FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bill Prichard
Manager, P.R. and Corp. Comm.
CO-OP Financial Services
800.782.9042, ext. 3450
CENTRAL SUNBELT FCU JOINS CO-OP NETWORK, NATION’S LARGEST CREDIT UNION-ONLY NETWORK OF ATMs
Mississippi-based Institution is the Third Largest Credit Union in the State
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (June 5, 2012) – Seeking to leverage more than 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide to increase convenient account access for its members, Central Sunbelt FCU of Laurel, Miss., has joined CO-OP Network from CO-OP Financial Services.
Central Sunbelt FCU (www.sunbeltfcu.org) is the third largest credit union in Mississippi, with $185 million in assets and more than 25,000 members.
“I know from my experience with other credit unions that CO-OP Network has always proven to be an excellent tool to help cross-sell members based on the convenience of surcharge-free ATM access,” said Chris Hammond, President/CEO of Central Sunbelt FCU. “We also use CO-OP Shared Branching, so CO-OP Network helps reinforce our commitment to cooperation within the credit union movement.
“We hope our members will have access to even more surcharge-free ATMs in the future, and that Central Sunbelt FCU will help increase awareness of CO-OP Network in Mississippi so that other credit unions join the network and provide more options for all of our members,” said Hammond.
Participation in CO-OP Network enables members of Central Sunbelt FCU to access more than 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs (including 9,000 deposit-taking) nationwide. As the most expansive credit union-only ATM network in the nation, CO-OP Network also provides links to virtually every national and regional system.
For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network, payment processing, e-commerce, shared branching and call center services. With more than 3,500 credit union members, 30 million cardholders, 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, 4,500 shared branch locations and more than two billion annual transactions, CO-OP Financial Services offers the tools, counsel and leadership to help credit unions prosper. To learn more, visit www.co-opfs.org.
Tue, June 5, 2012
by Bill Pritchard