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Ben Maxim, COO, Reseda Group

PODCAST: Powerful fintech partnerships

‘We know we're better if we all work together,’ says Reseda Group’s Ben Maxim.

October 5, 2023

Finding the right fintech partner can allow credit unions to maximize growth and fuel innovation, says Ben Maxim, chief operating officer at Reseda Group, a credit union service organization formed by $7.4 billion asset Michigan State University Federal Credit Union in East Lansing. 

"We’re creating an ecosystem of partners that work together to help credit unions try things at any scale,” he says. “We work with $50 million credit unions and $20 billion credit unions. We have solutions for everyone.”

In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, sponsored by Reseda Group, Maxim shares how fintech partnerships foster growth, factors to consider when selecting a partner, keys to running a successful pilot program, and more.

You can listen to the CUNA News Podcast in Apple’s iTunes Store, Google Podcasts, Pandora Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube.

In this episode:

1:30: What’s Reseda Group?

2:46: A portfolio of partners

5:57: The need to educate young adults

6:52: Foster growth with the right fintech partner

10:10: Prioritize innovation

13:40: The power of partnerships

15:27: A checklist when considering partnerships

17:18: Running a successful pilot program

19:43: Setting goals for pilot programs

21:44: Make the leap from pilot to partnership

23:48: Elements of a true partnership

25:34: Closing thoughts