Few things in the financial industry evolve as quickly or transform as rapidly as the payments landscape. Yet, the payments strategies your credit union implements are vitally important—they can have a long-lasting impact on your profitability, and greatly affect member satisfaction.

The bottom line? You have to keep up with the speed of payments if you’re going to remain relevant.

Don’t miss Payments University, held at the South San Francisco Conference Center, brought to you by CUES and CO-OP Financial Services. It  will help you respond to changes agilely, and identify and learn to respond to “weak signals”—emerging opportunities and challenges that can make or break your payments strategy—while designing offerings with your members in mind.

Payments University’s combination of live-taught online sessions and in-person learning were created specifically to give credit union executives the tools and hands-on experience they need to develop the smartest payments strategy for their institution.

Walk away with everything you need to develop a comprehensive payments strategy, and prepare for an uncertain and rapidly changing competitive landscape. You’ll benefit from hands-on experience as we discuss the latest trends, including:

  • Evolutions in technology
  • Understanding emerging opportunities and threats
  • Designing offerings with your members in mind
  • Responding to weak signals
  • Building consensus around new ways of thinking and acting

Earn the Certified Payments Strategist (CPS) designation when you complete all course work and assigned project!


Scholarship Information

To honor retired CO-OP CEO Stan Hollen’s significant contributions to the industry, CUES is offering two full tuition scholarships to attend Payments University; learn more today. The application deadline for this year has past.


Who Should Attend?

Payments University is an intense program designed to help your credit union create a forward-looking payments strategy. Be sure to send your:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • CIO
  • Payments Executives
  • Product Development Executives
  • Marketing Executives

CPEs - Your Attendance Counts

Attendees can earn continuing professional education credits. This school meets the following standards:CPE

  • Earn up to 18.5 CPE Credits
  • Program Level: Overview
  • Field of Study: Business Management and Organization
  • Delivery Method: Blended Learning
  • Advanced Preparation: No advance preparation is required.
  • Prerequisites: None.

Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Cancellation Policy


  • Prior to 60 days – full refund
  • 31-60 days before start of event – 50% refund
  • 0-30 days before start of event – no refund

Substitute attendees are welcome, subject to eligibility. CUES reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the event due to unforeseen circumstances, and will refund fees if the event is rescheduled or location is changed and you are unable to attend