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Sollievo partners with Everbridge on emergency communications

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MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (7/10/14)--Sollievo, the risk-management credit union service organization of Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, Middletown, Pa., has partnered with Everbridge to bring emergency notification and critical communication services to credit unions.
 
"Whether it's a physical disaster or a service outage, getting the right information to the right people at the right time is critical," said Lori Gall, president/CEO of Sollievo. "In the case of a physical disaster, it could literally be a matter of life and death."
 
Instead of relying on old-school calling trees or phone lists, which can fail when they are needed most, Sollievo's partnership with Everbridge gives credit unions access to a comprehensive and intuitive platform for critical communications. During both emergency and operational incidents, employees can be quickly notified of important information via multiple channels, including email, home phone and cell phone.
 
For notifications only affecting specific sets of employees, the system can also be tailored to select groups. The software also monitors employees' responses, so credit unions can confirm when someone has been notified of an emergency.
 
"Our technology is designed to make it efficient and intuitive to communicate the right message, to the right person, at the right time," said Jaime Ellertson, Everbridge chairman/CEO. "Fast, reliable communication, whether in a time of crisis or in the regular course of business, can protect assets, minimize loss, provide operational continuity and save lives."
 
There is no need for credit unions to provide hardware, software or maintenance, Gall said. No matter how large or small a credit union is, all Sollievo clients can have access to the same communication features.
 
Everbridge's platform connects more than 50 million people worldwide. Earlier this year, the firm was recognized with the "Business Continuity Innovation of the Year" award by the BCI North America organization.

CUNA Mutual loan generation webinar series kicks off July 16

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MADISON, Wis. (7/10/14)--CUNA Mutual Group's Summer Loan Generation Marketing webinar series begins July 16 at 2 p.m. (CT), with a session focused on recapturing auto loans and targeting new opportunities.
 
"Loan generation marketing campaigns help credit unions recapture loans lost to competitors, and acquire new loans, by identifying a credit union's best loan opportunities using credit pre-screens and then sending the right message at the right time," said Steve Hoke, CUNA Mutual Group director of loan growth products. "Campaigns feature a variety of loan types, including auto, mortgage, home equity, credit card and personal loans.
 
Webinars are conducted by CUNA Mutual Group loan generation marketing specialists and address top issues facing credit unions, including how to increase and stabilize loan portfolios, create deeper credit union member relationships and generate interest and member-friendly, non-interest income."
 
"Attendees will gain valuable insights into how to grow loan volume, increase share of wallet, retain and expand membership and grow credit union assets with a loan generation marketing campaign," said Hoke.
 
Webinars are free for all credit unions, run from 2  to 2:30 p.m. CT, and conclude with live question-and-answer sessions.
 
Other webinars in the series include:
  • July 22: Mortgage Recapture and First-Time Home Buyers: Increase Your Share of the Mortgage Market;
  • Aug. 5: Credit Card and Personal Loans: Growing Unsecured Loans; and
  • Aug. 14: Home Equity Recapture and Home Equity Acquisition: Grow and Diversify Your Loan Portfolio.
To register, use the link.