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Catalyst Corporate’s weekly member newsletter addresses issues of interest to credit unions and provides important updates about Catalyst Corporate services and programs. Articles from recent issues are available by clicking on the titles below.


Catalyst Connect – March 21, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – March 14, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – March 7, 2017     

    Timeless Conundrum? Modern Solution: Checking accounts aren’t what they used to be – and that could be good for credit unions. Read how Catalyst Corporate's Checking with Benefits offers a solution to the declining financial productivity of checking accounts.

    Your Source for Everything ACH: Have questions about Phase 2 of Same-Day ACH? Want to register for Catalyst Corporate's ACH webinar series? Check out the latest ACH Advisor and stay in-the-know about all things ACH.

    Lock Down Information Security: Credit unions often lack the internal resources to manage ongoing information security. Digital Defense, Inc., Catalyst Corporate's partner for information security, works with more than 800 credit unions to identify vulnerabilities that open the door to cyber-criminals and hacktivists. See how DDI recently helped one credit union bolster its data protection efforts.

    March Training Opportunities: TranZact for the Accounting Department (March 8), Cash Services (March 15), CUBG’s Business Lending Bootcamp (March 21-22) and ACH Rules – Returns & Exception Processing (March 22).



Catalyst Connect – February 28, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – February 21, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – February 14, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – February 7, 2017     

    Differentiation is Key to Mobile Banking: Differentiation may be one reason 15 percent of banks and credit unions with mobile banking apps changed vendors in 2016, 2015 and 2014. See how Catalyst Corporate is helping credit unions stay on top of mobile banking trends and technology.

    Howdy, Partner: Catalyst Corporate values partner relationships with CUSOs that provide high-quality training and educational opportunities. CU Business Group is one CUSO that offers year-round learning opportunities for credit union staff, including its upcoming Business Lending Bootcamp.

    The Future of Freddie and Fannie: While the new administration may bring change to housing finance reform, no one knows what that will look like. Dan Abdill, Senior Investment Officer for Catalyst Corporate, explains what the future could hold for the housing finance market.

    Upcoming Educational Opportunities: TranZact Administration (February 8), Share Drafts (February 15), ACH Rules – The Basics (February 22) and TranZact for the Accounting Department (March 8).



Catalyst Connect – January 31, 2017     

    Benefit from a Brokerage Account: Credit unions have unique needs, and having a brokerage partner who understands these needs is refreshing. Catalyst Corporate, in partnership with credit union-owned CU Investment Solutions (ISI), delivers customized portfolio strategies through its experienced team of registered representatives.

    Extra! Extra! Read All About It! Catalyst Corporate’s experts have a lot to say, and they’re using the CU Resources blog to spread those messages. Read their guest-blog posts, published the last Thursday of each month since August 2016.

    Calling All Executives: Catalyst Corporate's brief Quarterly CU Confidence Survey closes TONIGHT (January 31) at midnight. Through your answers, the survey measures the attitudes of credit union CEOs nationwide regarding the economic environment.

    Upcoming Training Opportunities: TranZact Administration (February 8), Share Drafts (February 15) and ACH Rules – The Basics (February 22).



Catalyst Connect – January 24, 2017     

    Increase Remote Deposit Efficiency:TranzCapture’s Teller Capture service can increase credit union efficiency by eliminating many manual processes associated with remote deposit.

    There's Still Time: Have you registered for Catalyst Corporate's Accelerating Success Conference yet? Don't miss hearing leading industry experts, networking with credit union peers and connecting with Catalyst Corporate executives.

    New SSAE16 Statement: To demonstrate its compliance with internal controls for operations, information and systems, Catalyst Corporate engaged a firm to perform an SSAE16 review for the period Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016. The review is available in TranZact under Settings/(any page)/Related Documents.

    Catalyst Corporate Members Show the Love: Members from more than three dozen credit unions will “show the love” by drawing hearts on checks deposited via their credit union’s Mobile Capture service. The "Capture My Heart" promotion runs February 7-14.

    Training and Educational Opportunities: TranZact Administration (February 8), Share Drafts (February 15) and ACH Rules – The Basics (February 22).



Catalyst Connect – January 17, 2017     



Catalyst Connect – January 10, 2017     

    Blueprint for Success Streaming Live TODAY! Join Catalyst Corporate at 1 p.m. CT Tuesday, Jan. 10 for the fourth annual Blueprint for Success economic outlook. Don't miss a chance to hear predictions for this year's economy, earn CPE credit and ask industry experts your most pressing questions.

    Member Update: This week, Catalyst Corporate CEO Kathy Garner will provide a Fourth Quarter 2016 Member Update, sharing results of financial performance goals and key strategic initiatives, along with highlights for 2017. The Member Update video will be available Thursday, Jan. 12 at www.catalystcorp.org.

    CEOs to Share Leadership Lessons: A panel of credit union CEOs from across the country will share what they’ve learned about inspiring their employees at Catalyst Corporate's Accelerating Success Conference. Register by Jan. 13 for Early Bird pricing!

    Catalyst Corporate Closed Monday: Catalyst Corporate will close Monday, Jan. 16, to observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. See Catalyst Corporate’s holiday schedule.

    Training Opportunities: TranZact Basics for the User (January 11), ACH Receipt & Returns with Catalyst (January 18) and TranZact Administration(February 8).



Catalyst Connect – January 3, 2017     

    Interact with Blueprint for Success: Hear predictions for this year's economy AND earn your first CPE credit of 2017 without ever leaving your desk. Catalyst Corporate’s Blueprint for Success will stream live on January 10 at 1 p.m. Central Time. Attendees will have a chance to interact with the speakers.

    What Can We Expect in 2017? The beginning of a new year brings a new administration and a new economic agenda. What does that mean for the economy? Steven Rick, chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group, will share his thoughts during his presentation at Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference next month.

    Catalyst Strategic Solutions Survey Results: Each year, Catalyst Strategic Solutions conducts ALM and Advisory Service surveys to measure client satisfaction levels. Check out the results from the 2016 surveys.

    Upcoming Training and Education: TranZact Basics for the User (January 11) and ACH Receipt & Returns with Catalyst (January 18).



Catalyst Connect – December 27, 2016     

    Registration Now Open: Register now for Catalyst Corporate’s Blueprint for Success. Designed to provide credit unions with an economic outlook and insights for strategic planning in 2017, the interactive event will stream live January 10 at 1 p.m. Central Time.

    Early Bird Gets the Deal: Start the new year with a little more dough in your pocket. Register for Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference before January 13 and save $75 on the registration fee! And, reserve your room at the Omni National Resort at $199 per night by January 13.

    'Capture My Heart' Coming Soon! Credit union members can show the love in February! For the third year, Catalyst Corporate will offer a Valentine-themed Capture my Heart Campaign to help  credit unions boost member awareness and usage of Mobile Capture services.

    Happy New Year! We have enjoyed working with members in 2016 and look forward to seeing everyone in 2017!

    January Training and Education: TranZact Basics for the User (January 11) and ACH Receipt & Returns with Catalyst (January 18).



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