It’s time for members to vote on our proposed merger partnership! 

A YES vote for our partnership with Nuvision Credit Union will bring members many new benefits – along with our same personal service & community partnerships.

  • New Products & Services
  • Added Lending Options
  • Full Service Business Banking
  • Enhanced Community Investment
  • Our Branches Plus More Locations and ATMs
  • New Digital Services
  • Investment Services
  • Continued CDFI Designation

Learn more about our merger partnership here 

How Can You Vote?

Primary accountholders who are at least 18 years of age as of March 14, 2024, are eligible to vote. All voting members have been sent voting materials by email or U.S. postal mail from an independent, third-party firm that is conducting the vote. Completed ballots must be received by 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, to be counted.

To vote, members can either:

Vote Online: Click the Vote Now button below to vote online before 5:00pm on March 14, 2024.

Vote Now

Vote by Mail: If you received your ballot by mail, members can vote online OR complete and return their ballot in the postage-paid return envelope provided in the voting packet so it is received by the independent ballot firm no later than by 5:00pm on March 14, 2024.

Vote in Person:   Members can attend and vote during a Special Member Meeting at 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, at our Martinez office, 634 Ferry Street, Martinez, California 94553. This meeting is the last opportunity to cast your vote if not done previously.

All qualified ballots will be tallied and the final results presented at the Special Member Meeting. Following the meeting, the results of the vote will be sent to you as well as published on our website and in our branches.

Questions?

View our Vote Yes FAQs below. If you aren’t able to find the answer you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (510) 845-6428, ext. 1518, or [email protected]. 

 

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Announcement

Stronger Together: A Partnership Opportunity Designed To Benefit You

We are excited to share important news about our plans to bring you more value, products and services from your credit union and ask for your support. The Board of Directors has unanimously agreed to pursue a cooperative partnership with Nuvision Credit Union, combining our strengths to bring the best of both financial institutions to our collective members and communities.

For more than 80 years, Cooperative Center FCU has been here for the sole benefit of serving our member-owners and our community. We are taking this next step of partnering with another credit union that shares our values, commitment to personal member relationships, and community investment philosophy with one very clear and simple goal:  To better serve you and our communities.

About Nuvision

Founded in 1935, Nuvision is a California credit union with multiple branches, industry-leading technology, and a comprehensive suite of financial products and services. Nuvision is also certified as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with a long legacy of investing in its communities as part of its cooperative mission. This merger is a unique opportunity to partner with one of the strongest credit unions in California, ensuring safety and security for your accounts with the same personalized service.

Significant Member Benefits

Together, we will remain focused on continuing our heritage, member relationships, and community programs while bringing you much more from your credit union.

  • Our branches will remain open PLUS 26 new branches
  • Member Call Center: Monday through Saturday
  • Higher limits on ATM withdrawal amounts, debit card transactions & remote deposits
  • More Checking, Savings, Loan & Visa card options, with Cash Back & Rewards
  • New technologies, including Zelle, Live Chat, online account opening, text banking & more
  • Full-Service Business Banking & Small Business Lending programs
  • Investment Services
  • Access to direct deposit funds up to 2 days early

Member accounts will continue to be federally insured through the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, a U.S. Government Agency, to at least $250,000 – just as they are today.

What’s Next?

Members will soon be asked to vote on the partnership. It will be business as usual for the time being without any changes while we go through the approval process. We hope you will support this opportunity with your YES! vote and will keep you updated about our progress and what it means to you in the coming months.

Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us at (510) 845-6428, ext. 1518, or [email protected] with any questions. As always, we appreciate your membership and continued support!

Learn More About our Partnership and What it Means to You! 

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FAQs

Merger Vote FAQs

How will the merger be decided?

The Boards of Directors of both credit unions and our federal regulator have approved the merger. The final decision is now up to our members, which is determined by a membership vote. We hope you give your approval for this exciting partnership.

What is the voting process? How do I vote?

All voting members have been sent voting materials by email or U.S. postal mail from an independent ballot firm that is conducting the vote. Completed ballots must be received by 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, to be counted. To vote, members can do any of the following:

  • Vote Online: Click here to cast your vote online before 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, or
  • Vote by Mail: Complete and return your ballot in the postage-paid envelope included in your voting packet so it is received no later than 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, or
  • Vote in Person: Attend and vote during a Special Member Meeting, which will be held at 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, 634 Ferry Street, Martinez, California 94553.

Who is eligible to vote?

Primary accountholders who are at least 18 years of age as of March 14, 2024, are eligible to vote and have been sent voting materials by email or U.S. postal mail.

I didn’t receive a ballot. What do I do?

If you are a primary Cooperative Center FCU accountholder who is at least 18 years of age as of March 14, 2024, and didn’t receive a ballot, you can vote online here  . If you would prefer to vote by mail, please visit a branch for a new ballot.

Where/when will the Special Meeting be held?

The Special Member Meeting will be held at 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, at 634 Ferry Street, Martinez, California 94553. The Special Member Meeting is the last opportunity for you to ask questions about the proposed merger and cast your vote.

Do I need to attend the Special Meeting to vote?

You do not need to attend the Special Meeting to vote. You can vote online or complete/mail your ballot in the self-addressed envelope provided in your voting packet so it is received by 5:00pm on March 14, 2024, and your vote will be counted.

Can I bring my ballot into a branch?

To preserve the integrity of the vote, branches cannot accept ballots or mail ballots for members. You can vote online or return your ballot in the pre-addressed postage-paid envelope that was included in your voting packet. Please visit a branch if you need a new return envelope.

If I have multiple accounts, do I vote more than once?

Members who have more than one account number using the same social security number or tax identification number will receive only one ballot and vote once.

How will I know if the merger was approved?

All qualified ballots will be tallied and the final results presented at the Special Member Meeting. Following the meeting, the results of the vote will be sent to you as well as published on our website and in our branches.

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