Connect Archive

  • Catalyst Connect - January 18, 2022

    A Look at the Past, Present & Future with Catalyst Corporate: Hear from President/CEO Bruce Fox in this year's Member Update video as he reflects upon last year's accomplishments and shares the Corporate's strategic plans for the road ahead. And if you missed Catalyst's economic panel, Insights and Outlooks 2021, you can still catch the informative content on-demand. 

    Are Your ALM Assumptions Robust Enough to Respond to the Inflation Buzz? 
    With the Federal Reserve signaling to markets that inflation fighting is the imminent mandate, the specter of rising interest rates now looms. High CPI numbers have caused this shift. But is the inflation threat real, given the supply chain effects of the pandemic and long-term rates that remain at levels well below the prior rate cycle?

    CUs Now Have Option to Say ‘No’ to Some Savings Bond Redemptions: The U.S. Department of the Treasury has made a key change to its guidelines for cashing savings bonds at financial institutions. The change, a response to the recent uptick in savings bond fraud, gives financial institutions greater discretion in deciding whether to cash savings bonds for new members or non-members. Learn more.

    Training Webinars: ACHOne Administration (January 26), ACHOne Receipt (February 2), ACHOne Origination (February 9) and PayMōli (February 16).

  • Catalyst Connect - January 11, 2021

    An Update from Catalyst President/CEO Bruce Fox: As 2022 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 your annual Member Update video.

    Catalyst Corporate Launches ‘Fraud Verify’ Wire Fraud Detection Service: Catalyst Corporate, in partnership with anti-financial crime management pioneer Verafin, introduces its real-time fraud detection solution for domestic and international wire transfers – Fraud Verify.

    ALM Team Commended for 'Outstanding Client Service' in 2021: To ensure ALM products and services meet client expectations, Catalyst Strategic Solutions surveys its Asset/Liability Management Service clients every year. This year, the ALM Service was awarded an overall Net Promoter Score of 84.0. Learn more

    Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. through Service: Intended to encourage all Americans to volunteer and improve their communities, MLK Day is not only a federal holiday, but a national day of service. Catalyst Corporate will close Monday, January 17, in observance of this holiday. See Catalyst’s 2022 Holiday Schedule.

    Training Webinars: ACHOne Administration (January 26), ACHOne Receipt (February 2) and ACHOne Origination (February 9).

  • Catalyst Connect - January 4, 2022

    Lending, Projections for Fed Rate Increase Among Topics at Insights & Outlooks:
    With loan growth projected to top seven percent in 2022, a quick analysis of loan pricing and spreads could be helpful for credit unions looking for the potential of stronger earnings. It just so happens that loan pricing and spreads are among topics covered in Catalyst Corporate’s annual Insights & Outlooks webinar. 

    2021 Advisory Survey Results Now Available: To gauge satisfaction and ensure quality service, Catalyst Strategic Solutions surveys its Advisory Service clients on an annual basis. After last year's record-high rating, the Advisory Service received an overwhelmingly positive overall Net Promoter Score of 93.2. Learn more

    Training Webinars: ACHOne Administration (January 26) and ACHOne Receipt (February 2).

  • Catalyst Connect - December 21, 2021

    'Rate Hikes to Come, Inflation to Fall' + More From Insights & Outlooks 2022:
    In case you missed it – or want to review it again – the informative content from this year's Insights & Outlooks economic panel is now available on-demand. Check out what our experts had to say about the year ahead.

    Checking the Boxes with Subordinated Debt: 
    New Year’s Day will represent more than the flip of the calendar this year. After six years of discussion and deliberation, the NCUA’s final subordinated debt rule will take effect January 1, 2022. What do credit unions need to know about this upcoming rule change

    Urgent Wire Request by Email...Don't Do It! 
    Considering how much can be lost due to Business Email Compromise, it is imperative that credit unions confirm wire requests originating from emails, especially wires from an executive that requests secrecy.

    Merry Everything...and Happiest New Year! 
    In observance of the upcoming holidays, Catalyst Corporate Member Services support will end at 8 p.m. CT on December 24 and December 31. Check out our 2022 holiday schedule, too. Wishing you all the best this holiday season and beyond!

    Training Webinars:
    ACHOne Administration (January 26)

  • Catalyst Connect - December 14, 2021

    Be Sure to Tune in...Insights & Outlooks 2022 this Week: Join Catalyst Corporate's expert panelists THIS Thursday for a complimentary economic webcast that will assess the business environment for credit unions in the year ahead. Persistent inflation and its impact on interest rates, ways to boost earnings, deposit and loan pricing strategies. We'll cover all this and more...register today!

    The Federal Reserve is About to Change its Monetary Policy. Is Your CU Ready? At their November meeting, the Federal Reserve revealed they will begin to taper their asset purchases – a program that started at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to conclude mid-summer of 2022. What does this mean for credit unions? Find out.

    Registration is Now Open for 2022 Training Opportunities: Good news! Dates and details for Catalyst Corporate’s 2022 training opportunities – including our first quarter webinars – are now available. So, if you’re already looking forward to the new year, you can now add these educational sessions to your calendar.

    Training Webinars: Insights & Outlooks 2022 (December 16).