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  • REDDING, Calif. (5/30/13)--Father's Day is June 16 and one California credit union is conducting a video contest to celebrate the most deserving dad in Shasta and Tehama Counties. Members 1st CU in Redding, Calif., will offer two tickets to a San Francisco Giants game to the winning Dad. "We want to know what makes your dad special and the most deserving," said the $101 million asset credit union. "Does your dad go above and beyond in his daily actions? Has he overcome obstacles and given back to those in need? How has he fulfilled the role of being a good father?"  Fathers can be nominated by a child, spouse, family members or friend by creating a 30-second video explaining what sets Dad above the rest. Videos are due Friday; voters can vote between Saturday and June 14. The winner will be announced on Father's Day. For credit unions interested in the details, check out the credit union's Facebook page at facebook.com/members1stcu ...
  • SAN ANTONIO (5/30/13)--Security Service FCU has unveiled myBranch, a redesigned online banking platform formerly known as CompuBranch, to its nearly 190,000 online members. The new platform is on the heels of the $7 billion asset, San Antonio-based credit union 's launch of its mobile banking solution, myBranch Mobile. The overhaul includes a new design, the ability to pay loans and transfer funds from other institutions, pre-filled deposit account applications and download options for personal financial management software programs such as Quicken and Quick Books. "It's a long step from 1996, when SSFCU leapt into the online arena with one of the first interactive banking websites that featured 'handy little calculators' called wizbots, up-to-date rates and online loan applications," said Mike Chapman, SSFCU executive vice president and chief operating officers.  "myBranch is our new digital banking convergence platform that will provide members the same level of self-service no matter what device they choose to use."  SSFC plans to roll out additional myBranch functionality in the coming months ...


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