Summit Information Systems Opens Operations Centre in Vancouver Area

    Next Generation Centre to Deliver Expert Services to iSpectrum Banking
System Clients Across Canada

    BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, October 5 /CNW/ - Summit Information Systems,
a business unit of Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:  FISV) and the technology partner for
leading-edge Canadian credit unions, today announced its next generation data
and operations centre is open and fully operational in Burnaby, British
Columbia. The centre establishes a new milestone in a more than 25-year
history in the industry and demonstrates the Summit commitment to serving the
credit unions of Canada.

    Staffed by a veteran Canadian team of industry experts with more than 250
years of collective credit union industry experience, the centre supports the
advanced iSpectrum banking system for Canadian credit unions. Specialized
training and educational programs, consulting services, product development,
implementation, and integration assistance with best-of-breed solutions from
Fiserv will be provided through the centre.

    "Our staff represents the cream-of-the-crop from the Canadian credit
union industry, with expertise in every level of credit union operations,
product design, service bureau operations and business process
re-engineering," said Clive Raher, director of the Summit Burnaby operation
centre. "We know the regulatory and competitive issues Canadian credit unions
face. As a team, we work with our clients to deliver the quality solutions
that enable their businesses to function efficiently, increase profitability
and compete more effectively."

    "Our commitment to the continued success of credit unions in Canada is
evident with the establishment of our next generation centre in Burnaby," said
Kevin Sparks, president of Summit, a part of Fiserv Solutions of Canada, Inc.
"The expertise of our staff and the quality of our facility demonstrate our
ongoing commitment to providing the personalized service Canadian credit
unions should expect from their technology partner."

    About iSpectrum

    iSpectrum, an enterprise-wide and completely browser-based solution, is
the most open and flexible banking system available for credit unions today.
The powerful, yet affordable blade server platform supported by iSpectrum can
easily scale from the smallest to the largest institutions. iSpectrum
architecture provides for total hardware redundancy, maximizing availability
and is the only credit union platform that offers real-time, continuous
operations. Hardware can be configured with no single point of failure for
true 24/7 operation. iSpectrum utilizes the Oracle(R) relational database

    About Summit Information Systems

    Summit Information Systems, a part of Fiserv Solutions of Canada, Inc.
and based in Burnaby, BC, provides Canadian credit unions with advanced Summit
and Fiserv technology solutions through in-house, service bureau or resource
managed solutions. Summit products include iSpectrum for Canadian credit
unions and Spectrum(R) for the U.S. market. Since 1980, Summit has focused on
developing and delivering technology innovations and solutions that enable
credit unions to cultivate member relationships and compete more effectively.
For more information on Summit and iSpectrum, visit

    About Fiserv

    Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ:  FISV), a Fortune 500 company, provides information
management systems and services to the financial and insurance industries.
Leading services include transaction processing, outsourcing, business process
outsourcing (BPO), software and systems solutions. The company serves more
than 18,000 clients worldwide and is the leading provider of core processing
solutions for U.S. banks, credit unions and thrifts. Fiserv was ranked the
largest provider of information technology services to the financial services
industry worldwide in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 FinTech 100 surveys.
Headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., Fiserv reported more than $4.4 billion in
total revenue for 2006. For more information, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Summit Information Systems Christine Pearsall
Vice President Marketing 800-937-7500, ext 6388 or Fiserv Lori Stafford Assistant Vice
President Corp. External Comm. 262-879-5130

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