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Conexus first to offer Apple Watch® banking ease using Central 1 Credit Union’s mobile banking app

VANCOUVER — Conexus Credit Union has become the first credit union in Canada to offer its mobile banking users an Apple Watch® app using the award-winning mobile app developed by Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1).

The Apple Watch app provides iOS users with a more convenient and engaging banking experience. It provides greater choice and flexibility on how they manage their money while on the move.

Once a customer has paired their iPhone with the Apple Watch they can: 

     • View their account balances without having to login
     • View the 20 nearest branches and ATMs
     • View real-time notifications on the watch for alerts that they have set up

“To help our customers with their busy lifestyles, we designed an experience on a wearable that provides contextual information and a seamless user experience,” said Alexander Chan, Product Manager, Mobile Banking at Central 1.

The MemberDirect® Mobile App, which is available on iOS and Android smartphones, enables users to manage their daily banking while on the move.

“We are always looking for innovative new ways to enhance our member’s experience; The Apple Watch App® is just the latest example of adding convenience and access to our services,” said Jeremy Trask, Executive Vice President Technology, Conexus Credit Union. “We are excited to partner with Central 1 and  be the first credit union in Canada provide this service to our members.”

In October Conexus was the first in Canada to introduce Central 1’s Open Anywhere™ with real-time account funding via Interac e-Transfer®. Open Anywhere enables prospective credit union members to open and fund new accounts online in minutes, using their mobile, tablet or desktop devices. It includes full core banking system integration for a streamlined back-end workflow, digital signature capture, compliance with the latest regulatory changes, and more.

About Central 1

With offices in Vancouver, Mississauga and Toronto, Central 1 holds on balance sheet approximately $16.6 billion in assets. We provide wholesale financial products, trust services, payment processing solutions and direct banking services to almost 300 credit unions and institutional clients from coast to coast.

In addition, Central 1 is the primary liquidity manager, payments provider and trade association for our 42 member credit unions in B.C. and 71 Ontario member credit unions. Our members represent a consumer-oriented, full-service retail financial system that collectively serves 3.3 million members and holds more than $115.7 billion in assets. For more information, visit central1.com.

About Conexus

Conexus is a technology forward thinking credit union committed to innovation and bringing financial services to market with speed. Saskatchewan’s largest and Canada’s sixth largest credit union has $7.15 billion in total funds managed and approximately 120,000 members. Over 900 employees and sales professionals serve at more than 41 locations throughout the province. Visit them online at www.conexus.ca.

Media Contacts:

Art Chamberlain
Media Relations Manager
Central 1 Credit Union
T 905.282.8534 or 1.800.661.6813 ext. 8534
E achamberlain@central1.com

Crystal Weal
Manager, Public Relations
Conexus Credit Union
T 306.642.9620
E crystal.weal@conexus.ca