RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (2/25/10)--CO-OP Shared Branching has reached a milestone with members of participating credit unions now accessing 4,000 Shared Branching locations throughout the U.S. In addition to 4,000 full-service branches, credit union members also have access to their accounts at 2,300 CO-OP Shared Branching kiosk locations. Today CO-OP Shared Branching, from CO-OP Financial Services, ranks fourth in the nation by number of branches, behind Wells Fargo/Wachovia, Bank of America and Chase. "Despite the emergence of new access channels, such as mobile banking, credit union members still want the ability to walk into a branch to handle their financial needs, and they want that branch to be convenient," said Carroll Beach, president/chief operating officer of CO-OP Shared branching. Participating credit unions also can use CO-OP's Next Generation network to serve member needs. They can access CO-OP Network with its 28,000 surcharge-free ATMs; CO-OP Mobile (mobile banking); CO-OP Fast Branch (kiosks); CO-OP My Deposit (remote deposit) and CO-OP Member Center (member and lending service call center).