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  • New Research Shows How Credit Unions Can Achieve Growth Through Member Centricity

    New Research Shows How Credit Unions Can Achieve Growth Through Member Centricity

    By Todd Clark, President and CEO, Co-op Solutions When I speak with credit union leaders what I hear are the same concerns. The credit union industry is facing competition on… The original...

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  • An Ounce of Fraud Prevention Goes a Long Way

    An Ounce of Fraud Prevention Goes a Long Way

    Emboldened and sophisticated fraudsters are driving an increase in card fraud losses. Financial institutions are taking more aggressive, costly measures to combat it, but not all strategies are...

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  • 5 Consumer Spending Predictions this Spring 

    5 Consumer Spending Predictions this Spring 

    As cooler temperatures give way to warmer weather from coast to coast, Co-op’s SmartGrowth experts foresee an uptick in spending across many merchant categories over the next few months.  To… The...

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  • Cryptocurrency Offers Potential Opportunities and Some Risks for Credit Unions

    Cryptocurrency Offers Potential Opportunities and Some Risks for Credit Unions

    NCUA Chairman Todd Harper issued a Letter to Credit Unions in December, both confirming and clarifying the authority that federally insured credit unions have to offer cryptocurrency services to...

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  • Raise Your Shade, Raise Some Money for CMNH and NCUF

    Raise Your Shade, Raise Some Money for CMNH and NCUF

    Back by popular demand, CO-OP is launching another #ShadesUpforKids campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the National Credit Union Foundation.  What is...

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  • New Research Explores How Being Member-Centric is the Smartest Growth Strategy 

    New Research Explores How Being Member-Centric is the Smartest Growth Strategy 

    Today, credit unions are up against more challenges than ever, from the rise of fintechs and challenger brands, to the deterioration of the “traditional” banking model. The rapid growth of… The...

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  • Co-op THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Dave Logan

    Co-op THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Dave Logan

    THINK is back! Co-op THINK 22, May 2-6 in Chicago, will feature our signature lineup of keynote speakers bringing the best thinking from across industries to our audience of credit… The original...

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  • THINK22: Why the Return of this Growth Strategy Conference Matters 

    THINK22: Why the Return of this Growth Strategy Conference Matters 

    The credit union industry’s most talked about event is back. THINK 22, May 2-6 in Chicago, marks the return of Co-op’s flagship live conference after two years of being virtual.… The original...

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  • Bridging the member experience gap through APIs

    Bridging the member experience gap through APIs

    By Pam Brodsack, SVP, Technology Delivery  The strategy of embracing digital looks different at every credit union. There are a few emerging best practices, however, helping many credit unions...

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  • Co-op THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Swan Sit 

    Co-op THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Swan Sit 

    THINK is back—live and in-person. Co-op THINK 22, May 2-6 in Chicago, will feature our signature lineup of keynote speakers bringing the best thinking from across industries to our audience… The...

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  • Top 5 Fraud Trends for 2022

    Top 5 Fraud Trends for 2022

    Digital acceleration has transformed the way consumers spend and has had a major impact on how credit unions engage with their members. Digital is also serving as the primary catalyst… The...

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  • Co-op’s Rebrand Reflects its Evolution as Digital-First Payments Partner for Credit Unions 

    Co-op’s Rebrand Reflects its Evolution as Digital-First Payments Partner for Credit Unions 

    CO-OP Financial Services has rebranded as Co-op Solutions, with a new name, corporate tagline and logo. The move reflects Co-op’s ongoing evolution as a proven innovator of reliable, secure,...

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Attend CO-OP THINK 22 in Chicago

    Top 10 Reasons to Attend CO-OP THINK 22 in Chicago

    CO-OP’s flagship event is back in person and better than ever! After going virtual for nearly two years, THINK returns in its truest form – a live in-person event that curates… The original...

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  • Credit unions and CO-OP reconnect at CUNA GAC 2022

    Credit unions and CO-OP reconnect at CUNA GAC 2022

    So much has changed in the two years since the credit union industry gathered in Washington, DC, for CUNA’s last Governmental Affairs Conference in 2020. Payments—and how, when, where and… The...

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  • Four Smart Strategies for Maximizing Debit Interchange Revenue

    Four Smart Strategies for Maximizing Debit Interchange Revenue

    Credit unions have a limitless need for non-interest income (NII). Often more stable and predictable than its interest-based counterpart, NII can be a reliable port during even the most turbulent…...

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  • CO-OP THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest Co-Founder

    CO-OP THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevest Co-Founder

    THINK is back—live and in-person. CO-OP THINK 22, May 2-6 in Chicago, will feature our signature lineup of keynote speakers who bring the best thinking from across industries to our… The original...

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  • It’s Time to Take a Two-Pronged Approach to Payments Growth

    It’s Time to Take a Two-Pronged Approach to Payments Growth

    Despite COVID’s continued, stubborn grip on the economy, banks are pursuing and capturing new credit cardholders with aggressive marketing strategies, more lenient underwriting criteria and...

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  • CO-OP THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Ken Kocienda

    CO-OP THINK 22 Keynote Spotlight: Ken Kocienda

    THINK is back—live and in-person. CO-OP THINK 22, May 2-6 in Chicago, will feature our signature lineup of keynote speakers bringing the best thinking from across industries to our audience of...

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  • How to Stop Rising Fraud Without Frustrating Your Members

    How to Stop Rising Fraud Without Frustrating Your Members

    By Nicole Reyes, Director, Fraud Prevention As fraudsters continue to evolve and adapt to changing consumer behavior, having a multi-layered strategy is more important than ever. It’s not just...

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  • 5 Spending Predictions for 2022

    5 Spending Predictions for 2022

    Though 2021 ended on a note of uncertainty as COVID concerns continued to disrupt consumers’ travel, shopping, and return to work plans, there is hope the current surge will begin to wane over the...

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