We fight for our clients
Maple Street was founded on the belief that we could level the playing field for our clients by revolutionizing how they manage their vendor relationships.
We strive to continue to grow our business by transforming the way the market manages its vendors to deliver a positive return.
We support this mission by providing the best service and value to our clients through The Vendor Advantage System® so our clients can compete and prosper.
Act like an owner.
Look for and consider
Be other aware.
Always be honest and
do the right thing.
Be creative and curious.
Be a lifelong learner.
In 2003, Maple Street founder Mike Crofts was negotiating vendor contracts for credit unions and community banks. To his surprise, he discovered his clients weren’t managing their vendor contracts, resulting in loss of revenue and chaotic vendor management relationships. Seeing an overwhelming need, Mike started Maple Street as a contract management service and the business took off.
Our Industry Knowledge Working For You
The Maple Street team quickly noticed a lack of consistency and discipline was prevalent throughout the industry. Some clients were paying vendors more—sometimes a lot more—than others. Contracts weren’t visible and continually rolled over on automatic renewals or clients renewed contracts without negotiating them because they believed there was no negotiation power.
We have reviewed the NCUA requirements and want to provide you with a brief guide to reportable risks as part of vendor management best practices.
Maple Street experts share the four steps to negotiating for better performance.
Belco Community Credit Union: How a regulatory assignment grew into a long-lasting partnership with Maple Street
Belco Community Credit Union traces its roots back to 1939, when 25 employees of Bell Telephone Company each contributed $5 to start Belco Federal Credit
Argos Risk is a leading provider of third-party risk intelligence solutions. Argos Risk provides an affordable web-based subscription service that helps companies proactively manage third-party risk intelligence and business viability risks associated with their third-party relationships, including vendors, ACH/RDC originators, and direct and indirect lending clients.
The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) is a regional trade organization serving nearly 200 member credit unions located in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. CCUA engages its member credit unions by empowering them, individually and collectively, to provide consumers with outstanding financial services.
Credit Union Services, Inc. (CUSI) is the Service Corporation of the MD & DC Credit Union Association and connects credit unions with business solutions to help them drive growth and success. By anticipating industry trends and partnering with a select group of carefully vetted service providers, CUSI enables the Association to offer its credit unions best in class cost-effective solutions.
The California Credit Union League and the Nevada Credit Union League are the largest state trade association for credit unions in the United States. The leagues have played an important role in ensuring the sustained health of its member credit unions for over 80 years and help their member credit unions serve more than 13 million members across both states.
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