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As CRBs and Financial Institutions continue to provide new services and take on new challenges, we’re committed to providing the support you need and the news that connects you to the industry.

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IN THE NEWS

IN THE NEWS

From our exceptional team to our legislative efforts and important information, the following articles will get you up to speed in the industry and keep you there.

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Wall Street Journal

Colorado Credit Union CEO Writes the Book on Marijuana Banking

Sundie Seefried, a Colorado credit-union executive who set up a pioneering program to offer banking services for marijuana businesses, has written a guidebook to help other financial institutions avoid the potholes she had to overcome.

Big Business
CU Today.info

A Revenue Boost During Pandemic

Providing banking services to cannabis businesses may be an answer to many credit unions’ bottom-line issues brought on by the pandemic, says Sundie Seefried.

Impact Award
Community Impact Award

Community Impact Award

Partner Colorado Credit Union received the prestigious “Community Impact Award” from the Mountain West Credit Union Foundation at its 9th Annual Star Gala held Sept. 23. Sundie Seefried, president and CEO of Partner Colorado and it’s division, Safe Harbor Private Banking, the leader in providing financial services to Colorado’s underserved cannabis industry, accepted the award.

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Early Pot Banking Pioneer Plans Credit Union Exit to Head New Marijuana Business

Early Pot Banking Pioneer Plans CU Exit to Head MJ Biz

Sundie Seefried, one of the early pioneers who delivered financial services for Colorado’s cannabis businesses, said Thursday she will be ending her 20-year tenure as president/CEO of the $520 million Partner Colorado Credit Union to become CEO of Safe Harbor Financial, LLC.

Leadership
CBE 2019 Power Women of Cannabis

Sundie Seefried Wrecking the Glass Ceiling

Sundie Seefried designed a full scope Cannabis Banking Program in 2015 that has withstood the scrutiny of 10 Federal and State exams and has realized great success in serving the cannabis industry; learning the industry and helping them achieve a level of transparency and legitimacy only banking can facilitate.

Essential Reading

Where Pot Entrepreneurs Go When the Banks Just Say No

As the legal markets for marijuana spread, a small credit union is solving a big problem: what to do with all the cash...

Leadership
CBE 75 Most Important Women

CBE 75 Most Important Women’s List

Seefried and her team have worked diligently to bring a viable banking solution to Colorado cannabis licensees and are working tirelessly to do the same in additional states. In retrospect, CBE Press believes that she should be listed as one of the top ancillary business women leaders on the 2017 list.

Legalization
Law 360 Explores Legalization Banking

How A Cottage Industry Filled The Cannabis Banking Gap

“There is no amount of money we can make as a financial institution to pay for the risk that we’re taking,” Sundie Seefried.

Colorado News
Releasing The Roadmap of Cannabis Banking and Financial Services

Polis Unveils ‘Roadmap to Cannabis Financial Services’

Governor Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) released a bold roadmap to provide clarity and guidance for state- chartered financial services industries that serve or seek to serve legal cannabis-related businesses. Gov. Polis was joined by DORA’s Executive Director Patty Salazar, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Treasurer Dave Young and Sundie Seefried,

Leadership
She Roars

She Roars — A Bloomberg Exclusive

This women-led Credit Union in Denver works with 240 cannabis clients who rake in a total of about $140 million a month in cash. The problem? Cannabis is still illegal federally...

Noteworthy
CU Today.info

CU CEO Writes The Book—Literally—On Serving Pot Industry

Sundie Seefried, whose Credit Union has become a leader in providing financial services to the cannabis industry, has written a book on the subject, Navigating Safe Harbor: Cannabis Banking in a Time of Uncertainty.

WE WROTE THE
BOOK – LITERALLY!

CANNABIS BANKING

Federal laws make it difficult for cannabis businesses to open checking or savings accounts in federally insured financial institutions. The result is an industry that has been forced to pay its bills, employees, suppliers, and taxes in cash. Enter Safe Harbor Private Banking. Concerned about the risks a cash-based industry poses to public safety, it plunged into cannabis banking in 2015 determined to take money off the streets and to offer law-abiding businesses a port in a turbulent sea. Safe Harbor’s experiences serving the cannabis industry offer a primer for other bankers considering a similar program and for policy makers and regulators eager to bring stability to a topsy-turvy marketplace.

Buy the must-read book for anyone interested in offering banking to the cannabis industry.

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PODCASTS

More than Just Talk: Creating a Culture that Counts

Sundie Seefried is CEO and President at Safe Harbor Financial (and former CEO at Partner Colorado CU), and she offers some fantastic suggestions on implementing a culture that’s more than just talk. 

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Series:  This Historical Development of Safe Harbor : Episode 1

For seven years Sundie Seefried and her team of pioneers at Safe Harbor Financial have provided the best banking services for the cannabis and banking industry. On this episode you will find out how it all got started! 

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Series:  This Historical Development of Safe Harbor : Episode 2

On this episode of Sundie on Monday, we are talking about trust. When people trust their leaders, anything is possible.

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Series:  This Historical Development of Safe Harbor : Episode 3

Amanda McComb VP at Safe Harbor Financial. has been there since Day 1. Join us as we talk to Sundie Seefried and Amanda about this incredible journey. Amanda is a true leader and a pioneer in cannabis banking.

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Series:  This Historical Development of Safe Harbor : Episode 4

The 3 original pioneers at Safe Harbor Financial sat down with me for an amazing, educational and illuminating interview. Must hear show.

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The CU2.0 Podcast
Sundie Seefried on Cannabis Banking

In this podcast Seefried talks about the process of validating the cash that flows through a marijuana business. She also talks about the early days of Safe Harbor—and the hostility and ridicule she faced.

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Cannabis Banking is Serious Business

Sundie Seefried is a pioneer and an absolute banking pro! This show is an instant classic! Conference quality information without the expense report! 

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CannaInsider Podcast—This Cannabis Banking Company is Changing the Game

While cannabis banking still has its challenges, Safe Harbor Financial is on course to make those challenges a thing of the past.

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