CUNA announced the addition of three more trailblazing companies to its Associate Business Membership program: Credit Unions First, Member Access Processing, and Vanco Payments LLC.
"These new members solidify the unwavering dedication to advocacy that is already synonymous with CUNA," said Michelle Johnson, manager of the Associate Business Membership program. "By committing to our initiatives, these companies are amplifying the unified voice that is vital for the advancement and protection of the credit union industry."
Membership in the program offers a comprehensive suite of advantages aimed at enhancing market visibility and credibility. From exclusive event-registration discounts and free online access to Credit Union Magazine, to special advertising and exhibition rates during our signature Governmental Affairs Conference, ABM members find exceptional value.
"Being part of the ABM initiative is more than a membership — it's an active role in shaping positive outcomes in the credit union field,” according to Johnson. “This collaboration fortifies our collective efforts for beneficial policies and industry evolution."
Credit Unions First, a Credit Union Service Organization (CUSO), was created by individuals that have a combined 90 years’ experience in Collateral Protection plans. The cloud-based plan manages new reserves, claims and plans to pre-determined loss ratios. It also provides transparency through its 24/7/365 performance dashboard.
“Our name says it all, we put Credit Unions “First” in everything we do,” said Melanie Munsey, Credit Unions First’s CEO. “As CUNA advocates for credit unions at all levels of government, we can collectively use our experience to educate credit unions and CUSOs with insurance opportunities they might not even know exist.”
Member Access Processing (MAP) is the nation’s only card processing aggregator of the Visa Debit Processing Service platform for credit unions. Working directly with Visa, MAP offers customized, turn-key debit, credit, ATM, mobile, prepaid-reloadable, and gift solutions — all supported by MAP’s five-star training, support, and service.
"Member Access Processing is excited to become an Associate Business Member,” said Steve Bone, MAP president/CEO. “Working together we support and advocate for credit unions and their members to achieve financial independence through both sensible and innovative payment solutions.”
Vanco Payments LLC is a leader in financial technology for community-based organizations, delivering software to help organizations drive engagement and donations within their communities.
“Partnering with CUNA aligns with our mission to serve organizations that enrich our communities,” said Dan Gretz, vice president of partnerships. “Vanco PMX helps credit unions automate incoming paper checks, freeing up operational resources so that employees can better serve their members.”