first_imgAs part of its continuing network investment to support growing demand for advanced mobile devices and applications, AT&T today announced the activation of a new mobile broadband cell site in Cabot that will enhance coverage for area residents and businesses. With mobile broadband speeds, AT&T customers can surf the Web, download files faster, and enjoy the very latest interactive mobile applications.The new cell site is one part of AT&T’s ongoing efforts to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation’s best, most advanced mobile broadband experience for customers. With the nation’s fastestmobile broadband network, AT&T provides accelerated mobile data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities.”We want you to have an extraordinary experience when you make a call, check e-mail or surf the Internet on your device,” said Steve Krom, vice president and general manager, AT&T in New England. “Investing in the local wireless network is just one way to accomplish this. In addition, our recently announced agreement to acquire T-Mobile USA will strengthen and expand our network in Vermont. If approved, this deal means that we’ll be able to expand the next generation of mobile broadband ‘ 4G LTE ‘ from our current plan of 80 percent of the U.S. population to 95 percent.”AT&T’s mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries. AT&T also offers voice and data roaming coverage on more than 135 major cruise ships, as well as mobile broadband services in more than 130 countries.AT&T also operates the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 125,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn’t count against customers’ monthly data plans.For more information about AT&T’s coverage in Vermont or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer. Using the online tool, AT&T customers can measure coverage quality of coverage from a street address, intersection, ZIP code or even a landmark.About AT&TAT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates ‘ AT&T operating companies ‘ are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.Source: AT&T Inc., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/last_img read more

first_imgLoan origination is the new battleground. The loan process – from member application, to lender processing, to distribution and administration – used to take weeks to complete. Customers now expect approval news within days, if not hours. And with easy online access to multiple loan sources, borrowers are likely to go with the best rate provided by the lender who responds the fastest. By automating the various loan origination processes, a credit union can significantly improve its level of service and sales performance, as well as build a competitive advantage in the marketplace. The benefits of a mobile Loan Origination System (LOS) experience include:24/7/365 access on multiple devicesReal-time account opening with a full eligibility wizard, member documentation uploads and online signaturesRapid automated decisions that support specific credit union strategies, from the simplest to the most complexStreamlined origination, automated underwriting and funds disbursement with flexible third-party integrationsSeamless integration that supports specific current processes today but with enough flexibility and access to easily accommodate and manage changes and upgrades down the roadSupport for a credit union’s brand with intuitive design applications that customize the solution to complement and enhance its mobile and full websitesAn optimal LOS features a powerful, configurable workflow engine that uses a credit union’s existing rules, rates and lending criteria and that supports loan application processing activity across all consumer-lending channels. The system’s technology should support consumer loan and account-opening applications that work seamlessly with the credit union’s current technology and processes. This not only simplifies integration but also minimizes staff training and reduces or eliminates the need for new loan origination steps. An LOS also allows credit union staff to manage more new applications and current loans by using automated workflows that require fewer resources, take less time, and comply with all internal and regulative standards. From tracking documents to integrating a paper-free processing and storage system, an LOS can build in new, cost-cutting efficiencies aimed at the bottom line. Existing and prospective members will appreciate the responsiveness of a robust, customizable decision engine that provides access to lending information, product options, and a smooth, intuitive application process available over multiple devices—around the clock, 365 days a year. Credit unions considering a change or upgrade to their LOSs should consider partnering with a CUSO (Credit Union Service Organization). CUSOs can help credit unions look at key issues, including software integration, mobile functionality, operations, member experience and goals. A good CUSO will focus not only on helping a credit union embrace technological advances but also on supporting member services. In its quest to always improve the member experience, PSCU partnered with CU Direct to offer Lending 360. Integration between account origination and Lending 360’s loan origination functions enables credit unions to smoothly process loan applications, which supports new member growth, marketing and cross-selling across all digital channels.It is important to keep in mind that online lending should supplement a credit union’s lending program and philosophy, not replace it. By combining an LOS with a productive and compassionate customer support staff, credit unions can build on their history of service with a wide range of new automated capabilities, both customer-facing and back-end, to compete in today’s uber-competitive lending arena. Credit unions have built a reputation for emphasizing responsive services tailored to the needs of established members while anticipating those of prospects. Fortunately, the acceptance of automated and self-guided services is growing, allowing members to experience and even seek new efficiencies, smooth banking experiences and increased convenience. More and more, the friendly face at a bank is evolving into a user-friendly app that is ready for consumers for whatever they need, whenever they need it. However, this shift to mobile does not have to be a negative. Instead, it should be viewed as an opportunity for credit unions to take advantage of by leveraging the power of the human touch.Co-Authored By: Rachel Fogle works with PSCU’s Lending and Account Opening Solutions, as well as on strategic product initiatives.  23SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dan Ruppe Dan Ruppe is responsible for the suite of Total Member Care products and services, including PSCU’s lending and account opening solutions.  Web: https://www.pscu.com Detailslast_img read more

first_imgIt’s that time of year again – just a few weeks to Christmas and a feature of life for over 40 years in the Finn Valley area has been the annual Stephen’s Day 5k.It’s all go once again on Dec 26th @ 2pm with the local Finn Valley AC targeting 1000 to toe the line.It is an event that has traditionally drawn close to 800 in previous years and the push is on to interest families, adults young and old to run, walk or jog. An ocassion to meet up with many home for the festive season, have a cuppa afterwards and for many the opportunity to get out in the fresh air and go for a stroll.Everyone welcome and all are encouraged to pre enter finnvalley1@gmail.com.Each year there has been an honorary starter for the event and previous people that have fulfilled that role have been Sinead Jennings world Scull rowing champion, Philip Deignan Olympic cyclist, local weather man Mickey the Post, Pat the Cope MEP, at that time Lord Mayor Cora Harvey amongst others.While Olympic/World champions Mo Farah and Kenyan Vivian Cheryuiot have turned out in the past to great effect this is in every aspect a community event. So get registered today for what will be another great Finn Valley St Stephen’s Day 5k. TIME TO GET REGISTERED FOR THE ST STEPHEN’S DAY 5K AT FINN VALLEY was last modified: November 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TIME TO GET REGISTERED FOR THE ST STEPHEN’S DAY 5K AT FINN VALLEYlast_img read more