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  • August 22, 2017 Bonus Sessions Added to 2017 Economic Forum
    Individuals wanting to maximize learning opportunities at Catalyst Corporate’s 2017 Economic Forum can attend two early morning bonus sessions that tackle topics of interest in a changing rate environment.
  • August 15, 2017 Real-Time Fraud Protection ‘an Extremely Positive Move’
    Altier Credit Union, like most financial institutions, hoped to reduce its number of returned checks and amount of uncollected funds. When the $195 million Tempe, Ariz.-based credit union heard about Catalyst Corporate’s real-time Early Warning Deposit Chek® fraud protection service, it was convinced it found the answer.
  • August 15, 2017 Robert Ramirez Appointed to Catalyst Corporate Board of Directors
    Robert D. Ramirez, President and CEO of Vantage West Credit Union, has been appointed to Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union’s Board of Directors.
  • August 15, 2017 How FOMC Moves Will Impact Credit Unions
    The Federal Reserve’s balance sheet is approximately $4.5 trillion. On the asset side, some $3.5 trillion is comprised of U.S. Treasury debt, agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities. Winding down that balance sheet has frequently made news over the last several months. In the statement following its July meeting, the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced the reduction will start “relatively soon.” What will this mean for credit unions?
  • August 09, 2017 Same-Day ACH Testing
    Starting September 15, 2017, stale dated items (non-IAT and under $25,000) sent to the Fed via Catalyst Corporate by 12:45 p.m. CT will be considered Same-Day items.
  • August 09, 2017 Part 4: RDFIs and Receivers
    In 2017, the ACH Advisor will publish a six-part series detailing the ACH cycle. At the end of the series, content will be available in TranZact as a reference guide for ACH personnel. Part 4 outlines the roles of Receiving Depository Financial Institutions (RDFIs) and their responsibilities and relationship to other ACH participants.
  • August 08, 2017 Pixar Animator: Credit Union Leaders Should Be Storytellers
    Catalyst Corporate’s annual Economic Forum traditionally delivers high-caliber strategic financial management insights and economic outlooks. This year, it will also offer story time. Matthew Luhn, an accomplished storyteller and instructor with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios, will explain how storytelling can increase business for credit unions.
  • August 08, 2017 Members Give Catalyst Corporate Net Promoter Score of 81
    Catalyst Corporate recently conducted its annual member satisfaction survey and received its highest Net Promoter Score (NPS), 81, in the six years it has conducted the survey.
  • August 01, 2017 Economic Outlook 2018: Get Ready for a Shakeup
    Marci Rossell, a senior economic advisor for Delphin Investments, will dig into reasons for the lack of growth and explore related fiscal policies at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • July 28, 2017 Debit Cards: The Ultimate School Supply
    Before students head back to school, credit unions can educate them on the value of a debit card. Catalyst Corporate can help with a new series of pre-packaged, customizable marketing campaigns for debit cards, including four focused on back to school.
  • July 25, 2017 Forum Favorite to Speak on Economy’s Impact
    For nearly four decades, Bill Hampel has been a staple on the credit union circuit. As the Chief Economist and Chief Policy Officer of CUNA, he will impart words of wisdom to attendees at Catalyst Corporate’s 40th annual Economic Forum, scheduled for October 2-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.
  • July 25, 2017 Catalyst Corporate to Move Safekeeping in September
    Following a stringent due diligence process involving five vendors, Catalyst Corporate will transition to a new security safekeeping provider in September.
  • July 25, 2017 Portfolio Strategies for Mortgage-Backed Securities
    Earlier this month, Catalyst Strategic Solutions VP of Investment Sales Mike McGinnis led a webinar for the California Credit Union League to help portfolio managers explore advanced portfolio strategies. The one-hour webinar, Evaluating Mortgage Backed Securities and Collateralized Mortgage Obligations, provided a discussion on mortgage-related sectors and portfolio analytics and tactics typically used when incorporating amortizing securities.



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