RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (4/27/11)--The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues will market member access and convenience products and services from CO-OP Financial Services under a new partnership announced Tuesday. The leagues are promoting CO-OP's complete line of products, including network, e-commerce, payment processing, shared branching and call center services. As part of the agreement, CO-OP will support industry education initiatives by the leagues. The partnership "means that members of participating credit unions can not only take advantage of surcharge-free ATMs via CO-OP Network, but other products such as CO-OP Mobile, which allows members to handle transactions via their cell phones and other devices," said Sylvia Fath, senior vice president, business services for the leagues. Fath noted that CO-OP contributes much to the credit union movement. It subsidizes surcharge-free ATMs at 7-Eleven and other retail stores. It also contributes to credit union charities and causes. It sponsors league Shapiro credit unions to attend the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference, and contributes to the National Credit Union Foundation and to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals via its CO-OP Miracle Match program, she said. "The leagues are important partners in our shared goal to make sure credit unions can compete with banks in terms of offering their members convenient access to their accounts anywhere, anytime," said Ritch Ellis, vice president, sales of CO-OP Financial Services.