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CO-OP REACHES 5,000 LOCATIONS
updated 03/18/13 03:27 PM
CUSO Fourth Largest Branch Network
CO-OP Financial Services has experienced exceptional growth in the last three years. Since 2010, CO-OP, the nation's largest credit union service organization, has added 1,000 branches to its CO-OP Shared Branching network, which now stands at 5,000 locations nationwide.

This milestone positions CO-OP as the fourth largest branch network with teller service in the nation, behind Wells Fargo (6,382 branches), Bank of America (5,916 branches), and Chase (5,833 branches).

The rapid growth of the CO-OP Shared Branching network is attributed to the cooperative spirit of credit unions, as well as the 2012 merger of the CO-OP Financial Services and Financial Service Centers Cooperative Inc. (FSCC) that added 502 branches.

Approximately 1,800 credit unions engage in CO-OP Shared Branching today. CO-OP estimates that if all 7,000-plus U.S.-based credit unions participated in shared branching, the network of shared branching locations would total more than 20,500.

For more information, please visit www.co-opfs.org.

 
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SUPP. CAPITAL FOR RBC GAINS ADVOCATE updated 12/16/14 11:04 AM
McWatters Supports Model for CUs
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Board Member J. “Mark” McWatters recently said he supports including a supplemental capital provision in the agency's risk-based capital (RBC) rule to help credit unions meet the rule’s requirements.

CU DIRECT TO DONATE 20K TO CMN updated 12/16/14 11:03 AM
‘20 for 20’ Anniversary Campaign
CU Direct, the nation’s leading provider of lending, automotive, and strategic solutions for credit unions, is celebrating its 20th anniversary by holding a contest to donate $20,000 to one of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals.

NCUA MAY BE LIABLE FOR DATA BREACH updated 12/16/14 10:05 AM
Flash Drive with Member Info Lost
The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) confirmed on Dec. 15 that a flash drive containing the personal information of Palm Springs FCU member was lost during a recent audit. The loss of data includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and account information.

PREPARE FOR HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS updated 12/16/14 09:42 AM
Also, Digital Media and Marketing
Federal health care law requirements, creating a quick digital message, and the marriage of innovation with marketing are all highlighted within the latest “Problem? Solved!” column in Credit Union Digest!