NEW ORLEANS — Christopher Whalen, a marketing and e-services specialist for the $416 million Connex Credit Union in North Haven, Conn., won CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 14 Prize for his idea for an app that will make sophisticated mobile banking technology available to even smaller credit unions.

Dubbed MobileOne, Whalen said in an application video that his idea arose out of the frustration he felt at reading about cutting edge mobile technologies that seem restricted to larger financial institutions. MobileOne will be scalable so that credit unions of different sizes could adapt it to their member needs, Whalen said.

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