* CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (6/17/10)--First Community CU's new Short Message Service (SMS) Text Banking service already has more than 150 members signed onto the service since its launch early in May (The Missouri difference
June 16). The service allows members to check account balances and recent transactions anytime, anywhere. The member's mobile device must be enabled with the SMS Text Message service. First Community is offering the service free, other than standard text messaging fees from members' mobile carrier. The credit union added mobile banking and online chat last year. "This is just one more convenient way for members to do their banking," said Glenn D. Barks, First Community president/CEO ... *
RALEIGH, N.C. (6/17/10)--Coastal FCU has promoted Chuck Purvis to executive vice president/chief operating officer. With 29 years of credit union experience, Purvis has been part of Coastal's senior management team since 2001. He most recently served as senior vice president/chief operations officer. Purvis is vice chairman of First Carolina Corporate CU and a board member of uGenius LLC, a company that provides video banking technology to financial institutions. He also is former chairman and board member of the National Credit Union Foundation. Purvis has held other senior management positions at various credit union organizations. Coastal is a $2 billion asset credit union based in Raleigh ... * HARRISBURG, Pa. (6/17/10)--Reuben H. "Harry" Miller, longtime volunteer, director and employee at Eagle One FCU, died June 8. Miller was employed by the Philadelphia-based credit union in 1983 and moved on to become a volunteer, serving 12 years on the board, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway
June 15). He served the credit union for more than 27 years. Miller was the father of Eagle One Treasurer Marion Nuss and grandfather of Buddy Nuss, a longtime Eagle One employee ...