in Best-in-Class Fraud Offerings with Addition of First Data’s FirstSense

Combines dark web intelligence with real-time authorization to prevent fraud before it occurs

PSCU – the nation’s premier payments CUSO – has announced another tool in its fraud-fighting arsenal with the addition of First Data’s FirstSenseä. By leveraging threat intelligence and analytics garnered from the dark web, FirstSense enables PSCU Owners to identify at-risk payment cards and prevent fraud before it happens.

 FirstSense employs a variety of proprietary data collection methods and advanced analytical tools to identify accounts at risk throughout the fraud lifecycle. Integrated with First Data’s DefenseEdgeTM fraud decisioning solution, FirstSense enables financial institutions to use indicators of risk exposure to create rules and strategies that allow institutions the ability to prevent potential fraudulent transactions in real time.

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TRELLANCE ACQUIRES IRONSAFE CUSO PLANS TO DRIVE GROWTH TO CREDIT UNIONS WITH DATA ANALYTICS

Trellance, the Tampa-based CUSO that is on a mission to deliver end-to-end products and services to realize growth and profitability for credit unions, announced its acquisition of IronSafe, an Illinois-based software company that offers data analytics. President & CEO of Trellance, Tom Davis, said, “We recognize the importance of data analytics in providing insights to drive results today and into the future. With this acquisition, Trellance will give credit unions access to an integral resource to navigate the financial landscape. We will put the power in their hands to unlock data that was not available to them.”

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CU Evolution: Helping Small Credit Unions Think Big by Howard Bufe, President of CU Evolution

The financial services world, especially when it comes to the lender-borrower relationship, is undergoing intense disruption. Status quo leadership and lending will not work for most small credit unions. The time to evolve is now, and that is precisely why we have founded our new CUSO, CU Evolution

This month, we officially opened CU Evolution’s doors for business. The CUSO gives small credit unions (under $100mm) the strategies and tools to provide exceptional member and employee experiences in a rapidly evolving world.

My colleague, Deke Alexander, CEO of CU Evolution, summed up our mission best when he said, “Great leaders and great lenders – those are the credit union people who will transform the movement. CU Evolution’s hands-on, fully customized programs are built to help today’s credit union leaders and lenders go next-level, and fast.”

Our team is focused on evolving a credit union’s strategic planning, lending, leadership and marketing capabilities. The programs we offer are fully customizable, allowing credit unions to choose the areas on which they want to focus. Those areas can be anything from board leadership, succession planning and culture development to logo design, branding guides and custom marketing campaigns. Services for credit unions in need of lending program consultation include strategic consultation and staff education.

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WATER AND POWER COMMUNITY CREDIT UNION PARTNERS WITH CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES ON DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Innovative Banking Solutions, Member-Centric User Experiences at Heart of Partnership

Looking for a business partner to help it digitally transform its services to members, Water and Power Community Credit Union has contracted with CO-OP Financial Services for products addressing member needs at virtually every touchpoint.

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