COCC launches with FedNow® Service for instant payments

SOUTHINGTON, CT (April 17, 2024) — COCC is spearheading the rapidly evolving landscape of modern banking by prioritizing instant payments, a critical factor in today’s financial environment. By officially integrating the FedNow® Service into its offerings, COCC stands at the leading edge of this transformation, ensuring that its clients are well-equipped to meet the demands of expediency, reliability, and security in payment processing.

Achieving certification and officially launching the FedNow® Service early in the cycle highlights COCC’s role as a key player in the shift towards real-time payment processing, emphasizing its commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that uphold the highest standards of immediacy and security.

With BankNewport paving the way in faster payments, launching as an early adopter for both FedNow® and RTP, this dual-access capability ensures that both individual consumers and businesses benefit from a streamlined, secure, and rapid money transfer system, be it fund management, bill payments, or timely financial decisions.

“COCC is at the forefront of embracing and driving forward the future of payments, ensuring our network of banks and credit unions lead the charge in delivering exceptional services to their customers,” said Matt L’Heureux, Senior Vice President & Chief Product Officer of COCC. ” With the integration of the FedNow® Service in addition to the RTP network, COCC is committed in providing the tools and technology essential in empowering our clients the widest possible reach of instant payment solutions in today’s dynamic and competitive financial environment.”

The inclusion of FedNow® Service by COCC represents its dedication to modernizing banking experiences through advanced technology. As digital payments surge in popularity, the demand for versatile, comprehensive payment solutions becomes increasingly vital. With the launch of the FedNow® Service, COCC is committed to closing the gap between existing payment systems, aiming to achieve seamless integration of fast, efficient payments that serve the needs of its clients and their customers.

“BankNewport is delighted to offer our customers the convenience of receiving payments via the FedNow® Service.” States John Sullivan, Executive Vice President, and Chief Information Officer of BankNewport “FedNow® is a key component to BankNewport’s dedication to faster payments through forward thinking solutions aimed at improving the customer experience.  COCC’s collaboration in making this a reality in a quick, efficient manner is deeply appreciated.”

For today’s financial institutions, embracing the FedNow® Service is more than a trend—it’s a strategic necessity that meets the modern banking customer’s expectations for immediate, transparent, and dependable transactions. COCC’s initiative ensures that every transaction, whether managed by consumers or businesses, benefits from the heightened efficiency and security of instant payments. As expectations for instant payment solutions continue to rise, COCC remains at the cutting edge, ensuring community banks and credit unions are well-equipped for the future of banking.

As the payments industry continues to advance, join COCC as they merge innovation with trust, pushing banking to new digital horizons.

About COCC

As an industry-leading fintech provider, COCC delivers innovative, comprehensive technology solutions and strategic partnerships with an unparalleled focus on service. Offering a robust, feature-rich suite of modern, standards-based core and digital banking solutions, COCC’s cutting-edge systems are designed with intuitive user interfaces and are fortified by advanced APIs which seamlessly facilitate leading fintech integrations. Consistently ready to adopt and embrace emerging technologies, COCC remains agile and forward-thinking, meeting the demands of a rapidly evolving financial landscape where live real-time functionality matters. COCC is forever dedicated to assisting community banks and credit unions with remaining strong and competitive by providing the technology, support, and expertise needed to succeed. To learn more, visit

About BankNewport

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees, and communities. BankNewport has 19 branch locations and a commercial lending office in Providence. OceanPoint Marine Lending, a business line of BankNewport, specializes in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs.


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