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Crosstown Civic Credit Union moves to Central 1’s MemberDirect® platform

VANCOUVER — Central 1 Credit Union (Central 1) is pleased to announce that Crosstown Civic Credit Union, based in Winnipeg, is migrating to the MemberDirect® platform.

Central 1’s digital banking platform will provide a range of self-service and mobile features to meet the changing needs of Crosstown Civic Credit Union’s 31,000 members. MemberDirect® is Canada’s premier outsourced direct banking solution, used by over 240 credit unions and other financial institutions. 

“We are delighted to expand our relationship with one of the largest credit unions in the country and deliver MemberDirect’s industry leading capabilities to even more Prairie communities,” said Oscar van der Meer, Chief Technology Officer of Central 1. “This partnership demonstrates our commitment to meeting their needs and helping them serve their members. We look forward to working with the team from Crosstown Civic Credit Union.”

MemberDirect’s platform provides many benefits to credit unions, including the ability for seamless integration with multiple providers. The platform integrates with services such as Interac e-Transfer, which lets members send or receive money via a mobile phone or computer to anyone with a Canadian bank account, and Deposit Anywhere™, launching later this summer, which makes it easy to deposit a cheque with a quick photo on your mobile phone.

“Our goal is to give our members great value and provide the features and services they need,” said Mona Forsen, CEO of Crosstown Civic. “Working with Central 1 will allow us to offer a best-in-class mobile app and features such as Deposit Anywhere.”

About Central 1

With offices in Vancouver, Mississauga and Toronto, Central 1 holds on balance sheet approximately $17.3 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 70 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 $116.8 billion in assets. For more information, visit

About Crosstownn Civic Credit Union

Crosstown Civic Credit Union was established in 1943.  Today Crosstown Civic Credit Union is the fourth largest credit union in Manitoba with $2.3 billion in managed assets and a network of nine branches and Commercial Department.  Crosstown Civic Credit Union is 100 per cent owned by more than 31,000 members, all of whom have a voice in the way they do business and who are committed to being a sound, progressive, and growing financial institution by providing members with superior financial services and products, while maintaining traditional values.  For more information, visit


Art Chamberlain
Media Relations Manager
Central 1 Credit Union
T 905.282.8534 or 1.800.661.6813 ext. 8534

Dawn Borges
Manager, Marketing and Communications
Crosstown Civic Credit Union
T 204.654.8964