CO-OP re-launches CO-OP Mobile, following testing by Democracy FCU

first_img continue reading » by: Bill PrichardCO-OP Financial Services is re-launching CO-OP Mobile, its mobile banking application now featuring optional real-time, person-to-person payments and remote check deposit capabilities for credit union smartphone users.CO-OP Mobile enables credit unions to offer a leading-edge, custom-branded app tailored to the needs of their members – without the costly and time-consuming complexities involved in developing an in-house solution.Originally introduced in February 2009, CO-OP Mobile is being reintroduced to take advantage of CO-OP’s new person-to-person payments network called RealPay by CO-OP, incorporating the FIS PayNet platform. CO-OP Mobile is a fully customizable and configurable mobile app for credit unions, utilizing the same connection technology as CO-OP Shared Branch transactions, which expedites implementation for credit unions already participating in that network.The new CO-OP Mobile was tested prior to introduction by Democracy FCU of Washington, D.C.“CO-OP Mobile allows us to deliver more services to members through their smartphones, which is critical because surveys show 50 percent of adults have smartphones – and keep them handy all the time,” said Bill Cook, Vice President, Administration, for Democracy FCU. “This version of CO-OP Mobile enables P2P payments and remote deposit capture – features of mobile banking we will be able to offer our members for the first time. It also fits well with our shared branching concept – we want to be wherever our members go, and now we will be right in the palm of their hand. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

No update on Hill injury

first_imgLuke Swan catches onWide receiver picks up the slack in P.J. Hill’s absencePart of the Badgers’ inability to move the ball offensively in the first half of Saturday’s 30-24 victory over Illinois can be attributed to the injuries of star running back P.J. Hill, which limited him to just 12 rushes for 50 yards. Hill originally suffered a nerve injury to his neck area but managed to return briefly in the second half and carry the ball three more times before sitting out the rest of the game with another injury he sustained during the third quarter.Freshman running back Lance Smith filled in during Hill’s absence and managed to score on a 1-yard touchdown run, but was held to just 46 yards on 21 carries for a 2.2 yard-per-carry average.The status of P.J. Hill for this Saturday’s game against Penn State remains uncertain, but head coach Bret Bielema created a stir after the game when he suggested that maybe Hill needed to take to some “toughen-up pills.”Bielema downplayed the suggestion that he was questioning P.J.’s toughness at yesterday’s press conference when he was asked if he would like to retract his statement. He also confirmed that he and P.J. have a good relationship, and that the remark was made as a joke.”Earlier in the season, someone asked me if I was concerned about the confidence of our receivers, and I made reference that we were going to take some confidence pills this week and everyone laughed,” Bielema said. “P.J. is an extremely tough individual, and I know that he’s going to be able to battle himself back, and however long that takes, no one is going to go at it with a better attitude that P.J.””P.J. won’t take offense to it because he knows me on a day-to-day basis,” Bielema said. “I know what I want to say and how to get it across, especially to my team, so interpretation should be left up to that.”Most Valuable BadgersIn a game where the Badgers struggled to an 18-point deficit in the first half and lost running back P.J. Hill to injury, junior wide receiver Luke Swan turned in a career game to help lead the UW football team to victory.Swan led all receivers with 85 reception yards on four catches and caught one of quarterback John Stocco’s two touchdown passes to earn head coach Bret Bielema’s offensive MVP for the week.Bielema’s co-defensive MVPs of the week were senior line backer Mark Zalewski and sophomore defensive lineman Matt Shaughnessy. Shaughnessy recorded a career high of eight tackles against the fighting Illini, three of which were for a loss, and managed two sacks on the elusive Illinois quarterback Juice Williams for a total of 12 yards. Zalewski led the defense with 11 tackles and made a game-changing interception in the third quarter, giving the ball back to the offense, who quickly capitalized on the turnover with a 17-yard John Stocco to Luke Swan touchdown pass.Place kicker Taylor Mehlhaff grabbed both the Badgers’ special teams MVP and Big Ten special teams player of the week after converting three of his seven kick-offs into touchbacks and connecting on all three of his field goals from 21, 21 and 33 yards respectively.All three MVPs of the week helped the Badgers to a victory over Illinois to improve the football team’s overall record to 8-1 and earn Bret Bielema the Wisconsin record for most victories by a first-year head coach.Bielema praised his players’ and fellow coaches’ perseverance and determination during the record-breaking comeback win. The win was the largest deficit overcome by UW since 1984, when he said “the bottom line is that we found a way to get it done on Saturday. The way the kids responded, as well as the [coaches’ response], give[s] an indication to what this team is all about.””Luke Swan had another tremendous game. Not only (with) catching the football, but I also saw him throw a key block on a big play for us,” Bielema said. “Defensively, Mark Zalewski might have played his best football game overall since I’ve been coaching, and Matt Shaughnessy made some big plays that really secured the game for us.”Rounding out the Players of the Week are Maurice Moore, winning the award for the second consecutive week for his work on the offensive scout team, and Kirk DeCremer, earning the award for the defensive scout team.Still at No. 17Wisconsin’s comeback victory over Illinois is the fifth straight victory for the Badgers, but the win failed to raise their No. 17 ranking in the AP Poll.For the second straight week the Badgers will remain at No. 17, and their 8-1 record will keep them in third place in the Big Ten, trailing the undefeated Ohio State and Michigan who are ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively, but Bret Bielema chooses to worry about his team, not the AP Poll.”I really don’t have enough time in my day or my week to worry about what I can’t control,” Bielema said. “The one thing that I know is that how we prepare this week will directly affect Saturday, and what we do is try to stay on that task; where we fall in the bigger picture, I have no idea.””It was fun to sit back last week and watch other coaches make comments about where they stand in the country, and I just sit back and chuckle,” Bielema said. “I learned from a very wise man, Coach Alvarez, that all we have to do is worry about the task at hand, and that is to beat Penn State.”last_img read more