CU Times Highlights njBIZloan Connection and Servion Mortgage in CU Tech Round-Up

Credit Union Times recently shined a spotlight on a new wave of credit union partnerships with tech vendors to improve the member experience. The article highlights njBIZloan Connection, a collaborative program for NJCUL members to assist with connections for member business lending and servicing needs, and Servion Mortgage, a CUSO that recently partnered with the NJCUL Services Corporation that offers mortgage services.

CO-OP Financial Services Introduces Cardless Cash Access for ATMs

Seamless, Secure Enhancement Improves ATM Experience, Eliminates Card Skimming Losses

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – To help credit unions meet digital consumer expectations and enhance security, CO-OP Financial Services is adding cardless ATM transactions to its roster of digital banking and payment solutions. The new Cardless Cash Access allows members to withdraw cash faster and more securely at the ATM by using their phones, rather than a plastic card, to initiate and complete a transaction.

CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics Launches New Industry Data Platform Integrated with Microsoft’s Common Data Model

Industry-Leading Data Platform Designed to Power Analytics Models for Credit Unions Debuts at Microsoft Inspire 2018

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics announced it has launched its new data platform for the credit union industry, which leverages Microsoft’s technology. This collaboration between Microsoft and AdvantEdge Analytics, announced in March, debuts one of the first industry-specific Common Data Model extensions designed for credit unions. The announcement is in conjunction with Microsoft Inspire 2018.


RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Looking for a business partner to help it digitally transform its services to members, Water and Power Community Credit Union has contracted with CO-OP Financial Services for products addressing member needs at virtually every touchpoint.

‘Success’ Says It All: Global Women’s Leadership Network PA Sister Society Volunteers with Dress for Success

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Success was the theme of the day as 22 members of the Global Women’s Leadership Network Pa. Sister Society volunteered with Dress for Success, a statewide event supported by Vizo Financial, in various locations throughout the month of June. (There’s no mention of what Vizo has to do with the event except for the quotes, so I figured we’d pop in the phrase” , a statewide event supported by Vizo Financial,” to explain why we’re publishing it.

CO-OP Financial Services Releases White Paper on the ‘How’ of Digital Transformation

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services has released a new white paper, “Seven Strategies to Accelerate Your Digital Transformation,” providing practical guidance for credit unions positioning themselves for growth in a digital world.

Vizo Financial & Pittsburgh Credit Unions Come Together to Support Walk for Children’s Event

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union, their CUSO, MY CU Services, and four Pittsburgh-area credit unions teamed up in support of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation’s Walk for Children’s event on June 23, 2018.

PWCampbell and Studio 109 Designs Hires New Design Architect

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – PWCampbell announced the hiring of Crispin Conklin, RA, NCARB, as the newest team member to its strategic partner company, Studio 109 Designs.

CU Direct Partners with Colorado’s CU Direct Connect to Provide Credit Unions an Increased Market Presence in the Auto Dealer Community

New Partnership Strengthens Credit Unions’ Ability to Compete in an Expanded Indirect Lending Landscape

ONTARIO, Calif. CU Direct, the nation’s leading developer of lending software technology to the credit union industry, has announced a new partnership with CU Direct Connect (CUDC), an industry provider of vehicle lending and origination funding platforms. The collaborative agreement leverages the strengths of the two largest indirect lending credit union service organizations to better meet the growing indirect lending needs of credit unions, and strengthen the position of the credit union industry nationally with auto dealers.

CUNA Mutual Group Wins 2018 Innovation Award from NAFCU Services

CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics Secures this First-Time Honor for the Company

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced it has won the 2018 Innovation Award from NAFCU Services for AdvantEdge Analytics. The innovation award is a highly recognized award competition for groundbreaking solutions within the credit union industry. The annual competition highlights outstanding innovations that help credit unions thrive in an increasingly saturated financial services market. CUNA Mutual Group was selected for its AdvantEdge Analytics solution that advances the credit union industry through data analytics.

Link High Technologies & NJCUL Services Corporation Partner to Help NJ Credit Unions Improve their Security Posture

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation and Link High Technologies ( have partnered together to help credit unions of all sizes assess and improve their security posture through comprehensive testing of existing controls, actionable reporting, and guidance for remediation.

NJCUL Services Corporation adds Servion Mortgage as a Preferred Solution Provider for New Jersey Credit Unions

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation added Servion Mortgage, a Minnesota based CUSO offering mortgage services, as a Preferred Solution Provider to more than 150 credit unions across the state of New Jersey.


Credit Union Leaders to Gather in Chicago for Alloya’s Executive Leadership Symposium

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – The Credit Union Executive Leadership Symposium is set to return to Chicago, IL on September 5-7, 2018, at the Westin River North. In its fourth year, the symposium, hosted by Alloya Corporate FCU and its wholly-owned CUSO, Balance Sheet Solutions, LLC will bring together credit union executives from across the nation, and provide education on industry trends, economic factors and leadership.

Credit Union of New Jersey joins njBIZloan Connection’s Member Business Lead Lender Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – njBIZloan Connection, LLC  is excited to announce that Credit Union of New Jersey has joined njBIZloan Connection’s new member business/commercial lending venture as a lead lender (LCU). Credit Union of New Jersey is looking forward to funding member business/commercial loans referred to njBIZloan Connection from New Jersey Credit Union League member credit unions.


Single-Day Events across the Country Bring Industry Thought Leaders to Doorsteps of Credit Unions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is bringing strategic and tactical learnings to help credit unions on their digital transformation journey through six, single-day “Roadshow” events running July-October in locations across the country.

Deepwater Industries FCU Joins njBIZloan Connection’s Member Business Lending Referral Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – njBIZloan Connection is excited to announce that Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union has joined njBIZloan Connection’s new venture, a member business lending/commercial loan referral program (RCU). Deepwater is looking forward to offering business lending to their membership and the community of business owners, commercial realtors, mortgage brokers, appraisers, developers, builders, and investors. What a great way to compete, connect, and collaborate!

CUNA Supports the Cooperative Trust and New Mentorship Program

The partnership empowers the Cooperative Trust to create significant impact for young professionals

MADISON, Wis. – The Filene Research Institute announces that Credit Union National Association (CUNA) has renewed its primary sponsorship of the Cooperative Trust for another three years, making it possible for the group to embark on a new mentorship program and Crash events.

Narmi & NJCUL Services Corporation Partner to Help NJ Credit Unions Succeed

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation and Narmi have partnered together to bring innovative financial technology to New Jersey’s 150+ credit unions. Narmi is a financial technology company – namely digital banking and online account opening – specifically designed for regional and community financial institutions like credit unions.

YMC Teams with Three New Hires

Ben Coleman, Lauren Tedeschi and Andrew Ream Join Greenville Marketing Agency

GREENVILLE, S.C. – This month, Your Marketing Co., a full-service creative marketing agency for community financial institutions, welcomed three new marketing professionals to its team. The announcement comes as YMC deepens its talent pool to serve a growing roster of community financial institutions from coast to coast.

CUNA Mutual Group Executive Benefits Program Passes $3 Billion in Assets Under Management

Industry-Leading Program Experiencing Rapid Growth and Celebrating 20th Year

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group’s Executive Benefits Program for credit unions continues to enjoy rapid growth and recently reached the $3 billion milestone in assets under management. 

Allan Kemp Mcmorris President/CEO of Oakland County CU Elected Chairman Of Co-Op Financial Services

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Cali. – Allan Kemp McMorris, President/CEO of Oakland County Credit Union of Waterford, Michigan, was elected May 9 by the Board of Directors of CO-OP Financial Services to serve as the company’s Board Chairman.

Charitable Giving at THINK 18 Reaches $191,500, Shattering Previous Record for Conference

Transaction Network Services, Inc. Alone Donates $130,000 to CMN Hospitals

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – A total of $191,500 was raised in charitable and philanthropic donations at CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 18 Conference held May 7-10 in Chandler, Arizona, including $130,000 from Transaction Network Services, Inc.

Public Service Credit Union Announces the Acquisition of Seven Metro-Detroit Standalone Shared Branches from CO-OP Financial Services

ROMULUS, Mich. – Public Service Credit Union (PSCU) has reached an agreement with CO-OP Financial Services to purchase seven standalone branches in Metro-Detroit and continue to operate each location as part of the CO-OP Shared Branch network under the Credit Union Family Service Center name.  

CO-OP Financial Services Introduces COOPER; Advanced New Data-Driven ‘Brain’ Designed to Detect and Fight Fraud

Foundational Step to Advanced Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Exclusively to Help Credit Unions Improve Security and Increase Member Engagement

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is unveiling COOPER, an advanced data-driven platform designed to detect and fight fraud faster than ever before, bringing more visibility to member activity and needs. COOPER is CO-OP’s largest technology initiative, in which the company is investing millions of dollars to provide state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence to its client credit unions across the CO-OP ecosystem.

CO-OP Announces New Charitable Option for Sprig by CO-OP Enabling In-Product Donations

Members Can Make CMN Hospitals Contributions Using CO-OP’s Turnkey Mobile App

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – As part of its CO-OP Purpose social responsibility initiatives, CO-OP Financial Services is adding a link to the menu options of the Sprig by CO-OP mobile app enabling member donations to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Jean Chatzky to Kick off Think 18 on Why Credit Unions Must ‘Race to Excellence’

Interview Featured in Next Issue of THINK Review Magazine Covers Meeting Consumer Expectations, How Digital Experience Cuts Across Generations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The THINK 18 Conference will hold its first general session on May 8 with an introduction by host Jean Chatzky showing why all companies, and especially credit unions, are in a “Race to Excellence.”

CO-OP Financial Services Names Jim Hanisch President of CO-OP Network

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Credit union and payments leader Jim Hanisch has been named President, CO-OP Network, with responsibility for long-term strategy and implementation of the expanding CO-OP ATM and CO-OP Shared Branch nationwide credit union network assets.

PenFed and CUNA Mutual Group Join Forces to Enhance Wealth Management Services to Members

PenFed Credit Union’s more than 1.6 Million Members Can Now Take Advantage of New Investment Services through CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc.

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group and PenFed Credit Union, the nation’s second largest federal credit union with more than $23 billion in assets, today announced they will partner to offer wealth management and investment services to more than 1.6 million PenFed members through CUNA Mutual Group’s affiliate, CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI).

CO-OP Financial Services Congratulates Shazia Manus on Appointment to CUNA Mutual Group

Manus Played Integral Role in Successful Transition of TMG within CO-OP

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Credit union fintech provider CO-OP Financial Services announced that Shazia Manus, Chief Product and Strategy Officer, will be leaving the company this month to join CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics, a data and analytics business.

You’re invited to attend DRIVE ’18 in Texas! Register Today and Save $100!

As the nation’s most respected credit union lending conference, DRIVE ’18 empowers executives to maximize lending performance and improve member experiences with insight from industry thought leaders.

Impactful Investing with Alloya: Limited Time Offer: Invest in the CIF in April, Gain an Additional 5 Basis Points; Investment benefits National and New Jersey Credit Union Foundations

In partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation and state credit union foundations, Alloya Corporate is offering a unique, limited time offer on Community Investment Fund (CIF) certificates of deposit. Throughout the month of April 2018, your investment will earn an additional five basis points on the purchase of Corporate Share Certificates – giving you the opportunity to make more money, while donating a larger contribution that supports various local and national financial literacy, development, and scholarship initiatives.


CO-OP Caps Transformative Year with Strong Dividend to 1,200 Shareholding Credit Union Owners

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing a patronage (shareholder dividend) pool of $30.5 million for fiscal year 2017, raising to $426.8 million the total patronage amount made available by CO-OP since becoming a cooperative in 1996.

Meet CO-OP's THINK 18 Crashers: 12 Industry Leaders of Tomorrow

One of the newest trends in industry conferences today is to “crash the bash.” And, this year, CO-OP joined the party by offering its first-ever THINK Crashers program, in partnership with Filene Research Institute.

CO-OP Enhances ATM Terminal Driving Services with ‘Digital First’ Credit Union Members in Mind

Self-service Banking is a Top Priority for Today’s Digital Consumers

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – To ensure credit unions deliver on the expectations of digital-first consumers, CO-OP Financial Services is rolling out enhancements to its ATM Terminal Driving solution, including new personalization capabilities and upgraded hardware and software support.

AdvantEdge Analytics Acquires Data Integration Company Finivation

Acquisition Will Accelerate and Strengthen Real-time Data Integration for Credit Unions

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics today announced it has acquired, Finivation, a New York-based data systems integration and software company that offers real-time data integration for credit unions, community financial institutions and technology providers.

YMC Announces Fred LeBlanc as Annual Meeting Headliner

Cowboy Mouth’s Lead Singer to Speak on Creating Memorable, Life-Changing Experiences

GREENVILLE, S.C.Your Marketing Co., a full-service creative marketing agency for community financial institutions, announced Fred LeBlanc, lead singer of Cowboy Mouth, will headline its YMC Family Event, August 19-20, 2018. The two-day annual meeting features opportunities for YMC’s clients to network with other professionals, gain new skills and learn about the latest financial branding, marketing and advertising issues and trends.

Nationwide Elder Fraud Sweep, DOJ Charges 250 Defendants

The Justice Department shared a press release announcing the largest coordinated elder fraud sweep in US history. The case resulted in criminal charges against 200 individuals who exploited over a million seniors of half a billion dollars.


Deepwater Industries FCU Joins njBIZloan Connection’s Member Business Lending Referral Program

PRINCETON, N.J. – njBIZloan Connection is excited to announce that Deepwater Industries Federal Credit Union has joined njBIZloan Connections new venture, a member business lending/commercial loan referral program (RCU).

Financial Advisor Magazine Highlights EverSafe

Fintech Cited as a Tool to Combat Elder Fraud

Financial technology, known as “fintech,” is technology innovation that offers an alternative to traditional methods in the delivery of financial services. And financial institutions are beginning to embrace fintech solutions in their quest to prevent and identify signs of exploitation, especially with respect to vulnerable adults.


Keynote Speakers Will Focus on Market, Culture and Tech Trends Impacting Credit Unions Today

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – “The Race to Excellence” kicks off May 7 as host Jean Chatzky of NBC’s Today Show joins swimming champion Michael Phelps and a diverse, insightful line-up of speakers at CO-OP’s THINK 18. The conference will provide a deep dive for credit union leaders into strategies and methodologies to leverage digitization, artificial intelligence, platform thinking and new transformative leadership behaviors to evolve credit unions, wow members and grow market share.