Congressional FCU Takes iPad on House Tour
Members and staffers of the 112th Congress of the United States got more than a new Speaker and offices when they showed up for work--they're getting a chance to join their "local" credit union via iPad.
Turnover is rampant any time a new session of Congress convenes and that's particularly true this year with the large number of new members and staff. Congressional FCU serves House members, staffers and their families with four branch offices on Capitol Hill, but now also is sending a staffer door-to-door with an iPad in hand specially outfitted to sign them up remotely.
Congressional FCU is based in Oakton, Va., and has 17 branches, including the four on the Hill. About 8,500 of its 43,000 members work on or around Capitol Hill and the iPad and other online and mobile enrollment and banking options are designed to help meet those staffers' demanding schedules and banking needs, IMM said.
"Banks and credit unions cannot limit their ideas of what 'mobile' encompasses," said Chuck Klein, CEO of IMM in Linden, N.J., a provider of Check 21 and electronic document management and enrollment services to more than 600 credit unions.