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

CU*BASE GOLD 18.10 Coming Soon!

CU*BASE GOLD 18.10 Coming Soon!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Another CU*BASE Release Is Coming!  Mark your calendars for the date below, when you will receive CU*BASE GOLD Version 18.10: Online credit unions: October 21 Site-Four partners: October 21 Self-processing credit unions: November 5-6 Release Documents 18.10 Release Summary 18.10 Database Changes 18.10 Tool Changes Reminder: GOLD Version Check… Read more »

Oct 2, 2018

CU*BASE HA Rollback Updates for September 26

CU*BASE HA Rollback Updates for September 26

Remember that we will be rolling back late Wednesday evening, September 26.  Make sure someone is at your branches early the morning of Thursday, September 27 to check the connections before members start to arrive! Even if everything went smoothly for you earlier this week, when three different environments have to work together (yours, ours,… Read more »

Sep 26, 2018

CU*BASE HA Rollover Updates for September 23

CU*BASE HA Rollover Updates for September 23

We will be posting any/all issues related to the September 23rd HA Rollover event to the CU*BASE Alerts page, compiled into a single alert located here.  We will not be sending out any emails regarding individual issues for the HA Rollover.  If you encounter any issues between Sunday, September 23rd and Monday September 24th, please… Read more »

Sep 21, 2018

[The Pulse] Reminder: HA Rollover Scheduled for September 23-26

[The Pulse] Reminder: HA Rollover Scheduled for September 23-26

High Availability Rollover Scheduled Sunday, September 23 – Wednesday, September 26   During this rollover event, we will redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our primary production data center to systems at our high-availability (HA) data center. The rollover process will begin at 10:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 23. We will continue providing live production of… Read more »

Sep 18, 2018

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Scheduled for September 23-26

[The Pulse] HA Rollover Scheduled for September 23-26

High Availability Rollover Scheduled Sunday, September 23 – Wednesday, September 26   During this rollover event, we will redirect CU*BASE core-processing from our primary production data center to systems at our high-availability (HA) data center. The rollover process will begin at 10:00 PM ET on Sunday, September 23. We will continue providing live production of… Read more »

Sep 7, 2018

August CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

August CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS: Our projects hatch from your input! Check out recent programming changes in the August 2018 edition of the CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap! August 2018 Monthly Monitor Recap The CU*BASE Monthly Monitor Recap is designed to keep you informed of feature improvements, vendor enhancements, and other changes to CU*BASE and… Read more »

Sep 4, 2018

[The Pulse] Item Processing Disaster Recovery Test Report Now Available

[The Pulse] Item Processing Disaster Recovery Test Report Now Available

Item Processing Disaster Recovery Test: Report Now Available For those credit unions who currently use CU*Answers for Electronic Check Processing (ECP), this report is for you. During the week of August 13, 2018, teams at CU*Answers completed the annual test by restoring the CheckLogic environment and performing daily check processing operations from systems at our secondary… Read more »

Aug 22, 2018

There’s Still Time to Join the Beta Pool and Earn a CollabRebate!

There’s Still Time to Join the Beta Pool and Earn a CollabRebate!

ATTENTION ONLINE AND SELF-PROCESSING CREDIT UNIONS Earn a $3,000 CollabRebate for Testing New CU*BASE Tools and Features Coming with the 18.10 Release! Learn more about beta participation, read about the specific requirements for the 18.10 release, eligibility requirements for joining the beta pool, and what you will need to do to receive the CollabRebate reward on your CU*Answers… Read more »

Aug 8, 2018