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Palo Alto, Calif.-based Stanford Federal Credit Union made headlines recently after announcing plans to offer Google-powered “smart checking” accounts, and for Joan Opp, who is Stanford Federal Credit Union’s president and CEO, the move is as strategic as it is technological.

The accounts, which should be available sometime next year, will be co-branded and part of Google Pay Services, according to the credit union’s announcement. Google will deliver the interface and Stanford Federal Credit Union, which has $2.9 billion in assets and about 72,000 members, will house the account.

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