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The turnkey Elan Credit Card solution offers our expertise and efficiencies while removing costs, reducing risks, and improving the cardholder experience.  

In a world of rapidly-changing digital technology, increasing compliance burdens, and competing rewards programs, more have turned to Elan to provide a comprehensive, cost-efficient credit card program for consumer and business accounts of all sizes.  

We are also deeply committed to the communities of the credit unions we serve. Since it launched in 2022, the Elan Charitable Giving program has donated over $1.7 million to local nonprofits on behalf of our credit card partners.  

To learn more about Elan, explore our digital brochure, view our FAQ, or get in touch. We look forward to meeting you! 

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“We took a major turn two years ago when we sold our credit card portfolio to Elan and transitioned all the credit card issuance and servicing to Elan. This is their area of expertise, and we felt they could provide members with a better suite of products, fraud mitigation tools and communication tools.

There’s also huge efficiency with our card product. We got into member business lending this year, and Elan already had four different business credit cards available in the market. All we had to do is put our name on those cards. If we’d been working in-house with a card processor, it might have taken us a year to deploy. Instead, it was ready in two weeks.”

 — David Brand, SVP, Lending Operations Sharonview Federal Credit Union 

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Learn more about who Elan is through the words of our partners and our leaders. You can also view the latest announcements here

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The Elan Credit Card Program

View our digital brochure to learn more about our turnkey credit card program, merchant services, and more. 

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What Charitable Giving Means to Us

Hear from Elan employees on how the Elan Charitable Giving program and volunteering has made an impact on them. 

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Testimonials from Our Credit Union Partners

What makes Elan a partner of choice for credit unions? Watch the video to hear from our partners. 

Meet the team

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John Owens
General Manager, Elan Credit Card

John has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently the General Manager of the Partner Credit Card division of U.S. Bank and President of Elan Credit Cards. In previous roles at U.S. Bank, Owens managed the debit program, launched the prepaid business, and directed the research and analysis of emerging payments. 

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Matt Carpenter
Senior Vice President, Market Director

Matt has spent the last 25 years working on Elan Financial Services business, serving in leadership roles within finance, business development and strategy. He enjoys driving growth through partnership and working towards improving the best agent credit card program in the business.

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Mitch Pangretic
National Director, Elan Partnerships

Mitch is responsible for finding and creating the right strategic partnerships for the Elan business. He has significant business development experience within the industry including both American Express and Discover.

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Chris Draack
Director, Strategic Partnerships

Chris has over 20 years of banking experience including new partnership and business development, relationship management, and partner integration/optimization.  Chris oversees a tenured group of business development professionals focused on bringing the right new partnerships to the Elan Credit Card family. 

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Matt Good
Director, Regional Partnerships

Matt has 33 years of experience in the financial services industry with close to three decades focused in payments. He has served in a number of relationship management, sales and leadership positions both within the card issuing and acquisition industry.

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Toby Mattson
Director, Community Partnerships

Toby has over 25 years of financial services experience including working for the Ohio Credit Union League, Corporate One FCU, American Share Insurance and managing an educational based credit union. His experience and knowledge of the credit union industry has led him to be a trusted business partner for credit union clients throughout the U.S. 

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If you are interested in learning how Elan can help your credit union grow, we'd love to hear from you. 

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