Catalyst Connect

  • Catalyst Connect - December 10, 2019

    'Tis the Season for Giving Back: 2019 has been a year of many blessings for Catalyst Corporate. It was marked by a successful executive leadership transition, a new brand launch and another successful Economic & Payments Forum. And all were made possible by the support of our members and volunteers! To show our gratitude, Catalyst Corporate participates in various giving opportunities throughout the year.

    Upcoming Contingency Communications Exercise: Catalyst Corporate will conduct a Contingency Communications exercise tomorrow, December 11 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Please be sure to update your Contingency Communications contacts in TranZact.

    2020 Training Calendar Now Available: You don’t have to wait until January to start working on your New Year's training resolution. Plan ahead with Catalyst Corporate’s 2020 Training Calendar! There's something for everyone with 38 free training webinars, ranging in topic from products and services to TranzCapture efficiencies and ACH operations-based education.

  • Catalyst Connect - December 3, 2019

    Apollo 17, Tracing the Last Footprints on the Moon: More than four decades ago, the crew aboard Apollo 17 made history as the last men to leave their mark on the moon. Former astronaut Harrison Schmitt shared "out-of-this-world" tales from his time in space with 200+ credit union attendees at this year's Forum. Learn more about his experience on the lunar surface, as December 7 marks the 47th anniversary of Apollo 17.

    Contingency Communications Exercise Just Around the Corner: Mark your calendar. Catalyst Corporate will conduct its semiannual Contingency Communications exercise on Wednesday, December 11 at 10 a.m. Central Time. Please ensure your credit union receives emergency communications by participating in next week's event. 

    Hoping to Boost Member Business Services in 2020? Set aside time next fall to learn from the experts! CU Business Group, the business services CUSO partly owned by Catalyst Corporate, has announced the dates for its 2020 National Business Services Conferences. The first will take place in Portland, OR, August 3-5; the second is slated for September 14-16, in Memphis, TN.

  • Catalyst Connect - November 26, 2019

    Thriving in the Now with Digital Transformation: How can credit unions stand out and thrive in today’s digitally-driven market? Two words: digital transformation. In this week's blog post, Catalyst Corporate's Vice President of Enterprise Architecture Vincent Armato shares author Daniel Newman's five steps to digital transformation based on developing impactful member experiences. 

    An Update From the Faster Payments Council: The U.S. Faster Payments Council recently held its Fall Member Meeting in Boston to discuss the future of faster payments. Attendees contributed valuable insights, and thoughtful discussion centered on the state of the industry and recent work group progress. Learn more about the latest faster payments developments

    We're Thankful for YOU, This Year and Every Year! In honor of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Catalyst Corporate will be closed on Thursday, November 28. We hope your Thanksgiving is full of food, family and fun! 

    Upcoming Events and Training: CUBG's Business Lending Bootcamp (December 3-4, Portland, OR).


  • Catalyst Connect - November 19, 2019

    The Latest on our New Friend, CECL: The effective date for the new Current Expected Credit Loss accounting standard, or CECL, has been extended, so now what? Catalyst Strategic Solutions Investment Solutions Consultant Kevin Schlangen shares the need-to-know information and a timeline of CECL's succession to date in this week's blog post

    Third Quarter Progress Summary Now Available: For a snapshot of Catalyst Corporate's performance, please view the Third Quarter Progress Summary. This quarterly report offers membership growth information and key performance ratios, and may also serve as a helpful resource when sharing the latest information with your credit union board of directors and other volunteers. 

    2019 Q4 SCAN Arriving Soon: This issue of SCAN is full of can't-miss content, including photos from Catalyst Corporate's 2019 Economic & Payments Forum, a faster payments update from Kim Ford, Executive Director of the U.S. Faster Payments Council and more! Your publication should arrive in the mail soon.