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CU System briefs (07/16/2012)
  • ST. LOUIS (7/17/12)--A Riverview, Mo., man has been arrested and charged with robbing a branch of St. Louis (Mo.) Community CU Friday. Quentin A. Quinn, 35, was arrested shortly after a man entered the credit union at about 2:15 p.m. and demanded money. No weapon was displayed. Quinn was charged Saturday with robbery in the first degree (Post-Dispatch July 14) …
  • ST. HELENS, Ore. (7/17/12)--Moviegoers Friday in St. Helens, Ore., will get a treat when St. Helens Community FCU takes over the opening night of the new Batman sequel, "The Dark Knight Rises" at Columbia Theatre. The credit union will pay for the first 350 guests' movie tickets, plus drinks and popcorn. Guests also will enjoy games, a photo booth and giveaways. The event will provide the credit union an opportunity to showcase its Kasasa Cash and Kasasa Tunes free checking accounts. Kasasa accounts offer high interest or digital media downloads, and worldwide ATM fee refunds, said the $160 million asset credit union's press release …
  • PLEASANTON, Calif. (7/17/12)--Patelco CU has released a new mobile banking app feature, Anywhere Deposit, that will enable members to deposit checks into their accounts using their iPhone and Android phones. The new service will reduce the frequency of in-person branch visits and speed up the deposit process, said Ryan Misasi, interim chief operating officer at the Pleasanton, Calif.-based Patelco. "This technology is changing the way people bank, and we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate our online and mobile service offerings in response to our members' growing expectations and to reach a new generation of users," Misasi said. Anywhere Deposit will be ideal for members without flexibility to conveniently visit a branch--including those who travel frequently or who do not live or work near a branch. Patelco's online banking members can download the app to their phone, take a picture of the check with account numbers and deposit amounts visible, and send the image to Patelco. There is no fee for Anywhere Deposit; however, an individual's cellular plan may include message and data rates that would apply, said the credit union …


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