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  • Writer's pictureKelsie Papenhausen

Mahalo Banking Selected as Finalist in NACUSO’s Next Big Idea Competition...

...for its Next-Generation Digital Banking Solution

Denny Howell, co-founder and COO, to present platform’s neurodiversity functionality to competition judges and conference attendees

TROY, Mich., Mar. 28, 2023 – Mahalo Banking, a CUSO that provides online and mobile banking solutions for credit unions, has been selected as one of five finalists in the National Association of Credit Union Service Organizations’ (NACUSO) Next Big Idea Competition. Now in its eleventh year, the Next Big Idea Competition is designed to showcase innovation, collaboration, and new solutions for the credit union industry.

The finalist organizations will present their digital banking innovations at the NACUSO Network Conference on Tuesday, March 28 in Las Vegas. Mahalo’s Denny Howell will showcase the provider’s latest neurodiversity functionality platform enhancements that are engineered to improve digital inclusivity and accessibility and better accommodate the cognitive needs of all credit union members. Following the presentations, the conference audience will select the first and second-place winners of NACUSO’s 2023 Next Big Idea Competition.

Designed by credit union industry veterans, the Mahalo platform intuitively meets the common needs and challenges faced by today’s credit unions and their members. The platform enables credit unions to remain competitive and grow their membership by providing an enhanced digital banking experience. Through deep integrations into credit union cores and streamlined third-party integrations, credit unions leveraging Mahalo’s platform can offer members a cohesive omni-experience with mirrored features across mobile and online browsers.

“We’re honored to be selected as one of NACUSO’s finalists paving the way for member experience innovations, and I look forward to sharing how our technology enables credit unions to better serve and embrace each of their member’s unique needs,” Howell. “Our new platform embodies the ‘Next Big Idea’ because there is nothing like it in development within the credit union digital banking space. Credit unions are constantly searching for technology that can better support their members, and our platform delivers a solution that supports all members including those who are neurodivergent and have cognitive distinctions who have previously been neglected in the era of digital transformation.”

The 2023 NACUSO Network Conference will take place in person at the Wynn Las Vegas Resort, March 27-30, 2023. The yearly event is designed to offer a collaborative connection point for credit unions, CUSOs and industry innovators and entrepreneurs. The 2023 conference will feature a lineup of notable Keynote Speakers who aim to challenge and inspire attendees with their insights, as well as break-out sessions focused on addressing important industry issues and opportunities for credit union and CUSO CEOs. To view the full agenda, click here.

About Mahalo

Mahalo Banking provides online and mobile banking solutions for credit unions. Based in Troy, Mich., the Mahalo platform is designed and built on superior architecture with deep integration to core processing, providing security and a robust feature set across all delivery channels for a true omni experience. Mahalo offers the industry’s first and only online banking solution to fully integrate comprehensive neurodiverse functionality directly into its platform. This inclusive approach allows credit unions to support and embrace all members and accommodate their unique needs.

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