CO-OP Financial Services to host Austin Credit Card Symposium

December 4 Gathering Will Look at Opportunities for Credit Card Programs in 2014; Registration is free at

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (October 21, 2013) — CO-OP Financial Services is hosting the Austin Credit Card Symposium, assembling experts on key areas of portfolio success to  provide insights into the current status and future prospects of credit card programs for credit unions.

The free symposium will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at the DoubleTree Hotel Austin University in Austin, Texas.

“This symposium brings together experts on program design, portfolio and risk management, data analytics and marketing, and rewards programs,” said Jennifer Kerry, Vice President, Credit Card Services, for CO-OP Financial Services. “We’re offering credit card managers and credit union management a tremendous opportunity to get their programs off to a fast start in 2014 by providing a forum to network with each other and learn in a highly interactive way from leaders in the field.”

Topics will include:

Market Update: How to make the most of your credit card program – a hands-on session.
Your Portfolio: What hidden nuggets can help you manage both risk and growth?
Loyalty Programs: Influence members’ behaviors and help achieve your credit union’s goals.
Focus on the Member: Emerging payment services your members will expect – a panel discussion.

In addition to Kerry and other CO-OP representatives, speakers will include:

Tim Kolk, Owner, TRK Advisors, Peterborough, N.H.
Dan Lozier, Senior Director, Client Relations, The Members Group, Des Moines, Iowa.
Andrew Gates, Director, Strategic Partnerships, RewardsNOW, Inc., Dover, N.H.

The event will also be highlighted by a raffle sponsored by CO-OP Financial Services, in which the winner will receive a free credit card program consultation from TRK Advisors, which will include a key trends review and product set analysis.

There is no charge to register, which may be completed at

For more information, visit

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

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