"Significant social and technological advances have converged to create a moment in time that is uniquely advantageous for credit unions," said Stan Hollen President/CEO, CO-OP. "Purchasing decisions by the modern consumer are increasingly influenced by a company's commitment to both social values and technology tools that center on the interests, behavior and wellbeing of humans. Our one-day THINK It Out meetings will help credit unions better understand the trends at work in the market, and how they can maximize their competitive edge today."
The THINK It Out events will take place on Tuesday, December 1, in Buffalo, N.Y., and Thursday, December 3 in Albany, N.Y. CO-OP subject matter experts will cover four key consumer trends:
The New York events signal the evolution of CO-OP as a company and THINK as a CO-OP brand offering to credit unions.
In February 2015, CO-OP announced that it had acquired Covera Solutions, Inc., from the New York Credit Union Association. Covera, based in Albany, N.Y., provides about 250 credit unions and their members with credit, debit, ATM and prepaid cards solutions.
THINK is best known to the credit union industry for the annual conference that CO-OP hosts, and which will be held at the Hotel Del Coronado, May 3-6, 2016, in the San Diego, Calif. area. Registration for the conference is available immediately by visiting http://co-opthink.org/events/think-16.
The THINK brand also now includes regional events throughout the year, such as the upcoming ones taking place in New York, and a website that focuses on credit union management best practices and innovations. Featuring contributions from thought leaders both within and outside the industry, the website provides a blog, library and store, in addition to event information. THINK can be found at http://co-opthink.org.
The two regional events are free to credit union employees, who can learn more and register immediately at http://co-opthink.org/event-types/regional.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of "Be There. Be More," CO-OP's products fall into three business lines, including "Locations," (ATM, shared branching and call center services); "Card Payments" (debit and credit processing) and "Mobile/Virtual" (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit www.co-opfs.org.