Topic: Blog

7 Things You Can Do To Prevent Skimming

Skimming is a type of fraud that occurs when a criminal places a device over an existing card reader to record the PIN or card data, which is then transferred to another card to make fraudulent purchases. These illegal devices are often undetectable and can be installed on ATMs, point-of-sale (POS) terminals, or fuel pumps…. Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Ethan Letourneau, Business Development Support Specialist

Synergent’s mission is to ‘help credit unions succeed and improve the financial lives of their members.’ In our monthly Employee Spotlight series, we feature one of our dedicated staff members to help you get to know the people who are working as an extension of your credit union team. After initially discovering Synergent through a… Read more »

What You Should Know About Synthetic Identity Fraud

Fraudulent attempts and scams to steal non-public personal information are consistently on the rise, and with an increasingly digital world, they can be more and more challenging to recognize. Scammers are becoming trickier, attempting to seamlessly integrate scams into our day-to-day lives. This means the risk of exposing personal financial information—even unintentionally—grows daily. An increase… Read more »

Campaign for Ending Hunger: Fourth Annual $100,000 Challenge

Synergent is proud to again sponsor the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger $100,000 Challenge as part of our signature social responsibility initiative. This is the fourth year of this month-long fundraiser to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank and community food pantries in our home state of Maine. Credit unions across the state are… Read more »

Filling a Niche, Meeting Members’ Lending Needs

Unique fuel and equipment loan campaign filled members’ needs for everything from tools to home heating. Casco Federal Credit Union (FCU) knew there was a lending niche that needed to be filled. Serving a small New England community with hot summers and very cold winters, their personal and business members alike required equipment such as… Read more »

Tailored Core Consulting For Your Credit Union

Your credit union’s core processor is a vital part of your credit union. Your sensitive member data is housed there, and the core drives all your other operations, automated processes, and transactions.  Synergent provides hosted Jack Henry™ Symitar® Core Processing to credit unions from coast-to-coast. It is known to be a flexible workhorse of a… Read more »

Synergent Is Proud to Have Sponsored MECUL Convention

Synergent is proud to have once again served as the premier sponsor of the Maine Credit Union League’s Annual Meeting and Convention held on May 19-20, 2023. It was a busy two days at the Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland, full of networking, inspiring guest speakers, awards, and connection.  Connecting With Synergent Attendees… Read more »

Contactless Plastics: Is Now the Time?

The number of payment options available to consumers continues to increase, and consumers continue to choose credit and debit cards as their preferred methods of payment. This is good news for credit unions: Not only do cards strengthen the overall member relationship, but they also provide a significant source of non-interest income. Staying Top of… Read more »