Credit Union Journal  |  Monday, December 17, 2012

Image: Fotolia In addition to our annual IT Holiday Wish List, check out this week’s special report to learn how one CU has added mortgage and auto loan apps to their Facebook page and other innovations in the world of CU technology.

What New Technology CUs Covet For 2013

For at least one credit union, Christmas came early this year, when Liberty Savings FCU won the $100,000 Extreme Technology Makeover sponsored by Credit Union Journal and Horsetail Technologies.

Mortgage, Auto Loan App Added To Facebook Page

Harborstone Credit Union has enhanced its social media marketing platform here by launching Calcubot, a progressive mortgage and automobile loan application Facebook page.

App Developed In A Rush, Has Long-Term Goals

Teachers Credit Union here is looking to rollout a teen-friendly money management app called "$ My Way" that it developed in less than two days.

Receipt-Tracking App Helps Shoppers, Merchants

Interra CU and Finance Center FCU collaborated on a joint technology project that led to the credit unions being recognized as finalists at PSCU's inaugural "Knockout" for co-creating a smart-receipt tracking system, ReceiptSnap.

'Extreme Makeover' Winner Liberty Savings FCU Seeing Improvements

st months after winning the $100,000 Extreme Network Makeover sponsored by Horsetail Technologies and Credit Union Journal, Liberty Savings FCU is already realizing improvements to its operating system.

Security Firm Warns of Coordinated Cyber-Attack

The security firm RSA is warning that international cyber-crooks are working together and planning a major malware attack to steal money from online accounts of consumers at 30 or more major U.S. banks as part of a large-scale orchestrated crimewave campaign.

Paper: How To Make Mobile Payments Work

A strategy for effective mobile payments must include collaboration within a credit union among the marketing, business development and in-formation technology departments, according to a new white paper from the CUNA Councils.

CUNA Targeted In Cyber-Attack; Says No Data Compromised

CUNA last week was reassuring users of its website that no sensitive personal information fromcuna.org was accessed or otherwise compromised in a hacking attack that affected at least 30 or more organizations.

OnPoint Develops In-House Tech Risk Assessment

In an effort to address compliance regulations and threats to member data security, OnPoint Community CU has gotten proactive and developed an in-house Technology Risk Assessment program that it reports has proven to be effective.

'Experience Survey' Prefaces Mobile Overhaul

With a ongoing uptick in banking transactions via mobile devices, Sb1 Federal Credit Union realized that its member experience could suffer without an overarching user interface update.

What CUs can do that Santa can't...
Looking for a new car this holiday season? This spot from Synergy CU in Ireland is a reminder that there might be better places to go for that than Santa.