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Cooperative Federal has been making home loans in the Syracuse community since 1986. With quality products, competitive rates, and personalized assistance, we deliver everything you need to achieve your homeowner goals -- whether you're seeking to buy a new home, or repair or refinance one you already have.

Hiring for Member Service Representative

Join our team of activists posing as bankers! Together, we will use the tools of finance to work for community development and a more just economy.
We have an opening for the right person for a Full-Time Member Service Representative.
Description of Major Duties: Greet members, perform teller transactions over-the-counter and by phone,

Commonwealth Newsletter: Winter 2014

Check out the winter newsletter! Get the latest news and commentary from your credit union.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2013 Common Cents Awards!

Your votes have been counted, and we are pleased to announce the top 10 winners of the 2013 Common Cents Awards.

They are:

ArtRage
Westside Learning Center
Interfaith Works
Syracuse Peace Council
Northside UP

How Your Spending Plan Can Save the World: 4 Principles to Live By

*source: http://www.nerdwallet.com/contests/banking/gen-y-credit-union

Cooperative Federal is committed to youth financial empowerment. The following "commencement address" was submitted as part of the Nerd Wallet Gen Y Credit Union Contest, and we won second place! The $1,000 award will be used to hold a Savings Challenge this fall, through our Youth CU Program at Henninger, Fowler, and Nottingham Highs.

To the Class of 2013:

My favorite college professor once said that there are two paths to wealth. You can increase your income until you get everything you want, or you can lower your aspirations until you only want what you already have. For most of us, the answer comes from finding a balance between those two extremes.

Ways to Be a Green Consumer and Support Your Community

Nico Leyva writes for Nerdwallet, a consumer finance website that promotes financial literacy and looks for the best ways to save you money.

The importance of being green is often mentioned in regards to saving the world. You can do your part to decrease landfill, reduce carbon emissions, and clean up oceans and wildlife areas. But being green is also very important on an individual level. Being a green consumer can improve your personal financial standing, and by buying from local businesses, you can contribute to your community and help it grow. Your community isn’t just a city or a town; it’s a collection of all the economic and personal interests of everyone who lives there. By making conscious financial choices, you can help save the world and keep your unique community flourishing. Here are three ways to be a green consumer.

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Cooperative Federal is a non-profit financial services cooperative operated for the mutual benefit of its members. Cooperative Federal provides financial services to individuals, organizations, and small businesses in the local community. Members receive old-fashioned personal service.

Through common control of its resources and socially responsible use of its assets, Cooperative Federal creates economic power for this community. Cooperative Federal supports neighborhood planning, economic democracy, and cooperatives to provide for people's needs.


Cooperative Federal es una cooperativa de servicios financieros sin fines de lucro que opera para el beneficio mutuo de sus socios. Cooperative Federal proporciona servicios financieros a personas individuales, a organizaciones, y a las pequeñas empresas en la comunidad local. Los socios reciben una gama de servicios personales especializados.

Con el control común de sus recursos y uso social responsable de sus activos, Cooperative Federal crea el poder económico para esta comunidad. Cooperative Federal apoya al planeamiento de la vecindad, la democracia económica, y coopera para proveer las necesidades de la gente.

Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA Cooperative Federal is an Equal Housing Lender
Cooperative Federal is an equal housing lender
Cooperative Federal accounts are federally insured by NCUA