It’s my pleasure to share with you the latest news about what Sherpa’s been up to, but this will be my last article as I’m stepping down as Sherpa’s president and CEO to pursue new opportunities outside of the organization. Until a replacement is chosen, I’m leaving Sherpa in the capable hands of Corporate One’s President/CEO Melissa Ashley, and Corporate One remains committed to Sherpa’s growth, supporting its product suite, and providing outstanding service to those we serve.
And now for the most recent updates about what Sherpa’s been up to. We’ve had big things going on during the first quarter, and I’d like to highlight just a few examples for you.
Platforms and partnerships
- Launched a unified platform to support digital account opening and no credit impact, pre-qualification digital lending solutions with five early adopter credit unions leveraging the solution
- Finalized the deployment of a large credit union using Sherpa’s real-time payment connectivity and certified message suite as a third-party service provider
- Embedded the unique Request for Payment (RfP) message within our Payigy platform, creating an opportunity for members to pay their loan from an eligible external checking account using the RTP® network
Real-time payments education and events
Our new complimentary RTP Forums have been well received and are bringing credit unions and their teams up to speed on the benefits, use cases, and opportunities presented by immediate payments. All C-suite level executives and managers of payments, operations, IT and member experience are invited to attend these half-day events, and the forums are open to all credit unions. You can learn more about the agenda and register for a forum near you here.
Together, Sherpa Technologies and Corporate One Federal Credit Union were honored as recipients of this year’s ePayResources Innovation in Payments Award. The award honors our achievement in developing or implementing innovative payments solutions, or tools and resources that facilitate industry adoption of emerging payments solutions. We’re proud to be recognized for advancing real-time payments opportunities for credit unions to help them maximize their digital transformation, exceed member expectations, and remain market competitive.
Sherpa continues to look forward to leading credit unions like yours on a journey of digital and payments transformation.