Products & Services News (11-13-13)


The Pulse (11-13-13)

Nov. 13, 2013 ● Volume 02, Issue 45

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CO-OP Financial Services to host session on lending trends

Dive deeper into the trends leading the lending marketplace with CO-OP Financial Services roundtable webinar.

Demand for auto loans and home mortgages is on the upswing. Credit unions are ideally positioned to provide the personal contact and lending expertise required – as long as credit unions can be there for members whenever the time is right.

Join CO-OP Financial Services for its Lending Marketplace Roundtable Webinar on Thursday, Nov. 21 and learn more about your lending team can best serve members. Many of the experts featured in CO-OP’s recent white paper, "How to Grow Loans in a Competitive Marketplace,” will be participating as panelists during this session. Webinar participants will hear a dynamic discussion between:

  • Tony Boutelle, CEO, CU Direct Corporation
  • Rick Seehausen, CEO, LenderLive Corporation
  • Carol Cline Parton, Vice President, CO-OP Member Center
  • John Caddell, Lending Manager, CO-OP Member Center

The white paper can be accessed in CO-OP’s Sales Tool Library and wiCOpedia. The document has also been saved on CO-OP DNA for our partners. To register for this exclusive roundtable and webinar, go to CO-OP’s registration page.

For more information about CO-OP Financial Services and its offerings, contact MnCUN Business Development Director Vickie Ganrude by email or call (651) 288-5515.

LSC offers free webinars on mobile solutions and remote deposit capture

It is more apparent than ever that mobile banking and remote deposit capture (RDC) are here to stay, and gaining in popularity. Your members are asking for these solutions, and credit unions can use these tools to attract and retain membership, which is vital to continued growth.

The League Service Corporation (LSC), a strategic alliance provider of the Minnesota Credit Union Network, is offering several free webinars about these mobile tools. Interested in remote deposit capture? Learn how your credit union can offer your members safe, simple and convenient deposit capability using their smartphone or tablet and simply taking a picture of their check – no matter where they are!

Want to dive into mobile banking, or learn how to leverage it to better attract and serve members? Sign up for LSC’s mobile solution webinars to discuss the mobile generation and learn about the revolutionary "AppEngine" that works with smartphones, tablets, iPod Touch, iPad and Kindle Fire devices. Any credit union that signs up for a mobile solution webinar can also take advantage of a special offer from LSC that includes free implementation of its mobile app through Dec. 31, 2013. That’s a savings of more than $3,000!

Don’t let the mobile revolution pass you by. Learn how to put a branch in every member’s hand with LSC. Register for any of the webinars below to take advantage of LSC’s mobile services.

Mobile Solutions webinars:

Remote Deposit Capture webinars:

For more information about LSC and its products and services, contact MnCUN Director of Business Development Vickie Ganrude by email or call (651) 288-5515.

Successor named as CUNA Mutual CEO Post retires

CUNA Mutual Group announced last week that Robert N. "Bob" Trunzo will be its next president/CEO, succeeding Jeff Post, who is retiring. The appointment will be effective, Jan. 1, 2014.

Since joining CUNA Mutual Group in June 2005, Trunzo has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently as president of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance and Financial Services. Trunzo becomes the eighth president of CUNA Mutual Group in its 78-year history.

"After a thorough succession planning process and extensive consideration, the Board of Directors is excited to have Bob carry on CUNA Mutual Group's rich tradition and execute our future strategy," said Eldon Arnold, board chairman.

"Bob is uniquely qualified to carry on the work we started nine years ago to help credit unions, their members, small business owners and America's farmers reach their financial goals. He has been an integral part of what we built and is the best person to carry the vision forward," Post said.

In his role as president of CUNA Mutual Group Insurance and Financial Services, Trunzo was responsible for the products, distribution and service of the company's U.S. credit union businesses as well as its 401(k) business. Trunzo was responsible for nearly 3,000 of the company's 4,500 employees and approximately $2 billion of CUNA Mutual Group's annual revenues.

"Jeff will be assisting the Board and Bob to assure a smooth transition through July of 2014," Arnold said.

Post joined CUNA Mutual Group in January of 2005. He led a multi-year transformation plan that repositioned the organization for success in the credit union marketplace and beyond. The plan included reinvention of CUNA Mutual Group's sales distribution model and its customer service, product and investment strategies.


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