DURHAM, N.C. (1/3/08)--Latino DirectNet, a new online service provided by Latino Community CU, was introduced to members Tuesday. Latino DirectNet allows members to access most of the $50.8 million asset, Durham-based credit union’s products and services. “With this service, available in English and Spanish, members will be able to manage their accounts and carry out many types of transactions from home,” said Angel Romero, Latino Community marketing director. “Members will no longer need to go to branches, use the phone or go to an ATM. They will be able to do it all from their computers--from any place that has an Internet connection.” Transactions at Latino DirectNet are protected by physical, electronic and procedural measures, the credit union said. A highlight of the new bilingual system is the possibility of making investments online. “For example, members will be able to open share term certificates to enjoy Latino Community’s dividend rates,” Romero explained. “Another feature of Latino DirectNet is that it allows users to transfer money between accounts. Users can pay credit cards and loans as well. “Also, members will be able to pay utility bills and other services with BillPay. Through the BillPay system, credit union members will be able to schedule one-time or recurrent payments,” he added.