CO-OP Announces $199 Insider Rate to Register for Think 14 Conference

The CO-OP THINK conference is looked forward to by credit union professionals and their business partners who like to think outside their comfort zones. In this week’s Strategic Link Business Partner article, CO-OP invites you to register now—for a 70% savings.

Consumer Rebranding, Promotion Kicks Off for Co-Op Shared Branch

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.

September 30 Marks Deadline for 2013 CO-OP Miracle Match Applications

CO-OP Financial Services is offering $1 million in matching funds for credit unions planning fundraisers benefitting Credit Unions for Kids. The deadline to apply for the grants is September 30. CO-OP details the grant program in this week’s Strategic Link Partner article.

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.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

Our credit union was thinking about purchasing another ATM to provide some further convenience for our members. Is there a better solution to provide member convenience? Could you tell me some more about the CO-OP Network?

CO-OP Financial Services Dividend Pool Sees 73 Percent Year-Over-Year Growth

Strategic Link business partner CO-OP Financial Services attributes its significantly larger shareholder dividend pool for fiscal year 2012 to a flurry of acquisition and partnership activity late in 2011.

Diebold, CO-OP Financial Services Introduce ATM with Full-Service Shared Branching Capabilities

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.

CO-OP Shared Branching Reaches Milestone: 5,000 Branch Locations Nationwide

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.

Diebold, CO-OP Pilot Face-to-Face Video Technology at ATMs

Diebold and CO-OP Financial Services have partnered to pilot Concierge Video Services, an innovative ATM enhancement that allows members to connect face-to-face with member service representatives at the ATM.

Northwest Resource Among First to Implement New ‘Virtual Credit Union Branch’

CO-OP Financial Services, a Strategic Link business partner, has introduced CO-OP Sprig, which gives members P2P payment and account aggregation capabilities and represents the first step in CO-OP’s multi-phased approach to creating a virtual credit union branch.

ICU Day Wrap-Up: Northwest Credit Unions Raise Spirits, Awareness

Credit unions in Oregon and Washington were active on Thursday’s International Credit Union Day, engaging members and celebrating the credit union difference.

CO-OP Introduces PIN POS Service, Opening 2 Million Point-of-Sale Terminals

CO-OP Financial Services has introduced the CO-OP Network PIN POS service, giving debit cardholders of participating credit unions access to nearly 2 million STAR Network point-of-sale locations across the country.

Cooperative Day of Action Presents Volunteer Opportunities for Credit Union Members, Professionals

Bellingham’s credit unions and other cooperatives have set a high standard during the International Year of Cooperatives. The community will take things to an even higher level with the June 16 Cooperative Day of Action.

Co-Op Coalition Shines Spotlight on Cooperative Model

Known as the Co-Op Coalition, a group of co-ops in the Bellingham, Wash., including GaPac Community Federal, Industrial and Whatcom Educational Credit Unions, has teamed to promote the cooperative model during the International Year of Cooperatives.

CO-OP Financial Services Acquires eCom Assets, Offers Credit Unions Online Bill Pay Services

Strategic Link business partner CO-OP Financial Services announced the acquisition of Corporate Network eCom, which offers credit unions a fully-hosted, comprehensive member bill pay service at a highly competitive price.

Deep-Rooted Farmers Co-op at Home in Sleek Seattle Area

In celebration of the International Year of Cooperatives, Anthem is featuring monthly profiles of local co-ops. The Grange Supply Co-op allows farmers to pool resources, and its country store offers specialized lawn, garden and animal-care products.

Credit Union Shared Branching Operations Officially Unified

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.

CO-OP Financial Services Wins Bid for eCom

CO-OP Financial Services, which recently announced official plans to combine shared branching services with Financial Service Centers Cooperative, has also purchased the online and mobile bill pay services of Corporate Network eCom, a subsidiary of U.S. Central Bridge.