Since its inception, the Asosciation has worked to help credit unions function more efficiently and more profitably.

An important part of that equation is the ability to find the suppliers that have the products and services that are the best value for the credit union.  The Association is able to create buying power for credit unions by acting as an intermediary with suppliers that offer excellent products and services.

This is especially important now when credit union members are becoming increasingly sophisticated and demanding when it comes to financial services.  They expect their providers to be able to deliver services quickly and efficiently, at all hours of the day and night.

The industry is continually deploying new financial products and delivery channels to make it possible for consumers to get the products they need when they need them and when they want them.  The Association is committed to helping credit unions stay on the cutting edge of this revolution by analyzing the demands of the market and seeking ways by which credit unions can work cooperatively through the Asosciation to fashion effective and efficient solutions.

Card Services, Shared Branching and the Association's Consulting Services -- Strategic Planning, and Compliance Services -- are some of the programs and services that credit unions can use to meet their needs and the needs of their members without large infrastructure investments to bring systems and expertise in house.  These programs and services help credit unions save money, generate business, stay ahead of the competition and, most importantly, serve their members.