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Cornerstone Resources, the service corporation of the Cornerstone League, which represents nearly 500 credit unions in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, has partnered with Zest AI, the organizations announced on Thursday.

As a result of the partnership, the Los Angeles-based Zest AI, which makes software that it says leads to more inclusive loan underwriting, will be the exclusive provider of artificial intelligence-based lending software to the League’s member credit unions. The League will work with CUNA Strategic Services (CSS), a company majority-owned by CUNA and state leagues that has chosen Zest AI as a CSS Preferred Provider, to bring the solution to credit unions in the three Southern states.

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha Chilingerian has worked in the credit union space for over a decade. She joined CU Times as managing editor in 2015 and was promoted to executive editor in 2019. Before that, she served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union (now Kinecta Federal Credit Union) in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer and editor for more than 17 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

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