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Press Release: CharterBranch

New Liberty Online service opens Internet door for credit unions

CharterBranch® provides CUs a foundation for Web presence

MOUNDS VIEW, MN — Credit unions now have a unique and affordable strategy to gain a presence on the Internet.

Liberty Online, one of the credit union movement’s leading providers of Web site hosting and development, has introduced a new product — CharterBranch® specifically designed for those credit unions that are looking for an affordable way to transition into the world of the Internet. "CharterBranch® has been designed to provide credit unions with an effective, easy to implement Web site. It won’t infringe upon the day-to-day responsibilities of credit union staff," said Michelle Lenich, VP & COO, Liberty Online. "It serves as a solid platform for credit unions in building a dynamic and effective Internet product strategy.

"One of the great advantages to CharterBranch® is that it provides that first step in Web site development. Our products are built future ready so we can easily and affordably provide a seamless and economical upgrade strategy when the credit union is ready."

Liberty Online, established in 1998, has developed Web sites for more than 250 credit unions. The company focuses its efforts on partnering with credit unions in the development of value-added Internet strategies and initiatives to help them grow and better serve their members. In addition to the new CharterBranch® offering, Liberty Online has developed a variety of Internet solutions for credit unions of all sizes, including:

PromoBranch Web site serves as an online branch and credit union advertising tool. Marketing messages are communicated to members through graphics, copy and links controlled by the credit union.
InfoBranch Web site is an interactive online branch that offers convenient access to all of the credit union’s products and services. Financial calculators, around-the-clock accessibility, secure loan applications, e-mail accounts and monthly Web site statistics are all features of InfoBranch.
Internet Banking helps credit unions solidify member relationships by offering financial access – including real-time transfers and balance review – 24 hours a day. The service integrates with Liberty products and services to lead to a wide range of one-to-one member marketing opportunities.
E-Business Builders help credit unions increase their loan volume. For example, Liberty CU Auto Online provides valuable information for members who are making purchasing decisions. And Liberty CU Mortgage Online responds to members’ preferred choices of initiating their mortgage process through the Web.

For more information, contact Rick Foy, Liberty public & media relations manager, at 800-607-2435, ext. 2436.

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