CUSOs Partner to Drive Investment Services

For several years, Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, and CUSO Financial Services. LLP, the San Diego, California-based investment CUSO had been discussing what a collaboration between their two companies could mean for the members of the one hundred and sixty-five (165) credit unions that Xtend serves.  Those discussions culminated in a […]

Growing CUSO Expands Its HQ

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced today that it has completed the relocation its entire staff to its new corporate headquarters location.  The CUSO staff now occupies a 6,300 square foot suite on the 2nd floor of the building that also serves as the corporate headquarters Xtend’s fellow multi-owned CUSO partner […]

CUSO Concludes Solid 1st Fiscal Quarter

With the first three months of its 2013 fiscal campaign complete, Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that sales for the quarter were slightly ahead of projection, fueled by increasing demand for its back office, compliance monitoring and contact center brands. “Coming off a record performance during our 2012 fiscal campaign, […]

Xtend Welcomes New Board Member

Xtend, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark Richter, President/CEO of Grandville, Michigan-based First United Federal Credit Union to fill the vacant seat on its nine-member Board. CUSO Board Chairman Steve Searfoss noted that Mr. Richter was selected from a very talented pool of nominees.  […]

Xtend Wraps Up Its Biggest Year

Xtend, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that its final results for fiscal 2012 represented the largest sales year in the ten-year history of the company.  Revenue for the fiscal year ending on September 30th was $1.68 million, eclipsing the previous high of $1.52 million following the CUSO’s 2011 campaign. In his […]

CUSO Announces Dividend to Owners

Earlier today, Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that its Board of Directors has declared a stock dividend to owners following a successful 2012 fiscal campaign.  The dividend was the third consecutive for the 10-year-old CUSO, which wrapped up its fiscal year on September 30th. In his announcement to stockholders, Xtend […]

Xtend Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Xtend, Inc., the multi-owned cooperative CUSO, recently celebrated its 10th year of serving credit unions with a week-long series of events at its Grand Rapids, Michigan corporate headquarters.  The week culminated with a declaration of its largest stock dividend ever by the CUSO Board of Directors. Xtend President Scott Collins commented on the CUSO’s first […]

Xtend Celebrates Its 10th Birthday

Xtend, Inc., the multi-owned cooperative CUSO, recently celebrated its 10th year of serving credit unions with a week-long series of events at its Grand Rapids, Michigan corporate headquarters.  The week culminated with a declaration of its largest stock dividend ever by the CUSO Board of Directors. Xtend President Scott Collins commented on the CUSO’s first […]

CU*Answers and Xtend Offer 500 Free Calls Campaign

West Michigan-based CU*Answers and its sister CUSO, Xtend, have partnered together again to provide five hundred free outbound calls to credit unions on the CU*Answers core platform, CU*BASE®.  This is the second year that CU*Answers and Xtend have offered to assist credit unions in increasing credit union member patronage and revenue opportunities. When asked if […]

CUSO Launches Web Site for Board Utilization

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, recently launched a new Board of Directors website to help streamline the distribution of materials to its nine-member Board. In a collaborative effort, the site was developed by the Web Services team at CU*Answers, Inc. Xtend President Scott Collins commented on the new Board site by […]

Stand In Services Offer Help in a Pinch

For several years, Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, has been investing in call center and back office resources to help its credit union partners manage planned or unplanned employee-related or technology-related support challenges.  Those investments have yielded a portfolio of services that more credit unions than ever are embracing as part […]

CUSO Adds New Stockholder

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that it has added another credit union to its ownership ranks. Kenowa Community Federal Credit Union (3K members, $19.5M assets), which is based in Wyoming, Michigan, purchased an ownership block of 200 shares to become the CUSO’s sixty-ninth (69th) owner. Xtend Board Chairman Steve Searfoss […]

CUSO Continues Its Double Digit Revenue Growth

When Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, tallied up the numbers following its September 30th fiscal year end, the results showed a year-on-year revenue growth of 28.9% from its record 2013 fiscal year performance. Xtend President Scott Collins attributed the success to “a year of hard work by a tremendous team of […]

CUSO Announces New Site of Annual Meeting

Xtend, Inc., a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced recently that its 2013 Annual Stockholder’s Meeting would be moving to the J.W. Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.  The meeting date was also established – June 18th. CUSO President Scott Collins says, “This the second time in as […]

CUSO Adds Two New Stockholders

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that two more credit unions had purchased stock in the company.  The two new owners are Escanaba, Michigan-based Peninsula Federal Credit Union (10,400 members; $113M assets) and Middletown, Ohio-based MidUSA Credit Union (17,500 members; $192M assets). With these latest stock purchases, the CUSO now has […]

CUSO Welcomes Newest Stockholder

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, announced that it has added its sixty-sixth (66th) owner – Naperville, Illinois-based Oak Trust Credit Union ($65M, 9,500 members). “Since the first time I met Jim (Oak Trust CEO James Dean) and his team, it was clear that he was a big advocate of CUSOs,” said […]

CUSO’s 10th Annual Meeting is Largest Ever

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, held its tenth Annual Stockholders Meeting on July 19th at Watermark Country Club in Grand Rapids. The meeting and subsequent networking reception was attended by more than one hundred credit union industry professionals, making it the largest event that the decade-old CUSO has ever hosted.  Board […]

CUSO Re-Elects Two Board Directors

At its June 19th Annual Stockholder Meeting, Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, re-elected two Board Directors.  Incumbents David Keim, CEO of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Western Districts Members Credit Union, and Brian Turmell, CEO of Grand Rapids, Michigan-based AAC Credit Union were elected by their fellow stockholders to serve a three year […]

Xtend Helps Network Partners Celebrate Success

Xtend, Inc., the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based multi-owned cooperative CUSO, helped sponsor Annual Stockholder events at three of its sister CUSOs during May and June.  In May, Midway, Utah-based eDOC Innovations, Inc. held its first Annual Meeting in Boston.  The following month, Grand Rapids, Michigan-based CU*Answers, Inc. and Liberty Lake, Washington-based CU*Northwest, Inc. held their Annual […]