Connect Archive

  • Catalyst Connect - September 20, 2022

    Catalyst Corporate Recommits to Cybersecurity Awareness Month Campaign: Catalyst Corporate's commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity in our daily lives and empowers individuals and businesses to take cybersecurity steps.
     

    Forum 2022 – FedNowSM Service and What it Means for You: Dan Gonzalez, VP and Director, National Accounts for Federal Reserve Financial Services, delivered an impactful presentation on the forthcoming FedNow Service, which will help shape the faster payments landscape as we know it. 

    Events and Training Webinars: Corporate Share Drafts & Positive Pay (September 21), TranZact Basics (September 28), TranZact Administration (October 5), Columbus Day (October 10), ACH Audit Requirements (October 19 – eligible for CPE credit), Funds Transfer Services (October 26) and PayMōli (November 2).


  • Catalyst Connect - September 13, 2022

    Six Days Away. Just 60 Seconds to Register: There’s still time to register to attend Catalyst Corporate’s Economic & Payments Forum virtually! While it only takes about 60 seconds to register, that action unlocks access to two days of educational sessions and the opportunity to earn up to 12 CPE credits.

    Catalyst Corporate Featured in the Federal Reserve’s FedNow℠ Service Provider Showcase: Catalyst Corporate is proud to be featured in the Federal Reserve’s FedNow Service Provider Showcase, an online resource designed to connect financial institutions looking to adopt and innovate upon the FedNow Service with service providers offering instant payment solutions.

    Round Out the Year on a High Note with Fourth Quarter Training: 
    Have you squeezed in all your training for the year? Catalyst Corporate has half a dozen service training opportunities.

    Events and Training Webinars: Economic & Payments Forum (September 19-21 – eligible for CPE credit), Corporate Share Drafts & Positive Pay (September 21), TranZact Basics (September 28), TranZact Administration (October 5), Columbus Day (October 10), ACH Audit Requirements (October 19 – eligible for CPE credit), Funds Transfer Services (October 26) and PayMōli (November 2).


  • Catalyst Connect - September 6, 2022

    Federal Reserve’s FedNow℠ Service Instant Payments Set to Debut in Mid-2023: The U.S. Federal Reserve has tightened the window for the launch of its FedNow Service instant payments platform. 

    Rates are Going Up – What's Next? Interest rate risk has seen pronounced movement this year. This can be attributed to the Federal Reserve aggressively raising rates at a pace not seen since the early 1980s. Catalyst Corporate ALM  Paul Shorkey explains what's next for interest rate risk.

    New ACH File Delivery Time Added: Effective September 12, 2022. FedACH® Services will provide an additional ACH file delivery to all customers at 10:30 p.m. CT every Monday through Friday.

    Harness the Power of Networking at Forum 2022: Between 60-80% of jobs are found through personal contact or networking. Catalyst Corporate understands and values the advantages associated with networking. This year’s Economic & Payments Forum will provide multiple opportunities to network throughout the course of the 2½-day event.

    Did You Miss the 'Investing in Subordinated Debt' Webinar? Catalyst Corporate Manager of Brokerage Services  Jonathan Jackson outlined the benefits of subordinated debt investment opportunities. Check out the webinar on-demand.

    Events and Training Webinars: Economic & Payments Forum (September 19-21 – eligible for CPE credit), Corporate Share Drafts & Positive Pay (September 21), TranZact Basics (September 28), TranZact Administration (October 5), Columbus Day (October 10), ACH Audit Requirements (October 19 – eligible for CPE credit), Funds Transfer Services (October 26) and PayMōli (November 2).


  • Catalyst Connect - August 30, 2022

    Analyzing Subordinated Debt: Is investing in subordinated debt right for your credit union? There are several important considerations when analyzing subordinated debt investment opportunities. To find out if you have checked the boxes, read further to help position your credit union for success.

    Investing in Sub Debt – Free Webinar Today: Performing due diligence is critical to making sound investment decisions. Join Jonathan Jackson for a free webinar as he outlines what every credit union should consider when investing in sub debt. There's still time to sign up.

    Your good pal, SCAN: Your Third Quarter 2022 SCAN publication is in the mail and should be delivered soon, but for your convenience, we also wanted to provide a digital copy. Check out this edition for a look at the Forum 2022 speaker line up, insights on subordinated debt issuance, consolidated item processing with TranzCapture and more.

    Celebrate a Job Well Done: Catalyst Corporate and Catalyst Strategic Solutions will be closed on Monday, September 5 for Labor Day. We will resume normal operations Tuesday, September 6, 2022. Please have a safe and relaxing holiday. 

    Events and Training Webinars: Investing in Sub Debt - Performing Due Diligence (August 30), Economic & Payments Forum (September 19-21 – eligible for CPE credit), Corporate Share Drafts & Positive Pay (September 21), TranZact Basics (September 28), TranZact Administration (October 5), Columbus Day (October 10), ACH Audit Requirements (October 19 – eligible for CPE credit) and Funds Transfer Services (October 26).


  • Catalyst Connect - August 23, 2022

    Subordinated Debt: How to Identify a Strong Issuer: Is your credit union considering an investment in Subordinated Debt? If so, carefully evaluate your potential issuers. Five key areas can help determine their strength: growth trends, loan quality, earnings capacity, liquidity, and planned use of funds.

    Networking Night Out: From young professional to CEO, networking is one of the most important things you can do to advance your career and your credit union. Catalyst Corporate’s Economic & Payments Forum supports this type of success with over a dozen sessions and lots of onsite networking opportunities. One of the best occurs Monday evening, September 19, at Legacy Hall.

    Are Subscription Models the Future of Financial Services? Gen Z and Millennials are avid subscription users and strongly oppose fees. Credit unions might be wondering how this applies to them. To hold onto these younger consumers, it may prove helpful to consider a subscription-based strategy for financial services. BaZing can help credit unions combat the overdraft evolution and grow checking accounts.

    Investing in Sub Debt Webinar – Register Now: Credit union subordinated debt issuances are on the rise. Evaluating the merits of these investment opportunities and the strength of the issuers is critical to making a sound investment decision. Join us August 30 to learn how.

    Events and Training Webinars: Deposit Fraud Services: Early Warning® Deposit Chek® & Advanced Fraud Solutions TrueChecks® Services (August 24), Investing in Sub Debt - Performing Due Diligence (August 30), Economic & Payments Forum (September 19-21 – eligible for CPE credit), Corporate Share Drafts & Positive Pay (September 21), TranZact Basics (September 28), TranZact Administration (October 5), Columbus Day (October 10) and ACH Audit Requirements (October 19 – eligible for CPE credit).