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  • Family Banking Product, In-House Credit Card Program and Annual Report Recognized in 2017  

    San Jose, Calif– October 27, 2017 – Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) today announced that it has won two Credit Union Journal Best Practices Awards for its Family Banking product and in-house credit card program. Tech CU also won a Gold MarCom Award for its annual report – the third year the credit union’s annual report has been recognized by the international organization. In previous years, these organizations selected the credit union’s website redesign, ad campaign, innovative channels and branch redesign for recognition.

    Will Oversee Member Services and Retail Banking Functions

    San Jose, Calif– October 12, 2017 – Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today that Robert Reed has joined the company as its new Chief Retail Banking Officer and Executive Vice President. He will be responsible for delivering an incredible member experience by leading the company’s retail banking and member services functions.   

    Program Designed for Tech CU’s Commercial, Non-Profit and Government Members 

    San Jose, Calif. – October 5, 2017Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), in conjunction with Belvedere Solar Finance, today announced that it is introducing a solar financing program for its commercial, non-profit and government members. The program will allow members to finance solar systems ranging in price from $100,000 to $2 million with no money down. All financing will be structured so that savings from solar will cover the cost of the financing over time.

     Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) today announced the launch of Card Manager, an intuitive mobile app.


    Credit Union Partners with Former Intero Owners Tom Tognoli and John Thompson to Help Fuel Local Economy 

    San Jose – September 5, 2017 — Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today that it is providing a $3 million commercial real estate loan to property developers and real estate investors Tom Tognoli and John Thompson, founders and previous owners of Intero Real Estate Services, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate and wholly owned subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc. The loan will assist in funding the purchase of a commercial property in downtown San Jose, as well as provide for minor tenant improvement work and miscellaneous expenditures. 

    CUNA Awards Celebrate Tech CU’s Efforts to Teach Financial Education and Contribute to the Community  

    San Jose, Calif– August 10, 2017 – Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) today announced that it has won two CUNA awards: second place for the Desjardins Adult Financial Education award and an honorable mention for the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service award.  


    San Jose (July 12, 2017) — Tech Capital, LLC, the asset-based finance company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Tech CU, today announced that it has originated a $2 million asset-based loan for Gemini Duplication, Inc. The company provides statewide legal document evidence retrieval for California attorneys seeking to expedite benefits in workers’ compensation claims.

    San Jose –June 15, 2017 — Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today it was selected as a Top 100 Bay Area Corporate Philanthropist by the San Francisco Business Times. The credit union also won two bronze Stevie Awards for Financial Services Marketing Campaign of the Year and Annual Report, and a silver MAC Award for Best Annual Report from the Marketing Association for Credit Unions (MAC). 

     30-Year Industry Veteran Tapped to Ensure the Continued Safety and Soundness of Tech CU’s Loan Portfolio 

    San Jose – May 24, 2017 — Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today that Mike Floyd has joined the company as its new Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President. An industry veteran, Floyd is responsible for overseeing Tech CU’s lending activities and mitigating risk to its loan portfolio. 

    First “Ground Up” Construction Project in San Francisco Broadens Tech CU’s Market Presence. 

    San Jose – May 15, 2017 — Tech CU (Technology Credit Union) announced today that it is providing an $8.5 million construction loan for Presidio Bay Ventures, LLC. The loan will fund the development of a 20-unit, multifamily project in San Francisco’s Dogpatch neighborhood.

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  • Conversational banking — the ability to chat with a non-human (like Siri or Amazon’s Alexa) about your finances — will become increasingly common. Should consumers engage with conversational banking? What are the pros and cons? 

     SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2017 — Ondot Systems, the leading provider of mobile based card services platforms, has integrated its solution with Access Softek to deliver a unified mobile banking and card control experience to financial institutions.

    Why many Bay Area credit unions are growing   San Jose Business Journal Mark Calvey  August 24, 2017 Credit unions have enjoyed strong growth since the financial crisis, with Patelco Credit Union and others saying

    Listen to an interview which aired on radio station KLIV featuring CEO Todd Harris, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Carl Guardino, head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group.

    Founded in 1960, Tech CU is a $2.4 Billion credit union providing wealth management, banking and lending services for the Technology Ecosystem. In 2015, they became the first credit union in the U.S. to offer asset based lending for commercial loans.

    The Fed shouldn’t raise rates again too soon.

    The S&P 500 and NASDAQ hit record highs the week of May 8, and the Dow closed over 21,000. The “Trump Bump” (as the run up in capital markets is called) remains in full force. In all, I believe the business environment will be more favorable under the Trump administration.

    Let's allow inflation to prove it's a problem before raising rates.

    The stock markets continue to hit record highs this year, as the “Trump bump” remains in full force. The capital markets share my view that the business environment will be more favorable under a Trump administration, but the run-up is premature because we still lack specifics on many aspects of the new administration’s fiscal policy. 

    The fast growing residential solar financing provider expands an existing partnership; will fund loans for 20,000 homeowners

    TEANECK, N.J. & CHARLOTTE, N.C.--()--Sunlight Financial, a leading provider of financing for residential solar systems, and Tech CU (Technology Credit Union), a credit union based in Silicon Valley, today announced the expansion of their partnership and residential solar loan program. Tech CU will commit up to $500 million for about 20,000 more loans originated by Sunlight’s national network of installers.

    The Fed has all but promised to increase rates at the March meeting, and if it does, there will likely be adverse repercussions. The Yellen Fed is on the precipice of making the same mistake the Greenspan Fed did when it tried to control capital market prices by increasing rates. Greenspan had the dot-com bubble of the ’90s that he wanted to address. Remember when eyeballs on websites were more important than corporate earnings, and companies changed their name to just so they could raise capital? Today, we have the Trump stock rally.

     An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve is on the mind of just about everyone working in financial services (and consumers as well). People want to know when, how much and how many.

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