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Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultants Mark Monsees and Peter Palumbo on a successful core system upgrade and digital transformation projects at AEA Federal Credit Union!

“Our relationship with Samaha & Associates began back in 2016 and they continue to contribute to the optimization of our technology platforms since then. Our first project was the enhancement of our credit/debit card payments platform. They demonstrated deep expertise in all facets of the project including search, selection, negotiation and implementation. The dollar savings realized was truly significant, not to mention all the efficiencies gained! Based on that accomplishment our relationship deepened when we expanded it to include partnering

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Managing Consultant Adam Denbo on successful vendor service agreement negotiations and technology projects at Worcester Credit Union!

“As president of a smaller Credit Union ($80m in assets), I can identify with those who may think twice about hiring a consultant for fear of the cost and uncertainty of utilizing a third party to work through complex decisions like the terms of vendor service agreements or planning for technology projects,” said Worcester Credit Union President/CEO Karen Duffy. “However, having worked with Adam Denbo and Samaha & Associates I would encourage credit unions of all sizes to utilize their

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Juan Luna on a successful Core System, Cards/ATMs and Digital/Mobile Banking Projects at CPM Federal Credit Union!

“I was extremely pleased with the service and results from each engagement with Samaha & Associates. We first engaged them to help us negotiate a branding agreement with Visa and to help us select providers and negotiate new agreements for our debit and credit card programs and for driving our ATMs,” said CPM Federal Credit Union’s CEO James Gergen. “With their help we conducted a very thorough evaluation of the top providers, made great choices, and executed new contracts with attractive

Samaha & Associates would like to congratulate Senior Consultant Juan Luna on Kern Schools FCU’s successful Core System and Digital/Mobile Banking Conversion!

“Partnering with Samaha & Associates on these key projects has served us extremely well. Thanks to Juan Luna for providing key project management, years of Credit Union experience, and mostly importantly, advocacy for the Credit Union,” said Kern Schools FCU’s Chief Information Officer Steve Roach. “Our strong relationship with the Credit Union and all related vendors continue to enrich and evolve based on one principle: That we are all in this Credit Union family together, and that we must celebrate it

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