Shared Branching Services Unite as FSCC Votes to Combine Services with Co-Op Financial Services

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.

CO-OP Miracle Match Offering $1 Million in Matching Funds for Credit Unions for Kids Events

CO-OP Financial Services created a $1 million matching funds program to benefit Credit Unions for Kids supporting local Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. CO-OP will match credit union funds raised to help millions of kids overcome illnesses and injuries.

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union Presents Co-opalooza, a Celebration of the Cooperative Model

Seattle Metropolitan Credit Union has organized Co-opalooza to promote the cooperative model that is central to the credit union movement. More than 20 different cooperatives will work together to promote their organizations and ideals at the carnival-like event.

Longtime Competitors to Unite in Service to Credit Unions

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.

Member & Chapter News

Columbia CU won two SBA awards and a Seattle CU professional was a finalist for the COOP THINK prize, plus the usual trove of chapter announcements.