Welcome to Trellance. We're a new company formed by CSCU with a vibrant commitment to providing guidance and solutions to help credit unions thrive.

Trellance was germinated from the feedback we received from credit unions about challenges with accessing quality talent and expertise to implement new strategies.

The name Trellance was inspired by the interlocking strength and support of a garden trellis, and our new company will provide the structure and solutions to help you adapt and grow in a complex and competitive payments landscape. CSCU's OptimizeTM card growth solutions offerings and CSCU's thought leadership initiative The Payments Review will now operate under the Trellance brand.

We've been committed to providing payments expertise for credit unions for nearly three decades, and thrilled to further align ourselves with your needs as Trellance.


Our History


2017
  • Our new company Trellance is formed to provide programs and services to help credit unions grow and compete.
  • Robert Hackney retires, and Tom Davis is named President.

2016
  • Our thought leadership initiative, The Payments Review (www.thepaymentsreview.com), is launched to provide insights into the fast-paced change in the payments industry and evolves into one of the industry’s most influential sites

2015
  • Our OptimizeTM portfolio of solutions is created, providing credit unions access to a powerful annual marketing program to grow their credit and debit portfolios using our simple, programmatic approach; participating credit unions see an average year-over-year payments portfolio growth of 14%.
  • We implement an $11 million EMV/Chip enablement program to mitigate our members’ financial impact and ease their transition into EMV enabled cards.
  • We offer tokenization enablement programs get credit unions ready to offer Apple Pay and other digital wallets to their members.

2012
  • Project EMV is launched, offering everything from functionality and technology to reissuance strategies for credit unions.

2010
  • We establish a member-facing sales team and further increase our focus on member service and relationships.

2009
  • We expand our PIN debit processing capabilities and provide our members with access to the NYCE® Network.
  • Our members receive a "special” mid-year Visa IPO patronage dividend distribution" of $28.9 million.

2007
  • We launch our first Portfolio Consulting Services (PCS) offering to provide services to help credit unions enhance their credit and debit portfolios and maximize their growth potential.

2006
  • We launch our first Portfolio Consulting Services (PCS) offering to provide services to help credit unions enhance their credit and debit portfolios and maximize their growth potential.

2003
  • We expand our relationships with 42 credit union leagues, resulting in deeper engagement and an additional 1,500 credit union members.

1999
  • We establish a partnership with Visa to act as an advocate for credit unions.

1998
  • Robert Hackney appointed president.

1989
  • CSCU formed by a collective group of 458 credit union leaders who wanted to give their credit unions a stronger voice in card processing through Telecredit (acquired by Equifax in 1990, and name was changed to Equifax Payment Services in 1993).
  • Full service credit processing is offered initially (pass-through is then added in 1995).