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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

Curql Collective Lights Up Its Fintech Ecosystem with Addition of Chimney

Des Moines (October 4, 2023)Curql Collective, a Credit Union Service Organization facilitating collaboration among fintechs and credit unions to spur innovation for the industry, has just welcomed Chimney as a subscribing fintech Ecosystem Partner to the Curql Collective.

Chimney built the first financial platform especially for homeowners, Chimney Home. Thanks to Chimney’s developer-friendly APIs, Chimney Home is easily embedded into any digital banking app, helping credit unions deliver offers and provide members greater convenience while deepening engagement, speeding approvals, and more. Available across thousands of websites and within digital banking apps, Chimney’s solution takes complex financial, credit, and property data and turns it into a seamless digital experience integrated right into a credit union’s digital banking. Chimney Home helps homeowners track home value, understand borrowing power, and access recommendations and savings that guide them throughout their experience with homeownership.

As a testament to its compelling innovation, Chimney just returned from winning Best of Show at FinovateFall 2023, its second such win. In addition to the company’s latest Best of Show win, Chimney Home was recognized in this year’s Finovate Awards as a finalist for the category, “Best Embedded Finance Solution”. Chimney also offers modern, award-winning financial calculators that install on credit union websites in minutes with no coding required, which earned the company its initial Best of Show win at FinovateSpring 2021. While Curql has not made an investment in Chimney thus far, the company has subscribed to the Curql Collective to provide its award-winning solutions to the Curql Collective credit unions.

“The power of Chimney’s solutions is undeniable,” said Curql Collective President and CEO Nick Evens. “Credit union members are looking to partner with financial institutions that give them greater insights, convenience, and tools to help them do more and build better futures. Chimney Home delivers on this while helping credit unions boost brand loyalty, digital growth, and the member experience.”

"We're honored to be partnering with Curql, both a leader and an innovator in the credit union space. This partnership allows us to take our market-leading position to the next level. It's a game-changer for us. We have a responsibility to our clients to stay at the forefront of innovation, and this partnership allows us to do just that," said Chase Neinken, cofounder at Chimney.

About Curql Collective

Curql Collective is a collaborative approach that brings together investment capital, credit unions, and fintech. Launched in 2020, Curql is steered by a collective of forward-thinking credit unions, including former founders, operators, and leaders in the fintech and investment spaces. The group's flagship – Curql Fund I – invests in the visions of entrepreneurs who thoughtfully and purposefully develop financial services technology that revolutionizes and innovates how people engage with their money. For more information, please visit www.curql.com.

About Chimney

Chimney allows financial institutions to uncover opportunities, engage account holders, deliver offers, and speed up approvals. Millions of people use Chimney’s combination of award winning technology and modern data across thousands of website and within digital banking apps. Chimney's financial tools and APIs allow account holders to track home value, understand borrowing power, and get personalized offers - all right within their banking app. By leveraging open bank data, Chimney’s platform enables financial institutions to engage homeowners with proactive product recommendations and other embedded offers unique to each homeowner’s financial situation. Chimney’s homeownership platform is the latest addition to the company’s product suite, which includes its award-winning financial calculators.

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