Thursday, October 8, 2009

Vantage CU uses Twitter for account transfers

BRIDGETON, Mo. (10/7/09)--Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., launched a new banking solution, tweetMyMoney, which allows members to conduct financial transactions within their credit union accounts through social networking site Twitter.

Released Sept. 28, tweetMyMoney is free to Vantage members. It allows them to monitor their account balances, deposits, withdrawals, holds and cleared checks. Members also can transfer funds within their accounts. The program can be accessed from a computer or mobile phone.

About 70 members have enrolled. They access the program by enrolling in Vantage's online banking program and setting up a Twitter account. Members also must sign up to "follow" Vantage on Twitter. tweetMyMoney works through Twitter's Direct Message function--which allows users to send messages to each other privately. In this case, members send messages to Vantage.

The program "utilizes a set of codes that you send via direct message to the credit union and get information back," Eric Acree, executive vice president of operations, told News Now.

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