18 Sep Credit Unions Celebrate Mobile App Progress as Metova Partners with CU Mobile Apps
What do you get when you bring together one of INC magazine’s fastest-growing companies, with top security clearance to build mobile apps for the U.S. military—and a trailblazing developer of progressive mobile banking solutions, with 37 years of specialized experience in the credit union business? The answer? Customizable, versatile, user-friendly mobile apps that bring the latest in state-of-the-art technology to credit unions and their members.
The potent new partnership of Metova and CU Mobile Apps offers advantages never before attainable to credit unions: unprecedented levels of creative freedom in customizing their own app; total security for their app, and absolute ownership of their platform. The sophisticated new mobile app product, brainchild of more than 30 top Metova developers dedicated to designing and perfecting this project, leaves little left to dream about—although exciting new options such as mobile banking optimization are being added daily!
Building a better app for credit unions was barely a challenge for veteran mobile app developer Metova, whose prestigious client list includes the Associated Press, the U.S. Department of Defense, Blackberry, eHarmony, Cisco, Dropbox, WebMD, Yale, and hundreds more.
Perspective from the unique credit union point of view was provided by the CU Mobile Apps team, whose focus is on protecting the interests of credit union clients while meeting their specialized needs.
“Metova’s years of mobile app experience and great team of developers made them the perfect development partner for CU Mobile Apps,” said Rick Hargis, managing partner of Member Service Solutions (MSS), the creator of CU Mobile Apps. “The partnership provides stability for the future and the ability to grow the platform and stay in front of mobile technology.” We don’t know where technology is going to be in five years, but with Metova as our partner we know we will be able to continue to provide the best mobile banking apps to credit unions.
“Our main mission is to keep the credit union in control—which is possible now that CU Mobile Apps has equity in the source code, and everything is in the credit union’s name for their protection,” said Hargis. “Not only was the mobile experience designed with input from our credit unions, but the entire mobile app experience puts the credit union in total control of their mobile technology experience.”
“At CU Mobile Apps, we don’t have a credit union division,” points out MSS partner Tom Gray, a trainer, consultant, and creator of tailored profitability solutions for credit union clients nationwide. “We are the credit union division; that’s what we’ve focused on for 37 years now. So if you want to work with a team of specialists that thoroughly understand this industry, then CU Mobile Apps is the obvious choice.”
Metova’s investment in the new CU Mobile Apps product so far amounts to more than 5,000 development hours, says Metova CEO John Adams. “Metova is absolutely committed to serving and meeting the contemporary needs of those credit unions for mobile technology—and fresh innovations as we move forward together, as well.
That future potential is already taking exciting shape, hints Hargis. “We anticipate that the CU Mobile App will include an e-branch suite of financial services, enabling credit unions to effectively put a branch in every member’s hands.”
Other app capabilities include banking transactions, mobile banking, transferring funds, custom loan application forms, social media integration, news updates, user-friendly member interaction, push notifications to alert members to new specials or promotions, and more.
The acclaimed CU mobile app has already earned recognition from independent research group “nerd wallet”, which identified credit unions whose mobile apps were outstanding performers. Their list of the top seven picks included four credit unions that use mobile app products developed by CU Mobile Apps.
Current customers have been quick to see the advantages offered by the new app, which is available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire platforms, Gray notes. “In less than eight weeks following our initial partnership announcement, more than 50 credit unions nationwide have committed to supporting the CU Mobile App platform.”
A two-minute video defining the capabilities of the new customizable app platform can be viewed at http://cumobileapps.wpengine.com/2013/08/cu-mobile-apps-corporate-video/
Metova is a technology company made up of Metova and Metova Federal. Metova develops custom mobile applications for Web, smartphone and tablet platforms, including Android, iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone. Find them on the Web at Metova.com.
CU Mobile Apps are available through Member Service Solutions, LLC, a respected provider of insurance and financial solutions for credit unions and financial institutions. Additional information is available at www.cumobileapps.com and www.memberservicesolutions.com , or by calling (800) 537-9035, Ext. 105.