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A future-focused network accelerating credit union success

Our exclusive credit union community functions as a research-for-development incubator for our owners. We exist to connect today’s industry leaders, foster a space of collaborative innovation, and leverage our combined strength to develop or identify strategic products and services.

The Collaborative Force

Accelerating Credit Union Success

MDC is the credit union network’s multi-million-dollar R&D department. We scan the horizon, research the issues, and create actionable solutions to solve problems for today – and tomorrow. By pooling the resources of 80+ credit union and CUSO owners MDC is able to deliver meaningful solutions efficiently and affordably. We learn the lessons of what does and doesn’t work — without exhausting your credit union’s budget for exploration and development.

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We strive to uncover and create developments that move credit unions forward. We do this by vetting potential partners or designing new solutions if a gap is identified. Read more to see our history of innovation.


MDC generates forward-thinking research on a range of relevant topics. Our owners leverage this research to enable proactive, progressive, and forward-thinking responses to an ever-changing world.

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Orchestrating industry-leading events is essential to who we are. Whether it be our semi-annual Owner Meetings, specially curated workshops, or simply connecting credit unions with similar goals, our team is dedicated to ensuring collaboration at every step.

Why Credit Unions Work With MDC

I cannot communicate the value enough around what MDC does – what it offers. The networking alone is worth it…These are conversations you cannot get in local chapter meetings or league, conversations you can’t get from round tables or lunches you have with your peers locally.

David Tuyo
President/CEO, University Credit Union

Credit unions are putting in a small amount of money overall [to be part of MDC] to create a very big pool of money that we can do a whole bunch of things with when we work on these things together.

Amy Sink
CEO, Interra Credit Union

I think it [MDC Ownership] has lived above our expectations for what we have gotten – access to great research, the opportunity to fully participate in creating the innovation and the ideas by having our team members participate in NextUP, the opportunity to network with other large institutions…I think by the programs we have attended as well as participated in with MDC, we feel we are getting beyond the value we were expecting…

April Clobes
President/CEO, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union

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