Connect Archive

  • Catalyst Connect - July 20, 2021

    The Best Way to Fight Fraud is to Prevent Fraud: Since January 2020, Americans have lost almost $300 million to COVID-19 and stimulus payments-related fraud, according to a report from the Federal Trade Commission. Check out this week's blog (and a handy infographic from Advanced Fraud Solutions) to learn more about how you can prevent it.

    Member Insights Survey Launches Tomorrow: Catalyst Corporate will conduct a brief survey to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing member credit unions. The Member Insights Survey will be sent to contacts via email tomorrow, July 21.

    Are You Registered for Forum 2021 Yet? This year's hybrid Economic & Payments Forum is better than ever...and just around the corner! There are also two ways to attend. So what are you waiting for? Register today

    Adding Teller Capture Adds Productivity to Credit Unions: According to the research firm IBIS World, more than 320,000 people are employed by credit unions across the country. And here’s a two-word solution to help that large and diverse workforce become even more productive: Teller Capture.

    Training Webinars: Early Warning’s Deposit Chek® Service (July 21), TranZact Reports (July 28), ACHOne Receipt (August 4), TranzCapture Deposit Settings & Reports (August 11) and ACH Acronyms – What Do They Mean? (Eligible for AAP credits, August 18).

  • Catalyst Connect - July 13, 2020

    Catalyst Corporate Announces Addition of AFS Check Fraud Detection Service: To help credit unions combat rising check fraud, Catalyst Corporate is now partnering with Advanced Fraud Solutions (AFS) to offer its state-of-the-art TrueChecks service.

    4 Things You Should Know About the Recently Amended Derivatives Rule: Conversation around interest rate derivatives has gained more traction within the credit union industry over the last year. And recently, the NCUA Board approved a final rule that modernizes the proposed derivatives rule.

    Experts Mark Dotzour and Naseer Nasim Join 2021 Forum Speaker Lineup: In case you’re looking for even more reasons to attend the upcoming Economic & Payments Forum, the addition of Mark Dotzour and Naseer Nasim to this year’s speaker lineup provide just that!

    What's the 'Secret Sauce' for Quality Service? Member Feedback. Catalyst Corporate will conduct a brief survey to gain a better understanding of the challenges facing member credit unions. The Member Insights Survey will be sent to contacts via email on Wednesday, July 21.

    Training Webinars: ACHOne Administration (July 14), Early Warning’s Deposit Chek® Service (July 21), TranZact Reports (July 28), ACHOne Receipt (August 4) and TranzCapture Deposit Settings & Reports (August 11).

  • Catalyst Connect - July 6, 2021

    Pandemic Digital Transformation 'Just a Warmup,' Says James Robert Lay: You think digital transformation was rapid during the COVID-19 pandemic? That was just a warmup for the future, according to James Robert Lay, a digital marketing strategist slated to present the “Rise of Self-Service Banking” at this year's Economic & Payments Forum.

    First Financial CU Uses Secondary Capital to Give Rural Areas More Options: 
    Eight million dollars of secondary capital was the catalyst First Financial president Ronald Moorehead needed to fund micro-branches and help an underserved region in rural New Mexico. So, he turned to Catalyst Strategic Solutions’ new Secondary Capital program to assist with the NCUA application process. Here's what he had to say about the experience. 

    Miss the Mid-Year Economic Update? Catch it On-Demand: With economic indicators bouncing around like a spilled box of ping-pong balls, a panel of Catalyst Strategic Solutions advisory experts assembled in late June to help credit unions sort through recent developments and form an independent view of the economy. Content from the Mid-Year Economic Update is now available on-demand.

    Training Webinars: ACHOne Administration (July 14), Early Warning’s Deposit Chek® Service (July 21), TranZact Reports (July 28) and ACHOne Receipt (August 4).

  • Catalyst Connect - June 29, 2021

    Unsecured Loan Participations...Getting a Handle on the Risk: With loan demand down and cash deposits up, buyer demand for unsecured loan participations has increased over the past year, and many credit unions are broadening their loan participation policies to include unsecured loans. Although a great option for higher-yielding assets, it’s important to analyze the associated credit risk factors.

    Catalyst Completes $19 Million Secondary Capital Offering: Catalyst Corporate, in conjunction with its subsidiaries and affiliates, helped another credit union receive approval and secure funding for $19 million in credit union secondary capital this week.

    All-In-One Remote Deposit Management Responds to Need for Convenience: 
    Nowadays, multiple deposit channels matter. So does member and back-office convenience. How can both be achieved in such a complex and evolving financial services environment? The answer lies in consolidated remote deposit capture.

    Training Webinars: TranzCapture Deposit Services (June 30), ACHOne Administration (July 14), Early Warning’s Deposit Chek® Service (July 21) and TranZact Reports (July 28).

  • Catalyst Connect - June 22, 2021

    6 Ways Advisory Expertise Can Provide Benefit Beyond Portfolio Management: 
    A common headline the last year has been the huge influx of liquidity on credit union balance sheets. The question now is what to do with all those extra funds…specifically, where to place them in this historically low rate environment? Check out the ways an advisor can help answer this question

    Forum 2021 - A Great Value Onsite or Online: This year, you have a choice in how you attend the Forum. Regardless of the format you select, this event will spark opportunities for learning and growth and empower you with new ways to solve challenges at your institution.

    Will ATM/ITM Usage Continue its Upward Trend Post-Pandemic? Remote deposit capture services have flourished during the COVID-19 pandemic, making their availability even more important at credit unions nationwide. But where do things stand with the latest ATM/ITM Capture trends?

    Training Webinars: Deposit Capture Research & Accounting (June 23), Mid-Year Economic Update (June 24), TranzCapture Deposit Services (June 30), ACHOne Administration (July 14) and Early Warning’s Deposit Chek® Service (July 21).