Collaboration: Beyond the CUSO
I personally do not know of a website where information can be obtained in reference to collaborative efforts. I do know that there are a number of credit unions who are sharing resources to accomplish some of their daily tasks.
Collaboration is an essential element in today’s credit union operations. By collaborating credit unions who might not be able to deliver some valuable services to their members may be able to offer these valuable services either more efficiently or quicker and often at a much lower cost to the credit union. To do so does not necessarily require that you establish a CUSO.
Absolutely. In fact you might be surprised by what you can do. Credit unions have a long history of helping other credit unions. Most of the activities involve offering products or services to the credit union rather than directly to the other credit union's members.
Some examples include, providing in-house check processing, loan servicing, or other operational support. You can also make a credit union a loan, assit them by buying or servicing equipment like ATMs and sharing a common branch location. You can find the information in the NCUA Regulations-Part 721-Incidential Powers.