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$70M Ponca City, Oklahoma-based Cherokee Strip Credit Union (CSCU) recently signed a core processing agreement with CUSO CU*Answers.
April 2, 2018
CU*Answers will be celebrating National Records and Information Month by holding RIM Awareness Week from April 16-20.
March 22, 2018
A five-day string of on-site training events was hosted last week by Asterisk Intelligence, the data analytics group at CU*Answers.
AuditLink and Fortress Plus have signed a partnership agreement to bring comprehensive software and services in the management and prevention of fraud
Sept. 13, 2017
AuditLink, the audit and compliance division of CU*Answers, recently hosted “An Afternoon of Compliance” for network clients.
Aug. 9, 2017
The dynamic, interactive, personalized service that provides four channels to connect with the credit union market
Lender*VP recently announced that it has updated more than one million credit records through its soft pull credit score service for 72 CUs.
The cuasterisk.com network held a three-day planning session in Lake Tahoe.
Aug. 2, 2017
CU*Answers conducts exercise to provide vendor due diligence information to the more than 250 credit unions clients.
July 19, 2017
For the first time ever will allow credit unions complete customization of member information stored in the database.
July 18, 2017
In its mission to increase collaborative contest numbers, CU*Answers recently announced their third Share & Win contest for the free Bill Pay Contest.
July 11, 2017
CU*Answers staff are eligible to receive a bonus deposit of $50 simply by opening a new membership with WDMCU.
CU*Answers announced three winners at their 2017 Leadership Conference for the 10th annual video contest.
June 29, 2017
Member of Cal Poly FCU Wins CU*Answers Quarterly Contest.
June 8, 2017
To encourage use of the marketing for the Mobile Banking Contest, CU*Answers recently announced that it will hold a separate “Share & Win" contest.
Jan. 9, 2017
CU*Answers announces their 10th Annual Video Contest to credit union clients.
Jan. 6, 2017
CU*Answers Announced three board members, chosen by their peers to serve a three-year term on the CUSO’s Board of Directors.
June 28, 2016
CU*Answers held their 2016 Annual Leadership Conference and Stockholders Meeting on June 22nd at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
that CU*Answers has chosen G2Link’s vendor monitoring platform to support the dynamic compliance requirements for vendor compliance.
March 28, 2016
CU*Answers, the 100% credit-union owned cooperative, recently announced the winner of its 2016 Mobile Banking contest.
March 3, 2016
CU*Answers recently announced their 9th Annual Video Contest to clients of the cuasterisk.com network.
Jan. 15, 2016
CU*Answers, data processor to nearly 200 credit unions nationwide, recently announced the winners of its contest “5 Pages Inside It’s Me 247.”
Jan. 13, 2016
CU*Answers recently announced the winner of its 2015 Debit Card contest.
Dec. 11, 2015
CU*Answers held the first What Makes Data Valuable Executive Boot Camp to make ownership more real for its credit union clients.
Nov. 20, 2015
CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned CUSO, recently wrapped up its 2015 CEO Strategies week.
Nov. 17, 2015
CU*Answers announced their partnership with Payveris, an online mobile payments company to its clients' members at a fraction of the cost.
Nov. 10, 2015
CU*Answers announced that it had recently converted Chiphone Federal Credit Union to its CU*BASE processing platform.
Oct. 27, 2015
West Michigan-based CUSO CU*Answers provided details for its 7th annual CEO Strategies Week, to be held in Grand Rapids on November 10-12.
Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union was featured in an article celebrating Community Development and their role in giving opportunities.
Oct. 13, 2015
AuditLink announced that Jim Vilker has passed the Certified Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS) exam.
Oct. 8, 2015
CU*Answers web teams launched four new custom It’s Me 247 Mobile Web themes in September.
Oct. 1, 2015
CU*Answers has been busy with preparations for this year’s 2015 CEO Strategies week, a three-day event held from November 10-12, 2015.
Sept. 28, 2015
CU*Answers, the 100% credit-union owned cooperative, recently announced that their 2016 newsletter service is available for client credit unions.
Sept. 23, 2015
Chris Butler, CEO of Community CU, was recognized by CU*Answers as the 11th recipient of the Robert H. Mackay award at the 2015 Leadership Conference.
June 25, 2015
CU*Answers announced at its 2015 Leadership Conference the winners of its 8th Annual Video contests.
June 24, 2015
At its 2015 Leadership Conference, CU*Answers recognized Element FCU in Charleston, West Virginia, and its CEO, Linda Bodie, as the winner.
June 23, 2015
CU*Answers held their 2015 Annual Leadership Conference and Stockholders Meeting on June 17th at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
CU*Answers Marketing recently announced the winner of its 2015 e-Statement Enrollment contest.
June 9, 2015
eDOC Innovations and CU*Answers have compeleted deployment of eDOC’s CheckLogic Manager item processing platform.
June 2, 2015
CU*Answers announced the creation of Earnings Edge, a division of CU*Answers Managed Services dedicated to helping credit unions grow, solve, and earn.
May 18, 2015
CU*Answers is happy to announce that a new institution, The Finest Federal Credit Union, has joined the ranks of credit unions.
CU*Answers announces a record number of entries for the 8th Annual Video Contest.
May 15, 2015
Agreement gives up to 1.7 million members access to My Virtual StrongBox via online banking
April 30, 2015
CU*Answers broadcasted a 60 minute web-based presentation for credit unions on building robust business continuity and disaster recovery programs.
April 27, 2015
CU*Answers will be an exhibitor at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Credit Union League May 6th through the 9th in the Dells.
April 20, 2015
CU*Answers recently sponsored two educational webinars on the topic of social media. Co-hosted by Deb Schaffer and Don Emmer of Chatter Yak!
March 31, 2015
CU*Answers recently announced the publication and release of its 2015 Board Member handbook.
March 17, 2015
CU*Answers recently held its first Data Investment Symposium, a focus group event to brainstorm new investments the CUSO should be making in data.
March 12, 2015
CU*Answers gears up for the 2015 credit union convention season by preparing for the MnCUN convention on April 10-11 at the Radisson Blue.
CU*Answers, the credit-union owned cooperative, recently announced the winner of its 2015 Email Collection contest.
March 9, 2015
CU*Answers unveiled its Building the Factory series of how-to manuals designed to help its clients take advantage of revenue-generating opportunities.
March 3, 2015
CU*Answers hosted a discussion featuring industry compliance experts detailing the cybersecurity landscape and methods for managing cyber risks.
Feb. 25, 2015
CU*Answers has announced the signing of newly formed The Finest Federal Credit Union to a CU*BASE® agreement.
CU*Answers announced that is has published its third and final article critiquing the NCUA’s revised Risk Based Capital rule (RBC2).
Feb. 18, 2015
CU*Answers announced that is has published its second article critiquing the NCUA’s revised Risk Based Capital rule (RBC2).
Feb. 11, 2015
CU*Answers announced the availability of its 2015 Business Continuity Plan to in-network credit unions as a proactive measure to assist them.
Feb. 10, 2015
CU*Answers, Element FCU's core date processing vendor, is now offering its members DigitalMailer’s My Virtual StrongBox product.
Feb. 9, 2015
CU*Answers recently added another credit union owner. This newest investor is MEMBERS1st Community Credit Union, located in Marshalltown, Iowa.
Cooperative CUSO and core data processor, CU*Answers, recently hosted an education symposium for its Minnesota based clients.
Feb. 6, 2015
CU*Answers CEO Randy Karnes is calling on all participants of the cuasterisk.com networks to submit their comments to the NCUA before the deadline.
Feb. 5, 2015
CU*Answers released an article outlining the reasons it believes the second version of the proposed RBC rule by the NCUA should not become regulation.
Feb. 4, 2015
CU*Answers schedules hundreds of training sessions throughout the year, many of them announced in their annual Education Catalog.
Jan. 28, 2015
CU*Answers held it's 3rd annual "Continuity Awareness Day" as part of their business continuity awareness and training program.
Jan. 26, 2015
CU*Answers revealed what it considers to be the top twelve enhancements of 2014 for its CU*BASE® core platform and related credit union products.
Jan. 23, 2015
CU*Answers recently announced their 8th Annual Video Contest to clients of the cuasterisk.com network.
Jan. 12, 2015
CU*Answers announced that in 2014 the SettleMINT Team completed 16 online credit card conversions and projects, and 25 ATM/debit card conversions.
Jan. 7, 2015
CU*Answers announced the winners of their first Cost of Compliance contest. A total of $5,000 awarded for templates for accounting cost of compliance.
Nov. 10, 2014
CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned CUSO, announced the appointment of Geoff Johnson to the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer.
April 15, 2014
CU*Answers, the 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that they have established an ownership/partnership relationship with Chatter Yak!
April 2, 2014
At their recent Leadership Conference, CU*Answers announced the winners of two annual awards.
July 5, 2013
During its recent 20th Annual Leadership Conference and related events, CU*Answers honored Vacationland Federal Credit Union (15,400 members, $140M assets) of Sandusky, OH, its newly-created ‘Spirit of CU*Answers’ award.
Aug. 1, 2011
The West Michigan-based provider of CU*BASE core data processing services has recently announced that Oak Trust Credit Union has signed Agreements to migrate to the CU*BASE core data processing system, slated for October of this year.
July 28, 2011
CU*Answers recently announced some fee decreases and other changes which will impact the invoices of its credit union clients to the sum of $466,000 in savings for its online CU*BASE processing credit unions over the 2012 business year.
July 26, 2011
CU*Answers in conjunction with FULVEW Productions recently released a new website, coined as ‘cuatv’ (http://cuatv.com).
July 22, 2011
The West Michigan-based provider and 100% credit union-owned CUSO recently announced that attendees of its annual user group donated funds to community charities in lieu of receiving gifts.
July 1, 2011
CU*Answers has unveiled its 4th Annual Video Contest, and for 2011, the Grand Rapids-based CUSO has upped the ante. Rather than awarding one prize only for Best Video Idea, participants can also contend for Best Complete Video and Best Jingle.
Feb. 16, 2011
As 2011 begins, some credit unions are reminded of the value in choosing to partner with a 100% credit union-owned CUSO. CU*Answers has recently announced a $1.2 Million Patronage Dividend return to its credit union owners.
Jan. 5, 2011
West Michigan-based credit union data processor, CU*Answers, has announced a series of security upgrades for its online banking platform, It’s Me 247.
Oct. 25, 2010
West Michigan-based credit union data processor, CU*Answers, has provided a new, easy-to-use promotional campaign software for credit union marketing teams to configure their own promo campaigns.
Grand Rapids, MI – October 25th, 2010 New with the 10.3 version of CU*BASE is the ability to automatically generate member notices when a member changes their Opt In/Opt Out status.
The credit union data processing system, CU*BASE, is incorporating a new online help system termed “Show Me the Steps”. This feature is available with the 10.3 software release which became available to online processing credit unions 10/17.
Oct. 20, 2010
CU*Answers has recently announced that for two days later this month, CU*BASE clients can attend workshop-style training sessions in Madison, WI.
CU*Answers has recently announced the addition of Horizon Utah Federal Credit Union as its 90th stock owner. The Farmington, UT-based credit union serves more than 15,000 members in the Greater Salt Lake City Area.
A recent contest sponsored by CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned CUSO, has resulted in a total of 9,079 E-Statement enrollments, an overall 48% increase compared to the 2 months prior to the contest.
Oct. 6, 2010
CU*Answers announced earlier this year that it plans to hold a conference focusing on ways that Credit Union and Industry Leaders can start a networked business.
Sept. 16, 2010
CU*Answers has recently announced the next collaborative marketing contest, which will promote EasyPay Online Bill Pay. Participation amongst credit unions is high, with 52 credit unions ordering more than 400,000 statement inserts.
CU*Answers has recently said that it plans to finish enhancements to the OFAC scanning capabilities of its core processing system, CU*BASE, in time for the 10.3 Release scheduled October 17th for Online Processing credit unions, and November 8-9th for Self Processing credit unions.
Aug. 18, 2010
CU*Answers, a core data processor for credit unions headquartered in West Michigan, has announced that its recent collaborative email address collection contest added 6,535 new email addresses during the months of June and July.
CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned provider of data processing services, has announced it will be implementing changes to It’s Me 247, and will no longer support access to the online banking platform via IE5 or IE6.
CU*Answers, the West Michigan-based provider of data processing and technology solutions for credit unions, announced today that it has partnered with Messick & Weber P.C. to provide CU*BASE clients access to the CUSOLaw.com Knowledge Base.
July 8, 2010
CU*Answers, a West Michigan-based core data processor for credit unions, recently unveiled its newest video, titled “Your Credit Union is Everywhere.” The concept for the video was based on the winning entry for the CUSO’s 3rd Annual Video Contest, provided by Farrah Star of Service 1 FCU, in Muskegon MI.
July 7, 2010
The West Michigan-based CUSO, CU*Answers, known for provided its flagship data processing system, CU*BASE, is celebrating 40 years of providing services to credit unions.
April 5, 2010
The CU*Answers CUSO, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, has announced that 46 of its employees are registered to participate in a 12-week weight loss contest, dubbed the CU*Lose Weight Challenge. Loosely based on NBC’s popular “The Biggest Loser” hit, participants will by vying for their chance to win prize money ($1,500 for 1st place, $750 for 2nd, and $250 for 3rd) by losing the highest percentage of body weight during the 12 week challenge.
Feb. 22, 2010
CU*Answers, the West Michigan CUSO known for providing its enterprise core data processing system, CU*BASE, has recently announced that Heartland Credit Union ($187M) of Springfield, IL, has signed a 7 year Agreement for data processing services. Heartland Credit Union has been serving the Springfield area since 1946, and now provides services to over 27,000 members from four (4) branch locations.
Jan. 13, 2010
CU*Answers is getting ready to release its annual CU*BASE Peer Analysis. The Peer Analysis has proven to be a valuable tool for developing the potential of existing and new credit union partnerships and making the most from credit unions’ investment in CU*Answers.
Dec. 21, 2009
CU*Answers, the core data processor proving CU*BASE to 165+ credit unions nationally, has announced the beginnings of its Debit Card “Round Up” program. Similar to the KeepTheChange© program from Bank of America, and other similar programs, helping members save by automatically “rounding up” each purchase made via a debit card and depositing the extra money into a designated savings account.
In the true spirit of being a 100% Credit Union owned cooperative, CU*Answers has formulated a project to automate credit unions learning from a peer to reduce the cost of innovation.
The year 2010 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Grand Rapids-based CU*Answers for rolling out new mobile banking features and products.
As the Credit Union Industry braces for proposed changes in regulations to Courtesy Pay and the miscellaneous fees that come with processing member debits (checks, ATM, debit cards, ACH, credit cards, etc), CU*Answers is hard at work ensuring its software is flexible and capable of handling changing needs to assist credit unions with compliance. In a memo provided to CU*BASE clients on December 14th, CU*Answers CEO, Randy Karnes outlined projects that the CUSO will begin working on early in 201
Dec. 15, 2009
WESCO Net Web Services, a leader in web design and hosting for the Credit Union Industry has launched more than 60 websites in the last 12 months. This impressive count includes many different credit union sites, MicroLender Pay Day Loan origination sites, Retailer Direct origination sites, Prime Alliance Mortgage origination sites, custom Risk Management Report Generators and cuasterisk.com corporate sites.
Dec. 14, 2009
CU*Answers, known for its enterprise CU*BASE system, has announced a recent partnership formed with iPay Technologies of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. CU*Answers will offer iPay’s turnkey PLUS bill payment and presentment solution under its CU*EasyPay! umbrella, providing its credit union clients with complementary solutions to choose from.
Nov. 30, 2009
In a year when credit union participation is expected to be off, one Grand Rapids-based organization continues to prove that optimism and collaboration within the industry are alive and well. CU*Answers’ 5th Annual CEO Strategies Week held the week of November 9th drew in 50 credit union CEOs from across the country. According to the CUSO, this was a perfect follow-up to the Annual Leadership Conference held in June, which drew a crowd of 195 credit union professionals.
NACUSO announces it will move forward on goals to inspire new credit union and CUSO business designs by kicking off it new certification program for Designing and Implementing Collaboration and Business Networks program, in partnership with Pepperdine University in October of this year.
Sept. 10, 2009
CU*Answers has been hard at work preparing its credit union clients for the changes imposed by the Credit CARD Act; proving that in times of economic flux, it pays to partner with a 100%-credit union owned CUSO.
Sept. 8, 2009
CU*Answers flagship data processing system includes The Where Your Members Borrow tool, which allows credit unions to summarize what their members and co-borrowers are telling you through credit reports stored on the CU*BASE system.
June 1, 2009
CU*Answers’ division, Lender*VP is proud to announce 8 more credit unions are expecting to use Prime Alliance’s web-based mortgage application solution in 2009
Jan. 15, 2009
WESCO Net, a leader in network security consulting services for credit unions based in Grand Rapids, MI announces the addition of a CISSP certified security expert on staff.
Jan. 12, 2009
CU*Answers, a Credit Union Service Organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, announced a Scholarship Program designed to provide data processing services at no charge for a 2-year period to chosen credit unions.
Jan. 8, 2009
CU*NorthWest recently announced that it plans to offer a FSCC interfaces for both issuer and acquirer as native solutions within the CU*BASE processing platform at no additional cost.
Clearwater, FL – December 2008 – Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU) recently awarded $5,000 in Community Outreach Scholarships to three deserving credit unions.
Dec. 18, 2008
CU*Answers, a Credit Union Service Organization headquartered in Grand Rapids, helds its 3rd Annual CEO Strategies Week.
West Michigan based CUSO, CU*Answers, announced significant growth in credit union members using its electronic CU*EasyPay! bill pay product. Since its inception 7 years ago, 31,954 members representing 114 credit unions have now subscribed to this electronic bill pay service.
Oct. 22, 2008
Xtend, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based financial services CUSO, and CU Insurance, LLC, a West Jordan, Utah-based CUSO, recently entered into a partnership agreement. Through this partnership, Xtend will market Term Source a term life insurance program, from CU Insurance, to its 165+ ...
Aug. 14, 2008
Xtend, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based financial services CUSO, has chosen Member Access Pacific (MAP), a Seattle-based CUSO, as its prepaid gift card and reloadable card solution partner.
Aug. 11, 2008
The Xtend CUSO recently announced that its Xtension Call Center was maintaining its steady growth of credit union clients and had recently added several new services for better serving members. These services included handling various inbound member calls as well as outbound calls via the Member ...
July 29, 2008
CU*Answers named $49 million AAC Credit Union the winner of its “Lights, Camera, Action” video contest, and produced the winning idea along with two other credit union-themed videos.
July 23, 2008
CU*Answers has issued a call for ideas regarding improvements the CUSO can make to its CU*BASE® Tiered Services programming, which allows users to score member relationships and apply tiered pricing, rewards programs and track member demographics and behavior.
CU*Answers has announced it partnered with Portfolio Defense Consulting Group, a recognized expert in consumer credit risk management and modeling. With data from clients utilizing its CU*BASE processing system, Portfolio Defense and CU*Answers developed 247 Lender, a custom empirical model ...
March 13, 2008
As many credit unions are jumping into the Health Savings Account (HSA) arena, CU*Answers recently announced that HSA’s are now included as a standard feature within its core CU*BASE
Filer Credit Union of Manistee, Michigan, recently had the need for management level support and direction for their lending department and found they had to look no further than their core processor for the answer. CU*Answers’ Lender*VP is tailored to support existing loan managers, or even ...
Jan. 14, 2008
CU*Answers, A CUSO with clients in 16 states, announced several recent client contract signings to convert to its enterprise CU*BASE Processing System. These client signings include:
Oct. 19, 2007
Xtend, Inc., a multi-owned cooperative CUSO and strategic business partner of CU*Answers, has experienced unprecedented demand for its bookkeeping services over the past six months.
April 20, 2007
CU*Answers provides data processing to 70 Michigan credit unions from headquarters in Kentwood, MI. Although CU*Answers has in-house clients in several other states, Tahquamenon Area Credit Union has contracted to become their first Michigan in-house client upon their conversion in April of 2005.
Nov. 24, 2004
CU*Answers, headquartered in Michigan, has found a way to “reach out and touch” the underserved credit union market in the Northwest corner of the country. Today, CU*Answers announced a partnership with newly formed Franklin Associate Solutions LLC, (FAS) based in Liberty Lake, Washington.
Oct. 7, 2004
Xtend, a recently organized CUSO, annnouced to its 27 credit union stockholders that it has formed a new partnership with California-based Indentity Fraud, Inc., one of the largest providers of ID theft protection in the industry.
Sept. 26, 2003
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