Self-service and shared branching work together to bring greater efficiencies and convenience to credit unions and their members. Your Strategic Link partner, CO-OP Financial Services, shares suggestions for enhancing your members’ experience.
The credit union shared branching network is now third in the nation in number of branches.
Recent California earthquake highlights the benefits of shared branching, member education.
Credit union members expect the same convenience and reach that the largest banks offer, with anytime access through a variety of channels. With CO-OP Financial Services, credit unions can offer the latest technology to level the playing field.
CU Service Centers and its “swirl” logo and signage are being replaced throughout its shared-branching network by CO-OP Shared Branch, but the mission of CO-OP Financial Services remains the same: to contribute to member convenience, and to help credit unions attract new members.
Sarah Canepa Bang still can’t believe she’ll be on stage before hundreds of credit union professionals early next year, accepting one of the movement’s highest honors—the Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. In her own words, Canepa Bang answers our questions about her colorful and accomplished career.
Sarah Canepa Bang, a key executive with CO-OP Shared Branching–FSCC, LLC and a driving force behind Credit Unions for Kids, wins the 2014 Herb Wegner Memorial Award for Individual Achievement. Before assuming her nationally prominent role with CO-OP-FSCC, LLC, Bang had strong roots with Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions.
While credit union membership continues to grow, consumers still may not be aware of the greatest convenience that separates credit unions from banks: shared branching. Our Strategic Link business partner, CO-OP, wrote the book on shared branching. Read this short article to find out what your credit union and your members may be missing.
Credit unions want to make branch services experiential—cutting edge yet still very personal. A webinar being offered by CO-OP July 23 has some insight. Details are presented in this week’s Strategic Link business partner article.
A rebranding and comprehensive marketing initiative will help to promote credit union shared branching. CO-OP Financial Services launches such a plan later this month. Our Strategic Link business partner shares a look at the available resources.
Credit Union Shared Branching to be Rebranded: Cu Service Centers to Give Way to Co-Op Shared Branch
The widely recognized CO-OP branding will now be applied to the shared branching network, making both the ATM network and shared branching benefits more visible to credit union members.
Two Strategic Link business partners have joined forces to bring the convenient credit union shared branching model to the self-service channel by deploying the first ATMs allowing complete access to members of participating credit unions.
Our credit union has been looking at shared branching for more than four years. However, we have been concerned about additional expenses, and our board feels our members would not respond positively to the shared branching transaction experience. Can you help provide some insight on these two issues?
After a year of accelerated growth following CO-OP’s merger with FSCC, the CO-OP Shared Branching network has grown to include 5,000 live teller branch locations nationwide, making it the fourth-largest branch network with teller service in the U.S.
Co-Op Financial Services, a Strategic Link business partner, writes about the many benefits of shared branching. By giving members access to more than 5,000 additional locations through other participating credit unions, your credit union’s footprint grows to become the fourth-largest branching network in the country.
CO-OP Financial Services and FSCC’s agreement to combine operations is now complete, and the two largest credit union shared-branching organizations are one company as of the New Year.
In a move that unifies credit union shared branching services, Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc. announced that it will combine operations with CO-OP Financial Services, effective early in 2012.
Northwest credit unions are expected to benefit as Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) and CO-OP Financial Services combine operations. FSCC President and CEO Sarah Bang said Northwest credit unions were among the first to embrace the shared branching concept.