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PORTLAND, Ore.-Numerous credit unions across the country have begun offering mobile access, nearly all of which extend service to members using an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android device, and in some cases, other web-enabled smart phones, including:

• Advantis Credit Union, Portland, which includes "Contact Us" and "Find Us" features that put members in direct contact with member service immediately and will map the closest branch.

• Commonwealth One FCU, Alexandria, Va., which has partnered with Intuit Financial Services to offer Mobile Web and Text Banking for free.

• The $175-million Cabrillo CU, San Diego, which noted the service brings the credit union to the "palm of the member's hand."

• The $1.6-billion SAFE Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., which includes a branch and ATM locator.

• Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, N.H., which in addition to its mobile banking app, has also added FinanceWorks, a free personal financial management system.

• Weber State CU, Ogden, Utah, offering iPhone and Android access

• TEDCU, Lake Jackson, Texas, which has has partnered with FI-Mobileto offer custom mobile banking applications for its members. FI-Mobile also allows TDECU to market to members via their mobile banking applications through in-app advertising and branded marketing campaigns.

In Warminster, Penn., Freedom Credit Union has introduced CO-OP Financial Services' My Deposit® Mobile, which allows members to deposit checks into their Freedom Accounts using an Apple iPhone.

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