The Federal Credit Union January-February 2014 - (Page 54)
A Trusted Adviser -
The NAFCU Preferred Partner
By Randy Salser, President, NAFCU Services
ne of the first things you'll
notice about the NAFCU
Services Preferred Partners is
that they represent a worldclass roster of companies who are deeply
committed to the NAFCU mission and
credit union community. The second
thing you'll notice is their expertise in
their respective fields. I am very fortunate to work closely with such an
esteemed group of Preferred Partners:
■■ Burns-Fazzi, Brock
■■ Cathedral Corporation
■■ Credit Control, LLC
■■ DDJ Myers, Ltd.
■■ Deluxe Financial Services, Inc.
■■ Discover Financial Services
■■ Dovenmuehle Mortgage
■■ eZforex.com, Inc.
■■ Genworth Financial
■■ GlobalVision Systems, Inc.
■■ Human Capital Solutions Group
■■ IMPACT Financial
■■ Integrated Communications
■■ Money Concepts
■■ Mortgage Cadence
■■ NCR Corporation
■■ Pentegra Retirement Services
■■ SAS Institute Inc.
■■ Securian Financial Group, Inc.
■■ VantageScore Solutions, LLC
■■ Vantiv, LLC
■■ Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
Look for the Preferred Partner seal in
this month's vendor directory. You'll find
a company profile and contact information for each. You can also find them
online at www.nafcu.org/partners.
What makes the Preferred Partner
status special and meaningful is that the
status must be earned. Only after extensive research into the viability of the
offering, an open request-for-proposal
process and three rounds of approval by
credit union executives is the Partner
status finally conferred. Many have
tried, but only a few are able to call
themselves a Preferred Partner.
Several factors are taken into consideration when evaluating a company
for potential Preferred Partner status,
Is there a need in the credit union
community for the proposed solution?
■■ Does the proposed solution accelerate
growth or enhance productivity?
■■ How does the candidate add value to
NAFCU member credit unions?
■■ Does the candidate cater to the
unique needs of credit unions and
The credit union executives who review
candidates and their solutions include
the NAFCU Services Advisory Committee, the NAFCU Services Board of
Directors and the NAFCU Board of
Directors. These executives - your
colleagues - come from a diverse range
of credit unions across the country,
representing different asset sizes and
fields of membership. The extensive peer
evaluation ensures that only the most
worthy companies may call themselves
Once the Preferred Partner designation is earned, the NAFCU team works
closely with the Partner to develop
free educational resources to the credit
union community. The resources are
designed to help credit unions thrive
and better serve their members. These
easy-to-use and shareable resources
include podcasts, white papers, survey
research, webcasts and blog posts. Our
commitment to serving the credit union
community is especially evident through
our free online training, a comprehensive
schedule of live and recorded webinars
covering a wide range of topics and
always featuring expert speakers. For
the latest educational content, consider
bookmarking the comprehensive online
library with all of these resources at
This new year will certainly bring significant changes to the financial industry,
impacting how you do business and
serve your members. With a trusted
adviser - a NAFCU Services Preferred
Partner - you can find opportunities to
grow and thrive.
Randy Salser is the new president of
NAFCU Services; he welcomes questions
and feedback at email@example.com.
THE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2014
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Federal Credit Union January-February 2014
Voices & Opinions
From the Chair
2014 Economic Outlook: Slow Speed Ahead
Waging the War Against Cyberthieves
Meet Rick Metsger
2014 NAFCU Vendor Directory
Getting to Know...
Inside NAFCU Services
From the President's Desk
The Federal Credit Union January-February 2014