New CO-OP Study Offers Insights into Financial Journeys of Credit Union Members

CO-OP, Mastercard Analyzed 2,000 Financial Journeys, Focusing on Their Experience with Credit Unions

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – To offer credit unions a clearer picture of the member financial journey, CO-OP Financial Services is offering a free white paper and in-depth report that provides analysis of 2,000 individual journeys experienced by credit union members nationwide.

Missed Money20/20 last week? Here’s a quick recap on what credit unions should know

Last week, members of CO-OP’s leadership team traveled to the Money20/20 conference in Las Vegas to discover and discuss the latest trends shaping the future of money. It was a good opportunity to see how our progress in digital transformation compares with our peers outside of the credit union industry. Two things were clear at the end of the conference: we are all in a race to excellence and there are no clear winners yet.

Vizo Financial Takes Part in Victory Junction’s Run to Victory 5K/10K

The Corporate teamed up with the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation & CUs for event

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Vizo Financial joined the ranks of many other supporters that participated in Victory Junction’s Run to Victory 5K/10K event on October 13, 2018. The Corporate was part of the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Unions Care – Team Reach, which was comprised of credit union employees and collectively raised $5,100 for the event.

CO-OP Financial Services Donates $10,000 to Hurricane Michael Relief

Donation Comes in Addition to $10,000 Given Last Month for Hurricane Florence Relief

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is donating $10,000 to CUAid, organized to help credit unions and their members in the areas impacted by Hurricane Michael. The donation by CO-OP comes on the heels of $10,000 donated last month to address emergency relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions Joins Employers and Financial Institutions Nationwide to Participate in National Retirement Security Week

Some 6,000 Retirement Plan Sponsors Invited to Deliver National Education Campaign to Over 300,000 Plan Participants.

MADISON, Wis. – As part of National Retirement Security Week, scheduled for the week of Oct. 21, CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions will provide plan participants with a set of tools to help them reflect on their personal savings journeys and make sure they are on target to reach their retirement goals. 2018 marks the sixth year CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions has participated in this national initiative.

South Jersey Federal Credit Union joins njBIZloan Connection

PRINCETON, N.J. – njBIZloan Connection, LLC is proud to announce that South Jersey Federal Credit Union has joined njBIZloan Connection’s new venture, a member business lending/commercial loan referral program (RCU). South Jersey 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. 

RBC Wealth Management, Garden State Group & NJCUL Services Corporation Collaborate to Help NJ Credit Unions with Investment Management

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation and RBC Wealth Management, Garden State Group have collaborated to help credit unions of all sizes assess and improve their balance sheets with Investment Management.

With the Garden State Group’s specific focus on credit unions, the following services are offered:

  • FDIC insured CDs
  • No fees for safekeeping
  • Portfolio reviews
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Interest rate shock testing
  • Liquidity accessibility
  • Bloomberg availability
Eversafe Highlighted in ABC 7 Report on Financial Habits as an Indicator of Alzheimer's

WASHINGTON — Your financial habits may be just as important as a brain scan when it comes to diagnosing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to a report by ABC7 Washington. The recent article and video, titled “Financial habits maybe as important as a brain scan to identify Alzheimer's,” includes a highlight of NJCUL Services Corporation Business Partner Eversafe, a groundbreaking technology service that protects the finances of seniors and families with enhanced fraud and identity theft monitoring across accounts, credit cards, and credit reports.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES FIRST THINK 19 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS: SETH GODIN AND CHEF JOSE ANDRES

Early Bird Pricing, $1,000 Off Full-Price, Good Through October 31 at co-opthink.org/events

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is announcing two powerhouse keynote speakers to headline the THINK 19 conference. Seth Godin, best-selling author, entrepreneur and thought leader, will join acclaimed Chef Jose Andres, whose New York Times best-seller, “We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time,” is receiving high praise from the public and critics.

CO-OP Roadshow Series 2018: Philadelphia, PA
Join CO-OP Financial Services on the Race to Excellence as they continue their collective digital transformation journey in Philadelphia on Tuesday, October 2nd.
$10,000 DONATED BY CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES TO HURRICANE FLORENCE RELIEF

Donation Augments CO-OP Shared Branch, ATM Networks to Serve Displaced Members

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services is donating $10,000 to CUAid, organized to help credit unions and their members in the Carolinas as they work to recover from Hurricane Florence.

CO-OP Roadshows Chart the Progress of Credit Union Digital Transformation

THINK 18 marked the official start of the “Race to Excellence” and the acceleration of the credit union movement through digital transformation. Since that time, credit unions have been making great strides in embracing digital transformation, as was revealed at the first three CO-OP Roadshows in Boulder, Detroit and Des Moines. The events gave credit unions an opportunity to assess their progress, learn and share new ideas for bringing digital innovation to their members.

CUNA Mutual Group Contributes Initial $1 Million to Support National Consumer Awareness Initiative

Contribution Builds Upon Growing Industry Support for Initiative

MADISON, Wis. – CUNA Mutual Group and Credit Union National Association (CUNA) announced that CUNA Mutual Group has made a $1 million commitment for 2018 to the groundbreaking, research-based effort being led by CUNA to grow consumer awareness and consideration of credit unions as the best financial partner for American consumers.

CUNA Mutual Group’s TruStage Simplified-Issue Life Insurance Exceeds $6 Billion in Issued Coverage Less Than 2 Years After Introduction

Includes $1 Billion in Online Sales Alone. During National Life Insurance Awareness Month, Strong Traction Underscores Robust Demand for Convenient and Affordable Life Insurance Options

MADISON, Wis.  ̶  TruStage, CUNA Mutual Group’s consumer brand, announced today its simplified-issue life insurance products have exceeded $6 billion in issued coverage.

Intuvo: Marketing Automation Key to Credit Unions Better Competing in Today’s Financial Services Industry

New white paper outlines the requirements for automated marketing systems that heighten credit unions’ ability to increase loans and improve member satisfaction

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. ⎯ Intuvo, a leading provider of marketing automation software to the credit union industry, has published a new white paper outlining the requirements for an effective marketing automation platform for the modern credit union.

CO-OP FINANCIAL SERVICES LAUNCHES COOPER FRAUD ANALYZER INTO PILOT TESTING

Data-Driven Fraud Mitigation Tool to be Introduced as Security Benefit of CO-OP Shared Branching

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – CO-OP Financial Services has launched COOPER Fraud Analyzer, its advanced data-driven fraud mitigation tool, into pilot testing with four participating credit unions in the CO-OP Shared Branch network.

MidState FCU Joins njBIZloan Connection’s Member Business/Commercial Lending Program

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

Vizo Financial Announces 2018 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 9, 2018. Member credit unions were invited to attend the meeting at the University of Virginia Inn at Darden Conference and Event Center in Charlottesville, Va., or via live-stream.

Employees Place High Value on Retirement Planning Tools, Financial Wellness, According to CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions Survey

MADISON, Wis.  When ranking their interest in retirement education components, employee plan participants surveyed by CUNA Mutual Retirement Solutions indicated they were most interested in financial wellness topics and a desire to better understand retirement planning tools and resources available to them.

The 2018 Retirement Education Preferences Survey was conducted to provide plan sponsors insight into what retirement topics plan participants are most interested in, what educational resources they want to help guide them to financial security in their retired years, and how well they understand their retirement plans. The survey delves into demographic trends to offer further insight into how age and gender differences may impact retirement education preferences.

Evolve IP & NJCUL Services Corporation Partner to Bring Enterprise-class, Integrated Cloud Solutions to NJ Credit Unions

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – NJCUL Services Corporation and Evolve IP – the Cloud Strategy Company, announced they have partnered to bring compliance-focused, integrated cloud communications and cloud computing services to New Jersey’s 150+ credit unions. Evolve IP, based outside of Philadelphia, PA, is one of the world’s fastest growing cloud companies and provides customized deployment strategies for an extensive client base of credit unions, banks and financial organizations around the globe.

PWCampbell Adds Veteran to Sales Team

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – PWCampbell is proud to announce and welcome James Ryan as the Company’s newest Regional Vice President in the Sales Department. Ryan will be responsible for business development and client satisfaction in the states of Indiana and Michigan.

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.

‘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.

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.