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Boost Convenience With Online Account Opening

February 01, 2008
Boost Convenience With Online Account Opening February 1, 2008 By Cathy Fleming Implementing online account opening and funding on your Web site can be a complicated, time-consuming process. But it does help credit unions address certain business challenges. Three executives address the question, what business challenges does online account opening... READ MORE

The Human Firewall: Social Engineering and IT Security

January 01, 2008
The Human Firewall: Social Engineering and IT Security January 1, 2008 By Ken Smith People are the first, last, and best line of defense in information technology (IT) security. Every year, credit unions and other financial institutions spend millions of dollars developing, monitoring, and updating their IT security protocols, but... READ MORE

Ten Ways to Connect With Online Members

January 01, 2008
Ten Ways to Connect With Online Members January 1, 2008 By Beth Stetenfeld Members who use online services are more profitable and retainable than those who don't, according to Keith Troup, vice president of operations, $801 million asset Stanford Federal Credit Union , Palo Alto, Calif. Troup spoke on "How... READ MORE

Assess Your IT Controls

January 01, 2008
Assess Your IT Controls January 1, 2008 By Alyssa G. Martin, CPA, MBA An organization's information technology (IT) infrastructure provides the foundation for the applications and automated processes used for financial reporting functions. That supporting infrastructure is composed of three layers: databases and the database management system, the operating system,... READ MORE

How to Decide on a Core Provider

December 01, 2007
How to Decide on a Core Provider December 1, 2007 By Bob Moreau Deciding which core processing system to select for your credit union is one of the most important decisions you'll make. Even for credit unions not planning to switch core processing providers, conducting a thorough evaluation process can... READ MORE

What's in Store for the Core?

December 01, 2007
What's in Store for the Core? December 1, 2007 Core processing providers promise robust self-service delivery channels, easier integration, improved efficiencies, and simplified compliance. Robust Self-Service Channels Two nontechnological influences will drive changes in core processing and other credit union technology in 2008: Continuing pressure to deliver a full suite... READ MORE

Credit Union Magazine's 2008 Information Systems Guide

December 01, 2007
Credit Union Magazine's 2008 Information Systems Guide December 1, 2007 Download Credit Union Magazine's 2008 Information Systems Guide now.   READ MORE

E-Sign: 10 Exceptions to the Rule

December 01, 2007
E-Sign: 10 Exceptions to the Rule December 1, 2007 By Valerie Moss It pays to revisit laws that have been on the books for a while--especially if your credit union doesn't refer to those laws often. One such law, the federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act of... READ MORE

E-Mail Marketing for the Third Screen

November 01, 2007
E-Mail Marketing for the Third Screen November 1, 2007 Mobile e-mail adoption traditionally has been strongest among young, affluent business users. But as the cost of smart phones and personal digital assistants (PDA) falls, marketers should prepare for a wider demographic to adopt mobile devices (a.k.a. the third screen), according... READ MORE

Off to See the Wizard? Better Check Behind the Curtain

October 01, 2007
Off to See the Wizard? Better Check Behind the Curtain October 1, 2007 By Bradley S. Fordham, Ph.D. When the Wizard of Oz told Dorothy to "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," she knew something was amiss. With finding her way home at stake, she ignored his... READ MORE

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