News & Events

News & Events

Latest News

Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in CreditUnions.Com on Technology Resolutions for 2019

    4 Technology Resolutions For 2019     Industry suppliers dish on how to win the hearts and wallets of credit union members in the year ahead     By Marc Rapport Credit unions looking ahead to 2019 have the opportunity to deploy new member-facing technology that effectively targets individual members while providing personalized service. To do that, they must rely on suppliers of those tech tools to deliver the tactical ability to fulfill the credit union’s strategic goals. Data analytics and fast-developing delivery channels are

Samaha & Associates’ Client Testimonials Underscore Best-in-Class Consulting Services in the Credit Union Industry!

2018 marks Samaha & Associates’ 20th anniversary! And over the last 20 years, we have consistently delivered the best-in-class Technology and Payment Systems consulting services to the Credit Union industry. Our trusted clients select the Samaha Team above all others because of our proven track record of improving operational efficiencies and exceeding project expectations. Our new clients are realizing what our old clients already knew: Samaha & Associates delivers the highest caliber consulting services in the Credit Union industry bar

Samaha Associates’ Senior Consultant Mark Monsees’ Op-Ed “California’s new privacy law a boon for protecting member data” published in Credit Union Journal!

California’s new privacy law a boon for protecting member data by Mark Monsees Credit unions need to gear up to meet the requirements of a new bill passed unanimously by California lawmakers that gives residents more control over their data. The legislation, called the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, and will afford residents the right to compensation if a business misuses their data. This law is long overdue given the growing number of data breaches,

SkyOne Federal Credit Union Wins Samaha Associates’ Apple TV Giveaway at the 2018 CUNA Tech Conference!

Senior Consultants’ Juan Luna and Tom Black represented Samaha & Associates at the 2018 CUNA Technology Council and Operations & Member Experience Council Conference, which took place at the Hilton-Union Square in San Francisco, Calif. in mid-September. Attendees who visited Samaha & Associates’ booth were not only provided insights on best-in-class consulting methodologies, but were also invited to leave their business card in a box for a chance to win an Apple TV. At the close of the three-day conference, and

Samaha Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Management Magazine Article on Data Analytics

Data Can Help Credit Unions Discover the Unknown, Unlocking Huge Potential Benefits By Richard H. Gamble Credit unions are approaching a quantum leap in business intelligence. In theory, the potential from leveraging massive data and powerful analysis engines is astronomical. In practice, the recorded results are mostly mundane but distinctly promising. When you use data to determine your goals and how to reach them effectively, that’s application. When you use it to discover that you need to rethink your strategy, that’s insight.

Samaha & Associates’ CEO Sabeh Samaha Featured in Credit Union Management Magazine Article on Vendor Management

Assembling the Cast By Richard H. Gamble It’s showtime. In the long, complicated, otherwise drama-free process of choosing and implementing a new core system, there is one event, a moment when the curtain rises and the systems and their presenters appear before a live audience to perform. It would be a huge mistake to let the applause meter pick the winner, experts agree, but with shrewd direction, these performances can be useful preparation for a good decision. Without shrewd direction, they

Samaha & Associates, Inc. is excited to expand its team and welcomes Tom Black as our Senior Consultant, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships!

Samaha & Associates, Inc. is excited to expand its team and welcomes Tom Black as our Senior Consultant, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships!  Tom brings over 25 years of financial institution technology experience.  His unique background has given him special insight and expertise into Core Enterprise, Digital Channels, Enterprise Content Management, Payment, Financial Application Suites, and BI/CRM solutions. Tom enjoys helping Credit Unions make their points of difference more obvious and strengthen their position as their members’ trusted financial intermediary. He

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