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Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin Leagues Collaborate to Offer TriState Products & Services

Tristate Products & Services
Mar 04, 2022
By ​Andrea Molnau
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The Minnesota Credit Union Network, Montana’s Credit Unions, and The Wisconsin Credit Union League have partnered to offer TriState Products & Services. The three states are working together to form strategic endorsement relationships with partners to help their credit unions best serve their members.

“The collaboration seeks to develop relationships with service providers that can help credit unions in all three states meet the ever-evolving financial needs of their members,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network’s Chief Operations Officer John Ferstl. “We are proud to be using the cooperative model to take advantage of economies of scale and bring added value to our member credit unions.”

Under the TriState Products & Services umbrella, the league service corporations are partnering to offer partner education opportunities and joint marketing efforts. 

“The Wisconsin League continually strives to provide our members with top quality products and services at a reasonable cost. This collaboration will allow us to do just that,” said Brett Thompson, President & CEO of The Wisconsin Credit Union League.

Tracie Kenyon, President/CEO, Montana’s Credit Unions added, “The Tristate collaboration with WI/MT/MN has been a great benefit in Montana, and is now growing to our business partnerships. This means we will have a larger pool of quality business partners with better cost benefits for our credit unions, and additional revenue for our service corporation. A win!”

About the Minnesota Credit Union Network
The Minnesota Credit Union Network is the statewide trade association that works to ensure the success, growth, and vitality of Minnesota credit unions. With nearly $35 billion in assets, Minnesota credit unions are local, trusted financial cooperatives that serve 2 million members at almost 400 branch locations around the state.

About Montana’s Credit Unions
Based in Helena, Montana, Montana’s Credit Unions exists to promote and enhance a thriving credit union community. Its various entities support this mission. Montana currently boasts 46 credit unions, with 124 branches in communities across the state. Those credit unions currently serve more than 412,639 Montanans - who are members and owners.

About The Wisconsin Credit Union League
Founded in 1934, The Wisconsin Credit Union League is the dues-supported trade association for Wisconsin's credit unions--not-for-profit financial institutions that are cooperatively owned by their more than 3.5 million members. The League is dedicated to serving Wisconsin's credit unions and promoting the credit union difference through advocacy, education, and public service.