CO-OP Financial Services unveils upgraded Member Rewards by CO-OP
Comprehensive program provides one-stop solution for credit unions
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA (October 13, 2015) — CO-OP Financial Services has upgraded Member Rewards by CO-OP, adding a more robust merchant funded program and now offered in multiple versions to provide greater customization to credit unions.
Member Rewards by CO-OP is offered in three ways – as a Member Rewards-branded version; a white-labeled, credit union-branded version; and as a standalone merchant-funded rewards program, known as ShopSPOT. By offering all three versions, credit unions can create a differentiated program and control costs.
“With the growing importance of rewards in card programs, the time is right to offer the new Member Rewards by CO-OP and create a superior loyalty product that will drive member engagement and help grow credit union revenue,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. “This new solution offers a variety of options for credit unions big or small.”
Member Rewards by CO-OP is a seamless, cohesive product that includes a best-in-class merchant-funded rewards program. It provides more than 30,000 standard card-linked (in-store) offers, the ability to add custom local merchants and more than 3,000 online merchants are available via the ShopSPOT site or with an optional browser plug-in.
In addition, CO-OP offers the convenience of a mobile app that enables members to check balances, reach customer service, search for local deals and easily redeem points for e-gift cards. At no extra cost, CO-OP also provides member service via 24/7 live agent member service. Most importantly, the new member rewards program is among the most customizable on the market, offering credit unions the ability to create a solution unique to address their specific objectives.
Rewards programs continue to grow in popularity and are increasingly becoming a decision driver for consumers when choosing what card to use. According to research from Augeo Marketing cards tied to rewards programs on average show a 33 percent increase in transactions per active account and a 29 percent increase in monthly spend per active account.
With the new Member Rewards by CO-OP, credit unions can offer their members a compelling, flexible rewards program featuring a variety of redemption choices and merchant-funded deals that drive home the local credit union difference.
As part of the upgraded program’s roll-out, CO-OP is hosting a free, hour-long webinar on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Entitled “Make Your Rewards Program Pay,” to register click here.
Available to all credit unions, additional information and details about Member Rewards by CO-OP can be found here.
About CO-OP Financial Services
CO-OP Financial Services is a payments and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. CO-OP payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service. For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.