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EECU Launches Mobile Banking

JACKSON, Miss.-EECU here has partnered with Intuit Financial Services to offer consumer mobile web banking. EECU is also offering text message banking.


NASA FCU Revamps Website

UPPER MARLBORO, Md.-NASA FCU has launched a redesigned web site at The site includes a rebranded contemporary look and feel, better navigation, iPad and tablet device optimization, and new money management tools. The redesign follows the introduction of mobile remote deposit and mobile banking services for members. NFCU said the site's second phase will feature financial decisioning tools that will recommend specific products and services based on the member's profile and individual financial goals.


AOD FCU Goes Mobile

BYNUM, Ala.-AOD FCU is now offering mobile banking capabilities to its members. The CU serves more than 340 SEGs.


Calyx, CCMC Agree To Interfaces

DALLAS-Calyx Software, a provider of mortgage solutions, said it has entered into an alliance with CCMC, Altamonte Springs, Fla., to provide interfaces with other critical systems such as core processing, core servicing or back-office software. "CCMC's bridge products will enable even more efficient workflow and increased productivity for financial institutions using Calyx for their mortgage platform as information is easily shared between systems," the companies said.

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ProfitStars Recognized

MONTETT, Mo.-Jack Henry Associates said its ProfitStars division has been recognized by Celent as the leading provider of remote deposit capture (RDC) and branch image capture solutions based on both the numbers of implementations and merchant end-users.

Two recently published Celent reports provide the first comprehensive look at ProfitStars' RDC and branch image capture market share since the 2009 acquisition of Goldleaf Financial Solutions, with both reports verifying ProfitStars' marketshare. Available as an in-house or as Software as a Service (SaaS) application, ProfitStars supports more than 1,500 FIs and 155,000 business sites with commercial remote deposit capture, and more than 2,250 FIs and 100,000 end-users with branch and teller image capture solutions.

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CU In Social Media Experiment

SAN ANTONIO-Randolph Brooks FCU and the United Way of San Antonio are doing a little experimenting in social media by asking the question, "Will people use social media to benefit others?"

As part of Randolph Brooks' "Check in for Charity" promotion, people can make a $5 donation to the United Way by checking in on popular networking site Foursquare or by taking a picture of themselves in front of a Randolph-Brooks branch and sharing it via Facebook or Twitter.

Rules of the promotion require people to take the photo of themselves in designated areas at the four branches, where the credit union's signage is clearly visible. Facebook users must post the photo to the RBFCU page stating which branch they visited, while Twitter users must tweet the photo and mention @RBFCU or use the hash tag #RBFCUGives. Foursquare users, meanwhile, must check in. The promotion which runs through Jan. 15, 2011, is open to both members and non-members. RBFCU will donate up to $1,000 as part of the campaign.

In addition, Randolph Brooks is also giving t-shirts to the Foursquare "mayors" at each of its branch locations. To claim the prize, the mayor must show proof of mayorship to branch management, and that person may be required to sign a release of liability form, the credit union said.


Fiserv Moves Up In Rankings

BROOKFIELD, Wis.-Fiserv reported that it has been ranked first in North America and fourth overall in Chartis Research's RiskTech100 2010, a comprehensive annual study of the top global technology firms active in risk management. The RiskTech100 is judged on six equally weighted categories: functionality, core technology, organizational strength, customer satisfaction, market presence and innovation.

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Payment Niches Are Crucial

SAN FRANCISCO-With consumers' online purchases up 18% over the past year, a new analysis said it is critical for payments processors to know and leverage their niches in the market.

The study, from Javelin Strategy & Research and titled, "E-Commerce Platform Review: A Detailed Comparison of 11 Internet Payment Processing Solution Providers," suggests that as "the e-commerce market continues to heat up, payments processing solution providers are challenged to abandon the dated position of being 'all things to all merchants,' and to identify and effectively market unique value."

"Solutions should be assessed based on the operational match, feature/functionality mix, support for targeted merchant and market requirements and in order to drive maximum return on investment," said James Van Dyke, president of Javelin Strategy.

The 11 leading providers that are compared in Javelin's E-Commerce Platform Review report are Adyen, Chase Paymentech, CyberSource (Visa), Elavon, Fifth Third Processing Solutions, First Data, First National Merchant Solutions, Litle & Co., Merchant e-Solutions, PayPal, and (RBS) WorldPay; other vendors are also mentioned.

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