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CFCU Launches New Site

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-Community First CU recently launched a new website it says offers a "more personalized experience" for its 104,000 members The $1-billion institution is holding an online scavenger hunt through September that gives members a chance to win weekly prizes, including a new television, an iPad, digital cameras, a Blu-Ray player, Visa gift cards and more.

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CFEFCU Launches iPhone App

LAKE MARY, Fla.-CFE FCU members with Apple devices will now be able to bank on the go as the CU released an iPhone application that works on iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices.

The $1.2-billion CU first introduced mobile banking two years ago and has seen a steady increase in adoption. Usage has grown 64% in 2010 and the new iPhone application was downloaded 1,500 times in the first five days after its release.


Sunset CU Goes Mobile

PORTLAND, Ore.-Sunset CU here is one of the smallest financial institutions to release a full-function iPhone mobile banking application.

The $29-million institution released the application, which provides account access, check images, transfers, bill pay and a map-based ATM finder, earlier this summer. Sunset plans to offer mobile banking for other smart phones in the near future.


Patent Group Goes After CUs

AUSTIN, Texas-Credit Union Information Security Professionals Association is reporting several CUs have received notices from patent licensing group, Wolf Run Hollow, LLC, claiming to own the rights to U.S. Patent No. 6,115,817, for Methods and Systems for Facilitating Transmission of Secure Messages Across Insecure Networks.

According to the complaints, some financial institutions are infringing the Patent by using secure messaging systems to communicate with members, including websites.

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