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Sandy, UT, April 24, 2020 – Connect Financial Software Solutions (Connect), a CUSO providing advanced enterprise digital banking services to credit unions, has announced that Alive Credit Union has entered into a multi-year agreement for Connect’s Emerge Digital Enablement Platform. As part of the conversion to Emerge, Alive will be adding a host of additional features and functions, including Connect’s Mobile Welcome Page, Targeted Marketing, and the ability to edit content in the mobile app without requiring a new release from the App Store.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, Alive is a financial cooperative for employees and family members of the healthcare industry with branches in Florida and Louisiana. Alive has grown into a $138 million asset credit union serving over 14,000 members. To continue this growth and remain ahead of members’ expectations of their digital services, Alive was drawn to the feature rich, yet affordable, online and mobile banking solution that Emerge offers.

“We chose to go with the Emerge platform for several of the new features we will be able to provide to our members,” said John Papagno, Executive Vice President/CFO of Alive. “We know our members are going to love the SavvyMoney credit score integration. We are equally excited about several other features that will benefit our credit union, like the enhanced target marketing and additional security measures. We were thrilled when we learned about the continuous and rolling upgrade schedule. In addition, we have always felt that the Connect team values our membership as much as we do, and we are confident that this partnership will extend well into the future.”

“Connect is pleased that Alive Credit Union has chosen the Emerge platform to take their digital banking solution to the next level,” said Grant Parry, President/CEO of Connect. “Emerge will provide Alive an array of additional features and integrations that nurture and expand relationships as more members choose to do their banking online and on-the-go. Alive will be able to customize their digital experience and easily scale the platform as the credit union continues to grow. We are excited to welcome Alive to the Emerge platform and look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

About Alive Credit Union

Alive is a not for profit financial institution founded in 1954 and continues to operate under the cooperative principle of people helping people, Alive is proud to offer full-service financial banking solutions to its members. Additional benefits include access to low loan rates, reduced fees and a high level of personal service.

About Connect Financial Software Solutions

Connect is a CUSO providing advanced enterprise digital banking services, including account access, advanced payments, account opening, custom lending workflows, electronic document management, card controls, and deep core system integration. Connect’s theming technology allows Credit Unions to provide channel consistency and to differentiate their digital banking experience like never before. For more information, visit