News & Announcements

CACU Announces Associate Business Membership with Credit Union National Association

Posted on October 10, 2018

(Irondale, AL) – Corporate America Credit Union has announced their associate business membership with Credit Union National Association (CUNA), America’s national trade association that advocates for the entire credit union movement.

As a business advocate with CUNA, CACU will add to this unequaled advocacy network and create positive regulatory and legislative change to make the movement stronger for everyone.

“By helping CUNA tell the credit union story, we hope to increase credit union success and foster deeper relationships with members across the country,” said Pete Pritts, CACU President/CEO. “Our voices are stronger together, and we hope to help credit unions achieve their goals and ultimately empower industry growth through this new and exciting relationship.”

“Associate Business Members provide the credit union system great value by engaging in advocacy, which bolsters our entire movement,” said CUNA Chief Engagement Officer Mollie Bell. “Corporate America’s partnership with CUNA helps strengthen our mission and means we’re able to arm even more of our system partners with the tools they need so we are all working together to remove barriers for credit union success.”

To learn more about associate business membership, visit cuna.org/associatemembership.

CUBG Brings 2018 Conference to the South

Posted on August 1, 2018

Register Here

Join CUBG, credit union peers, and industry experts for this power-packed conference featuring valuable education, top-of-the-line products and services, and extensive networking opportunities.

Plus, attend sessions on the following key topics: •Business banking for millennials
•How to build an effective small loan program
•Growing core deposits through successful RDC sales
Enjoy an in-depth early bird session: •Best Practices in Business Deposits
•Optimizing Your Commercial Lending Process

Pricing:
Register On or Before July 13th:
$749 for CUBG Member Credit Unions
$849 for CUBG Affiliate, Specialty, & All Other Credit Unions

Register After July 13th:
$799 for CUBG Member Credit Unions
$899 for CUBG Affiliate, Specialty, & All Other Credit Unions

Monday Early Bird Sessions:
$179 each for CUBG Member Credit Unions
$229 each for CUBG Member Credit Unions

CACU steps up to support Hawaii First’s efforts

Posted on June 7, 2018

https://www.cuinsight.com/press-release/corporate-america-credit-union-steps-up-to-support-hawaii-firsts-efforts

HILO, HI (June 6, 2018) — Hawaii First would like to recognize their first generous donor to the Pathways to Rebuilding Lives Project! Representing in true form, the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People”, Corporate America Credit Union and their President/CEO, Pete Pritts of Irondale, Alabama, stepped up to show their support by donating funds which will go directly to residents who have been displaced by the lava flow occurring in Puna, Hawaii.

Hawaii First Community Ventures, a 501(C)(3) non-profit arm of Hawaii First Federal Credit Union implemented this project in conjunction with its newly enhanced financial coaching platform to assist residents in creating step by step action plans to recover and rebuild from this natural disaster. Hawaii First is in it for the long-haul, committed to helping rebuild the lives of those that have lost everything and will now have to find the means to start over. There are currently no signs of this natural disaster ending soon and effects of this devastation, for many, will be long-term.

Funds will be granted to individuals as $500 or up to $2,000 per person upon completing their short-term action steps. Funds will be used towards essential living expenses as determined in their action plan.

If more organizations are interested in supporting this project through a donation, please see below. A huge “mahalo” to Corporate America Credit Union!

Donations may be wired to:
Corporate America Credit Union
ABA Routing #262090120
4365 Crescent Road
Irondale, Al 35210
Further Credit to: Hawaii First FCU
Acct #321379753
Final Credit to: Hawaii First Community Ventures
Memo: PRL Donation

Checks may be mailed payable to:
Hawaii First Community Ventures
PO Box 446 Kamuela, HI 96743
Memo: PRL Donation

CACU Live with Digital Banking Platform

Posted on February 27, 2018

ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2018 – Corporate America Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial cooperative serving credit unions throughout the U.S., is now live with Arya, an intelligent, open architecture digital services platform created by the founders of VSoft Corporation.

In order to complement VSoft’s core processing platform, CoreSoft, Corporate America Credit Union (CACU) is leveraging Arya’s flexible multi-tenant, multi-tiered platform to provide its nearly 500 member credit unions access to effectively manage, edit, and update member accounts. Arya delivers a consistent, intuitive interface, ensuring a positive user experience even for credit union employees. 

Launched in 2017, Arya consolidates multiple products, including online banking, mobile banking and mobile deposit applications, into one platform for both consumers and businesses. By streamlining multiple banking channels under a single access point, Arya provides a seamless user experience while providing financial institutions a single access point to view data. Additionally, the platform is designed to not only adapt to changing technology but also adapt to changing business objectives and business needs of financial institutions. 

“By further expanding our relationship with VSoft, our member credit unions are able to benefit from a seamless user experience with Arya,” said Lisa Coffey of Corporate America Credit Union. “The flexibility that Arya provides has allowed us to tailor the solution to really fit our needs.”

“We designed Arya with configurability in mind, which allows the solution to be tailored for distinct use cases, including at corporate financial institutions like Corporate America Credit Union,” said Murthy Veeraghanta, chairman and CEO of VSoft. “With customizable branding and the ability to easily integrate new products and services from both VSoft and third parties across the application, Arya can scale and adapt to Corporate America’s evolving needs without disrupting its users. By leveraging Arya, the credit union has laid a strong foundation for its continued growth and success.”


About Corporate America
Founded in 1982 and based in Irondale, Alabama, Corporate America Credit Union is a dedicated, not-for-profit financial cooperative governed by a board of directors elected from and by our member-owner credit unions. Corporate America serves nearly 500 credit unions across the nation and seeks to add value to member credit unions by providing access to a comprehensive list of products and services including investments, liquidity solutions, and correspondent services such as ACH, item processing, and remote deposit capture. Our priority is serving the needs of our member-owners to help ensure their future success. For more information, call (800) 292-6242 or visit www.corpam.org.

About Arya
Arya, powered by VSoft Corporation, is an intelligent, open architecture digital services platform for both retail and commercial accountholders that streamlines all channels under a single access point for a truly integrated banking experience.  Account holders use one system for both business and consumer banking activities, with access to a variety of cash management services, all while logged into the same system. Unlike other platforms, check capture is native to the system to provide significant cost savings with no integration required. Arya uses standard real-time and file-based APIs to integrate into all core banking platforms. Built with the latest Angular technology, the platform provides a consistent user experience. Arya is one of the most feature-rich and flexible systems on the market today with a low total cost of ownership. For more information, please visit www.AryaBanking.com, or follow the company on Twitter at @AryaBanking or on LinkedIn.
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CACU Chief Operations Officer Appointed to NACHA Risk Group

Posted on January 25, 2018

Irondale, AL (January 8, 2018) - Lisa Coffey,  Chief Operations Officer of Corporate America Credit Union, has been appointed to the National Automated Clearing House Association (NACHA) Risk Management Advisory Group (RMAG).  This prestigious nomination and appointment is a testament to her knowledge and expertise in ACH rules and issues.  The RMAG focuses on sound business practices and developing rules to protect the ACH Network. 

Coffey has been with CACU for eight years and has worked in various roles in the corporate credit union industry for the last 30 years.  Currently she is responsible for the operations and electronic payments of the corporate, which serves nearly 500 member credit unions nationally.  “It is an incredible honor to be chosen to work as a part of NACHA’s Risk Management Advisory Group alongside such amazing payments industry professionals,” Coffey said.  “I look forward to collaborating with a team continuously committed to ensuring the strength and stability of the ACH Network and improving the quality of ACH payments.”

"We are pleased to welcome Lisa as a member of NACHA's Risk Management Advisory Group," said Peter C. Hohenstein, Senior Director, ACH Network Administration at NACHA and RMAG staff lead. "RMAG continually seeks to assess risks and make recommendations on tools, resources and policies to mitigate those risks for all ACH Network participants. Lisa's extensive knowledge and background in the payments sector and current experiences as Chief Operations Officer of CACU will be invaluable as RMAG continues to ensure it's supporting the needs of not only its largest stakeholders but smaller ones, such as credit unions, as well.”