Message from the President

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
Message from the President/CEO, Doug Burke By Doug Burke, President/CEO of CUSN Approximately 18 months ago, CUSN made a strategic change to become more aggressive in our research and development endeavors. We wanted to continue seeking out new products, but more importantly, tailor and focus the efforts toward collaborative services. I’m proud of the hard work and effort our team has put into the initiatives which has been producing results over the last several months. So far this year CUSN has introduced the following Back Office Solutions: • Accounting • IT Core system through a partnership with CU Prodigy Additionally, as we have previously reported, a detailed analysis of IT Support services is being researched and should be available before year end. We are also launching services under the new heading Member Financial Solutions. Starting in August we introduced or will be introducing the following services: • Insuritas – a member property and casualty insurance service • Save Daily – a member mutual fund service for small investors • emagineIF – a social media based financial literacy program We are excited about the product announcements CUSN has made this year, but our work is not done! We will continue to investigate new and innovative products and services. To better assist us in focusing our resources to meet your credit unions needs, please complete the poll below. [polldaddy poll=8282024]  ]]>
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Who Received PERFECT Mystery Shops?

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
Mystery shop There were 22 perfect shops from April through July. Congratulations to the following branches:
American Airlines FCU DFW Airport, Terminal D DFW Airport TX
American Airlines FCU DFW Airport, Gate B10 DFW Airport TX
Coloramo CU 516 28 Rd Grand Junction CO
Coloramo CU 2706 Hwy 50 Grand Junction CO
Connections CU 1150 N 8th ave Pocatello ID
Credit Union of Denver 900 Auraria Pkwy Ste 263 Denver CO
Denver Community CU 1075 Acoma St Denver CO
First Class CU 2051 Westown Pkwy West Des Moines IA
First Lincoln FCU 5730 R St Ste A Lincoln NE
Guadalupe CU 3601 Mimbres Lane Santa Fe NM
ISU CU 707 S 9th Ave Pocatello ID
Midland CU 2891 106th St Urbandale IA
Pioneer FCU 1439 North College Rd E Twin Falls ID
Public Service CU 1512 Larimer St, Unit 21R Denver CO
Public Service CU 3532 W 10th ST Unit B Greeley CO
Public Service CU 2529 N Lincoln Ave Loveland CO
Rio Grande CU 301 Rio Bravo Blvd SE Albuquerque NM
Security Service FCU 1052 Turf Farm Rd Payson UT
State Employees CU 7851 Enchanted Hillls Blvd Rio Rancho NM
State Employees CU 4920 Promenade Blvd Santa Fe NM
United Service CU 909 9th St West Des Moines IA
Westerra CU 1725 W Mississippi Ave Denver CO
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What's New with Our CUs!

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
NEW Lots of craziness this summer - always a good thing! We've had many credit unions open new branches, as well as a new addition to the shared branching network. Check out the list below to see what everyone has been up to. New Credit Unions first cheyenne First Cheyenne FCU has joined shared branching! - One branch at 3485 Converse Ave, Cheyenne, WY, 82001
New Shared Branch Locations connections-credit-union Connections CU: 1445 Addison Ave E, Twin Falls, ID 83301 community choice cu Community Choice Credit Union: 215 E Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010 Dupaco Logo Dupaco Community Credit Union: 1334 Flammang Drive, Waterloo, IA 50702 Dupaco Community Credit Union: 3301 Cedar Heights, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Dupaco Community Credit Union: 503 W Highway 30, Carroll, IA 51401 Dupaco Community Credit Union: 807 Ninth Street SE, Dyersville, IA 52040 ISUCUlogo ISU CU: 4914 Yellowstone Ave, Chubbuck, ID 83202 ISU CU: 2255 E Sunnyside, Idaho Falls, ID 83404 ISU CU: 1041 E Main St, Burley, ID 83318
Name Changes pocatello railroad On September 1st Pocatello Railroad Federal Credit Union will be changing its name to Rails West Federal Credit Union
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DP Update: Is Your Data Processor Ready to Go?

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
DP CO-OP Shared Branching Network Enhancements To fully align CO-OP Shared Branching networks, the Extended ISO-8583 specification is now integrated into one uniform standard format to better enhance the experience provided to all guest members. The enhancements create a unique format for CO-OP Financial Service participants to ensure that cross-organizational products are available to all clients at a lower cost. Effective September 8, 2014, all third party data processors with credit unions connected to CO-OP Shared Branching are expected to accept the first set of items in the extended ISO format (see below). Please click here to download the full form, including a table of DP enhancements. If you have questions, please contact CO-OPExtendedISO8583@co-opfs.org. Effective June 29, 2015 all third-party data processors with credit unions connected to the CO-OP Shared Branching network are expected to accept the remainder of the items in the extended ISO format. The update will assist credit unions and vendors across the Network in resolving previous “cross networkâ€? productive issues, hence the timing. It will position the network to deliver consistent product and service experiences to data processors, credit unions and their members. This enhancement is also expected to create efficiencies within the data processors, as they will need only one standard format across the network.  ]]>
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The Shared Branch Locator Guide has Changed

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
locator Remember when the shared branching locator guide changed last August of 2013? And we all had to update URLs on our "find a shared branch button"? Well, it changed again! Now you can have even more practice updating URLs, just in case you are rusty. The new locator website is: http://co-opcreditunions.org/locator/ Please change the old locator www.co-opsharedbranch.org to this new one. You should have some time to spare - from what we understand, the old locator URL will be redirecting indefinitely. However, redirects can often result in broken links and other problems over time, so put it on your to-do list!   [polldaddy poll=8284395]]]>
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Another New Product: Insuritas - Insurance for Your Members

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
In part of our new "Member Financial Services" product and service line, we've launched Insuritas, an innovative product that provides insurance for your members. What makes this product so desirable is that it not only adds convenience and value for your membership, just as shared branching does, but it provides fee generating income for your credit union. Take a look below to learn more: Why Insuritas? Insuritas is the nation’s leader in insurance agency outsourcing for financial institutions. You can own a complete insurance agency without the significant capital investments required to build or buy an agency, or the inherent operational risks. Or, you can use our CU Service Network Agency as your insurance solution. Either way, you can feature the auto, home and business insurance that 100% of your members use every day.
  • Comprehensive array of insurance products also includes life, medical, pet, warranty, AD&D, credit life, to name just a few, and all offered through your own branded Insurance Portal
  • The best combination of price, selection and convenience
  • Your insurance agency will operate with your institution’s name, but be located off-site, run by Insuritas
A team of proven sales professionals and strategies, complete back-office services including billing and claims processing, and ongoing access to insurance industry experts is provided. Because of aggregated buying power, you will offer the widest array of products from the nation’s leading carriers that feature great commission rates from the first premium dollar collected. Building Fee Income Selling insurance products allows you to provide all of your members with the high-demand products and services they use today. In addition, auto, homeowners and business insurance have the added benefit of renewing every year and generating an ever-growing fee income stream. We call them the “fee that keeps on giving.� Financial institutions are uniquely positioned to offer a great combination of discounted pricing, unparalleled convenience and a broad selection of insurance products. When you make your next loan, don’t send your borrower to the local agency now selling competing loan products, keep your member in your store and deliver the insurance they need.
  • Expand member wallet share and contribute to earnings per share
  • Reduce capital requirements and execution risks
  • Increase barriers to competitive incursions from your competition
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Our Newest Product: SaveDaily - Investments for Everyday Members

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
Savedaily It's been a busy summer for CUSN! We've launched two new products in 60 days - SaveDaily and Insuritas, as part of our new product and service line, "Member Financial Solutions." This line of products and services is designed to not just bring you and your membership closer together, it is also designed to earn your CU income. These are income generating products that also build your standing as a primary FI - sticky products like investments and insurance. We launched SaveDaily on September 3rd, 2014. We are excited about this service because it is one of a kind, offering a low cost, private label solution which allows credit unions to bring affordable investment services to everyday members - 90% of the investing population. The mass market member is in need of affordable access to the relationships and investment strategies typically reserved only for affluent investors. It's a better way to connect to your members, offering virtually any mutual fund to these investors with no minimum - helping them save for a first home, business, or retirement. Benefits to you include:
  • Advice driven models for your mass market
  • Profile members for improved marketing
  • Start or complement your existing investment services
Benefits to your member include:
  • Low cost mutual funds
  • Tax Advantages
  • Widen investment choices
  • No minimums
  • No transaction fees
Back office and recordkeeping functions are fully automated. All tax reporting, performance reporting, confirmation and statement delivery is provided directly from SaveDaily to the member.
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Changes to cusn.com

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
cusn We have a made a few changes to our website cusn.com. You will notice that three of the four light blue boxes are different - that's because we have done some rearranging to our product lines. Please take a few minutes to explore ... HOME   See the second left box? That used to be where you would login for credit union client pages. HOME2   You can now access those pages via the upper right hand corner button "Credit Unions Login Here." button   Click on this button to access your pages like you used to. You'll be taken to a separate login page where you can input your username and password. Never fear, there have been no changes made to your login details and your same username and password will work fine. LOGIN]]>
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CUSN Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Posted On: September 08, 2014
Category: September 2014
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