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EPL Mobilearth to offer mobile banking

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (3/23/09)--EPL Inc. and TRG Mobilearth Inc. announced they will offer e-banking technology to credit unions. “We recognize that members of all ages are constantly on the go [and] technology dependent, and a growing number avoid conducting business at a branch and simply do it because they have to,” said Todd Proulx, EPL’s vice president of business development. “Mobile banking is a huge opportunity for credit unions because it is a scalable, cost- effective member convenience. Mobilearth’s “approach to mobile banking is easy-to-use, cost-effective and flexible,” he said. “In addition, their culture and commitment to service strongly aligns with our own.” Mobilearth has developed products that allow credit union members to perform standard banking functions from their mobile devices. Account transaction and system generated alerts, multi-factor authentication, a portal page on the mobile phone for marketing, and standard banking functions--account balances, transaction history, bill pay, and transfers--are available by mobile phone, personal digital assistant and computer. Mobilearth also has a text channel using Short Message Service to give credit unions and members real-time banking information. Members can text for balance and history information. This channel also can be used by a marketing department to create custom-text promotions.

CSS goes green gives to Earth Day Network

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MADISON, Wis. (3/23/09)--A record of more than 61,000 units of its debut, environmentally friendly 2009 calendars were sold by CUNA Strategic Services Inc. (CSS) this past year, with 10% of the proceeds donated to Earth Day Network. Outselling any other first-time calendar offering, “goinggreen” features monthly green living tips and is printed on recycled paper. The tips encourage members to make small changes in their lives that can yield big results for the planet. This year, CSS donated $2,800 to Earth Day Network, a non-profit group promoting a healthy sustainable planet through education, politics, events and consumer activism. CSS offers the green calendar again in the recently released 2010 calendar catalog, and will continue its pledge to donate 10% of the net proceeds to Earth Day Network.