Analysts

As data analysts, Asterisk Intelligence is dedicated to the following objectives:

  1. Developing and sharing expertise in data warehousing and analytics
  2. Building business intelligence talents at credit unions
  3. Providing products and services which support credit union data scientists.

Follow along with members of our team as we blog about the journey and experiences of executing our vision. Each blog (and person) has a slightly different flavor of writing style and content so there’s something valuable here for everyone. Take a look and make sure to subscribe for email updates from any blog you’re especially interested in:

The Data Plunge

The Data Plunge

Keegan Daniel

In order to create a business about data, one must be inspired to actually take the plunge into data. Data is everywhere and without diving in, we will be lost within the sea of data. The goal with this blog is to teach, negotiate, and challenge the community of those who are invested in data and how a business can be built surrounding the data that they are impacted by each and every day. Concepts and ideas will be generated to entice readers to think about what they are doing with data, and how they can improve on those operations.

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The Data Dialogue

The Data Dialogue

Thomas Hull

The Data Dialogue is a blog dedicated to maximizing the value attained through proper data utilization and presentation. If a single picture is worth a thousand words, what would an analytical briefing be worth?

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My Credit Union Did What?

My Credit Union Did What?

Josh Peacock

Making observations that stimulate collaboration, and start conversations about credit union operations.

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Making a Data Point

Making a Data Point

Annalyn Hawkes

Making a Data Point is primarily focused on tactical tips or resources related to data mining, data analyzing, data management, and the best tools we use for each. In order to analyze data, we must first know where to find and extract it. I’ll share stories of my experiences and projects on our team called Asterisk Intelligence…and it’s possible some not so practical topics could creep their way in as well.
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Updated
September 28, 2018

Asterisk Intelligence unveils online & mobile banking dashboard

Asterisk Intelligence, a data analytics team providing business intelligence consulting, fulfillment, and educational services to credit unions, recently released a new operational dashboard proving insights into online and mobile banking channels within CU*BASE®, CU*Answers’ core data processing application. The online and mobile banking dashboard provides enhanced insights into digital channel utilization by credit union members. […]

Aug 28, 2020

Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Non-Interest Income

Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income is an essential factor to evaluate when studying the credit union’s income streams and the impact of policy changes.  What is the trend on total income for each source of non-interest income?  Is any source yielding less than normal and is that expected?  How have recent fee waiver policy (or configuration) changes impacted… Read more »

Aug 26, 2020

Asterisk Intelligence unveils lending opportunities dashboard

Asterisk Intelligence, a data analytics team at CU*Answers, which provides business intelligence consulting, fulfillment, and educational services to credit unions, recently released a new lending opportunities dashboard within CU*BASE, CU*Answers’ core data processing application. The lending opportunities dashboard leverages operational data such as members’ product and service participation, credit bureau information, and individual account characteristics, […]

Aug 24, 2020

Don’t Miss This Week’s Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Membership Growth and Composition

Don’t Miss This Week’s Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Membership Growth and Composition

Evaluating the trends of membership growth, plus demographics and composition of memberships gained and lost can provide a well-rounded understanding of your membership base, both recently and historically.  What is my rate of net membership growth (or loss)?  Am I gaining more organizational memberships?  Am I gaining more members in certain age groups?  How long… Read more »

Aug 17, 2020

Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Membership Growth and Composition

Proving Data Strategies: Analyzing Membership Growth and Composition

Evaluating the trends of membership growth, plus demographics and composition of memberships gained and lost can provide a well-rounded understanding of your membership base, both recently and historically.  What is my rate of net membership growth (or loss)?  Am I gaining more organizational memberships?  Am I gaining more members in certain age groups?  How long… Read more »

Aug 12, 2020

Analytics Booth surpasses 1,400 days of operational history

Asterisk Intelligence, a data analytics team at CU*Answers, which provides business intelligence consulting, fulfillment, and educational services to credit unions, recently surpassed 1,400 days of operational tracking available in Analytics Booth, a web-based operational trending and analysis toolkit. Analytics Booth tracks and trends credit union operations, portfolio performance, and membership trends daily, providing credit union […]

Jul 29, 2020

Don’t Miss This Week’s Proving Data Strategies: Locating Lending Opportunities

Don’t Miss This Week’s Proving Data Strategies: Locating Lending Opportunities

Managing and responsibly growing our loan portfolios is one priority which most of us can relate on.  Looking internally at our existing membership for opportunities can often times yield the best ROI, driven by leveraging our existing relationship and established trust with the member, increased availability of historical financial performance of the member, and an… Read more »

Jul 28, 2020

Proving Data Strategies: Locating Lending Opportunities

Proving Data Strategies: Locating Lending Opportunities

Managing and responsibly growing our loan portfolios is one priority which most of us can relate on.  Looking internally at our existing membership for opportunities can often times yield the best ROI, driven by leveraging our existing relationship and established trust with the member, increased availability of historical financial performance of the member, and an… Read more »

Jul 23, 2020

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Release Review!

Join the Asterisk Intelligence Team for a Release Review!

Asterisk Intelligence Release Review: Data Strategies Join the CU*Answers Asterisk Intelligence Team as they review database changes implemented with the 20.07 CU*BASE release.  Hear our take on new dashboards released and learn about the value they can add to your organization. Review database changes, impacts to your Ad Hoc reporting, as well as must-see new… Read more »

Jul 20, 2020

CANCELLED: August Asterisk Intelligence Week

CANCELLED: August Asterisk Intelligence Week

After careful discussion between our team members, we have decided to cancel the Asterisk Intelligence Week courses for our August session.  These courses, which were originally scheduled for August 10 – 13, will not be rescheduled for a different date this quarter. However, if you are interested in attending a future Asterisk Intelligence Week event,… Read more »

Jul 17, 2020