Topic: Blog

Employee Spotlight: Alexis Lindsay, Data Mining Specialist I

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. Alexis Lindsay, Data Mining Specialist I,… Read more »

Intro to Interchange

How well do you understand interchange? Credit unions gain revenue from interchange income, but this a very complex payments function that often is not fully understood. “Many credit unions are experiencing increased sales volume but are seeing reduced interchange income and don’t understand why,” said Corinne Sherman, Vice President of Payment Sales and Consulting at… Read more »

5 Ways to Prevent BIN Attacks

Along with the convenience of making purchases online comes eCommerce fraud. Unfortunately, the United States leads the world in this type of fraud, representing 33.6% of global losses in 2019 alone. Global losses are projected to increase to $38.5 billion by 2027.  “Preventing fraud at the credit union level, before the member is impacted directly,… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Cheryl Lancaster, Chief Strategy Officer

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. Cheryl Lancaster, Chief Strategy Officer, has… Read more »

Be Aware: Signs of Social Engineering Fraud

Fraud can happen at any time, in any place. Synergent works with credit unions coast-to-coast, and we wanted to share a social engineering scheme that has come to our attention. We encourage credit unions to share what is transpiring with both your staff and members to keep them on alert. Scenario A fraudster called a… Read more »

What You Need to Know: Reg II Changes

Regulation II impacts every financial institution in the United States. While it was enacted to prevent debit transaction interchange fees from being unreasonable, it has had a significant impact on those who rely on interchange income as part of their revenue. On July 1, changes will go into effect that require issuers to use two… Read more »

Top 7 Credit Union Marketing Tips for 2023 

With 2022 now in the rearview, there’s so much to reflect on in terms of digging into the data and credit union feedback that we’ve received from across the country. Using this information, we’ve compiled our annual list of takeaways to put into action for 2023 marketing initiatives.      1. Reboard Your Existing Credit… Read more »

Employee Spotlight: Liz Ouellette – Sales Engineer

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. Liz Ouellette, Sales Engineer, has dedicated… Read more »

Kathy Crawford Named 2022 Employee of the Year

At Synergent’s holiday celebration on December 14, employees joined the Senior Leadership Team in recognizing an exceptional colleague. Todd Mason, President/CEO of Synergent, announced that Kathy Crawford is this year’s recipient of the Champion Award. The award recognizes Synergent’s employee of the year. Kathy has been with the organization for 26 years and serves as… Read more »