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FAIRWINDS Credit Union Launches iPhone Application

Orlando, Fla. (June 15, 2010) – FAIRWINDS has launched a free iPhone application providing members with convenient, mobile access to the credit union from any Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Through the FAIRWINDS app, members have the ability to access accounts and complete transactions including:

The FAIRWINDS iPhone app is currently available for download at the Apple iTunes store.

“Our members made their voices heard about their desire and excitement for a FAIRWINDS iPhone app” explains Charles Lai, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer for FAIRWINDS, “We took that feedback and our team immediately went to work creating a customized application for our members.”

Enhancements and additional features to the FAIRWINDS iPhone application are already in progress for future upgrades including applications for other mobile browsers. “With the added convenience of our mobile banking suite, members have the ability to access and control their accounts from the palm of their hand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week”, states Lai.

The iPhone application is the newest element of a recent technology upgrade at the credit union including a complete website and online banking redesign along with the introduction of mobile & text-based (SMS) banking.

FAIRWINDS Credit Union, headed by President/CEO Larry Tobin, is the largest credit union based in Central Florida, with assets over $1.5 billion, more than 140,000 members and nearly 500 employees. The financial cooperative established in 1949 is open to anyone living or working in Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, Polk, Brevard or Lake counties, including The Villages. Membership also is available to family of members who live outside the seven eligible counties. For more information, visit