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New England CUs join FSCC

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (6/19/12)--FSCC LLC, a part of CO-OP Shared Branching, and New England Credit Union Services LLC, are partnering on a marketing initiative in three New England states to expand credit union participation in shared branching. 

A total of 10 credit unions in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island have signed letters of intent to join the CO-OP Shared Branching network since the initiative kicked-off in early April. The 10 credit unions will bring 36 new branches into the network, which includes more than 4,600 branches plus 2,200 Vcom kiosks at 7-Eleven stores nationwide.

The marketing initiative includes a package of relationship pricing opportunities that also features CO-OP Network, the 30,000-ATM network operated by CO-OP Financial Services. Credit unions in the three states have until July 31 to take advantage of the package offer.

The organizations are not identifying the credit unions that have signed letters of intent because contracts are pending and are not expected to go into effect until next year. However, FSCC LLC, and NECUS LLC, are planning to announce specific signings on International Credit Union Day, Oct. 18, in a New England-based event involving the media, credit unions and their members.

CUNA Mutuals Discovery Conference is Oct. 9

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MADISON, Wis. (6/19/12)--CUNA Mutual Group's third annual, day-long Online Discovery Conference, offering credit union-focused sessions from the convenience of a computer--for free--is scheduled for Oct. 9.

The Online Discovery Conference is the Web-based equivalent of a face-to-face conference without the associated expenses, or time away from the office. "The beauty of Online Discovery is the convenience," said Jim Buchheim, CUNA Mutual Group, vice president, corporate communications. "We've evolved the online learning experience of the conference to create an even better fit for our credit unions--all the while, keeping it free for everyone."

CUNA Mutual will make an announcement this summer with the full lineup of sessions and speakers. Also included in the conference are networking opportunities, live chat rooms, message boards, social media connections, prizes and a full interactive exhibit hall.

This year CUNA Mutual is adding full video and audio experiences for every session of the online conference. "We discovered that people prefer watching presentations rather than just listening," said Buchheim. "Therefore, videos of every session and the keynote speaker's presentation will be on your computer screen for you to see and hear."

Registration to the Online Discovery Conference guarantees full access to the conference and all materials even after the event is over. Those who register for the conference can watch and listen to all session recordings and download event materials for nine months after the event.