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Dakota Credit Union Association Collaborates with Leading AI-based Credit Decisioning Platform Provider Scienaptic AI

Incorporating AI into Strategic Roadmaps Of Credit Unions


Nov 29, 2021

Scienaptic announced today a collaboration with the Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) enabling the company to offer its AI-based credit underwriting technology to credit unions throughout North and South Dakota.

The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is a professional financial trade association serving 69 credit unions with more than 520,000 members in North and South Dakota, with assets of more than $9.4 billion and are currently providing Dakota consumers with over $5.7 billion in loans. The goal of this alliance is to extend the accessibility and power of AI to smaller credit unions in the region. The collaboration will help reach more credit unions regardless of asset size, making AI more attainable across the states.

Scienaptic’s current Dakota clients include Northern Hills Federal Credit Union and Levo Credit Union. Chief Executive Officer for Northern Hills Federal Credit Union Floyd Rummel advocates the use of artificial intelligence for credit unions saying, “The use of Scienaptic’s adaptive AI will help us provide better loan decisions for every single member we serve. It will empower our member-owners with more credit, enhance their lives, and reinforce our commitment towards the financial well-being of all members.” Steven Stofferahn, VP of Lending at Levo Credit Union, also spoke on Levo’s partnership with Scienaptic. “At Levo, our mission is to help better our members' lives by putting their financial interests first and providing the right products and services when they need them. Scienaptic’s AI-powered credit decisioning platform is a perfect fit for this mission. The cutting-edge AI will help us enhance credit access for members and improve their financial well-being through smarter, faster credit decisions.”

“This alliance represents an opportunity for Dakota credit unions to take advantage of innovation and artificial intelligence in the lending industry. The use of Scienaptic’s AI-based credit underwriting platform will play a key role in helping our credit unions grow membership, strengthen charters, and provide excellent service to members,” said George McDonald, Chief Officer of Strategic Services, Dakota Credit Union Association.

“We are excited for this collaboration as our platform will allow credit unions in the Dakotas to grow their loan portfolios while minimizing their risk. It will also enable them to reach underserved borrowers and enhance member experience,” said Pankaj Jain, President and Co-Founder, Scienaptic AI.

About Dakota Credit Union Association

The Dakota Credit Union Association (DakCU) is the professional financial trade association serving 69 credit unions that employ more than 2,200 individuals across the Dakotas. With nearly 520,000 members in North and South Dakota, Dakota credit unions have assets exceeding $9.4 billion. In our mission to help credit unions succeed, DakCU plays a key role in growing membership and helping to provide service excellence to members from offices in Bismarck, ND and Sioux Falls, SD. For more information visit our website.

About Scienaptic

Scienaptic is on a mission to increase credit availability by transforming technology used in credit decisioning. Over 150 years of credit experience is embedded in Scienaptic's AI native credit decision platform. Our clients across banks, credit unions, fintech, and other lenders use the platform to constantly improve the quality of underwriting decisions. This enables them to say ‘yes’ to borrowers more often and faster. For more information, visit

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