Coast Capital Savings App for iPhone gives members more mobile options

SURREY, BC, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - If you are a Coast Capital Savings member with an iPhone, your on-the-go banking just got easier with the credit union's launch of its app which is available today from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.

The new app complements Coast Capital's suite of mobile banking services including a mobile banking website, SMS or text banking, and mobile alert services.

"With the introduction of the Coast Capital App for iPhone and iPod touch, our members have even greater choices for their mobile banking needs," said Sebastian Troen, Coast Capital's director of eBusiness and direct technology. "We've enhanced our existing mobile banking options with an app that provides innovative features and convenient access in a safe and secure environment. The personal financial information of customers using the Coast Capital App for iPhone is as secure as those who log on to online banking, with password-protected access."

The Coast Capital Savings App for iPhone allows users to perform various functions, such as viewing account balances and account history, paying bills and transferring funds. Customers can also view and manage scheduled bill payments and transfers, receive account-related messages and financial reminders, easily locate Coast Capital branches or ATMs, and contact the credit union by phone, e-mail, website and social media.

In addition to this latest mobile feature, Coast Capital offers a mobile banking website for smart phone users (www.coastcapitalsavings.com/m) which provides access to all key features including allowing customers to view account activity, transfer funds and pay bills. They also offer SMS text banking and text alerts that allow members to view balances and be alerted to fraudulent account activity.

Troen notes that the new Coast Capital Savings App for iPhone offers a unique "QuickView" feature to Coast Capital members.

"The QuickView feature allows you to check out your account balances at a glance, without logging in, but all your critical financial information remains safe," said Troen. "It's a handy feature for those who check their account balances frequently or for those occasions when you want to quickly check the status of your account before making debit card purchases."

He said Coast Capital members can download the app for free.

"At Coast Capital Savings, we want to provide simple financial help to our customers, whether it's through great products, excellent customer service, or technology that enables them to access us using the channel that best suits their needs and lifestyle," Troen added. "For those with an iPhone or iPod touch, this is just another way for us to deliver on that commitment."

The Coast Capital Savings App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone & iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

Coast Capital Savings Credit Union is Canada's second largest credit union with total assets under administration of $13.5 billion, 475,000 members and 50 branches in the Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island regions of British Columbia. Product innovations include Canada's first free chequing account from a full-service financial institution and the country's most flexible mortgage product, the You're the Boss™ Mortgage, which was named 2010 Mortgage of the Year by canadianmortgagetrends.com. Coast Capital offers one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures™. It is a member of Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Club and an Imagine Canada Caring Company. To learn more, visit www.coastcapitalsavings.com.

Image with caption: "A screenshot of Coast Capital's app for iPhone (CNW Group/Coast Capital Savings Credit Union)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120905_C4008_PHOTO_EN_17512.jpg

SOURCE: Coast Capital Savings Credit Union

For further information:

Divine Agodzo
Manager, Media Relations, Coast Capital Savings
Phone: 604-517-7549
E-mail: divine.agodzo@coastcapitalsavings.com

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