CU*BASE GOLD Feature List

CU*BASE is an independent and wholly-owned data processing software product, supported and maintained by CU*Answers. CU*BASE operates using the IBM i® server platform with TCP/IP connectivity, supporting a variety of LAN/WAN networking solutions.

General

 

  • Comprehensive education, online help and reference tools direct to the employee’s desktop via the CU*Answers network
  • Integrated shared branching options for disaster recovery and expanding member service without brick and mortar
  • Flexible, robust configuration options for savings, certificates and loans
  • Laser printing options including a complete line of user-defined laser forms: certificate forms, member notices, TIC disclosures and other new account forms, loan and member service denial notices, loan application and officer worksheet, available custom forms programming
  • CU control of employee access to Tools

Member Services / Front Line

 

  • Teller Cash Dispenser/Recycler integration (individual_accountsupported TCDs/TCRs)
  • Automated funds transfer and check transfers
  • Phone software with configurable phone transfer fees
  • “New Member” alert comments
  • Savings bond redemption tracking
  • Safe deposit box tracking
  • Laser-printed member starter checks
  • IRA beneficiary and payout tracking; automated payout transfers

Lending

 

  • Online credit reports retrieval and storagework-view_application_status
  • Participation loans tracking
  • Complete centralized underwriting system
  • Risk-based loan pricing and delinquency analysis tools
  • Tools to streamline the loan application process: auto-populated loan applications from the Household database, debt information from on-line credit reports
  • Tiered rates based on loan balance
  • Collateral title and property tax tracking
  • Configurable collections parameters and delinquency analysis tools; online collections monitoring system
  • Flexible interest and payment calculation options for business loans, mortgage loans, interest payment only; variable rate and indexed controls
  • Lease loan tools
  • Indirect (dealer) lending tracking
  • Pre-membership loan applications
  • LOC disbursement checks
  • Online tracking of written-off loans

Accounting / Back Office

 

  • CU*Spy online retrieval of reports (90 days) and statements (12 months); CU*Spy CD-ROM archival of reports and statements
  • Online inquires for easy accrual verification, daily G/L balancing
  • Integrated OTB system for online tracking of “off-trial balance” credit cards, loans and savings accounts; automated uploads/downloads with third-party vendors
  • CASS certification of member addresses
  • Regulatory compliance tools: AIRES downloads, FIDM and OFAC data match systems
  • Investment and subsidiary (fixed assets, prepaids, accrued expenses) tracking systems
  • Budget creation, analysis and tracking
  • Automated check reconciliation
  • Loan classification tracking for planning reserves
  • Accounts payable tracking
  • Streamlined back office monitoring tools: ACH, payroll, share drafts, ATM/debit cards, etc.
  • Configurable Reg. D tracking parameters
  • Dormancy and escheat monitoring

Marketing and Management Review

 

  • Help Desk inquiry for monitoring CU calls to CU*Answers Client Services
  • Online member survey tracking and analysis
  • Cross-sales tracking system, including online marketing tips and product sales procedures
  • Telemarketing leads follow-up system
  • Tiered Service Levels: automated rewards for member participation
  • Marketing Clubs: demographic clubs with automated status tracking, fee waivers and rate benefits
  • “Push Marketing” tools including messages via It’s Me 247 Online Banking and CU*Talk Audio Response, email marketing, selective inserts for member statements, and CU-defined statement messages
  • Fully-integrated non-member database for non-member relationship tracking and potential member data mining
  • Household database and statistical analysis by household and member
  • Extensive membership and member participation analysis tools
  • Rate forecasting and pricing analysis tools
  • Flexible configuration for over-the-counter fees, self-service fees and periodic service charges and rebates: “Relationship Fees”
  • ALM downloads
  • Membership and new account “reason codes” tracking
  • Full line of inquiry tools for comprehensive “window” into CU operations
  • Member follow-up ticklers
  • SEG/sponsor tracking
  • Electronic deposit holds, including the “Member In Good Standing” system for controlling deposit hold settings
Updated
March 27, 2017

[The Pulse] 2022 Business Continuity Plan Now Available

[The Pulse] 2022 Business Continuity Plan Now Available

CU*Answers Business Continuity Plan: 2022 Release Now Available As your core data processor, we continue to invest in high availability and recovery strategies to ensure that the products and services you count on us for are there when you need them. Implementing those strategies and responding when uncertainty happens requires a well-designed and thoroughly tested… Read more »

Jan 31, 2022

Network Maintenance Scheduled for Sunday, February 6th

Network Maintenance Scheduled for Sunday, February 6th

As previously announced, CU*Answers will be performing our next CU*BASE high-availability (HA) rollover on Sunday, February 6th.   That same morning, teams will be rolling over online and mobile banking systems to servers at our secondary data center. These rollovers are in preparation for a maintenance project at our production data center that will include… Read more »

Jan 27, 2022

The Next HA Rollover is Coming February 6th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

The Next HA Rollover is Coming February 6th – We Need You to Perform a Connectivity Test!

Twice each year, CU*Answers tests our ability to redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our production data center to our high-availability (HA) data center.  The next HA rollover is scheduled for Sunday, February 6th. This rollover will enable support teams to perform planned network maintenance at the primary production data center without disrupting core processing.  The rollover… Read more »

Jan 14, 2022

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Did You Update Your Automated Queries After the Release?

Don’t forget: the 21.12 Release of CU*BASE was implemented on December 5th.  Be sure to review database changes before running queries for this month.  Click here to view documents including the latest Release Summary and Tool Changes. Visit Show Me the Steps for step-by-step instructions on how to use the Automated Reports and Queries feature:… Read more »

Dec 31, 2021

December Owner’s View Monthly Recap

December Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the December 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! December 2021 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

Apr 5, 2022

November Owner’s View Monthly Recap

November Owner’s View Monthly Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the November 2021 edition of the Owner’s View Monthly Recap! November 2021 Owner’s View Monthly Recap The Owner’s View Monthly Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE… Read more »

Apr 5, 2022