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  • 1. For security reasons, I like to lock out members from using online banking until they actually want to use it. But with non-use expiration and automatic deactivation features turned on, how do I run any sort of online banking promotion? Public
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    If you: A) automatically deactivate online banking access for all new members, and B) expire online banking passwords due to non-use after 90 days, then how do you run an online banking promotion? After all, sending a marketing piece to members won't do any good if they're disabled or locked out from logging in. Of course you could have them call the credit union to get set up, but here's another idea: Set up a special promotional period! Pick a date to start your campaign. Advert  More...
  • 2. What are Trends in Analytics Booth? Public
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    Analytics Booth Trends provide a quick and easy way to view your credit union activity over time. Trending information can show how your credit union is performing. Watch for blips and spikes to see if marketing campaigns are succeeding. Did you run a new membership drive last month? Watch the trend to see how it paid off. Trends can be viewed on over fifty key performance indicatiors including balance, member, and transaction data. The graphs displayed on the trends screen can be selected to  More...
  • 3. When looking at the ATM/Debit or Credit Card Activity screen, what does the indicator in the Type and Transaction Description mean? Public
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    The fields are related to Process Codes, in that they are derived from the code attached to the message received from the plastics processor (vendor, or switch). The Type you see in the initial Type column of the Activity screen relates directly to the Transaction Description when you view additional transaction details. Transaction types may not apply to all vendors. Examples of these labels are as follows: DEP (Deposit Transactions) ATM/DEP A deposit made at an ATM. ATM/DEP - including a $  More...
  • 4. How do I test a topaz signature pad in a Windows environment? Public
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    First, verify that the SigPlusBasic software is installed on your workstation. If it is there should be a Program Files\SigPlus folder. If there isn't, install it through the installation disk that came with the signature pad. Once it is installed, follow these steps: 1. Verify that the signature pad is connected to the computer. 2. Locate the Demo.ocx program and run it. Depending on how the SigPlusBasic software was installed it, there may be a shortcut on your desktop otherwise the Demo.o  More...
  • 5. What are the instructions to create an .fdfx companion file for my custom upload to CU*BASE? Public
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    Do not use these instructions if you are performing one of the standard uploads such as to DMPIMPORT, FCBUSINESS, FCPERSON, IMPEMAIL, etc. Instead, look for your appropriate .FDFX companion file in C:\cubase\cubase\resources Instructions below are relevant for projects where you are working to upload data to a custom table destination that meets the following criteria: The table already exists in CU*BASE The table has been used before (has at least 1 row of data in it). For the purpose of the ex  More...
  • 6. I am receiving a 'printer timeout error' when trying to print a document to my HP Laserjet 2200. What should I do? Public
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    The first thing to do is make sure all the cables are connected securely to the printer and the PC. Be sure to note if one of the cables is a network cable. If all of the cables are securely connected and you still cannot print, restart the PC and the printer. If you receive the same error once the printer and PC are back up, there is likely a hardware issue with the printer. If one of the cables that plugs into the printer is a network cable then the Jet Direct card (a network interface   More...
  • 7. How can I check the network settings on my computer? Public
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    This is how to check your current network settings. The procedure varies depending on your computer's Operating System: For Windows 2000 or XP Right -click on the Start button and select Explore . Scroll to the bottom of the left hand pane, then right -click on My Network Places and select Properties . A new window will pop up and you should see Local Area Connection in the window. Right -click that connection and, again, select Properties . A separate window should pop up and you shoul  More...
  • 8. Can I change the graphics that display in Xpress Teller? Public
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    Yes, you can customize the entry screen of Xpress Teller with four custom graphics using an online tool called CU*BASE Manager, which is part of the CU Publisher suite. All four graphics can have hyperlinks. This feature allows you to market special services, offerings, promotions, or other campaigns you wish to keep top of mind with your staff as they assist members. When uploading graphics to CU*BASE Manager, be sure to use graphics that are 420 x 210 pixels if you use the standard size scree  More...
  • 9. How can I contact CU*Answers for CU*BASE software or Technical Support? Public
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    ​ For General Support and CU*BASE Assistance: Use the AnswerBook to submit a question to the Client Services and Education team. You can access the AnswerBook via a CU*BASE session by selecting the @ symbol and asking a question, or by logging in and asking a question. You can also call 616-285-5711 or 800-327-3478 and follow the menu prompts to reach a representative. For Technical Support: Use the ConnectWise ticketing system to submit a question to the Network Services team. ConnectWise   More...
  • 10. Why does CU*BASE show delinquency in two different ways? In some places it is months/days and others it is actual number of days. Public
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    There are two methods used to track delinquent loans for reporting purposes in CU*BASE: Method One (for Collections tracking) We have always tracked delinquency in two separate fields for “Months” and ‘Days” in the member files. When a loan is 30 days delinquent, it shows as “0 Months, 30 Days” delinquent. When a loan is 31 days delinquent, it is “1 Month, 0 Days” delinquent. A month is always considered 30 days regardless of the actual number o  More...
  • 11. Why on an ATM or Debit card do I need to flag a member's card as "hot" and also close the same card in order to close the linked account or close the membership? Public
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    When a credit union statuses a member's card as 'HOT' or warm (Lost/Stolen/Fraud/Restricted), this information is transmitted immediately to your vendor to stop any further withdrawals/purchases being performed with that particular card. But at your vendor a 'Hot Card' is not considered to be a closed card. When your member's card remains at a HOT or Warm card status on CU*BASE, CU*BASE is still required to send any maintenance updates such as address change, phone numbe  More...
  • 12. How do I use CU*BASE tools to keep track of the beneficial owners on my business accounts and other memberships? Public
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    Using CU*BASE to Comply with New Rules for Tracking Beneficial Ownership FinCEN has issued new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act that require financial institutions to identify and verify the identity of the beneficial owners of all legal entity members (corporations, etc.). Under the final rule, credit unions are required to have written procedures to identify and verify beneficial owners of legal entity members who open new accounts on or after May 11, 2018. In addition to identifying and coll  More...
  • 13. I see that my member's loan account is in the credit bureau reporting file but it isn't reflected on the individual's credit report. What types of things might prevent a primary borrower or additional signer from being applied by the bureau? Public
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    If you or your member notice an account is not being updated (or the additional signer on a loan) you should first try to find out if the loan/additional signer was included in the file sent over to the bureau. You can do this for the most recent reporting cycle by running Tool #658 Print Loan Info Sent to Credit Bureau . If the member loan/additional signer information (defined by METRO 2 as the J1 segment or J2 Segment) is present in that file you need to look further into the following types  More...
  • 14. How do I find my workstation's IP address? Public
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    To find your workstation's IP address you can perform the following actions: Click the Start button, then Run In the text box type cmd and press the Enter key Type ipconfig Under Local Area Connection, to the right of the row labeled “IP Address” you will find the computer's IP Address
  • 15. How can I use Telnet to test connectivity to the high-availability (HA) server? Public
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    We strongly recommend that you regularly test access to the HA server to ensure that you can connect to CU*BASE in the event of an HA rollover test or actual disaster. We recommend that you perform this test monthly and whenever you make a change to your network. To perform this test, follow the instructions below. 1. Ensure that Telnet is installed on your workstation. If you are running Windows 10, you’ll need to install Telnet. Visit https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/conten  More...
  • 16. What are the network routing requirements for CU*BASE GOLD? Public
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    CU*BASE GOLD requires that the following networks be routed to the CU*Answers CU*NextNET connection: For all CU*Answers privately routed networks below, all ports/services should be allowed outbound from the LAN Required for standard Production connectivity: 63.236.240.16/28 63.236.240.48/28 63.236.240.79/32 63.236.240.128/29 63.236.240.138/32 63.236.240.144/28 Required for HA/Disaster Recovery connectivity: 216.111.149.8/30 216.111.149.16/28 216.111.149.240/28 66.115.246.224/27 In addition to t  More...
  • 17. What is changing on February 9, 2021* with member phone numbers as they relate to card orders and maintenance? Public
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    **Please note that the implementation of this change was previously scheduled to occur on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. We identified the need for adjusments before deployment, and the implementation was rescheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2021** On February 9 th 2021, CU*BASE will begin using only phone numbers that are stored in the MASTPH file when generating card activation information to send to vendors on initial card orders. The numbers in MASTPH are determined by the label/flag applied i  More...
  • 18. How do you go about "pinging" an IP address? Public
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    To ping a network device, you will need to open a command prompt: In Windows 7, click on the Start button and type cmd (without the quotes) then press Enter. In Windows 10, type the following into the Windows Search box: cmd , and when the result appears, right click and select Run as Administrator Once the command prompt is open, you will need to type the word ping followed by the name or IP address of the network device you want to ping. To test connectivity to the High Availabil  More...
  • 19. After enabling session encryption, GOLD gives a "T02" certificate error and fails to open. Public
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    After enabling session encryption, GOLD may present a Warning T02 error message and not launch. Here is a screenshot of the error: If you encounter this error message, there may be an issue with your workstations local certificate store. We have identified a few possible causes. Typically, your workstation has several expired certificates in the store that are causing conflicts; or your workstation does not have the correct GoDaddy intermediate certificates. Follow the steps below to corre  More...
  • 20. We're finding that the system is frequently bouncing back and flagging member addresses as incorrect even though the member has confirmed that it's a valid address. What could be causing this? Public
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    CU*BASE cannot send out email from our network having it look like it's coming from any domain, and have it reliably delivered, unless that domain explicitly configures their DNS settings to do so. This is a spam/spoofing protection. These days recipient email servers are more frequently configured to do SPF (Sender Policy Framework) lookups and will reject email if the message originates from a network that the domain (such as aol.com) hasn't permitted in their SPF record. Bulk provider  More...
  • 21. I'm looking for some special Credit Bureau Comment codes for bankruptcy, but don't seem them in online help. Where can I find these? Public
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    The following old special Comment codes are no longer valid now that your credit data is being reported using the Metro 2 format: BU BV BW BX BY CA CB Instead, use the Consumer Information Indicator field on the loan account to report bankruptcy. This can be changed using Tool #20 Update Account Information on the loan account (click the Credit Reporting Info button to display the the Credit Bureau Reporting Information screen). NOTE: You only need to report bankrtupcy once. If the bankrup  More...
  • 22. What features does It's Me 247 Mobile Web Banking offer? Public
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    Members can perform the following tasks while in Mobile Web Banking: Check account balances of savings, checking, certificate, credit card and loan accounts (both available and current balances). View transaction history for these accounts. View funds on hold for savings and checking accounts View pending authorizations for credit cards (if they exist) Transfer funds to other accounts (as allowed by standard online banking) View if a check has cleared (cancelled checks) View pending ACH transac  More...
  • 23. What reports are associated with the standard CU*BASE ATM/Debit card processing platform and what is each used for? Public
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    The reports associated with the Standard ATM/Debit process are as follows: LPANTX1 Detail Information for transactions (Card # order) LPANTX2 Summary Information for transactions (BIN order) - USED FOR BALANCING SETTLEMENT TOTALS LPANEX Exceptions report (Broken down into three sections: Denials, Unposted Items, and ISA Fees) LPANAC1 Detail Information for transactions (Account # order) LPANAC2 Summary Information for transactions (BIN order) PADLIM Report  More...
  • 24. What is the procedure for building a print session using IBM Client Access Express for Windows? Public
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    Make sure that drivers for the printer are loaded on the PC on which you are building the session. Test the drivers by printing a windows test page unless you are using a thermal receipt printer. DO NOT SEND WINDOWS TEST PAGES TO THERMAL RECEIPT PRINTERS! Once you know the printer is set up correctly, then perform the following steps: 1) Go to Start>Programs>IBM Client Access Express>Emulator>Start or Configure Session. 2) Select Configure. 3) Set the System Name to WESCPROD.  More...
  • 25. When uploading a file I receive the error message saying "MSGFI002 The file could not be found." and lists the path to a .fdfx file. How do I resolve this? Public
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    Every upload to CU*BASE via Tool #1375 Data Transfers (Uploads and Downloads) requires a companion file which the system uses to format the data properly. These files must be located on your PC and have a file extension of .FDFX. The standard tables available for uploading can be found on your PC, by following this path: C:\cubase\cubase\resources Examples of these standard options include – DMPIMPORT, FCBUSINESS, FCPERSON, IMPEMAIL, and more. EXCEPTIONS Non-standard (custom) tables are e  More...