BASKING RIDGE, N.J. (7/18/08)--Credit union members with Blackberrys under a Verizon Wireless contract can now participate in mobile banking. America First CU, Ogden, Utah, and BECU, Seattle, are two credit unions that offer the service for Blackberry users. Members can get account balances and transaction history, transfer funds, view and pay bills, and view the last five transactions completed on their mobile devices, Verizon said in a press release Thursday.
* RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (7/18/08)--CUDL has partnered with Five Star CU, Dothan, Ala. CUDL will integrate Five Star’s back-office processing and loan origination with its national auto lending program. “Our decision to partner with CUDL is driven primarily by a need to offer point-of-sale resource to our members who are financing with competitors already established at various dealerships in our service area,” said Robert Steensma, Five Star CEO. The credit union also will use CUDL’s AutoSMART program, which will provide the credit union with online vehicle research tools ... * LA HABRA, Calif. (7/18/08)--South Western FCU, La Habra, Calif., has installed envelope-free ATMs at its two branches and college campus location. The ATMs scan checks and bills and will display the image on the ATM screen in less than one minute, the credit union said. “We’ll reduce operating costs, which will allow us to offer higher savings yields and lower loan rates,” said Laura Poore, South Western president/CEO ... * BROOKFIELD, Wis. (7/18/08)--Fiserv announced that Virgin Media implemented CheckFree’s Reconciliation and Exception Management solution to automate the reconciliation of customer revenue-related accounts. The company can link statement interfaces into CheckFree’s reconciliation system, allowing the team to access and integrate information faster. Fiserv is a financial services provider for financial institutions including credit unions. Virgin Media’s financial shared services center is located in Bradford, United Kingdom ... * GLASTONBURY, Conn. (7/18/08)--Open Solutions partnered with Superior Press to provide Open Solutions’ Imaged Payment Technology Group clients with a hardware deployment solution for check capture. The solution includes inventory and fulfillment management, hardware testing, packaging welcome kit materials, reporting, shipping notifications, online services request and order tracking. Open Solutions, based in Glastonbury, Conn., provides check capture services to credit unions ...