Thinkwise Credit Union selects AuditLink for vendor management
GRAND RAPIDS, MI (August 29, 2018) — AuditLink, the audit and compliance division of CU*Answers, has signed Thinkwise Credit Union in San Bernardino, CA, to its vendor management service. “Thinkwise has been a long-standing client of AuditLink services and is the 38th credit union to sign up for our vendor management offering, as well as the first California credit union to do so,” said Jim Vilker, VP of Professional Services and manager of AuditLink.
Heri “Eddie” Garcia, CEO of Thinkwise added that in completing their due diligence and vendor management services, AuditLink stood apart from other offerings. “They designed it in a cooperative spirit with a one-to-many innovative mantra. No other vendor we reviewed had such a comprehensive and all-encompassing solution.”
Thinkwise is a current client of sister core processing CUSO CU*NorthWest. Greg Smith, CU*NorthWest’s CEO added, “Our clients have embraced the services AuditLink has offered since its inception over 10 years ago. The relationship between our client credit unions, CU*NorthWest, and AuditLink has been mutually beneficial for all and instrumental not only in the growth and design of AuditLink’s offerings, but also in the growth of our credit unions and CUSO as well.”
The AuditLink vendor management solution was designed by credit unions who desired to solve the problem of redundancy across the industry. Instead of each credit union or CUSO completing the work independently of each other, the AuditLink solution does due diligence for a vendor and then simply exposes the work to the many. “What I’m most proud of is that our service is a truly cooperative design that drives down the cost of this vital function of credit union operations,” concluded Vilker.
CU*Answers offers expertise in implementing technical solutions to operational needs, and is a leader in helping credit unions form strategic alliances and partnerships. CU*Answers provides a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web development, network design and security, and image check processing. Founded in 1970, CU*Answers is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO providing services to credit unions representing over 2 million members and $26 billion in credit union assets. For more information, visit www.cuanswers.com.
About CU*NorthWest, Inc.
CU*NorthWest was founded in 2005 as a part of the cuasterisk.com network of credit unions and CUSOs. It is a 100% credit union-owned cooperative CUSO located in Liberty Lake, Washington. CU*NorthWest offers a wide variety of services for credit unions including its flagship CU*BASE® processing system (online and in-house) and Internet development services featuring It’s Me 247 online and mobile banking. Additional services include web site development, network design and security, project implementation and execution 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 www.cunorthwest.com.