The cooperative bank federations are regional cooperation bodies for the member cooperative banks. A total of six cooperative bank federations operate in Finland, each mainly in a region including areas from more than one province. The federations ensure cooperation and interaction between OP cooperative banks, and maintain and develop Group spirit and unity.
The federations nominate their regions' candidates for OP Cooperative's Supervisory Board and for other bodies of OP Financial Group to which they are entitled to nominate candidates. In addition, a federation's member banks cooperate with each other in projects related to e.g. corporate social responsibility or training provided to the members of the member banks' governing bodies.
The meeting of a cooperative bank federation comprising member cooperative banks elects the Executive Board to represent the federation and attend to its affairs.