Catalyst Connect

  • Catalyst Connect - January 28, 2020

    New Year, New You? The Unfortunate Truth About Synthetic Identity Fraud: This new year, you may have resolved to make a change in your life. Maybe you’ve even pledged to become a “new you” in 2020. But, what if someone has already claimed that “new you?” In this week's blog, Catalyst Corporate Vice President of Correspondent Services Justin Lutes shares helpful tips for protecting yourself, and your credit union, from synthetic identity fraud

    Still Settling in to 2020? Sit Back, Relax & Press Play: It's hard to believe the new year arrived only a few weeks ago! Catalyst Corporate kicked off 2020 with two new videos. If you haven't had a chance to check them out, view them today: 

    In the latest Insights and Outlooks video, a panel of Catalyst Corporate financial experts discuss trending credit union topics, ranging from loan pricing to regulatory considerations for the year ahead. Find out what they had to say about positioning for success in the 2020 economy. Spoiler alert: their insights are still relevant!

    And to get an early look at Catalyst Corporate's strategic vision for 2020, check out this year's Member Update video. President/CEO Bruce Fox reflects upon a successful 2019 and shares some of the exciting things to come in the months ahead! 

    Upcoming Events and Training: ACH Services – Receipt & Origination (January 29), Cash Services (February 5), CUBG's Business Lending Bootcamp (Portland, OR, February 11-12), TranzCapture for Teller with Real-Time EWS Demo (February 13) and International Wires with Disclosures (February 26).

  • Catalyst Connect - January 21, 2020

    Catalyst's Loan Participation Program is 'Simple & Easy': Catalyst Corporate's Loan Participation Program has reached new levels of success recently with the support of an engaged base of members. Find out what they had to say about their experiences buying and selling loans with us!

    Pencil Us In...2020 Important Dates: 2020 is well underway, which means it’s time to start planning for this year’s “can’t-miss” events! Catalyst Corporate invites you to add these important dates to your calendar now!

    Fine-tune Your Business Services Knowledge with CUBG Training: From Advanced Tax Return and Financial Statement Analysis to Business Lending, CU Business Group – a premier business services provider just for credit unions – will be offering a host of training opportunities throughout the year. Check out our Partner Events pages to see what's on deck so far in 2020.

    Upcoming Events and Training: ACH Services – Receipt & Origination (January 29), Cash Services (February 5), CUBG's Business Lending Bootcamp (Portland, OR, February 11-12) and TranzCapture for Teller with Real-Time EWS Demo (February 13).

  • Catalyst Connect - January 14, 2020

    From LIBOR to SOFR, 7 Things You Need to Know: The announcement that the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) will be phased out by the end of 2021 has prompted many new developments. Primarily, the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC) has decided to replace the U.S. dollar LIBOR with the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). What does this transition mean for credit unions? Learn more in this week's blog.  

    Invest in Yourself. Learn Something New: Interested in seeing demos of Catalyst Corporate's TranzCapture deposit services? Want to brush up on your ACH procedures or explore the opportunities and requirements of international wires? Perfect timing! Our first quarter training webinars begin this week.

    Celebrating the 25th MLK Day of Service: Did you know that MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service? The intent is to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. Please note, Catalyst Corporate will be closed Monday, January 20, in observance of this holiday. Please view the 2020 holiday schedule for a full list of our upcoming holidays. 

    Upcoming Events and Training: TranZact Basics (January 15), TranzCapture for Branch Demo (January 16), CUBG's Understanding UCA Cash Flow Webinar (January 16), ACH Services - Receipt & Origination (January 29), Cash Services (February 5), CUBG's Business Lending Bootcamp (Portland, OR, February 11-12) and TranzCapture for Teller with Real-Time EWS Demo (February 13).

  • Catalyst Connect - January 7, 2020

    Update from Catalyst Corporate's CEO: As 2020 picks up steam, take a moment to celebrate last year’s accomplishments and learn more about this year’s strategic plans. Bruce Fox shares both in this year’s annual Member Update video.

    Advisory Service Receives Strong Rating in 2019 Survey: Catalyst Strategic Solutions surveys its Advisory Service clients on an annual basis. With an overall Net Promoter Score of 96.4, this year's survey established a record-high rating for the Advisory Team, and the CSS Advisors also received perfect scores in multiple areas.

    "We've Been Everywhere, Man!" From Alaska to New York, Catalyst Corporate hit the road with its new brand in 2019. Our staff, as well as the newly redesigned trade show booths, traveled some 40,000 miles and attended over 60 credit union events this past year! And if those booths could talk?

    Upcoming Events and Training: CUBG's Board and Business Loan Committee Training (January 9), TranZact Basics (January 15), TranzCapture for Branch Demo (January 16), CUBG's Understanding UCA Cash Flow Webinar (January 16), ACH Services - Receipt & Origination (January 29) and Cash Services (February 5).

  • Catalyst Connect - December 31, 2019

    2020 Insights & Outlooks Video Now Available! New year. New economic forecast. In this year's Insights and Outlooks video, Catalyst Corporate financial experts talk about the economic climate credit unions face heading into a new year. Among the topics are loan pricing, regulatory considerations and potential risk exposures for 2020. Find out their forecasts for the year ahead! 

    2019 ALM Survey Results Indicate High Level of Responsiveness: 
    Every year, Catalyst Strategic Solutions surveys its Asset/Liability Management Service clients to ensure ALM products and services meet expectations. The 2019 survey results were overwhelmingly positive. The overall Net Promoter Score increased three points over the previous year, and analysts received high marks for responsiveness. Thank you to all those who provided their invaluable feedback! 

    Hooray for 2020 and Happy New Year! Catalyst Corporate will be closed tomorrow, January 1. For a full list of our upcoming holidays, please view the 2020 holiday schedule. May the new year bring you peace and prosperity!

    Upcoming Events and Training: CUBG's Board and Business Loan Committee Training (January 9), TranZact Basics (January 15), TranzCapture for Branch Demo (January 16), CUBG's Understanding UCA Cash Flow Webinar (January 16) and ACH Services - Receipt & Origination (January 29).