FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Relations Manager
Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc.
(888) 372-2669 ext 1233
First Shared Branching Locator App Launched for the Android OS
FSCC and LocatorSearch offer locator app on the Android Market as free download
Ontario, Calif. - (May 24, 2010) - Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc. (FSCC), the nation's largest and most convenient credit union Shared Branching Network, announced today the launch of the new credit union Shared Branching locator app on the Android Market. The free app, developed by LocatorSearch LLC, is available as a free download and offers over 6,400 locations to perform Shared Branching transactions. The app sports the familiar swirl logo representing CU Service Centers so members can be confident the app is authentic.
"Whether a credit union member is trying to locate a branch or a 7-Eleven location near their home, work, school, or even while they are traveling, this app will provide them with a list of the most convenient locations," said Sarah Canepa Bang, President/CEO, FSCC. "FSCC is making the convenience of Shared Branching more accessible for mobile users and members who are on-the-go." In addition to providing locations, the app also provides their respective addresses, contact information, hours of operation as well as driving directions directly to the location of the user's choice.
"As a developer of custom location based applications, we're very happy to be partnering with FSCC in this endeavor. We are very excited to be offering the Credit Union Movement the first and only Shared Branching locator app developed for the Android OS. We're glad FSCC had the vision to recognize the need to quickly develop an app for the world's fastest growing Smartphone market," said Karl Kraus, President, LocatorSearch, LLC. LocatorSearch is the provider behind all of FSCC's locator services including CIMple Locator, a suite of fully customizable and brandable web, mobile, and telephone locator services for credit unions.
According to the FSCC network, the app has already generated over 300 downloads and over 5,000 searches since it was added to the Android Market last week.
All credit unions participating in Shared Branching are welcome to add a link and icon to their website so members can easily download the application. To get the informational link and icon plus other online marketing materials, visithttp://www.cuswirl.com/credit-union-information.
About Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc. (FSCC)
FSCC is the nation’s largest and most convenient credit union Shared Branching Network providing over 6,400 full service deposit-taking locations in the U.S. and four foreign countries. FSCC's commitment to the core principles of Connectivity, Continuity, and Convenience allows it to offer a full suite of electronic and personal member service tools. FSCC is also the innovator behind 24/7 Shared Branching at more than 2,200 7-Eleven Vcom units. FSCC credit unions represent $144.8 billion in total assets and 12.2 million members. Since 1999, FSCC has returned over $14.5 million to its members through patronage dividends, rebates and return of capital. For more information, please visit www.fscc.com or call 888-372-2669 ext. 1235.
About LocatorSearch LLC
LocatorSearch, based in the New York City area, provides the financial services industry with a true online, aggregated branch, ATM, and CU Service Centers locator service. Adopted by some of today's largest credit unions, LocatorSearch allows the integration of ATM networks, Shared Branching, and Branch locations, featuring proximity-based search and results, nearest location display, integrated plotted maps, and driving directions. In addition, LocatorSearch provides, multi-lingual locators (Spanish, English, and others available on request), mobile website, and mobile applications (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), and voice phone locators. For more information, please call (877) 729-0086 or visit www.locatorsearch.com.
Tue, May 25, 2010
by Nathan Rogers