Shared Branching

Members are on the go. Even in our digital world, members still want the peace of mind of knowing they have access to a branch, no matter where they are in the U.S.  

Credit unions who are part of the COOP Shared Branch Network gain a competitive edge while providing convenience to their members. By offering access to thousands of credit union locations nationwide, participating in Shared Branching helps ensure your credit union remains top-of-wallet and your members’ primary financial institution.  

Synergent provides one of the most cost-effective entry points to Shared Branching. Whether you’re on the hosted Symitar® Episys® core platform through Synergent or on another core platform, we can help. 

Shared Branching has many benefits, including:

  • 5,800+ credit union locations in all 50 states 
  • Physical branch access  
  • Ability to complete transactions not available through digital channels 
  • Collaboration with fellow credit unions—a reflection of the cooperative credit union movement 
  • Membership retention 
  • Service continuity during temporary branch closures, outages, or natural disasters 
  • Access to online locator services  

What is Shared Branching? 

Shared Branching is a network of credit unions across the country that actually “share” their participating branches with each other. Members of a participating credit union can use any other participating credit union’s branch to complete a variety of transactions, including:  

  • Loan payments 
  • Cashier’s checks 
  • Deposits 
  • Withdrawals 
  • Transfers 
  • Account inquiries  

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