Fairwinds Credit Union in Orlando has renewed its membership in First Data Corp.'s Star network, making the electronic funds transfer service its preferred provider of PIN debit transaction and ATM access services.

The $1.5 billion-asset credit union also has selected the Atlanta unit of the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. for credit, debit and ATM processing, loyalty program management and other services.

"Through revenue generated by our choice to route transactions through Star versus other domestic networks, we will be able to fuel feature-rich card services that exceed our members' needs," Charlie Lai, the executive vice president and chief information officer for Fairwinds, said in a press release Wednesday.

"The credit union now benefits even further from the increased efficiency and effectiveness across its debit and ATM programs," Kevin Barry, the general manager of the Star network, said in the release.