Ravalli County and Bitterroot Community FCU’s choose CU*NorthWest for Data Processing

LIBERTY LAKE, WA (January 31, 2014)– Ravalli County and Bitterroot Community Federal Credit Unions have each signed 5 year contracts to use the core processing solution CU*BASE® GOLD. They will be the first Montana-based credit unions to utilize CU*NorthWest’s core processing product, CU*BASE.

“We are excited to work with Ravalli County and Bitterroot Community FCU’s”, said Greg Smith, CU*NorthWest CEO, “both credit unions have shown an eagerness to expand service offerings and provide their members a greater level of service. They have positioned their credit unions to work hand-in-hand with a cooperative business partner in order to thrive for many years to come”.

Based on long-standing professional relationship while being located less than 20 miles from one another, Sue Smith (Ravalli CEO) and Kathy Transue (Bitterroot CEO) especially value the collaborative toolsets built native within CU*BASE.

Ravalli County FCU is based in Hamilton, Montana and serves over 4800 members with $34M in assets. Over the last two decades, Ravalli County FCU has expanded their operations and capacity to best serve to their membership. With one branch, $7M in assets, and over 1200 members, Bitterroot Community FCU has served the people of Darby, Montana and the surrounding area since 1968.

Ravalli County and Bitterroot Community FCU’s are scheduled to convert in May 2014.

About CU*NorthWest, Inc.
CU*NorthWest was founded in 2005 and is a 100% credit union-owned CUSO located in Liberty Lake, Washington. CU*NorthWest offers a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE processing system in both an online (ASP) and in-house environment, and Internet development services featuring the It’s Me 247 online banking product.  Additional services include web site development, network design and security, bookkeeping services, and a complete eDocument solution. CU*NorthWest provides expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and helps credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. For more information, visit

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