Catalyst Connect

  • Catalyst Connect - October 8, 2019

    Leveraging Demographic Trends for Authentic Marketing: No two members are alike. So, why are we still marketing to them the same way? Three-time best-selling author and marketing expert Kelly McDonald shed light on the top five economic, demographic and psychographic trends credit unions can leverage to better market to member needs. Check out a recap of her presentation from Catalyst Corporate's 2019 Economic & Payments Forum last week!

    Don't be a Ghoul, Order Your Holiday New Currency in TranZact! October is officially here which means it's time to place your holiday new currency order. But have no fear, it's no haunting task! Simply check "Related Documents" in the Coin & Currency section of TranZact for more information.

    Catalyst Corporate Closed for Columbus Day: Did you know that Columbus Day was unofficially celebrated in a number of states as early as the 18th century, but did not become a federal holiday until 1937? In honor of this holiday, Catalyst Corporate will be closed on Monday, October 14. 

    Upcoming Events and Training: Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Updates & Tips (October 9), Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Image Search (October 23), ACH Audit Requirements (October 30) and Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Reports (November 6).  

  • Catalyst Connect - October 1, 2019

    Negative Interest Rates - What Do They Mean? On opening day of Catalyst Corporate's 2019 Economic & Payments Forum, Catalyst Strategic Solutions Managing Principal Mark DeBree addressed a topic rarely, if ever before, covered at any of the organization's 41 previous events. Find out what he had to say about negative interest rates and the impact they could have on credit unions. 

    What to Consider When Creating a Contingency Funding Plan: In this week's blog, Catalyst Corporate Investment Officer Leah Schlangen discusses liquidity risk and important considerations for creating or updating your credit union's contingency funding plan.  

    Place Your Holiday New Currency Order in TranZact: The holidays will be here before you know it, so it's time to order holiday new currency. For details, check "Related Documents" in the Coin & Currency section of TranZact!

    Upcoming Events and Training: TranZact for the Accounting Department (October 2), Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Updates & Tips (October 9), Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Image Search (October 23) and ACH Audit Requirements (October 30). 

  • Catalyst Connect - September 24, 2019

    All Systems Go...T-Minus 6 Days Until Forum! The countdown is on and Catalyst Corporate is ready for lift off! The 2019 Economic & Payments Forum will launch Monday, September 30, with 3-1/2 days of stellar speaker sessions, innovative insights and extraordinary networking opportunities. Online registration is closed, but it's not too late to attend! Walk-in registration will be available on site, so make plans to join us! 


    Pumpkins, Spice & Training are Nice:
    Turn over a new leaf and expand your skills with Catalyst Corporate's fall training opportunities, including one on ACH Audit Requirements! Other free webinars will cover tips for quickly accessing services and streamlining efficiency in TranZact. 

    Pricing Notification Available This Week: Catalyst Corporate's 2020 Service Pricing Guide will be emailed to chief executive officers at member and client credit unions later this week. The Pricing Guide includes convenient links to product and service summaries on Catalyst Corporate's website. Contact Member Services if you do not receive an email.

    Upcoming Events and Training: TranzCapture Settings and Reports (September 25), Economic & Payments Forum (September 30-October 3), TranZact for the Accounting Department (October 2), Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Updates & Tips (October 9) and Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Image Search (October 23).

  • Catalyst Connect - September 17, 2019

    The Recipe for a Successful Forum? Economics, Payments & a Dash of Creativity: 
    The 2019 Economic & Payments Forum is set to kick off later this month with 3-1/2 days of economic insights, balance sheet strategies and payments industry trends. But this year’s event is also infused with a side of creativity and fun! Find out more about our featured guests, Graphic Illustrator/Professional Doodler Angie Moline & the 60 Second Novelist Dan Hurley.

    How to Position Your Balance Sheet for the Future Without a Crystal Ball: We’re in the midst of the longest economic expansion in U.S. history, yet the dreaded “R word” has forced its way into the conversation. Whether or not a recession is imminent, one thing is certain; it's always better to be prepared. Catalyst Strategic Solutions Senior Advisor Mark Wert discusses how to position your balance sheet for the next economic cycle. 

    Identifying Cybersecurity Threats & the Monetary Impact of an Attack: Catalyst Corporate Chief Risk Officer Brent Smith examines the potential impacts of a cyberattack in Part 2 of his "Cybersecurity Risk" blog series. Check it out!

    Upcoming Events and Training: Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact User Setup & CU Settings (September 18), CUBG's National Business Services Conference (September 23-25, Savannah, GA), TranzCapture Settings and Reports (September 25), Economic & Payments Forum (September 30-October 3), TranZact for the Accounting Department (October 2) and Quick Tip Webinar: TranZact Updates & Tips (October 9).