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Dear World MAXX Photos Available: What Next?

The dozens of attendees who shared their individual stories with the larger MAXX Convention audience can now download their images. What happens next? We talked to Dear World’s lead storyteller, Katie Greenman, to find out.

New Business Services, MBL Networking Group Starting Soon

Focusing on helping credit unions collaborate and utilize best practices in providing commercial services to members, the first meeting is August 10.

Leveraging Self-Service to Create The Ultimate Shared Branch Experience

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.

CO-OP Surpasses Bank of America in Number of Branches

The credit union shared branching network is now third in the nation in number of branches.

NAPA Earthquake Serves as Preparedness Reminder

Recent California earthquake highlights the benefits of shared branching, member education.

Gary Oakland, Sarah Canepa Bang Accept Wegner Awards with a Nod to Collaboration, Innovation

Northwest credit union advocates capped the second full day of the Governmental Affairs Conference by paying tribute to two of their own at the Wegner Awards dinner and gala in Washington, D.C. Earlier, delegates heard from former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, NCUA Chair Debbie Matz, NCUF Executive Director Gigi Hyland and others.

CO-OP Financial Services Offers Wide Range of Access and Convenience Services

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.

The Shift Toward Self-Service: What Does it Mean to Credit Unions?

Consumers have become used to conducting many of their day-to-day tasks using a self-service channel, from self-check lines at the grocery store to renting movies through a Redbox outlet or checking a flight’s status at an airline kiosk. How can credit unions capitalize on the trend?

Wegner Awards Dinner will Shine the Spotlight on NW Credit Union Professionals; Tickets On Sale Now

There’ll be a lot of familiar faces on stage when the National Credit Union Foundation presents the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards at its 26th annual dinner in February, including two of the four winners and a return performance by the evening’s emcee. Tickets and sponsorships are available now.

Tell Your Members These Results: Credit Unions 86, Banks 14

If you ask a credit union employee where they think people should put their money—credit union or bank—the winner, of course, is credit union. But how exactly do you explain this to members and potential members? Recent survey results might be of help.

CO-OP Financial Services Rebrands Its Shared-Branching Network

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.

Wegner Award Winner Sarah Canepa Bang: “This is a big deal to me.”

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 Wins Wegner Award for Individual Achievement

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.

Increase your Branch Network to 5,000 Overnight

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.

“Branch Transformation Roundtable” Webinar Hosted By CO-OP on July 23

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.

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.

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.

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.