Suncoast Schools Fcu Selects Co Op Bill Pay



RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (August 20, 2012) – Seeking to enhance its members’ on-line bill-pay experience, Suncoast Schools FCU signed a contract extension with CO-OP Financial Services, and is upgrading to MemberPayPlus, the premium, fully hosted version of CO-OP Bill Pay. 

The credit union’s move to MemberPayPlus will give its members access to enhanced functionality including e-bills, expedited payments, person-to-person (P2P) payments, alerts and mobile device access.

Suncoast Schools FCU (, based in Tampa, Fla., is the largest credit union in the state, with assets of more than $5.2 billion and more than 500,000 members. 

“The CO-OP bill pay solution offers all the functionality Suncoast intends to incorporate into our on-line and mobile payment processing options for our members, including expedited and P2P payments,” said Kevin Johnson, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Suncoast Schools FCU. “In addition, we were looking for a very intuitive, well-designed, logical user interface for our members and CO-OP’s hosted solution was a perfect fit.

 “Extending our relationship with CO-OP allows us to enhance the range of services we offer our members, while at the same time continuing to enjoy the benefits of competitive pricing, exceptional customer service and the credit-union-only focus we’ve come to expect from CO-OP,” said Johnson.

CO-OP Bill Pay enables members to receive, view, manage and pay all of their bills when they log-on to their credit union’s banking site. The product line is available in three versions to maximize the range of options credit unions can offer their members. In addition, the aggregation of client volume and processing allows CO-OP Financial Services to offer clients bill pay solutions at a significant cost savings.

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About Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union

Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, chartered in 1934 as Hillsborough County Teachers Credit Union, operates 50 full-service branches and serves over 500,000 members in the following Florida counties: Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter. With assets of more than $5.2 billion, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Florida and the 14th largest in the United States. For more information visit: or

About CO-OP Financial Services

Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,500 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,500 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services offers the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit