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Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Peter Palumbo on AEA Federal Credit Union’s successful Credit/Debit Card Conversion!

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Peter Palumbo on AEA Federal Credit Union’s successful Credit/Debit Card Conversion!  AEA Federal Credit Union, in conjunction with PSCU and Samaha & Associates, recently undertook a credit and debit card conversion with great success, explained AEA Federal CU’s CEO Adele Sandberg. “PSCU and Samaha & Associates were great partners in this effort. The transition for our members was easy and their credit and debit cards are now updated and most importantly, more secure.”  

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Janeace Liles on a seamless Merger Conversion for UNCLE Credit Union!

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Janeace Liles on a seamless Merger Conversion for UNCLE Credit Union! “I am very happy to have Samaha & Associates and Janeace Liles supporting us during these merger projects,” said UNCLE Credit Union CEO Harold Roundtree. “I appreciate their solid contribution to the success of our latest merger. It has completed extremely well!

Schools Federal Credit Union’s Data Center Relocation is a Resounding Success!

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Mark Monsees on a seamless Data Center Relocation for Schools Federal Credit Union! “Mark was absolutely great and we could not have done this without him. He was so organized and meticulous in tracking key vendors and the progress of their work, that I felt totally confident going into the weekend move. I just want you to know how much we value Mark and the Samaha team for helping us with this

When Should Credit Unions Say “I Do” To Vendors?

White Papers When Should Credit Unions Say “I Do” to Vendors? by Sabeh F. Samaha Executive Summary A couple readying themselves for marriage must understand their respective partner as well as they possibly can. As such, before they say “I do” on that joyous occasion, they must perform respective due diligence. They have “engaged” with this person day-in and day-out celebrating their strengths and supporting their weaknesses. While some couples will opt for a prenuptial agreement, others place their trust in the bond

Jan 2018: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha Quoted in CU Journal: Tech’s New Year’s Resolution: Improving Vendor Contract Negotiations

Jan 2018: While vendor competition is viewed as a positive, Sabeh Samaha, CEO of the Miami Beach, Fla.-based technology consulting firm Samaha & Associates, said understanding the nuances of the credit union space takes time. As such, CU leaders should proceed with caution. “Credit unions must realize that fintech is not a new concept, but rather new terminology. Financial services firms have always been creating and offering technology services to credit unions,” said Samaha. “So credit unions have to better understand

Nov 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Management — The Big Purchase Decision

Nov 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha featured in Credit Union Management The Big Purchase Decision: For best results, the Board needs to set direction. . . By Charlene Komar Storey Excerpt: It happens over and over again at board meetings— in all types of credit unions, in all kinds of locations. The staff members start explaining the benefits of a rather large technological purchase they’re proposing. But not long after their greeting, they slip into a language that few of the directors

SEPT 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Management article: Who’s There? As relationships go digital, CUs step up authentication to safely serve members they can’t see or hear.

SEPT 2017: Samaha & Associates CEO Sabeh Samaha featured in Credit Union Management Who’s There? As relationships go digital, CUs step up authentication to safely serve members they can’t see or hear. By Richard H. Gamble “Proving a digital message is truly coming from a member trying to make a legitimate transaction is complicated. Identity verification has to accommodate many scenarios these days. Escalating fraud protection to stay a step ahead of fraudsters does carry its own risk: frustrated members. Security is

June 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Journal Article: Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps

June 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Journal Article: Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps Avoiding Core Conversion Missteps by W.B. King   You’d be hard-pressed to find a credit union that looks forward to a core conversion. The process is generally considered cumbersome and taxing, and that’s a best-case scenario. Still, there are steps CUs can take to make the process easier, and Credit Union Journal spoke with several core conversion industry experts about best practices. “There is a misperception that a

May 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in CUES Article: Loan Zone: Setting the Credit Speedometer

May 2017: Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in CUES Article: Loan Zone: Setting the Credit Speedometer Loan Zone: Setting the Credit Speedometer May 2017 – Vol: 40 No. 5 by Richard H. Gamble   Everyone talks about swift payments, but what about swiftness in lending? Gaining speed around providing credit is a different proposition from speedier payments. Fast credit focuses critical but relatively infrequent front-end event of and approving loans. Once a mortgage or car loan has , borrowers like payment convenience but don’t care about