Insight Vault

The official CO-OP Financial Services Blog

  • Becoming Your Members’ Primary Financial Relationship

    Becoming Your Members’ Primary Financial Relationship

    By Adrianna Adufutse, Director, Consultant Partnerships This article previously appeared in CU Insight It is every credit union’s goal to become the primary financial relationship for its members...

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  • Credit Unions: It’s Time to Rethink Everything

    Credit Unions: It’s Time to Rethink Everything

    As we enter the post-pandemic world, where traditional product-centric economic levers are under pressure, now is the time for credit unions to really rethink their business model – to one… The...

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  • $1 Million for the Kids – Join CO-OP at the 16th Annual CU4Kids Wine Auction

    $1 Million for the Kids – Join CO-OP at the 16th Annual CU4Kids Wine Auction

    By Todd Clark, CO-OP President/CEO One of my favorite aspects of working in the credit union industry is the unparalleled commitment to giving back to our communities. Perhaps nothing embodies…...

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  • Three Payments Strategies to Help You Thrive in the Post-Pandemic World

    Three Payments Strategies to Help You Thrive in the Post-Pandemic World

    As a member of the CO-OP SmartGrowth Team, I’m constantly asked by our credit union clients what the future of credit and debit spending will look like after the pandemic is… The original article...

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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, Manager, 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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  • Use Responsibly: Imbibing Big Data Calls for Sober Human Judgment

    Use Responsibly: Imbibing Big Data Calls for Sober Human Judgment

    Can Big Data be too much of a good thing? Professional data scientists themselves have been among the first to raise concerns about ethical data use. For instance, relying solely… The original...

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  • Rising from a Gut Punch: Reclaiming the Top Spot for Credit Unions in Consumer Satisfaction

    Rising from a Gut Punch: Reclaiming the Top Spot for Credit Unions in Consumer Satisfaction

    By Todd Clark, President & CEO On the heels of Thanksgiving, CUToday.info’s Frank Diekmann reported on a concerning trend. For the second year in a row, credit unions have been… The original...

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  • People, Preparation, Partnership: 3 Ways to Bolster Your Contact Center Strategy in 2021

    People, Preparation, Partnership: 3 Ways to Bolster Your Contact Center Strategy in 2021

    Credit union contact centers have had quite the year. As the front line for fielding and responding to member inquiries, contact centers play an outsized role in the member experience.… The...

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  • Payments Trends to Watch for Ahead of an Unusual Holiday Shopping Season

    Payments Trends to Watch for Ahead of an Unusual Holiday Shopping Season

    If there’s been one constant in 2020, it is uncertainty. From an unprecedented worldwide pandemic to a crushing economic downturn and contentious presidential election, this year has thrown more...

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  • Activating Payments Data is the Key to Unlocking Deeper Member Relationships

    Activating Payments Data is the Key to Unlocking Deeper Member Relationships

    “If payments are the path to growth; data is your roadmap,” Nish Modi (CO-OP SVP, Group Owner, Integrate Products) told credit union professionals at our recent THINK Virtual Power Lunch,… The...

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  • Crisis Presents Major Opportunity for Credit Unions to Think Differently

    Crisis Presents Major Opportunity for Credit Unions to Think Differently

    By Nicholas Calcanes, CO-OP Chief Operating Officer This article originally appeared in THINK Review   The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis is in the process of transforming the financial services...

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  • In Turbulent Times Like These, Credit Provides the Financial Support Members Need

    In Turbulent Times Like These, Credit Provides the Financial Support Members Need

    By Beth Phillips, Director, Strategic Growth This article previously appeared on CUInsight.com   It’s hard to believe that we’re almost eight months into the COVID-19 pandemic. The last several...

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  • 3 Cybersecurity Threats to Watch for Ahead of the Election and Holiday Season

    3 Cybersecurity Threats to Watch for Ahead of the Election and Holiday Season

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and a perfect opportunity to ensure your credit union is buttoned up against the latest fraud and cybersecurity threats. Particularly as we...

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  • 3 Steps to Capturing Your Most Promising Growth Opportunities

    3 Steps to Capturing Your Most Promising Growth Opportunities

    In today’s post-pandemic world, what members want from your credit union has changed dramatically. It’s time to go after, “Activating Your Strategic Next.” In CO-OP’s recent THINK Virtual Master...

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  • Building Your Data Foundation:  Capturing Deep Member Insights During COVID-19 and Beyond

    Building Your Data Foundation: Capturing Deep Member Insights During COVID-19 and Beyond

    A data revolution has been brewing in financial services for a long time – and credit unions are well positioned to lead the charge. In fact, credit unions have unrivaled… The original article...

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  • How We Activate Will Set Us Apart: Read THINK Review Magazine

    How We Activate Will Set Us Apart: Read THINK Review Magazine

    By Samantha Paxson, Chief Experience Officer This article appears in THINK Review The “new normal” is in full swing – and THINK 20’s theme, “Activate Your Next,” feels apropos. For… The original...

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  • Payments Poised to Drive Credit Union Growth: Recap of THINK CEO Forum

    Payments Poised to Drive Credit Union Growth: Recap of THINK CEO Forum

    “Now is the time to be bold and empower new ways of thinking about growth.” That was the message conveyed by Mark King, CEO of Taco Bell, in his keynote… The original article Payments Poised to...

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  • Your Members’ Financial Values are Shifting. Here’s How to Respond.

    Your Members’ Financial Values are Shifting. Here’s How to Respond.

    By John Patton, Senior Payments Advisor, CO-OP Financial Services This article previously appear on CUInsight.com For several months, my colleagues and I have been poring over spending transaction...

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  • Back to School in the COVID-19 Era: How to Protect Members Against Rising Online Fraud

    Back to School in the COVID-19 Era: How to Protect Members Against Rising Online Fraud

    By Ashley Town, Ashley Town, Director of Fraud Services Back to school season is upon us, and this year is shaping up to be radically different. Consumer behaviors have changed… The original...

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  • Zelle® Helps Your Members Transact Remotely, While Staying Connected

    Zelle® Helps Your Members Transact Remotely, While Staying Connected

    As members continue to grapple with the complexities of social distancing and remote working throughout COVID-19, person-to-person (P2P) payments technology is becoming more valuable than ever....

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