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Recent press releases issued by Catalyst Corporate and Catalyst Strategic Solutions are available below:

  • February 21, 2018 ACH On-Line, Dual Control and Fraud Prevention
    Strong ACH controls and procedures help reduce fraud. On the other hand, lax credit union controls and procedures can lead to monetary loss and decreased member confidence. To reduce fraud and mitigate risk, Catalyst Corporate reminds credit unions to monitor ACH origination transactions in ACH On-Line.
  • February 21, 2018 Get the latest on ACH rules...
    Gain new perspective on operational issues faced daily as an ACH professional. Catalyst Corporate's 2018 training line-up offers several webinars that address important aspects of the ACH rules.
  • February 20, 2018 ISI Is Your Broker-Dealer
    Did you know your credit union is an indirect owner of a securities broker/dealer? As a member-owner of Catalyst Corporate, your credit union has indirect ownership of CU Investment Solutions, LLC, and access to its many benefits.
  • February 20, 2018 The ‘Suite’ Life: Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ Economic Publications
    Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ Economic Suite includes periodic economic commentaries, reports, webinars and videos tailored to credit union needs and interests. Each piece leverages Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ 30 years of experience and the combined expertise of professionals who work exclusively with credit unions.
  • February 13, 2018 A Tale of Two Corporates’ Collaboration
    How do you sustain vendor support for a mature service that remains critical to credit union business operations? Such was the dilemma that led Catalyst Corporate to partner with another corporate credit union in forming a CUSO – TranzCapture, LLC – to support credit unions’ continued need for deposit processing.
  • February 06, 2018 Protect your Credit Union with Early Warning Deposit Chek
    There’s an easy way to protect members and your credit union from fraudulent checking activity. Early Warning™ Deposit Chek® real-time deposit fraud protection, available with all Catalyst Corporate TranzCapture deposit services – branch, teller, business, mobile, ATM and ITM – helps your credit union identify check fraud as deposits are received.
  • February 06, 2018 Catalyst Strategic Solutions Celebrates 30 Years
    Although its name has evolved over time, Catalyst Strategic Solutions has retained the same purpose for the past 30 years. “We aim to improve the overall financial performance of credit unions,” said Bruce Fox, Catalyst Corporate Executive VP and Chief Investment Officer.
  • January 30, 2018 4 Days. 2 Forums. 1 Ultimate Experience
    Catalyst Corporate’s Economic Forum has a new name, a new format and a new home. Future Forums, a four-day conference comprising two adjoining Forums, will continue to offer hard-hitting strategy-informing economic outlooks and balance sheet management tips. But, beginning this year, it will also include a full lineup of the latest payments and technology trends.
  • January 23, 2018 NACHA Study: Same-Day ACH Volume Rising, but Not Fraud
    Eighty-two percent of financial institutions anticipate Same-Day ACH debit volume to grow at a rapid or steady rate, and 78 percent expect ACH credit volume to grow at a steady rate over the next six to nine months, according to results from a NACHA study released last week.
  • January 23, 2018 Webinar: Identifying Key Investment Sectors in 2018
    Throughout the year, Catalyst Strategic Solutions offers free financial management webinars. These educational opportunities help credit unions better understand current trends, while exploring new investment insights. Participants may receive one (1) CPE credit in the finance field of study for attendance at each live webinar.
  • January 23, 2018 CUBG 2018 Training Opens with Commercial & Industrial Lending Course
    Catalyst Corporate values partner relationships with credit union service organizations (CUSOs) that provide high-quality resources, including training and educational opportunities. CU Business Group, LLC (CUBG), owned by Catalyst Corporate and six other corporate credit unions, is one CUSO that offers year-round learning opportunities for credit union staff.
  • January 16, 2018 A ‘Photo Op’ for Your Members
    The latest iterations of Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Android offer some innovative new features, but it doesn’t take the latest and greatest mobile device for your members to access one of Catalyst Corporate’s most beneficial mobile offerings: PicturePay Mobile Bill Payment Service.
  • December 26, 2017 2018 Training Schedule Now Available
    As 2017 draws to a close, Catalyst Corporate is releasing its preliminary 2018 Training Calendar
  • December 19, 2017 A Record Year for Training
    This week ends a busy year for Catalyst Corporate’s Training Department. In 2017, nearly 4,000 individuals took part in one or more of Catalyst Corporate’s numerous training sessions, marking the highest number of training sessions and attendees in five years. Training participation more than doubled over 2016.
  • December 12, 2017 Capture Members’ Hearts with Mobile Marketing Campaign
    Credit unions that offer Catalyst Corporate’s Mobile Capture service to their members are invited to participate in the annual “Capture My Heart” campaign.
  • December 05, 2017 Save the Date for Catalyst Corporate’s (Expanded) Economic Forum
    After 40 years of providing credit unions with economic insights, Catalyst Corporate’s annual Economic Forum is expanding its horizons. The expanded Economic Forum, held Oct. 1-4, 2018, will be at the new Omni Frisco Hotel, adjoining the Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters.
  • December 05, 2017 Contingency Communications Exercise Set for December 13
    Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out if your credit union is receiving critical communications. Catalyst Corporate will stage an exercise to test communications in the event of a broad system disruption. Make sure your credit union receives all important notifications. The Contingency Communications Exercise will take place Wednesday, December 13, at 10 a.m. Central Time.
  • December 04, 2017 Part 6: Fed Settlement
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor published a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. Facts, rules, codes, charts and helpful hints will be available for those who process, post, return and balance ACH transactions. As series concludes, content can be found in TranZact as a reference guide for ACH personnel. Part 6 addresses Fed settlements.
  • November 28, 2017 Effective Stress Testing Employs These 3 Components
    Aaron Martini, Manager of ALM Client Services at Catalyst Strategic Solutions, recently addressed a group of credit union leaders from the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues on the value of rigorous ALM stress testing in managing risk.
  • November 28, 2017 REMINDER: Order Holiday New Currency in TranZact
    With the holidays just around the corner, credit unions are reminded to order holiday new currency in TranZact.
  • November 21, 2017 Prepare for CECL with Webinar Series
    Catalyst Corporate is teaming up with Crowe Horwath LLP, a public accounting, consulting and technology firm, to present a series of three educational webinars on the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) standard.
  • November 14, 2017 Checking with Benefits: A Gift that Keeps Giving
    With holiday commercials and décor out in full force, now is a great time to begin thinking about what your credit union can give its members. Catalyst Corporate’s Checking with Benefits mobile rewards program benefits your members’ pockets, as well as your credit union’s bottom line.
  • November 07, 2017 Do Narrowing Spreads Equal Weaker Economy Ahead?
    The spread between yields on the 2-year and the 10-year U.S. Treasury notes continues to narrow. What does this mean for credit unions?
  • October 31, 2017 Loan Participations May Help Alleviate Liquidity Stress
    One of the most notable trends in the credit union world is the rise – and success – of loan participation programs. At Catalyst Corporate’s Economic Forum earlier this month, Jeff Hamilton, VP of member credit at Catalyst Corporate, discussed how loan participation programs could help credit unions as the lending landscape continues to change.
  • October 24, 2017 ACH and the Holidays
    The holidays are approaching. What does that mean for ACH processing?
  • October 24, 2017 Risk Management Culture Should Exist ‘On All Levels’
    Risk management is paramount in the financial system, and it’s part of everyone’s job at your credit union. That’s the message Mike McGinnis, Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ vice president of investment sales, delivered to attendees in a session entitled, “Developing a Risk Management Culture” at Catalyst Corporate’s Economic Forum earlier this month.
  • October 24, 2017 Identify Check Fraud in Real-Time
    Credit unions may be familiar with the Early Warning next day, or “batch”, notification service, which has successfully fought checking fraud for many years. The real-time service may be less familiar. Catalyst Corporate compiled a few common questions (and answers) to better explain how it works.
  • October 18, 2017 Part 5: Dishonored and Contested Dishonored Returns
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. Facts, rules, codes, charts and helpful hints will be available for those who process, post, return and balance ACH transactions. At the end of the series, content will be posted in TranZact as a reference guide for ACH personnel. Part 5 addresses dishonored and contested dishonored returns.
  • October 17, 2017 No Recession On The Horizon, says Economic Forum presenter
    Without fear of a near-term recession, credit unions can continue to count on strong loan growth – at least according to former CUNA chief economist, Bill Hampel. Speaking in front of nearly 250 credit union leaders at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum earlier this month, Hampel noted that the economy is well into its ninth year of recovery – a fact that often sparks warnings that the recovery has nearly run its course, and that a recession may be just around the corner.
  • October 17, 2017 The Benefits of SimpliCD
    SimpliCD is a Certificate of Deposit Purchasing and Issuing program available through Catalyst Corporate. SimpliCD is owned by Primary Financial, LLC, a credit union service organization (CUSO) owned jointly by 10 corporate credit unions nationwide.
  • October 10, 2017 Contingency ACH Services from Catalyst Corporate
    Does your credit union need a contingency ACH provider? Catalyst Corporate can serve as an on-demand backup ACH processor when – in situations such as the catastrophic storms last month – a credit union is unable to retrieve ACH receipt files through its Fedline.
  • October 10, 2017 40th Economic Forum Concludes, New Venue and Format in 2018
    At the conclusion of this year’s Forum, attendees got a sneak peek at plans for a newly designed event in 2018. The 41st annual Economic Forum will build on the success of past meetings in a brand new venue.
  • October 10, 2017 Dallas Fed Exec Explains ‘What’s Going on in the Economy’
    Thomas Siems, assistant vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, delivered an entertaining and insightful presentation, “What’s Going on in the Economy? In Search of a One-Handed Economist,” last week at Catalyst Corporate’s Economic Forum. So, how is the Fed doing? “Well, that depends," Siems said. "On the one hand…”
  • October 03, 2017 Order Holiday New Currency in TranZact
    With the holidays just around the corner, credit unions are reminded to order holiday new currency in TranZact.
  • October 03, 2017 Economic Forum Opens with Outlook and Strategic Considerations for Credit Unions
    Catalyst Corporate's 40th Annual Economic Forum opened strong Monday morning with a rapid-fire assessment of credit union trends and critical issues from Steven Houle, Vice President of Catalyst Strategic Solutions' Advisory Service.
  • September 26, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Loan Participations Reach $2 Billion
    Catalyst Corporate's Loan Participation Program reached $2 billion in loan participations. This program not only allows credit unions to have some diversification in their loan portfolio, but also serves as a conduit between credit unions that need liquidity and credit unions that have excess liquidity.
  • September 26, 2017 No Surprise: Mobile Payments ‘Most Important’ in Tech Survey
    Catalyst Corporate recently sent a technology survey to 3,800 credit union contacts and received nearly 400 replies. The primary objective of this survey was to understand which technological advancements credit unions deem most important, and to what degree they are currently implementing or exploring these technologies.
  • September 19, 2017 What to Expect from Tax Reform
    Benjamin Franklin once said the only two certainties in this world are death and taxes. Perhaps that explains why many Americans are on the edge of their seats waiting for a peak at President Trump’s upcoming tax reform plan. Jesse Edgerton, an economist at J.P. Morgan in New York, will share his insights on this topic next month as he presents, “An Economic Outlook and Real News on Tax Reform,” at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • September 12, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Ending Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1
    Effective February 1, 2018, Catalyst Corporate will discontinue support for older Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions – TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. This action supports enhanced security and prevention of potential vulnerabilities.
  • September 12, 2017 Navigating Risk with Volatility Indexes
    Volatility is commonplace in the stock markets. However, credit unions occupy a different landscape, comprised of fixed income securities, investment grade bonds, typically with durations of five years or less. The fixed income market, like the stock market, has its own volatility indexes: the Merrill Lynch Option Volatility Estimate index, or “MOVE,” and the CBOE/CBOT 10-year U.S. Treasury Note Volatility Index, or “TYVIX.”
  • September 05, 2017 Catalyst Corporate: Six Years Partnering with Credit Unions
    Six years ago this week, Catalyst Corporate was founded with a goal of forging a successful partnership with credit unions across the country. An anniversary provides an opportunity to celebrate achievements of that partnership, which has grown to 1,411 total members. On this anniversary, Catalyst Corporate also reaffirms its commitment to stand beside its partner credit unions struggling to recover from the recent devastating storms along the Gulf Coast.
  • September 05, 2017 Mama Mia, an Evening in Italy
    Attendees at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum typically get an outlook on the global economy. This year, they can also get an Evening in Italy.
  • August 29, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Donates $50,000 to Credit Unions Affected by Hurricane
    Hurricane and Tropical Storm Harvey have already ravaged more than 150 credit unions along the Texas Gulf Coast, according to the NCUA. Although the situation is still evolving, Catalyst Corporate is taking immediate action to assist credit unions in Texas through an initial donation of $50,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAid disaster relief program.
  • August 29, 2017 16 Reasons to Register for Economic Forum
    Earn up to 16 CPE credits at one event: Catalyst Corporate 40th annual Economic Forum, October 2-4, 2017 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • August 22, 2017 Bonus Sessions Added to 2017 Economic Forum
    Individuals wanting to maximize learning opportunities at Catalyst Corporate’s 2017 Economic Forum can attend two early morning bonus sessions that tackle topics of interest in a changing rate environment.
  • August 15, 2017 Real-Time Fraud Protection ‘an Extremely Positive Move’
    Altier Credit Union, like most financial institutions, hoped to reduce its number of returned checks and amount of uncollected funds. When the $195 million Tempe, Ariz.-based credit union heard about Catalyst Corporate’s real-time Early Warning Deposit Chek® fraud protection service, it was convinced it found the answer.
  • August 15, 2017 Robert Ramirez Appointed to Catalyst Corporate Board of Directors
    Robert D. Ramirez, President and CEO of Vantage West Credit Union, has been appointed to Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors.
  • August 15, 2017 How FOMC Moves Will Impact Credit Unions
    The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is approximately $4.5 trillion. On the asset side, some $3.5 trillion is comprised of U.S. Treasury debt, agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities. Winding down that balance sheet has frequently made news over the last several months. In the statement following its July meeting, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced the reduction will start “relatively soon.” What will this mean for credit unions?
  • August 09, 2017 Same-Day ACH Testing
    Starting September 15, 2017, stale dated items (non-IAT and under $25,000) sent to the Fed via Catalyst Corporate by 12:45 p.m. CT will be considered Same-Day items.
  • August 09, 2017 Part 4: RDFIs and Receivers
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. At the end of the series, content will be available in TranZact as a reference guide for ACH personnel. Part 4 outlines the roles of Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs) and their responsibilities and relationship to other ACH participants.
  • August 08, 2017 Pixar Animator: Credit Union Leaders Should Be Storytellers
    Catalyst Corporate’s annual Economic Forum traditionally delivers high-caliber strategic financial management insights and economic outlooks. This year, it will also offer story time. Matthew Luhn, an accomplished storyteller and instructor with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, will explain how storytelling can increase business for credit unions.
  • August 08, 2017 Members Give Catalyst Corporate Net Promoter Score of 81
    Catalyst Corporate recently conducted its annual member satisfaction survey and received its highest Net Promoter Score (NPS), 81, in the six years it has conducted the survey.
  • August 01, 2017 Economic Outlook 2018: Get Ready for a Shakeup
    Marci Rossell, a senior economic advisor for Delphin Investments, will dig into reasons for the lack of growth and explore related fiscal policies at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • July 28, 2017 Debit Cards: The Ultimate School Supply
    Before students head back to school, credit unions can educate them on the value of a debit card. Catalyst Corporate can help with a new series of pre-packaged, customizable marketing campaigns for debit cards, including four focused on back to school.
  • July 25, 2017 Forum Favorite to Speak on Economy’s Impact
    For nearly four decades, Bill Hampel has been a staple on the credit union circuit. As the Chief Economist and Chief Policy Officer of CUNA, he will impart words of wisdom to attendees at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, scheduled for October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • July 25, 2017 Catalyst Corporate to Move Safekeeping in September
    Following a stringent due diligence process involving five vendors, Catalyst Corporate will transition to a new security safekeeping provider in September.
  • July 25, 2017 Portfolio Strategies for Mortgage-Backed Securities
    Earlier this month, Catalyst Strategic Solutions VP of Investment Sales Mike McGinnis led a webinar for the California Credit Union League to help portfolio managers explore advanced portfolio strategies. The one-hour webinar, Evaluating Mortgage Backed Securities and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations, provided a discussion on mortgage-related sectors and portfolio analytics and tactics typically used when incorporating amortizing securities.
  • July 18, 2017 Mid-Year Economic Assessment: 'Limping Along'
    Optimism was the theme for the beginning of 2017. We kicked off the year with a new administration in Washington and overwhelming optimism for what could be: less regulation, lower taxes and more jobs! But optimism began to wane midway through the first six months. Heading into the last lap of the year, it’s a good time to review what we’ve accomplished and what we can look forward to over the next six months.
  • July 18, 2017 Make Sure Members Have (and Know About) Debit Card Advantages
    No one likes debt. No one wants to pay interest, fees or costs associated with credit cards. What credit union members do want is an easy, affordable and convenient way to pay, that’s also reliable and safe. Debit cards offer that.
  • July 11, 2017 Check out Corporate Checking with Catalyst Corporate
    Put more cash to work with an interest bearing checking account. With Corporate Checking from Catalyst Corporate, credit unions have an easy and convenient way to issue and track checks drawn on their Catalyst Corporate settlement accounts.
  • July 11, 2017 David Zach Prepares Credit Union Leaders for the Future
    For credit unions to succeed, leaders must be curious about everything, said futurist David Zach. Zach is presenting An Owner’s Guide to the Future at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.
  • June 27, 2017 Growth? Maximize your Talent, Says Retired Naval Commander
    Growth. It’s just six letters, but in the financial services industry, growth drives everything. Retired U.S. Navy commander and internationally-renowned author and speaker Mary Kelly says credit unions need to look for growth opportunities in the upcoming generation – Generation Z. Kelly will present Leading the Charge in the New Economy at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.
  • June 27, 2017 Screen Time: An ITM Success Story
    InTouch Credit Union in Plano, TX uses Catalyst Corporate’s ITM Capture service to enable remote deposit services through these machines. As part of the TranzCapture™ suite of remote deposit services, ITM Capture helps credit unions automate deposits – reducing manual processes and improving accuracy – all through one engine.
  • June 20, 2017 ACH Dual Control
    Catalyst Corporate strongly encourages credit unions to enforce dual control in the intended manner for the creation and release of ACH batches. Having a second set of eyes to verify the transactional details may help prevent mistakes and unwanted items from being processed, ultimately saving money, time and frustration.
  • June 20, 2017 Part 3: Standard Entry Class and Transaction Codes
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. Facts, rules, codes, charts and helpful hints will be available for those who process, post, return and balance ACH transactions. At the end of the series, content will be available in TranZact as a reference guide for ACH personnel. Part 3 defines the various Standard Entry Class Codes and Transaction Codes, including how to use and identify each for ACH processing.
  • June 20, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Surpasses $1.5 billion in Loan Participation Sales
    Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union has surpassed $1.5 billion in loan participation sales for its member/client credit unions. Catalyst Corporate works with credit unions of all sizes across the country. "Credit unions have found loan participations to be an effective balance sheet management tool...
  • June 20, 2017 'What If Online' Empowers On-the-Fly Analysis
    What if…we shift emphasis in our lending portfolio from car loans to real estate loans, or borrow money to help fund loan growth, or set up indirect lending? These types of head-scratching, anxiety-producing questions can be answered using Catalyst Strategic Solutions' What If Online balance sheet modeling service.
  • June 20, 2017 CU Business Group Hosts East/West Coast National Conferences
    Does your credit union want to drive business services growth through digital banking? How familiar is your staff with the key components of high performing deposit programs? At CU Business Group’s National Business Services Conference, credit union leaders can learn about these topics and more.
  • June 13, 2017 Ready, Set, Register! Economic Forum Registration Opens this Week
    Registration for Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum opens Friday, June 16. Credit union executives, board members and employees will want to reserve their spots now.
  • June 13, 2017 Hedging Rising Inflation with Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
    Inflation-protected securities are bonds with unique investment characteristics. As such, they may offer credit unions greater investment returns over conventional Treasury bonds.
  • June 06, 2017 Members are Talking about Economic Forum
    Catalyst Corporate’s members are talking, and it’s all on video! Whether a member has been once or over a dozen times, Catalyst Corporate’ annual Economic Forum remains a can’t-miss event for credit union leaders wanting to position their credit unions for success in this ever-changing economy.
  • June 06, 2017 Upcoming Exercise to Test Contingency Communications
    The Contingency Communications Exercise will take place Wednesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. Central Time. During the exercise, Catalyst Corporate will send an email to all credit union designated contingency communications contacts. Contacts are asked to reply to the email, noting the time the email was received and validating the accuracy of the contact information.
  • June 06, 2017 Rising Rates Mandate Increased Planning for IRR, Liquidity and Investments
    As the midpoint of the year approaches, the current interest rate environment looks very different than it did just nine months ago. What might we anticipate in the future? That’s one of the questions Mike Sims, Senior Advisor at Catalyst Strategic Solutions, addressed in his recent presentation at Georgia Credit Union Affiliates' Annual Convention.
  • May 30, 2017 Houle Shares Investment Strategies at CFO Conference
    At last week’s CUNA CFO Council Conference in Orlando, Steven Houle gave CFOs direction and perspective at his session, “The Fundamentals of Credit Union Investment Management and Strategy.”
  • May 23, 2017 ALM Series Begins Next Month
    The Catalyst Strategic Solutions Institute (SSI) ALM Series begins June 22. The ALM Series includes three live webinars that address topics ranging from the basics of ALM to mastering ALM reports and developing business strategy.
  • May 16, 2017 Loan Participations: A Seller’s Perspective
    There are more than 1.5 billion reasons to sell loans through Catalyst Corporate's nationwide Loan Participation Program. Catalyst Corporate recently surpassed $1.5 billion in loan participations since program inception in 2014.
  • May 16, 2017 Inside Secrets of Business Lending: Lending to Operating Companies vs. Investment Real Estate
    On June 28-29, CUBG will host a two-day training course, "Commercial Real Estate Lending for Credit Unions," in Plano, Texas that offers an in-depth look at key concepts and methods for evaluating, underwriting and managing all types of commercial real estate (CRE) loans.
  • May 16, 2017 Knowledge Exchange with Moldovan Credit Unions
    Brad Ganey, along with Shane Berger, president and CEO of Beehive Federal Credit Union in Pocatello, Idaho and Todd Christensen, senior vice president of marketing at CapEd Credit Union in Boise, Idaho, visited Moldova last month with the goal of bolstering its marketing initiatives, developing a strategic plan to help its Savings Credit Associations (SCAs) move forward and exploring payment options.
  • May 09, 2017 Loan Participations: A Buyer's Perspective
    Catalyst Corporate’s Loan Participation Program brings together credit union originators that want to sell loans with credit union buyers that want to purchase an interest in a pool of loans.
  • May 09, 2017 Death of the Checking Account Greatly Exaggerated?
    As long as checking accounts continue to play a viable role in members' lives, credit unions will need to continue processing those checks.
  • May 09, 2017 Is the Investment Ladder Still Relevant?
    So what is an investment ladder? It’s the most time-tested strategy portfolio managers use to create constant cash flow, attain a competitive portfolio yield and mitigate the risk of reinvesting a large portion of assets in an unfavorable financial environment.
  • May 02, 2017 Quality Mobile Experience Should Carry Across All Delivery Channels
    A consistent user experience across all service delivery channels reduces "friction" for credit union members. And because mobile phones play such a prevalent role in today's society, credit unions benefit from a mobile platform with a strong user experience that carries through consistently to all devices – smartphone, tablet, wearable and desktop.
  • April 25, 2017 What Credit Unions Need to Know About Liquidity Risk Management
    A decade ago, many financial institutions considered liquidity risk a lower-tier risk. That all changed in 2007. After the credit and liquidity crisis, perceptions changed. Managers, boards and examiners began evaluating liquidity risk as a first-tier risk.
  • April 21, 2017 Part 2: ODFIs and Originators
    The ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. Part 2 outlines the roles of Originating Depository Financial Institutions (ODFIs) and their responsibilities and relationship to other ACH participants.
  • April 18, 2017 Fed Economist to Address Economic Forum
    Federal Reserve economist, and sometimes storyteller, Thomas Siems has joined the venerable list of presenters at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum.
  • April 18, 2017 Connecting with Mobile and Millennials
    Dave DeFazio, a partner with StrategyCorps, spoke to nearly 50 credit union leaders at the Cornerstone Credit Union League’s annual meeting in Fort Worth. During his session, “Lessons from the World’s Mobile Experience Leaders,” he explained why connecting with mobile and millennials is imperative for a credit union’s growth and success.
  • April 11, 2017 2016 Annual Report and Audited Financial Statements Now Available
    As reported during its recent annual meeting in Tucson, Catalyst Corporate experienced great success in 2016. Your corporate credit union exceeded financial targets, launched new services and enhancements and added members.
  • April 11, 2017 No Wait with Temporary Instant Debit Cards
    When a debit card is lost or stolen, it may take up to two weeks to receive a new permanent card in the mail. But with Catalyst Corporate’s Temporary Instant Debit Card service, credit unions can give members a new card immediately.
  • April 11, 2017 Rolling Down the Yield Curve
    Overnight rates are on an upward trend, and Treasury yields are poised to follow. Some credit unions are wondering whether to stay in cash and limit investments to one year or less.
  • April 04, 2017 Cut Fraud: Switch Cards Off with CardNav
    Card fraud remains a big concern for many credit union members. Catalyst Corporate's Card Services program protects members from fraudulent activity with CardNav.
  • March 28, 2017 Susan Ryan Appointed to Catalyst Corporate Supervisory Committee
    Susan Ryan, president and CEO of Fresno County Federal Credit Union, has been appointed to Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union’s Supervisory Committee.
  • March 28, 2017 SAVE THE DATE: Catalyst Corporate’s 40th Annual Economic Forum
    Mark your calendars for this year’s Economic Forum—October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, TX.
  • March 28, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Experts Speak at CUNA Management School
    Catalyst Corporate experts were invited to share their industry knowledge at the Southwest CUNA Management School’s (SCMS) mid-year classes.
  • March 21, 2017 Learn About Student Loan Offerings
    Next month, Catalyst Corporate and its partner, Sallie Mae, will hold a complimentary informational webinar on their Smart Option Student Loan® program.
  • March 21, 2017 Deposit Service Makes it Easy for Businesses to Use a Credit Union
    Make your business our business with TranzCapture™, Catalyst Corporate’s all-new suite of remote deposit services.
  • March 21, 2017 Managing Cash is More Critical as Rates Rise
    Hindsight may be 20/20, but with Catalyst Corporate’s Vault View service, foresight is spot-on, as well. Interest rates are on the rise, and it’s imperative that credit unions look closely at their cash management strategy.
  • March 14, 2017 Kathy Garner Marks 5-Year Milestone as Catalyst Corporate CEO
    A lot can happen in five years. No one knows that better than Catalyst Corporate President and CEO Kathy Garner. This month marks Garner’s fifth anniversary at the company’s helm, and she’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
  • March 14, 2017 Lose the Envelopes with ATM/ITM Capture
    Credit unions looking to save time and improve the accuracy of remote deposits have a simple solution: Catalyst Corporate's TranzCapture ATM and ITM (Interactive Teller Machine) Capture services.
  • March 14, 2017 Under-Utilized Bank Notes Can Diversify Investment Portfolios
    Credit unions have seen their investment options change and agency supply and market spreads contract, forcing portfolio managers to look for investment alternatives. Finding replacements has been challenging. One option credit unions may want to consider is bank notes.
  • March 07, 2017 Why Credit Unions are Checking Out Checking with Benefits
    Checking accounts aren’t what they used to be – and that could be a good thing for credit unions.
  • February 28, 2017 ECCHO Working for Best Practices with Electronically-Created Checks
    As an active ECCHO member for a decade, Catalyst Corporate knows firsthand the value of membership. Learn how your credit union also can benefit through a minimal investment.
  • February 28, 2017 An Economic Forecast for 2017
    Although the current political atmosphere may seem a bit turbulent, the economy continues to breeze along, according to Steven Rick, chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group, and one of the presenters at Catalyst Corporate’s recent Accelerating Success Conference.
  • February 28, 2017 Mobile Capture Campaign Captured Hearts and Attention
    Earlier this month, more than 40 credit unions participated in Catalyst Corporate’s third annual "Capture My Heart" campaign to raise member awareness and usage of mobile deposit services.
  • February 24, 2017 Part 1: The Participants, the Process and the Responsibilities
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. Facts, rules, codes, charts and helpful hints will be available for those who process, post, return and balance ACH transactions. Part 1 outlines the participants and framework of the ACH cycle.
  • February 23, 2017 Same Day Debits Will Debut September 15
    Phase 2 of Same Day ACH will be here before you know it! On September 15, 2017, debits will be included in Same-Day ACH processing.
  • February 23, 2017 What You Need to Know About ACH
    ACH Rules are constantly changing, and Catalyst Corporate wants to be sure you're informed.
  • February 21, 2017 End of the Tunnel? CEO Confidence Highest in Nearly a Decade
    The Confidence Index in Catalyst Corporate's Fourth Quarter 2016 Credit Union CEO Confidence Survey reached 35.45, a level not seen since mid- 2007…before the housing bubble burst.
  • February 21, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Board Members Selected at Fifth Annual Meeting
    At Catalyst Corporate’s Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2017 Accelerating Success Conference, members elected four candidates to serve three-year terms on its Board of Directors.
  • February 21, 2017 Debit Card Services Keep Fees Low and Service High
    Catalyst Corporate’s turnkey debit card solutions minimize legwork and provides ongoing support to credit union members.
  • February 21, 2017 ALM Questions? Get Answers from Catalyst Strategic Solutions
    How much liquidity does your credit union need? What will this strategic move do to the balance sheet? When faced with questions like these, get answers from Catalyst Strategic Solutions.
  • February 14, 2017 Email Alerts Enhance Wire Transfer Security
    Catalyst Corporate's Email Wire Notification Service is an easy way to add another layer of security against wire transfer fraud.
  • February 14, 2017 We Love Our Members
    On Valentine’s Day, many of us choose to show love with chocolate, flowers and construction paper hearts. But Catalyst Corporate wants to show our members love through words.
  • February 07, 2017 Differentiation is Key for Mobile Banking Services
    Catalyst Corporate's Mobile Banking Service, powered by Malauzai Software, enables credit unions to design an app that aligns with their brand. It even customizes the look and feel within the app to appeal to various member segments.
  • February 07, 2017 Fannie and Freddie – What Does the Future Hold?
    Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were placed into conservatorship in September 2008, with their ultimate fate yet to be determined. During that time, credit union investments in agency-issued debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) grew from just under $77 billion to more than $168 billion as of September 2016.
  • February 07, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Partner Event: CUBG Business Lending Bootcamp
    Catalyst Corporate values partner relationships with credit union service organizations (CUSOs) that provide high-quality training and educational opportunities.
  • January 31, 2017 Catalyst Corporate Experts Share Insights on Blog
    Catalyst Corporate’s experts have a lot to say, and they’re using the CU Resources blog to spread those messages.
  • January 31, 2017 Open Up a Catalyst Corporate Brokerage Account
    Catalyst Corporate, in partnership with credit union-owned CU Investment Solutions (ISI), delivers customized portfolio strategies through its experienced team of registered representatives. This team fully understands credit unions and NCUA requirements.
  • January 24, 2017 More Than Three Dozen Credit Unions Ready to “Capture My Heart”
    Members from more than three dozen credit unions will “show the love” February 7-14 by drawing hearts on checks deposited via their credit union’s Mobile Capture service.
  • January 24, 2017 Increase Remote Deposit Efficiency with Teller Capture
    TranzCapture, Catalyst Corporate’s all-new suite of remote deposit services, offers numerous services and benefits. One of those services is Teller Capture, designed to increase credit union efficiency by reducing some manual processes associated with remote deposit.
  • January 24, 2017 Looking Forward and Looking Up at the Accelerating Success Conference
    Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference encourages attendees to look forward. The Tucson night sky will also compel them to look up!
  • January 17, 2017 Economy: 'What We Expect and What Happens are Two Different Things'
    Nearly 100 people attended Catalyst Corporate’s fourth annual Blueprint for Success economic outlook January 10. If you missed the live event, view the 50-minute on-demand video under the Training and Education tab on catalystcorp.org.
  • January 17, 2017 2016 Marks Huge Year for CUBG
    For nearly 15 years, CU Business Group, LLC (CUBG) has provided comprehensive support for credit unions beginning or growing their business services. But this credit union service organization has been growing its business, too!
  • January 10, 2017 Credit Union CEOs to Share Leadership Lessons Learned
    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
  • January 03, 2017 The Survey Says…
    Each year, Catalyst Strategic Solutions conducts surveys to measure the satisfaction levels of its clients.
  • January 03, 2017 What Can We Expect in 2017?
    Steven Rick, chief economist for CUNA Mutual Group, will share his thoughts on potential economic developments during his presentation at Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference next month.
  • January 03, 2017 Get Economic Answers and CPE Credit at Blueprint for Success
    Hear predictions for this year's economy AND earn your first CPE credit of 2017 without even leaving your desk.
  • December 27, 2016 ‘Capture My Heart’ in Valentine-Themed Mobile Deposit
    Credit union members will be given the chance to show the love in February by drawing hearts on checks deposited via their credit union’s Mobile Capture service.
  • December 20, 2016 Personalize the Member Experience, Conference Speaker Says
    Credit union members comprise a range of demographics: rural and urban, older and younger, male and female and countless others under the sun. So, how do you market your credit union to members who don’t all fit in the same mold?
  • December 20, 2016 Save the Date: Blueprint for Success is Going Live
    Blueprint for Success, the first of many financial management educational programs that Catalyst Corporate and Catalyst Strategic Solutions will offer in 2017, will broadcast January 10 at 1 p.m. Central Time.
  • December 13, 2016 TranzCapture Next-Gen Deposit Capture Suite Swings into Operation
    TranzCapture, the new deposit capture service suite owned by Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union and Alloya Corporate Federal Credit Union, is now fully operational.
  • December 13, 2016 Tee Up at Catalyst Corporate’s Golf Event
    Attendees of Catalyst Corporate’s 2017 Accelerating Success Conference are invited to a golf outing at the Catalina Course at the Omni National Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
  • November 29, 2016 Credit Unions May Need a 'Relevancy Upgrade'
    To help credit unions compete, Catalyst Corporate teamed up with StrategyCorps to give checking accounts a significant “relevancy upgrade.
  • November 28, 2016 Cornerstone Marketing Council Assists with Development of Virtual Marketing Kits
    With input from marketers from several credit unions, Catalyst Corporate unveiled six Checking with Benefits Virtual Marketing Kits at Cornerstone Credit Union League's Marketing and Business Development Conference earlier this month.
  • November 22, 2016 Keeping Up with the Times
    The U.S. population is the youngest it’s been in half a century, but the average credit union member has never been older. How can credit unions adapt? Jim Kasch, founder of Canidae Consulting and a 20+ year credit union executive, will present his take on this culture shift at Catalyst Corporate’s 2017 Accelerating Success Conference.
  • November 17, 2016 Same-Day, Today and Next Year
    Catalyst Corporate successfully transitioned all participating member credit unions from one combined ACH receipt file to multiple daily files to accommodate Same-Day transactions. On September 15, 2017, Phase 2 will add debits to the Same-Day mix.
  • November 15, 2016 New Marketing Kits Promote Checking with Benefits
    Catalyst Corporate is unveiling six Checking with Benefits Virtual Marketing Kits at this week’s Cornerstone Marketing Conference in Fort Worth.
  • November 08, 2016 CEOs Feeling Less Optimistic about their Institutions' Financial Footing…But Not Bad
    Credit union executives appear to be feeling less positive about their institutions' current financial condition, based on results of Catalyst Corporate's Third Quarter 2016 Credit Union CEO Confidence Survey.
  • November 08, 2016 Electing a New Economic Policy
    Less than a month after the country inaugurates its new president, Catalyst Corporate will hold its annual Accelerating Success Conference, providing an early look at ways to manage (and embrace) economic change and adjust for the economy.
  • November 08, 2016 A Big Year for Training
    This year has been busy for Catalyst Corporate’s Training Department, as it provided members with over 30 products and services webinars – all free of charge.
  • November 01, 2016 Accelerating Success Conference Brochures are in the Mail
    Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success conference brochure – featuring speaker and hotel information – is being mailed to credit unions today.
  • November 01, 2016 Credit Unions Share ‘Checking with Benefits’ Stories
    See what some of Catalyst Corporate’s members are saying about their experience with Checking with Benefits
  • November 01, 2016 Microsoft Patch Stalls RDS Process: TranzCapture to the Rescue
    TranzCapture offers benefits that include: Internet-based software that facilitates convenient installation and updates, detection of duplicate deposits across all capture channels, and a shared branching feature that helps to properly route return items and optional real-time fraud protection across all deposit channels.
  • October 25, 2016 CUNA’s Chief Economist Provides Economic Outlook through 2017
    As the economy begins its eighth year of recovery, the nation is approaching full employment, the inflation outlook is moderate, interest rates are poised to start rising, and global economic risks have not been "life threatening" so far, Bill Hampel told his audience at Catalyst Corporate's recent Economic Forum.
  • October 25, 2016 Accelerating Success Conference Lineup is Set!
    The lineup of speakers is set for the Accelerating Success Conference, which will be held at the Omni National Resort in Tucson, Arizona, February 15-17, 2017.
  • October 18, 2016 Deactivate Debit Cards until They're Needed with CardNav
    CardNav is an easy-to-use mobile app that gives members the ability to turn their cards on and off, set controls for their use and receive alerts for certain types of card activity.
  • October 18, 2016 When Two is One (and One is None)
    Navy Seals don’t go into a tough situation with only one plan of action, so why should credit unions? Such was the message behind Randy Harrington’s dynamic presentation at Catalyst Corporate’s 39th annual Economic Forum, titled “When Two is One (and one is none).”
  • October 18, 2016 Clients Find Value in Catalyst Strategic Solutions ALM Validations
    What are Catalyst Strategic Solutions' clients saying about its ALM validation services? See for yourself!
  • October 11, 2016 Consumer Trends Expert and Author Kelly McDonald Joins Accelerating Success Conference Lineup
    Consumer trends expert and author Kelly McDonald will present “Crafting a Customer Experience for People Not Like You,” during Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference.
  • October 11, 2016 Dallas Federal Reserve Official Gives His Perspective on the Economy
    Four forces are currently driving the United States economy, according to Evan Koenig, senior vice president and chief policy advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: unfavorable demographics, the low price of oil, a strong dollar and tapered monetary policy accommodation.
  • October 11, 2016 The Numbers that Matter
    No matter where one looks in financial services, numbers are everywhere. But as renowned global futurist Jack Uldrich explained to the crowd of attendees at Catalyst Corporate’s 39th annual Economic Forum on October 4, the two most important numbers right now, as we move through a digital world, are “0” and “1,”– the digits that make up binary code.
  • October 04, 2016 Economic Forum Opening Session Tackles Trends and Issues
    Catalyst Corporate's 39th Annual Economic Forum opened strong Monday morning with a rapid-fire assessment of credit union trends and critical issues.
  • October 04, 2016 Retired Naval Commander to Speak at Accelerating Success Conference
    While it may be difficult to foresee the impact of future events, retired Navy commander and internationally-renowned author and speaker Mary Kelly has many years of experience doing just that.
  • October 04, 2016 Holiday Currency Orders Now Available in TranZact
    Catalyst Corporate would like to remind you about the Holiday New Currency order periods coming soon. Credit unions can order new currency in the Coin & Currency section of TranZact.
  • September 27, 2016 'Purpose of Payment' Field Added to Wire Requests
    A new “Purpose of Payment” field has been added to wire transfer requests in TranZact.
  • September 27, 2016 2017 Pricing Guide Available September 28
    Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union's 2017 Service Pricing Guide is scheduled to be emailed to chief executive officers at all member and client credit unions Wednesday, September 28.
  • September 27, 2016 Save the Date: Accelerating Success Conference is Taking Shape!
    Critical issues facing credit unions – such as the economy, serving an increasingly diverse membership and implementing innovative ideas – take center stage during Catalyst Corporate’s Accelerating Success Conference, which will be held Feb. 15-17 at the Omni National Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
  • September 27, 2016 Catalyst Corporate Teams with MEMBERS Development Company for R&D
    Exploring new ways of doing business is critical to providing member credit unions with the products and services they need. As a result, Catalyst Corporate has become an owner of MEMBERS Development Company, which will help enhance and expand member services.
  • September 20, 2016 First Credit Union Goes Live with TranzCapture RDS
    On September 12, Texas Telcom Credit Union was the first credit union to go live on Catalyst Corporate's next-generation Branch Capture service, TranzCapture.
  • September 20, 2016 Phase 1 of Same-Day ACH Starts Friday
    On Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, Phase 1 of a new ACH Rule will take effect. What does this mean for your credit union?
  • September 20, 2016 Bonus Session Added to Forum Lineup
    A 45-minute bonus session discussing how to grow funding through liquidity sources has been added to the Economic Forum lineup at no additional cost. Best Practices in Managing Your Liquidity Sources is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5.
  • September 13, 2016 Collaboration Yields Six Marketing Campaigns
    Believing that two heads are better than one, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union has joined forces with members of the Cornerstone Marketing/Business Development Council to create turnkey marketing materials for Catalyst Corporate's Checking with Benefits program.
  • September 13, 2016 Creating a Culture of Innovation
    Nearly three years ago, Catalyst Corporate began a journey to create a culture of innovation with the intent to deliver solutions for challenges faced by credit unions.
  • September 06, 2016 Catalyst Corporate Loan Participation Program Nears $1 Billion
    Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union’s two-year-old loan participation program is nearing the $1 billion milestone.
  • September 06, 2016 Five Forum Fast Facts
    If you haven’t already registered for Catalyst Corporate's 39th annual Economic Forum, October 3-5 in Dallas, now is the time…Early Bird registration ends September 13!
  • September 06, 2016 Be Prepared: Make Sure Critical Communications Can Reach You
    To kick off National Preparedness Month, Catalyst Corporate will stage an exercise to test whether or not member credit unions receive contingency communications in the event of a system disruption.
  • September 06, 2016 Catalyst Corporate Marks Fifth Anniversary
    Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union turns five this week! Here's a high-five for half a decade "on mission" with credit unions and a look at some of the corporate's activities since its last anniversary.
  • August 30, 2016 Four More Reasons to Attend Catalyst Corporate’s Economic Forum
    If past performance is any indication of the future, Economic Forum attendees are in for a treat this year!
  • August 30, 2016 Credit Union CEOs Anticipating Strong Loan Demand for Remainder of 2016
    Loan demand may be good now, but credit union CEOs are expecting it to grow over the remainder of 2016, based on results of Catalyst Corporate's Second Quarter 2016 Credit Union CEO Confidence Survey.
  • August 23, 2016 Catalyst Corporate and Alloya Partner to Create Check Processing CUSO
    Catalyst Corporate FCU and Alloya Corporate FCU have formed a strategic partnership to ensure that credit unions across the United States can continue to offer check writing and check deposit services to their members well into the future.
  • August 23, 2016 Storyteller/Reporter Adam Davidson Unwinds Economic Complexities
    After serving as technical advisor on the film "The Big Short," Catalyst Corporate has tapped Adam Davidson to present, "Share Economy: The New Direction" at the 2016 Economic Forum.
  • August 22, 2016 Member Perceptions & Value: What the Survey Says
    Catalyst Corporate received a very strong Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 67 percent in response to its annual member survey, along with other excellent marks in areas such as importance of relationships, keeping promises and financial strength.
  • August 22, 2016 Effective Entry Date/Settlement Date
    When it comes to Same-Day ACH, effective entry dates and settlement dates can get a little tricky. Make sure you fully understand what is required for these dates by familiarizing your credit union with the NACHA rules.
  • August 16, 2016 Managing Liquidity, Capital Profiles and Other Critical Issues
    Liquidity management provides a foundation for strategic planning, from how to price loans and share deposits mixes to building earnings and capital.
  • August 08, 2016 Jack Uldrich Presents ‘A-HA’ Moment At Economic Forum
    Business models are shifting, consumer behaviors are evolving and it can be difficult to look ahead to the next quarter, let alone the next year. Still, business leaders must position their companies for continued success. Global futurist Jack Uldrich explains how to do just that.
  • August 08, 2016 Attract and Engage: A Modern Checking Account Story
    If one checking account can tell a story, imagine what can be uncovered from hundreds, thousands, even millions of checking accounts. See what StrategyCorps has discovered through tracking and analyzing nearly four million checking account relationships.
  • August 02, 2016 Fed Policy Advisor to Take Center Stage at Economic Forum
    The upcoming Economic Forum features Even Koenig, a monetary policy expert who helps shape the Fed’s decision-making.
  • July 25, 2016 Fine-Tune Cash Decisions with Vault View
    Vault View is Catalyst Corporate's new web-based cash management software solution. Designed to eliminate cash overages and outages and to automate cash requests, Vault View provides an integrated framework for credit union cash management operations.
  • July 22, 2016 Get Your Oompah On at the Economic Forum Oktoberfest Special Event
    Celebrate Oktoberfest at a special evening event during Catalyst Corporate’s 39th annual Economic Forum.
  • July 19, 2016 Same-Day ACH Frequently Asked Questions
    Do you have questions? Well, Catalyst Corporate has answers. Our extensive Frequently Asked Questions section is chock full of advice, tips, support and answers for anything and everything you’d need to know about ACH.
  • July 19, 2016 What You Could Find in ACH Receipt Files as of Sept. 23, 2016
    Transitioning to multiple receipt files will yield some changes.
  • July 19, 2016 Risk Management for ACH
    Risk management is the responsibility of everyone at the credit union. Risk mitigation may be an all-too-familiar term, but it’s easy to become complacent if not a priority.
  • July 19, 2016 Economic Forum Registration Opens
    Registration for the 39th annual Economic Forum is now open. The recent addition of Adam Davidson, host of NPR’s Planet Money, and Evan Koenig, senior vice president and chief policy advisor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas round out an impressive line-up of economic and financial industry presenters.
  • July 19, 2016 Video Shares Catalyst Corporate’s Mid-Year Progress and Plans
    Catalyst Corporate President/CEO Kathy Garner shares information that will help members Connect to the Future, highlighting how Catalyst Corporate balances its operating fundamentals and innovative culture to support future success of its member credit unions.
  • July 18, 2016 “What If” ALM Introduces Instant Answers
    For credit unions participating in Catalyst Corporate’s ALM Services, answering “what if” is getting a lot easier – and a lot faster.
  • July 11, 2016 Will the Flat-Rate Environment Flatten You, Too?
    Join Catalyst Strategic Solutions experts on Wednesday, July 13, as they present a mid-year economic update, addressing the current flat-rate environment, along with loan growth, liquidity, credit risk, investments and regulatory concerns.
  • July 11, 2016 Energy: Will the Economy Have Enough?
    What’s going on with the energy market? Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, a Texas-based economic research and analysis firm, plans to shed light on that topic at Catalyst Corporate's 39th annual Economic Forum.
  • July 11, 2016 What's Next for Mobile?
    StrategyCorps Partner Dave DeFazio is scheduled to explore "What's Next for Mobile" later today with credit unions attending Cornerstone Credit Union League's Annual Meeting & Expo. DeFazio has agreed to conduct a complimentary one-hour encore presentation next week for Catalyst Corporate members.
  • July 08, 2016 The Results are In!
    Catalyst Corporate is announcing strong results from its 2016 annual member survey, including achievement of another high net promoter score (NPS).
  • July 05, 2016 National Business Services Conference Explores New MBL Rules
    In January 2017, new rules take effect that expand federally-insured credit unions' ability to make member business loans. What new opportunities and responsibilities do the rules create for credit unions?
  • July 05, 2016 NPR Economics/Business Journalist Joins Forum Line-Up
    Adam Davidson, an award-winning journalist and host of NPR’s “Planet Money” radio program, has joined the line-up of economists and thought leaders delivering presentations at the 39th annual Economic Forum.
  • July 05, 2016 ALM Webinar Series Draws Crowd
    More than 250 people registered to take part in Strategic Solutions Institute’s ALM Series. If you weren’t one of them, it’s not too late!
  • June 28, 2016 How Not to Flatline in a Flat-Rate Environment
    As the first six months of 2016 have peeled by, this year’s economy is proving to be a continuation of the “new normal” – with slow growth, low inflation and continued high monetary stimulus.
  • June 28, 2016 NEV Supervisory Test to Establish Risk Classifications
    The National Credit Union Administration Office of Examinations and Insurance has introduced a new standardized “NEV Supervisory Test” that will be phased in over the next six months.
  • June 28, 2016 Economist Ray Perryman Joins Economic Forum Line-Up
    Dr. Ray Perryman, president and CEO of The Perryman Group, a Texas-based economic research and analysis firm, has joined the line-up of well-regarded experts who will present at the 39th annual Economic Forum.
  • June 21, 2016 A New Direction for the Economy?
    With a presidential election looming, many economic predictions for the second half of 2016 have been put on hold.
  • June 21, 2016 Interest Rate Derivatives – A Powerful Risk Management Tool
    Interest rate derivatives can be an exceptionally powerful tool for credit unions wanting additional options for managing interest rate risk.
  • June 20, 2016 Eight Tips for Reducing Fraud Risk with Wire Transfers
    Behind checks, wire transfers are the second most popular vehicle for payments fraud.
  • June 20, 2016 Transition to Multiple Receipt Files
    Beginning in August, Catalyst Corporate will help credit unions that currently receive only one file per day transition to multiple files per day.
  • June 20, 2016 Same-Day ACH for RDFIs and ODFIs
    Phase 1 of Same-Day ACH begins September 23, 2016, and new rules, guidelines and times will affect RDFIs and ODFIs in a variety of ways.
  • June 14, 2016 Ramirez Appointed to Catalyst Corporate Supervisory Committee
    Robert D. Ramirez, President and CEO of Vantage West Credit Union, has been appointed to Catalyst Corporate’s Supervisory Committee.
  • June 14, 2016 Connecting with Business Members
    Credit unions are known for being really good at certain things. One area of improvement for many credit unions, however, is capturing larger business relationships.
  • June 14, 2016 Trends Provide Cues for Effective Portfolio Management
    Effective investment portfolio managers stay abreast of industry trends and patterns. To keep portfolio managers "in the know," Catalyst Strategic Solutions recently hosted "Portfolio Management Trends," a webinar focused on taking portfolio management cues from four types of trends.
  • June 07, 2016 Catalyst Corporate to Begin TranzCapture Pilot
    On the heels of announcing its new TranzCapture remote deposit services platform, Catalyst Corporate has selected half a dozen credit unions to begin testing this summer.
  • June 07, 2016 Shared Loan Pools Help Credit Unions Manage Liquidity and Risk
    t's Global Sharing Week! Credit unions are great at sharing, and Catalyst Corporate’s Agent Loan Participation Program provides a fine example.
  • June 07, 2016 Reduce Fraud: Manage Debit Cards with CardNav
    Catalyst Corporate is introducing CardNav, an enhancement to its debit/ATM card program that provides high-demand benefits to both credit unions and their members.
  • June 01, 2016 Same-Day ACH Checklist for Catalyst Corporate ACH Credit Unions
    Important items to consider before NACHA's new ACH rule takes effect...
  • May 31, 2016 New Election = New Direction
    As the country prepares to move in a new direction this November, Catalyst Corporate is preparing for its New Direction-themed Economic Forum a month earlier.
  • May 31, 2016 Will Critical Communications Reach You?
    Catalyst Corporate will conduct a Contingency Communications Exercise on Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m. Central Time.
  • May 17, 2016 Is Your Credit Union’s Asset Management Strategy Current?
    Credit union investment portfolios have changed over the past 10 years as credit unions adjusted to an unprecedented low interest rate environment, squeezed net interest margins and changes in liquidity profiles
  • May 05, 2016 Catalyst Corporate Announces Development of Next-Gen RDS Platform
    During its Annual Meeting today, Catalyst Corporate announced it is developing a next-generation platform of remote deposit services that will deliver an unprecedented level of system interconnectivity and credit union-specific enhancements. Called TranzCapture, the new platform – built on the latest technologies – will provide an alternative to aging solutions that were developed a decade ago to respond to the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act.
  • May 03, 2016 TranZact Wire Enhancements Boost Efficiency and Security
    Catalyst Corporate recently introduced a couple of enhancements within the Funds Transfer section of TranZact.
  • April 26, 2016 Leaning into Economic Headwinds
    “Too slow for too long” is the tagline used in the International Monetary Fund’s April World Economic Outlook. It's also one of the economic challenges...
  • April 15, 2016 Adjustments Search Feature Now Active in TranZact
    Member credit unions now can search for the status of deposit, share draft and corporate checking adjustments on their own, at any time, within TranZact.
  • March 29, 2016 Give Your Credit Union More Income
    More than 75 percent of people in the U.S. own a smartphone. And soon, every financial institution will offer the "Big 5" features of mobile banking – mobile banking, mobile bill pay, mobile deposits, branch/ATM locators and person-to-person payments.
  • March 29, 2016 NCUA Relaxes on Bank Note Investments
    Following an approval late last week by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), credit unions now have increased flexibility when it comes to investing in bank notes.
  • March 22, 2016 What is the Measure of Credit Union Success?
    Sure, NBA legend Michael Jordan and current superstar Stephen Curry know how to shoot a basketball. And the Harlem Globetrotters can wow audiences with crazy good passing and dribbling. But only one man has ever twirled a dozen basketballs on various spots on his body all at once.
  • March 01, 2016 Update Your Contingency Communications Contacts
    Catalyst Corporate will conduct a Contingency Communications Exercise on Wednesday, March 9 at 10 a.m. Central Time.


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