TUKWILA, Wash.-BECU was in for a big surprise when it launched its mobile banking application in late August-nearly 13,000 members downloaded the application in the first week, 8,000 of those on the first day.

"Members have been asking for mobile banking for a long time, but we didn't anticipate that big of a volume in the first week," said Howie Wu, VP-virtual banking at the $8.7-billion CU.

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