Technology Increased Branches' Relevance

Technology Increased Branches' Relevance

By Patrick Totty

Published in Credit Union Magazine print September 2016 issue, pages 46-48.

Is the era of the brick-and-mortar credit union branch coming to an end? Yes and no.

Yes, credit unions will build fewer branches over the next few years as mobile technology becomes even more widespread. But no, branches won't become obsolete.

Build a Member-Friendly Technology 'Skyscraper'

Build a Member-Friendly Technology 'Skyscraper'

Published on CUES on August 31, 2016

By Alissa Fry-Harris

Before a skyscraper of high-tech, member-facing products and services can be built, a solid foundation of internal systems, technology and processes must exist.

Tech Time: Should You Move item Processing in House?

Tech Time: Should You Move item Processing in House?

By Bluepoint Solutions

Published July 28, 2016 on CUES

5 virtual roundtable credit unions discuss their positive experiences working with the Fed.

Every credit union had to decide at some point in its history whether to do its item processing in house, or to work with a third-party provider. Sticking with a choice to outsource made years ago may seem like the path of least resistance. But, with check processing solutions becoming progressively better, the game has changed. For many, it’s time to reconsider.

Check fraud stages a comeback

Check fraud stages a comeback

By Bluepoint Solutions

Published on CU Insight on July 19, 2016

In the dozen or more years since check volumes began to decline as the preferred payment method for consumers, they never lost their rank as the preferred method for fraudsters. There are half as many checks now, but nowhere near a proportionate decline in check fraud.