CHICAGO (10/30/08)--The Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) announced the first meeting of its Underbanked Solutions Exchange--a network of credit unions and mid-sized banks committed to serving the underserved. The meeting will focus on self-service market opportunities. Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif., is participating in the event. “Kinecta FCU looks forward to sharing our strategies for success in the underbanked market with CFSI participants, and gaining insight into other approaches,” said Randy Dotemoto, Kinecta chief strategy officer. Participating institutions attend twice-yearly meetings and webinars designed to provide learning opportunities from case studies, present real-world tested options and actively engage thinking on how to use existing strategies to attract the underbanked market. The exchange was created to allow credit unions and mid-sized banks to share knowledge with peers, learn the latest best practices, build relationships with service providers, and access tools to expand products and services for viable underbanked solutions.