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New Loan Origination Technology Helps Vantage West Drive Speed and Efficiency Across the Entire Lending Process

New Loan Origination Technology Helps Vantage West Drive Speed and Efficiency Across the Entire Lending Process

The $2 billion Vantage West Credit Union is one of Arizonaís largest financial institutions, serving nearly 157,000 members. Lending has driven its strong and steady growth; according to NCUA financial reports, Vantage Westís key financial measures show it has led its peers in nearly every lending category, even through the Great Recession. In fact, in…

Consumer LOS Upgrade Generates Big Gains for CU in Niche Markets

Consumer LOS Upgrade Generates Big Gains for CU in Niche Markets

Credit unions are coming full circle in the current business climate that favors those who drill deep into niche markets, rather than casting a wide but shallow net. Technology has enabled businesses to locate ideal customers, reach them where they live, and speak their language. Thatís good news for credit unions like the $260 million…

LOS Technology Cultivates Healthy Auto and Consumer Loan Programs at MVFCU

LOS Technology Cultivates Healthy Auto and Consumer Loan Programs at MVFCU

The Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska, is well-known for its giant vegetable exhibits, including a world record cabbage that weighed almost 140 lbs. and pumpkins that regularly top 1,000 lbs. Matanuska Valley FCU, also in Palmer, had similar goals five years ago: grow a large auto loan portfolio, according to Consumer Loan Manager Jaccie…

Adopting New Loan Origination Technology Produces Record Loan Growth For Pacific Service

Adopting New Loan Origination Technology Produces Record Loan Growth For Pacific Service

To achieve 18% annualized loan growth, a credit union needs a robust and efficient loan origination system. For Pacific Service Credit Union, Lending 360 was the right loan origination system to get the job done. The $1.2 billion credit union, located in Northern California, decided to shop around for a new LOS after its previous…

Lending 360 Upgrades Southwest Airlines FCUís Lending Experience to First Class

New technology systems always make at least some employees feel apprehensive. Thatís understandable; most people donít like change. The $555 million Southwest Airlines FCU kept this in mind as it prepared to launch the Lending 360 loan origination system (LOS) two years ago. To minimize that fear, the Dallas-based credit union had its lending staff…

For UMe Federal Credit Union, Incorporating an LOS Digital Strategy Delivered Double-Digit Loan Growth

For UMe Federal Credit Union, Incorporating an LOS Digital Strategy Delivered Double-Digit Loan Growth

When CEO Robert Einstein decided to implement a new loan origination system at UMe Federal Credit Union, all he was looking for was an LOS that would upgrade his online loan application process to include instant decisioning. He got it. But he also received so much more. The $215 million Burbank, California-based credit union now…

For Gather FCU, LOS Technology Drives Loan Volume, Heightens Efficiencies and Member Engagement

For Gather FCU, LOS Technology Drives Loan Volume, Heightens Efficiencies and Member Engagement

Residents of the Aloha State have consistently polled at or near the top of the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, attributed in part to Hawaiiís well-known laid-back culture. However, aligning Hawaiiís laid-back lifestyle with the fast, ever-changing pace of todayís consumer lending environment can be a challenge. Just ask Justin Ganaden, EVP at Gather Federal Credit Union….

Is Technology Sprawl Ruining Your Member Lending Experience? (Part 2 of 2)

Is Technology Sprawl Ruining Your Member Lending Experience? (Part 2 of 2)

Technology has expanded our ability to do more things with greater ease, but has it really made us, as lenders, more efficient? In part one of our two-part article series, we discussed in detail the four ways to effectively fight lending technology sprawl. Now, letís look at the keys to implementing the right loan origination…

Is Technology Sprawl Ruining Your Member Lending Experience? (Part 1 of 2)

Is Technology Sprawl Ruining Your Member Lending Experience? (Part 1 of 2)

How many systems, both digital and manual, do your members and employees have to navigate before booking a loan? The answer may surprise you, and provide some critical insight if your credit union isnít meeting its loan growth goals. What is Technology Sprawl? Tech sprawl isnít just a lending problem or even a financial services…