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Mahalo launches comprehensive neurodiversity functionality banking platform

By Leandra Monteiro

February 17, 2023

  • ADHD
  • Cognitive Banking
  • Comprehensive Neurodiversity Functionality
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Mahalo Banking, Mahalo Mahalo Banking, a Credit union service organization (CUSO) that provides online and mobile banking solutions for credit unions, announced the launch of its next-generation digital banking platform.

The modernised digital banking platform is engineered to deliver neurodiverse functionalities intended to improve accessibility and better accommodate the cognitive needs of all credit union members.

Mahalo’s redesigned platform features numerous new functionality options that are targeted to cater to neurodiverse abilities and cognitive distinctions such as dyslexia, autism, ADD, ADHD, epilepsy, visual sensitivity, ASD and more. Among the platform’s new features are left- and right-hand use modes, font options for those with dyslexia or visual impairments and the ability to disable animations for individuals affected by epilepsy.

These neurodiverse functionality options demonstrate just a few of the innovations and levels of commitment Mahalo’s team have made in their efforts to create an online banking solution that is inclusive to everyone. The platform also enhances common banking functions including easy account opening, quick transfer and pay options and direct deposit allocation features to ensure an easy, comprehensive banking experience.

“Never before has our industry developed a banking platform for credit unions that is engineered to incorporate the neurodiversity of our memberships,” said Denny Howell, COO of Mahalo. “As a credit union member and one who is color-blind, I know first-hand what it is like to leverage digital banking channels that lack functionality. Mahalo’s goal in reimagining our platform was to deliver digital banking humanized – a robust, high-quality experience for all members, regardless of their unique conditions. We are proud of our next-gen banking platform, but we are equally excited as we continue to enhance our solution to build out more user-centric features that enable additional diverse groups of credit union members to have better digital banking experiences.”

This platform modernizes online and mobile banking solutions exclusively for credit unions. Driven by an appreciation of the credit union movement, Mahalo’s team consists of credit union industry veterans with first-hand experience addressing the common challenges that credit unions and their members face.

Jim Stickley, president and CEO of Mahalo, said, “Up until now, credit unions have not had the ability to truly support their entire member base. While the world continues to move online, up to 20% of credit union members have been unable to properly use existing online banking solutions due to the solution’s lack of support for neurodiversity. These limitations often leave members feeling forgotten and marginalized. When creating our next-generation solution, a primary goal of Mahalo was to embrace the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people.’ Our platform has been designed to embrace and support the diverse traits that make up each credit union member and consistently offer a pleasant experience regardless of who they are or what their needs may be.”

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