Xtend, Inc. is a CUSO with a select group of credit union leaders independent of CU*Answers.  Xtend consulting is about creative services, access to marketplaces that may be outside the scope of smaller credit unions or even CU*Answers, and the sharing of resources that no single organization is able to afford. 
Participating credit unions have discussed using Xtend operationally to improve share branching concepts, provide call centers, share human resources, set up combined member outreach programs, and pursue investment opportunities.  Xtend emphasizes the value of credit unions networked together in a way that gives them a competitive relevence in today's challenging financial marketplace.