Connect Archive

  • Catalyst Connect - September 29, 2020

    Still Time and More Reasons to Register for Forum! More than 650 credit union leaders have registered to attend next week’s virtual Economic & Payments Forum. It is not too late to be part of this event that will provide inspirational stories from credit union professionals who have met and overcome challenges. There will even be an opportunity to catch up with credit union peers during a virtual networking event!

    Focusing on Cybersecurity Within a Remote Workforce: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) is just around the corner! And today, cybersecurity is playing an even more pivotal role within the new remote workforce. As NCSAM turns 17, the overarching theme exhorts consumers to: “Do Your Part, Be Cyber Smart.” Find out how your credit union can get involved in this year's campaign.

    No Holiday Currency Ordering Periods in 2020: Stocking stuffers may look a little different this year, as the Federal Reserve has announced that it will suspend winter holiday currency ordering periods in 2020. Learn more.

    Training Webinars: Deposit Chek® Batch and Real-Time (September 30), Corporate Checking & Positive Pay (October 7), TranzCapture for ATM/ITM Demo (October 15), ACH Audit Requirements (October 21) and Navigating Your Catalyst Corporate Account (October 28). 

  • Catalyst Connect - September 22, 2020

    Mobile P2P Payment Service Coming Soon! Catalyst Corporate has announced that it will soon begin offering mobile P2P (person-to-person) payment services to credit unions. The P2P service will allow credit union members to send money to anyone, anytime, using any mobile device. Learn more about this exciting new solution.

    Value-Added Services Continue to Hit Home with Young Consumers: It’s no secret that Millennials and Gen Z will eventually comprise the majority of the financial services landscape – and they’re reshaping it while they’re at it. In today’s world, they've come to expect more from their banking services. Find out how your credit union can meet their rising needs with a rewards-based checking program like Catalyst BaZing

    Watch for 2021 Pricing Guides this Week: Catalyst Corporate's 2021 Service Pricing Guide will be emailed to chief executive officers at member and client credit unions tomorrow. 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.

    Training Webinars: TranzCapture for Mobile Demo (September 24), Deposit Chek® Batch and Real-Time (September 30), Corporate Checking & Positive Pay (October 7), TranzCapture for ATM/ITM Demo (October 15) and ACH Audit Requirements (October 21). 

  • Catalyst Connect - September 15, 2020

    CU Today's Frank Diekmann to Serve as Moderator at Virtual Forum: With 10 presentations covering a wide variety of topics including the national economy, balance sheet management strategies, payment technology trends and the “membership economy,” a steady and respected credit union thought leader will be on board to help guide discussions toward maximum relevancy. Learn more about Frank Diekmann's role as Forum moderator.

    P2P Mobile Solutions in 2020...What to Look for: The current pandemic has bolstered mobile payment adoption for Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers alike and is resulting in a rise in demand for real-time payment solutions for credit unions. But, choosing the right mobile payments app can be a confusing and, let’s be honest, downright daunting experience. Here are 10 important considerations to help you in this decision. 

    Autumn Leaves and Apple Pies...Catalyst Webinars Can Make You Wise(r)! Lifelong learners know that education never stops. That's why we're inviting you to join Catalyst Corporate for fall training webinars on eight different topics. Session content ranges from TranzCapture demos to wire transfer services to annual ACH audit requirements.

    Ready for the Transition to ACHOne? Calling all current ACH users! It's full steam ahead as we approach the launch of ACHOne on September 28. In preparation for this transition, the ACHOne test site is now available. Please login and start exploring the new platform functionality. You should have received an email with details on how to get started. Contact the Catalyst Corporate ACH Team for more information.

    Training Webinars: TranzCapture for Mobile Demo (September 24), Deposit Chek® Batch and Real-Time (September 30), Corporate Checking & Positive Pay (October 7) and TranzCapture for ATM/ITM Demo (October 15). 

  • Catalyst Connect - September 8, 2020

    Catalyst COO Named to FPC Inaugural Board Advisory Group: The U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) recently announced the formation of its first-ever Board Advisory Group, a standing body authorized by the FPC Board of Directors. Among the 19 inaugural members is Catalyst Corporate Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Brad Ganey. Learn more.

    Members Give Catalyst Corporate High NPS Rating: Thank you to all those who took the time to participate in the recent Member Satisfaction Survey. Catalyst Corporate received responses from 187 credit union executives, resulting in a NPS score of 85.6. Check out what other credit union leaders had to say about their experiences with us. 

    Cash is Still 'Alive and Well,' Recent Payments Data Shows: Despite speculation that COVID-19 may only push cash closer toward the brink of extinction, a recent study shows that this long-standing payment method is “still alive and well.” However, the post-pandemic payments landscape presents financial institutions with new considerations, making effective cash management a rising priority.

    Training Webinars: TranzCapture for Mobile Demo (September 24), Deposit Chek® Batch and Real-Time (September 30) and Corporate Checking & Positive Pay (October 7). 

  • Catalyst Connect - September 1, 2020

    Sadly, We Say Goodbye... Catalyst Corporate is mourning the back-to-back deaths of two of its team members who have been leaders in operations for more than 15 years. Bill Brennan, Vice President of Item Processing, and Toby Harmon, Vice President of Facilities Management, both lost battles with cancer last week. Both lived with zeal and made Catalyst Corporate a better place. 

    Can Credit Unions Learn Something From the Netflix Model? 
    Robbie Kellman Baxter, a keynote speaker at Catalyst Corporate’s 2020 virtual Economic & Payments Forum, discusses how Netflix transformed the movie rental industry with its membership-focused business model – and how credit unions can learn to do the same! Find out more about her upcoming presentation on Tuesday, October 6. 

    Third Quarter SCAN...Right at Your Fingertips: 
    Check out the latest from Catalyst Corporate with the Q3 2020 SCAN.This issue is packed with can't-miss content including details on this year's Economic & Payments Forum, the launch of our innovative Loan Participation Exchange platform and more!  

    Labor Day 2020:
    Did you know that Labor Day officially marks the end of peak "hot dog season" in the U.S.? The season spans from Memorial Day to Labor Day every year. In honor of the upcoming national holiday, Catalyst Corporate will be closed on Monday, September 7. Have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day!

    Training Webinars:
    Item Processing Adjustments (September 2), TranzCapture for Mobile Demo (September 24) and Deposit Chek® Batch and Real-Time (September 30).