The Race to Excellence is on: CO-OP Unveils Think 18 Conference

Michael Phelps is First Announced Speaker; Registration Available Immediately for May 7-10, 2018 Event

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – "The Race to Excellence" is on, as CO-OP Financial Services unveils its THINK 18 conference focusing on the accelerating need for enterprise innovation and agility to meet the needs of today’s credit union members.

NJCUL Services Corporation Announces njBIZloan Connection

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. NJCUL Services Corporation and Biz Lending & Insurance Center, Inc. (BLIC) announced a new program njBIZloan Connection at the New Jersey Credit Union League’s 83rd Annual Convention at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City.

The njBIZloan Connection is designed for NJCUL-member credit unions to participate in a collaborative program that allows credit unions to earn non-interest income and accept direct business loan leads.

Self-Service Banking Gets Easier, More Secure With CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving Upgrades

CO-OP First to Support Diebold’s New Vista 5.1 Platform with ATM Member Engagement Enhancements

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is marking the ATM’s 50th year by making a series of credit union member-centric upgrades to its CO-OP ATM Terminal Driving services, building on security provisions, simplifying navigation and adding new transaction options.

Vizo Financial and Central PA Credit Unions Co-Sponsor and Volunteer at 2017 Pay 4 Play

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Can you imagine raising $241,363.30 in less than two days? That’s what happened at this year’s Pay 4 Play radio-thon supporting Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals! Vizo Financial and Central Pennsylvania credit unions took part in the event as co-sponsors and volunteers.

First Tech FCU Chooses CO-OP Financial Services For Full-Service Credit, Member Rewards

Major Expansion of Long-Standing Partnership Designed to Help First Tech Provide Seamless, Comprehensive Payment Services in the Digital Age

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing a major expansion of its long-standing partnership with First Tech Federal Credit Union of Mountain View, California, including contracting for CO-OP Full-Service Credit processing and Member Rewards by CO-OP.

CUNA Strategic Services and CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics to Empower Credit Unions with Better Data Management and Advanced Analytics

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Strategic Services announced a new strategic alliance with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics. AdvantEdge Analytics strives to empower credit unions with better data management and advanced analytics to improve member experience. This industry collaboration will not only support credit unions with potential new growth opportunities through data analytics, but will also work to improve current data challenges credit unions face regarding data fragmentation, business intelligence and analytics capabilities.

“As credit unions navigate the growing change and disruption in the financial services industry, we see AdvantEdge Analytics as the natural partner who not only has vested interest and industry credibility, but also the investment and scale to build an analytics platform that benefits the credit union system as a whole,” said Eric Gelly, President of CUNA Strategic Services. “Credit unions have an incredible opportunity to grow their reach and serve more members if they can tap into the power of their data. We are excited to partner with AdvantEdge Analytics on this journey.”

CO-OP Financial Services and Data Systems of Texas Partner to Serve Credit Unions in Southern and Western States

Technology, Service Partnerships Critical to Rapid, Successful Digital Transformation of Financial Institutions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services and Data Systems of Texas are partnering to help credit unions seamlessly and securely transform digital payments services for members. CO-OP products will be offered to Data Systems clients that use Sharetec core processing solutions. 

CU Direct’s Lending 360 Loan Origination Platform Surpasses 100 Credit Union Milestone

Seven credit unions select CU Direct’s LOS technology to streamline loan originations, improve efficiencies and simplify the loan application process.

ONTARIO, Calif. – CU Direct, the nation’s leading lending technology and automotive solutions provider for credit unions, has announced that its Lending 360 Account & Loan Origination System (LOS) has reached a new milestone, as more than 100 credit unions are using the platform to drive both loan efficiencies and originations.

Orange County’s Credit Union Partners with AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Looks to Build Analytics Culture as Part of an Enterprise-Wide Data Transformation

MADISON, Wis. –  CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics today announced Orange County’s Credit Union, based in Santa Ana, California will implement AdvantEdge Analytics’ data reporting and performance management services to accelerate their data analytics strategy. With assets exceeding $1.5 billion, Orange County’s Credit Union serves more than 103,000 members at ten locations across southern California.

CO-OP Financial Services Announces Mobile Banking 3.0, Featuring Advanced Biometric Security and Other Upgrades

New Enhancements to CO-OP Mobile and Sprig by CO-OP Apps Include Touch ID Authentication, and Advanced Payment Notification and Scheduling Options

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing Mobile Banking 3.0, bringing powerful new features to the company’s advanced mobile banking product line.

Matthew Maguire Joins CO-OP Financial Services as Chief Data Officer

Appointment Advances CO-OP’s Technology Talent and Infrastructure Goals

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Matthew Maguire has joined CO-OP Financial Services as Chief Data Officer, a key milestone in CO-OP’s on-going initiative to grow the firm’s technology talent and infrastructure. In addition to advancing the firm’s technology goals, Maguire will be instrumental in helping the credit unions that are a part of the CO-OP ecosystem make greater use of their data with emerging technologies, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Altra Federal Credit Union Signs with CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Will Partner with AdvantEdge to Further Guide Next-Gen Data Capabilities

MADISON, Wis. –  CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics announced Altra Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Onalaska, Wis., will implement AdvantEdge Analytics’ data analytics solution to better serve its members. With assets exceeding $1.3 billion, Altra serves more than 96,000 members with 19 branch locations throughout eight states.

PWCampbell Hires Quality Assurance Manager

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – PWCampbell announced the addition of Shaun Donovan to the PWCampbell team in the role of Quality Assurance Manager. PWCampbell prides itself on providing superior products and services and considers the position of Quality Assurance Manager an integral part of our Complete Facility Solution.

Vizo Financial 2017 Financial Conference a Success

GREENSBORO, N.C. – On Sept. 13-15, 2017, Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union held its 2017 Financial Conference at the luxury Ballantyne Hotel and Lodge in Charlotte, N.C.

Employees from more than 45 credit unions attended the three-day conference, which included education sessions, golf and spa activities, and networking opportunities.

CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Equifax Breach Could Result in ID Theft Losses for Credit Unions

Equifax, one of the three major consumer reporting agencies, recently announced a breach impacting an estimated 143 million U.S. consumers. Fraudsters could use the stolen data for years to come to open fraudulent accounts and obtain loans. Credit unions should alert staff to be cautious when opening accounts and processing loan applications. Click here for the full alert.

It’s Good to Share: This is the Reason Credit Unions Have the Nation’s Second Largest Branch Network

By their very nature, credit unions sit at the heart of today’s sharing economy – and they are growing and prospering accordingly.

Case in point: The CO-OP Shared Branch network recently reached another new milestone, surpassing mega-bank Chase to become the country’s second largest branch network among commercial financial institutions, according to the FDIC.

$10,000 Being Donated to Tropical Storm Harvey Disaster Relief by CO-OP Financial Services

Donation Made In Addition to Business Continuity Relief Through Nationwide CO-OP Shared Branch
And CO-OP ATM Networks, Available to Members of Participating Credit Unions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is donating $10,000 to CUAid, organized to help credit unions and their members in Texas impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey. The donation augments the nationwide CO-OP Shared Branch and CO-OP ATM networks used extensively in credit union business continuity and recovery during times of disaster.

CUNA Mutual Group Risk Alert: Video Scam Targets Consumers and Routing Numbers

Consumers are falling victim to a scam promoted via online videos claiming bills can be paid online using routing numbers belonging to a Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) or other financial institutions including credit unions.

CUNA Mutual Group Earns No. 2 Spot on List of Most Reputable Insurance Companies by Reputation Institute

Company Also Ranked No. 1 In Life And Investment Insurance Category

MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group has been recognized as one of the most reputable insurance companies in the United States, by Reputation Institute, with the release of the 2017 US Insurance RepTrak®, the survey of insurance company reputations. CUNA Mutual Group ranked second overall for most reputable insurance companies and No. 1 in the life and investment category.

Harborstone Credit Union Joins on with CUNA Mutual Group’s AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Union Looks to Build a Stronger Data Driven Organization to Better Serve Members

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics announced Harborstone Credit Union ($1.2 billion in assets) headquartered in Lakewood, Wash., will partner with AdvantEdge Analytics to implement its reporting and performance management services. This partnership will enable Harborstone to accelerate its data analytics strategy and gain better insights to deliver more value back to members.

2017 IT & Security Conference a Big Hit for Vizo Financial

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – “Very well done, very informative.” That’s just one of the many fantastic reviews Vizo Financial received about its 2017 IT and Security Conference! The event was held on August 7-9, 2017, at The Central Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa., and featured 25+ education sessions, 15 expert speakers and two nights of evening entertainment and networking.

Virtual Lending Offers Access to Millennials, But it Comes With Risks, According to CUNA Mutual Group

CMG’s Bullard to Discovery Attendees: CUs Need Millennials for Sustainability, Viability

MADISON, Wis. – Virtual lending to millennials will be critical to the future success and sustainability of credit unions, but it’s important to be cognizant of the growing risks posed by expanding online channels and take steps to mitigate them, CUNA Mutual Group’s Jim Bullard told a Discovery Conference audience Thursday.

Economic Growth Continues Above Trend for 2018 and Beyond, According to CUNA Mutual Group

Discovery Conference Attendees Told Key Economic Indicators Show Continued Market Opportunities but Slow Down in Sight

MADISON, Wis. – Credit unions can expect the U.S. economic growth will remain above trend in 2017 and into 2018, said CUNA Mutual Group’s director and chief economist Steven Rick. As credit unions continue to reap the benefits from this economic expansion, the next two years will continue to see a growth of up to 2.4 percent, he told attendees at CUNA Mutual Group’s eighth annual Discovery Conference Thursday.

Vizo Financial Announces 2017 Board Election and Officers

GREENSBORO, N.C., and MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union announced the results of the board of directors’ election during its Annual Meeting on August 10, 2017.  The event was held at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden Conference and Event Center in Charlottesville, Va., and was also available to members via live-stream.

CUNA Lending Council, CUNA Mutual Group to Honor Credit Unions for ‘Excellence in Lending’

MADISON, Wis. – Applications are now being accepted for the annual Excellence in Lending Awards, which recognize outstanding credit union lending results and best practices. Credit unions demonstrating innovation in lending to meet member needs are encouraged to apply by the Sept. 25 deadline.

BCU and Coastal Credit Unions Sign with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics

Credit Unions Look to Build Stronger Data Analytics Capabilities and Member Insights

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced Baxter Credit Union (BCU) with $2.8 billion in assets, headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., and Coastal Credit Union, with $2.9 billion in assets, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., will partner with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics (AdvantEdge Analytics) to implement their integrated data and analytics services to better serve members. In addition, both credit unions have signed on as charter members to provide strategic guidance that will bring further collaboration and sharpen AdvantEdge Analytics’ vision and its future product development roadmap.

CO-OP Study: Digital Transformation Recognized as Top Need by Credit Union Leaders

CO-OP Offering Research Studies, White Papers and Webinars to Help Meet Operational, Member Service Challenges of Digitalization

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services announced today a free download of its proprietary research study, Digital Transformation, designed to help credit union leaders understand current industry perceptions, challenges and plans for the digital age.

CUNA Mutual Group Hires New Leaders for Wealth Management Business

Company Aims to Broaden its Brokerage Services and Distribution Channels

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced today the hiring of Rob Comfort as president of CUNA Brokerage Services, Inc. (CBSI) and Martin Powell as vice president of strategic account development and management for the company’s wealth management business.

RBFCU and CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics Ink Deal

Credit Union Looks to Strengthen Their Data Analytics Strategy to Improve Member Insights and Service

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group announced Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU), headquartered in Live Oak, Texas, will partner with CUNA Mutual AdvantEdge Analytics (AdvantEdge Analytics) to implement its fully integrated data analytics solution to better serve RBFCU members. With assets exceeding $8 billion, RBFCU serves more than 700,000 members from 55 branch locations throughout Texas.

Vizo Financial’s 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest Raises $2,000 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The heat was on during Vizo Financial Corporate Credit Union’s 2017 Hot Dog Eating Contest, which brought in $2,000 for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals at Penn State Children’s Hospital!

The contest was held on July 19, 2017 - National Hot Dog Day! Six contestants duked it out to see who could eat the most hot dogs in five minutes. In a twist, this year’s Hot Dog Eating Contest pitted guys against guys in the men’s competition and ladies against ladies in the women’s competition.

TruStage® and CU Solutions Group Partner to Celebrate Family Summer Vacations

Both Organizations Will Collaborate Through Member Photo Contest and New Media Channels to Promote the Credit Union Movement

MADISON, Wis. – Over the next month, millions of families will hit the road to enjoy a fun family getaway before school starts. To celebrate these family memories, TruStage and CU Solutions Group’s Love My Credit Union Rewards program are teaming up to make family vacations a little more fun this year. The organizations invite people to share photos from their summer vacation trips through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram -- including #CUVacay in their posts -- for a chance to win.

CO-OP Shared Branch Network Passes Chase, Takes No. 2 Spot Among Consumer Financial Institutions

More Than 1,800 Different Credit Unions Unite to Form Seamless and Secure Cooperative for In-branch Personal Banking

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The CO-OP Shared Branch network has passed Chase in number of branch offices, making the credit union cooperative the second largest network of financial institution branches in the country.

PWCampbell Promotes Brian Hillegass to Sales Department

Pittsburgh, PA – PWCampbell is pleased to announce the promotion of one of its team members, Brian Hillegass, to the role of Regional Vice President. PWCampbell prides itself on being an employee oriented company and is delighted to be able to offer the opportunity of growth and advancement to one of its key employees.

LendKey Announces Series C Funding

NEW YORK -- LendKey, the leading lending-as-a-service solution for banks and credit unions, today announced $13 million in Series C funding, $8 million in equity and $5 million in debt financing. North Atlantic Capital, based in Portland, ME, led the round with participation from each of LendKey's existing investors including DFJ, Updata Partners, Gotham Ventures, and TTV Capital.

New CO-OP Mobile App Locates Nearby ATMs, Shared Branching Locations

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – The new CO-OP Locator app from CO-OP Financial Services makes it easy for smartphone users to locate any of nearly 30,000 surcharge-free CO-OP ATMs and 5,600 locations in the CO-OP Shared Branch network.

The downloadable locator app for Android and Apple iOS devices is available to the 60 million members of credit unions participating in CO-OP ATM and CO-OP Shared Branch. Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP, believes the app’s new enhanced version will be particularly useful among Millennial credit union members.

Credit Unions Invited to Join in National Back-to-School Backpack Drive Hosted by CO-OP Financial Services Program

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Now through Sept. 30, 2017, CO-OP Financial Services in partnership with school supply company Yoobi is offering credit unions an opportunity to receive a shipment of backpacks, school supplies and financial literacy resources to help children in their local communities. Any credit union can participate, regardless of affiliation with CO-OP, and online sign-up is open now.

NJCUL Services Corporation Announces Account Control Systems as Newest Business Partner

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the New Jersey Credit Union League, has brought on Account Control Systems to its business partner platform.

PWCampbell Hires Seasoned Professional to Lead Expansion into New England States

PITTSBURGH, PA – PWCampbell, a 107-year-old leading retail services and design/build firm headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is expanding into the New England territory and has hired a seasoned professional to lead the company’s efforts. As part of its commitment to the new market, the company has hired Alan DeToma, a native to the area with over 20 years of industry experience.

CUNA Mutual Group Experiences Strong Traction with Online Term Life Insurance Product

TruStage® Simplified-Issue Term Life Insurance Surpasses $500 Million in Policies Written with Availability in 49 States

MADISON, Wis.TruStage, CUNA Mutual Group’s consumer brand, announced that its simplified-issue term life product, unveiled in November 2016, has surpassed $500 million in coverage for customers spanning 49 states. TruStage is among the first insurers to the market with a term life insurance product that consumers can purchase entirely online.

PWCampbell Becomes a Select Business Partner of the New Jersey Credit Union League

PITTSBURGH, PA – PWCampbell has announced that the New Jersey Credit Union League Services Corporation has approved the 107-year-old design/build firm as a select business partner for design/build, retail branding, digital marketing, and market demographics at their board of directors meeting held May 18, 2017.