ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CU4Business and Square Inc. announced this week they are entering into a collaboration to assist credit unions in serving the 28 million small businesses across the U.S.
CU4Business will begin offering Square's payment solutions to small businesses through its network of credit unions. Square's hardware and point-of-sale software include everything a business owner needs, from accepting credit cards and tracking inventory, to real-time analytics and invoicing, as well as financial and marketing services.
CU4Business, a collaboration between CU Partner Link and Tarkenton Companies, is a state-of- the-art marketing and technology platform designed to help credit unions provide solutions to small businesses in their local markets. CU4Business provides participating credit unions with a turnkey system that features sought after small business services from top-rated providers including Square.
Square's commitment to creating tools that help sellers of all sizes start, run, and grow their businesses aligns strategically with CU Partner Link's and Tarkenton Companies' mission to offer targeted small business services through participating credit unions.
U.S. credit unions have more than 100 million members, and are receiving more requests than ever from business owners and entrepreneurs for help with basic financial services and practical solutions to launch and run a business.
"Square is a great fit for our network of credit unions with its national brand recognition, simple and straightforward pricing, and we look forward to offering their innovative payment solution to credit union members," said Dave Fearing, CEO of CU Partner Link.
Small businesses represent an opportunity for credit unions to engage a growing market that is underserved by banks. Small businesses also provide a great source of low-cost deposits, loans and other fee-based revenue solutions for credit unions. CU4Business's strong network of partners makes it easy for the 6,500+credit unions in the U.S. to help small businesses and boost local economies.
"Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy," said Fran Tarkenton, founder of Tarkenton Companies. "We are excited to work with CU Partner Link to provide the CU4Business platform, which is helping credit unions deliver the services business owners and entrepreneurs need to successfully start, run and grow a business."
About CU Partner Link
CU Partner Link (www.cupartnerlink.org) is a credit union service organization owned by the California/Nevada, Georgia, Ohio, and Cornerstone - Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas credit union leagues representing 1,615 credit unions with more than 23% of the total credit unions in US with $235 billion in assets. CU Partner Link works with credit unions to deliver innovative financial solutions for small businesses and improve the communities credit unions serve.
About Tarkenton Companies
Tarkenton Companies was founded by Fran Tarkenton – Pro Football Hall of Famer and renowned business entrepreneur. Over the last 20 years, Tarkenton Companies has helped more than 300,000 small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. and Canada start, run and grow their businesses.
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SOURCE CU Partner Link