CO-OP Financial Services News Archives

Top 10 ways to avoid card fraud – A checklist for members

Top 10 ways to avoid card fraud – A checklist for members

As a credit union, securing member data is a top priority. Yet, with fraud as pervasive as it is, and the tactics of fraudsters becoming more sophisticated by the day, protecting cardholders increasingly requires all [...]

An unprecedented partnership for unprecedented times

An unprecedented partnership for unprecedented times

The twin upheavals of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have led three of the credit union movement’s top organizations to collaborate on a system-wide disaster response for institutions and their members. Credit Union National Association ([...]

People helping people: The silver lining of tropical storm Harvey

People helping people: The silver lining of tropical storm Harvey

Communities provide an important support structure. Throughout the devastation that Tropical Storm Harvey has caused in Southeast Texas and Louisiana, members of the community have come together to help strangers get to shelter, access food [...]

Tax-free weekend good for members, good for credit unions

Tax-free weekend good for members, good for credit unions

The fastest-growing card portfolios are managed by teams that take a proactive and strategic approach to marketing. Tough competitors in the race for walletshare, these promotion warriors know that annual shopping holidays present one of [...]

5 ways fraudsters steal member data in the digital age – Part 1

5 ways fraudsters steal member data in the digital age – Part 1

Fraud is a complex and insidious crime that is growing harder to detect by the day. In the age of social media, fraudsters have access to unprecedented volumes of personal information online – and they are [...]

What we can learn from a hacker’s conference

What we can learn from a hacker’s conference

Paul Love, CO-OP’s Chief Information Security Officer, and Veronica Desrosiers, VP of Enterprise Risk Management, attended DEF CON, the hacker’s conference, in Las Vegas last month. If you aren’t familiar with DEF [...]

Introducing PYMNTS Credit Union Tracker

Introducing PYMNTS Credit Union Tracker

Did you know that total financial assets held by federally insured credit unions reached $1.34 trillion in the first quarter of 2017 – increasing by $97 billion year over year? Or that the value of [...]

CO-OP gives its locator app a ‘Lyft’

CO-OP gives its locator app a ‘Lyft’

The seamless experience – it’s what all providers, both legacy and startup, are looking to engineer in their quests to win love and loyalty from digital natives. Credit unions are among those evolving to meet [...]

Rethinking credit union competition in a digital era

Rethinking credit union competition in a digital era

Who is your competition? Is it the credit union across town? The mega bank branch down the street? Is it SoFi, Ally, Western Union, Walmart or Amazon? Today, the definition of competitor has evolved. The [...]