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Getting to Know Vizo Financial

Jeremy Jenkins, member relations director, Vizo Financial
Aaron Russ, director of sales and implementation, MY CU Services
Mark Clarke, senior consultant, Sollievo

April 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Can you name all the services now available to your credit union through Vizo Financial? With over 50 credit union solutions including payments services, technology solutions, risk management and much more, Vizo Financial offers more today than ever before. This webinar will introduce you to the products and services Vizo Financial and its subsidiaries offer to simplify your credit union’s back-office operations. Mark your calendar to join Jeremy, Aaron and Mark as they review and discuss these products and how they can assist your credit union.

This webinar is designed for all credit union staff who are interested in learning more about Vizo Financial and our services.



Smart Option Student Loan Program Refresher

Lindsay Striegel, SallieMae
April 18, 2017 - 2:00 PM

If your credit union is on the Sallie Mae student loan program through Vizo Financial but would like a refresher on the program prior to the rush of student loan season, this webinar is for you.

Join Lindsay Striegel from Sallie Mae as she provides a refresher course on the Smart Option Student Loan Program.

*Session will not be recorded.



Offer Student Loans to Your Members with SallieMae

Lindsay Striegel, SallieMae
April 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Now is the time to start preparing for the rush of students - many of them your members - searching for student loans. As college tuition costs continue to rise, more students are in need of private student loans to help fund the gap between financial aid and college expenses.

With the Smart Option Student Loan program from Sallie Mae, in partnership with Vizo Financial, your credit union members can choose from three in-school repayment options to help them pay off their loans faster and save more money compared to the conventional private loan.

*Session will not be recorded.



Security Awareness: Your Best Defense

John Cuneo, senior consultant, Sollievo
May 24, 2017 - 10:00 a.m. ET

If there's one thing your credit union can count on, it's threats to your information. Attackers will constantly be trying to breach your data in an attempt to make a profit. But luckily, there's a simple and easy way to defend against hackers – security awareness. Join John as he discusses the main components of security awareness training to make your staff more knowledgeable about security threats, consequences of these threats and best practices for defense. In addition, he'll talk about why it is important to review your credit union's security policies with staff as part of this training.

This webinar is designed for all credit union staff. The NCUA Security Guidelines recommends a credit union train staff to prepare and implement its information security program. The credit union should consider providing specialized training to ensure that personnel sufficiently protect member information in accordance with its information security program.

The cost for this session is $49.00 per registered attendee. Each registered attendee will receive a certificate of completion.

*Session will not be recorded.



Linking ALM to Credit Union Goals, Financial Performance & Daily Decisions

Lisa Boylen, senior ALM analyst, Vizo Financial
June 7, 2017 - 10:00 AM

ALM can often seem overwhelming and not useful in daily activities. Learn how ALM is a key process in reaching credit union goals, achieving strong financial performance and making daily decisions. We will explore the fundamental link between balance sheet, pricing decisions and IRR as well as integrating ALM into the planning process.

Learning Objectives:

  • • Understand the relationship between the balance sheet and interest rate risk
  • • Utilize the ALM model to help reach financial goals and execute strategy
  • • Develop strategies for rising market rates



Liquidity Options for Credit Unions

Scott Wood, Portfolio Strategist
June 21, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. ET

With the prospect of more aggressive Fed tightening over the next couple years, tighter liquidity could become a problem for credit unions. There are many liquidity options to consider, such as selling securities, increasing internal deposit rates, or borrowing from Vizo Financial or the FHLB. Join Scott as he reviews the different options available, with a focus on issuing non-member deposits and participating out your loans to other credit unions while retaining servicing.

Learning Objectives:

  • • Overview of what happens to credit union balance sheet in a rising rate environment
  • • Discuss various liquidity strategies available to credit unions
  • • Discuss why a credit union won't sell bonds when rates increase
  • • Discuss non-traditional strategies for increasing credit union liquidity
    • o Bringing in Non-Member Deposits through the SimpliCD Program
    • o Selling loans on the LoanStreet Platform
  • • Explain how to get started with SimpliCD and LoanStreet