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  • What’s in store for 2023? Here are 5 Spending Predictions for the New Year

    What’s in store for 2023? Here are 5 Spending Predictions for the New Year

    From lingering pandemic-era supply chain issues, rising inflation, and ongoing Fed rate increases to the war in Ukraine, tech company layoffs, and a volatile stock market, 2022 was an eventful year...

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  • 3 Fraud Predictions for 2023

    3 Fraud Predictions for 2023

    Fraud is top of mind for credit unions, and for good reason. U.S. consumers lost a record $3.56 billion to online fraud in the first half of 2022, and credit card fraud is projected to increase at...

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  • Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 2022 - a Year of Accomplishments for Credit Unions

    Looking Back and Looking Ahead: 2022 - a Year of Accomplishments for Credit Unions

    As we look back on 2022, it’s important to appreciate our movement’s successes and growth, while also recognizing areas of future opportunity. In 2023 and beyond, our collective focus must be on...

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  • The Branch of the Future Offers Freedom of Choice

    The Branch of the Future Offers Freedom of Choice

    In 2022, credit unions across the U.S. opened branches as banks shuttered them. Dr. Kathy Snider, Senior Vice President, Engage Products, for Co-op Solutions offers her take on how credit unions...

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  • How Credit Unions Will Tap into Their True Lending Power in 2023

    How Credit Unions Will Tap into Their True Lending Power in 2023

    Lending products have long existed as bread-and-butter offerings for most credit unions. To provide borrowers with the most attractive lending options, however, credit unions need to apply the same...

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  • Business credit cards are an untapped opportunity for credit unions

    Business credit cards are an untapped opportunity for credit unions

    The U.S. small business sector represents a huge and growing market opportunity for credit unions—one that is largely underserved by big banks and other financial institutions. Business credit cards..

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  • A Digital Ecosystem Built for Personalization, Speed and Scale

    A Digital Ecosystem Built for Personalization, Speed and Scale

    Learn more about how Co-op's digital ecosystem allows credit unions to choose among the best technology and digital solutions that meet their specific needs, and manage them —securely, conveniently...

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  • Top 10 blogs of 2022 Just for Credit Unions

    Top 10 blogs of 2022 Just for Credit Unions

    Throughout the year, Co-op has brought you information on the latest industry trends, provided access to exclusive research and offered tips from our experts and strategic advisors to help credit...

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  • Together, We Raised $4 Million for CMN Hospitals This Year

    Together, We Raised $4 Million for CMN Hospitals This Year

    As we celebrate the season of giving, we are reminded of the amazing contributions credit unions make each year to their local communities. Once again in 2022, Co-op Solutions and its partnering...

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  • For the Financial Health of Members, Credit Unions Must Become Major Players in the API Economy

    For the Financial Health of Members, Credit Unions Must Become Major Players in the API Economy

    Designing the “seamless” digital experience that financial consumers expect ironically requires attention to seams. Behind today’s smooth, enjoyable and secure transactions are thousands of threads of

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  • Strategies for Credit Unions to Build Member Relationships through Payments

    Strategies for Credit Unions to Build Member Relationships through Payments

    Fintechs are capturing more of members’ daily interactions. Through payments, credit unions can not only increase non-interest income, but also secure stronger member relationships and capture

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  • Debit Network Choices Matter. Here’s Why.

    Debit Network Choices Matter. Here’s Why.

    Becoming more strategic in selecting a debit card network is one way credit unions can address three of the movement’s most pressing priorities: Earnings, Expenses, and Experience. Co-op understands

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  • Co-op's 2023 Roadmap focuses on enhancing foundational solutions for better member experience

    Co-op's 2023 Roadmap focuses on enhancing foundational solutions for better member experience

    Co-op is committed to supporting our partner credit unions by delivering seamless, omnichannel experiences that meet members’ evolving daily needs and help them address their biggest concerns in the

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  • Now is the Time to Adapt to Changing Member Trust

    Now is the Time to Adapt to Changing Member Trust

    The once-inextricable link between trust and long-term financial relationships may be fading. Co-op's VP of Integrated Marketing and Commercialization Carrie Stapp explores what credit unions can do

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  • Holiday Spending Predictions: An Early Start and Unpredictability Ahead

    Holiday Spending Predictions: An Early Start and Unpredictability Ahead

    Co-op’s SmartGrowth experts share their payment trends and predictions for the upcoming holiday shopping season, along with some recommendations for how credit unions can meet their members’ payment

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  • Charitable Giving: A Powerful Demonstration of People Helping People

    Charitable Giving: A Powerful Demonstration of People Helping People

    International Credit Union Day is October 20, a time to celebrate the many contributions our movement has made to the communities we serve. Read more about some of the ways that Co-op and our partner

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  • Top 5 Fraud Trends as Holiday Season Approaches

    Top 5 Fraud Trends as Holiday Season Approaches

    Payment fraud is on the rise, but credit unions have several tools at their disposal to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters. To effectively navigate and respond to today’s dynamic fraud environment,

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  • Offering Contactless Drives Growth and Profitability for Credit Unions

    Offering Contactless Drives Growth and Profitability for Credit Unions

    Offering contactless cards presents numerous benefits for credit unions. For one, it accelerates the trend toward cash displacement, which will help reduce cash handling and branch overhead expense

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  • Creating a Better Digital Experience for Members Leads to Growth 

    Creating a Better Digital Experience for Members Leads to Growth 

    Consumers are adopting digital banking at a faster pace than ever before.  Over 45% of respondents to a recent survey identified mobile banking as a top 3 factor in selecting… The original...

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  • 5 Spending Predictions for this Fall 

    5 Spending Predictions for this Fall 

    As the summer winds down, the state of the economy weighs on the minds of many.  But the news is not all bad as some measures of economic health have… The original article 5 Spending Predictions...

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