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CO-OP Financial Services acquires TMG in $100m deal

The sale is part of the network’s long-term strategy and means it will now serve nearly…

Credit unions exploring artificial intelligence to fight fraud

CO-OP Financial Services is using machine learning technology to help its members' systems learn and adapt…

WOCCU project aims to develop Ukraine’s credit unions as agriculture lenders

The Credit for Agriculture Producers scheme hopes to improve the quality of the financial services and…

Could Amazon Mechanical Turk workers own artificial intelligence technology?

Automation threatens to wipe out millions of jobs – and even those teaching tasks to computers…

Former head of Sunkist growers co-op Russell Hanlin Snr dies at 84

A leading figure in global trade, he led the co-op for 20 years and also served…

Farmer-owned co-op Land O’Lakes joins up with Vermont Creamery

The Minnesota-based co-op says it will use its rural values and marketing expertise to bring the…

Co-founder of outdoor leisure co-op REI dies aged 107

Mary Anderson and her husband set up the venture in 1938 so their friends could get…

Leisure co-op REI submit plans for new state-of-the-art campus

Outdoor leisure co-op REI has submitted designs to local planning authorities for a new headquarters that is “accessible, sustainable,…

Co-op businesses included in list of great places to work

Navy Federal Credit Union, outdoor leisure co-op REI and employee-owned Publix Supermarkets have been included on…

How do we build an alternative economy from the ruins of the financial crisis?

Another Economy is Possible, edited by Manuel Castells (Polity Books, 2017) As the dust began to settle after…

Mutuals and member-owned companies make list of most ethical companies

Several mutuals and customer-owned businesses have been placed on a list of the world’s most ethical…

Trump’s budget blueprint sees cuts for co-ops and credit unions

US President Donald Trump has unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget blueprint featuring a $54bn boost in defence spending…