Savannah Schools FCU Selects CU*South as core data processor

FAIRHOPE, AL (April 24, 2015) — CU*South announced that Savannah Schools FCU has selected the credit-union owned CUSO as its core processing and member services delivery partner. With a conversion scheduled for early 2016, CU*South and Savannah Schools FCU (SSFCU) are already busy planning this exciting transition.

Located in Savannah, Ga., Savannah Schools was founded in 1954 as the Chatham County Teacher Association CU. Reflecting the credit union’s adherence and dedication to cooperative principles like membership, democratic control and service, its logo – a ship’s wheel – depicts the strength and trust for steering a careful financial course.

With 3,700 members and assets approaching $28M, CEO Trish Payne and her team are excited to take advantage of what CU*South’s core software, CU*BASE®, can offer—particularly its marketing features.

“CU*South stood out from other core processors,” said Trish Payne, Savannah Schools CEO. “The CU*BASE product is designed to be so user-friendly, not only for our staff, but also in the member facing online banking and mobile applications. The ability to see where our members shop, finance their automobiles and the like will open many targeted marketing avenues for us.”

Echoing the spirit of cooperation so integral to the credit union movement, Payne was also driven by CU*South’s desire to help grow its client partners.

“The fact that they are a CUSO designed and driven by credit unions was a key factor in our decision to sign with CU*South,” added Payne. “And the value is great when compared to the other core-processors. Where most charge add-on fees for each individual product, most are included in CU*South’s base price. We are excited to be a part of the CU*South team!”

“Savannah Schools FCU has done a great job of defining its brand in the community,” said Leo Vaulin, CEO of CU*South. “As the needs of their members have shifted, Trish Payne and her team have made sure that their credit union has responded. That’s what builds member loyalty and keeps credit unions strong! CU*South is proud to provide the software and services to support the growth and success of SSFCU and their members!”

About CU*South, Inc.

CU*SOUTH is a credit union-owned cooperative with the mission of growing successful credit unions.  Headquartered on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, CU*SOUTH serves the industry-leading CU*BASE® processing system to credit unions of all sizes.  CU*BASE is a fully-integrated platform, combining home banking, mobile and text banking, online membership and loan applications with auto-decisioning, collections, back office, automated 5300 Call Reporting, and a complete suite of marketing and management reports and dashboards such as “Where Your Members Borrow”.  

CU*SOUTH provides CUSO@Work™ managed services to drive best practices for CU’s to get the most of out of their software investment.  Managed services allow credit unions to outsource tasks at a fraction of the cost of a full-time specialist – accounting, collections, compliance, lending, marketing, call center, web design. 

As a partner of the network – serving over 600 credit unions nationwide – CU*SOUTH provides the most comprehensive offering of information technology tools and services through a collaborative, shared ownership model – with the same great value that credit unions offer their members.

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