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CO-OP launches site for consumers redesigns corporate site

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (11/7/11)--CO-OP Financial Services has created a new website dedicated to serving consumers--both members and non-members. It also has launched a revised corporate website.

The new consumer site, www.co-opnetwork.org, aims to assist members of participating credit unions locate more than 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs in the nationwide CO-OP Network. It will link to a locator for more than 4,400 offices within the CO-OP Shared Branch network. It also will provide instructions on how to find ATMs using mobile, text, GPS and phone systems, as well as background information about credit unions and their benefits.

"We created a new consumer site and kept it separate from the corporate site so that credit union members can more easily find the information most important to them--where to find a surcharge-free ATM and a credit union branch near them," said Stan Hollen, president/CEO. "We are also passionate about growing the credit union movement, so we want to use co-opnetwork.org to let non-members know why credit unions are so much better than banks."

The revised corporate site, www.co-opfs.org, has a new color scheme and easier navigation of content. It provides information on CO-OP products and services, online product demos; client resources such as CO-OP Ad Lab; events, including training and webinars; details on CO-OP Miracle Match participations for Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers; and links to the company's THINK conference.

Cre8 My Card has new admin portal

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LAS VEGAS (11/7/11)--T8 Webware has introduced a new administrative portal for Cre8 My Card. The card is an intuitive, Web and mobile application that equips financial institutions with personalized payment card development capabilities.

T8 Webware is a provider of custom-branded mobile applications, websites and personalized payment card services to financial institutions.

The administrative portal gives credit unions, banks and Cre8 My Card resellers management, analytical insight and reporting capabilities of product performance at an institutional and branch level. Cre8 My Card deployers can monitor the number of cards generated, from where images are uploaded as well as volume of approved and denied designs.

"With Cre8 My Card's success among community banks and credit unions, there was an opportunity to evolve the product in a way that appealed to a broader market," said Wade Arnold, T8 Webware CEO. "Providing a higher degree of administrative functionality gives institutions insight to product acceptance and trending on a micro level to then better focus additional adoption initiatives."

Having the ability to administer and track the statistical progress of card adoption enables institutions to focus Cre8 My Card promotions and cross-sell other services among channels and demographic segments. Users also track penetration of personalized cards over time and examine how card adoption relates to additional account acquisition, T8 Webware said.

The portal offers centralized management of image approval, image album selection and system setup. The consolidated control streamlines card-design consent, simplifies employee access and eases billing processes, said the company.

T8 Webware's Cre8 My Card allows consumers to personalize payment cards through a browser-based and tablet-friendly application that interfaces with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. During the creation process, users have full-photo manipulation rights to crop, rotate, resize and adjust saturation of the image to their preference.

Cre8 My Card's flexibility enables users to customize cards at home and allows institution personnel to promote card personalization in-branch or take the experience mobile at community events using the iPad application. As an example, some institutions are applying Cre8 My Card to fundraising efforts through joint, on-site promotions with schools and charities.