Harland Financial Solutions Posts Strong Sales for uBanking™ Self-Service Suite in First Half of 2011

Lake Mary, Florida (August 4, 2011) – Only six months after acquiring uMonitor and the uBanking™ suite of self-service solutions, Harland Financial Solutions announced today that it has signed more than 30 new clients.

The uBanking suite of solutions enables financial institutions to offer various online services to customers, including account opening and funding for deposits, consumer loans and mortgages, P2P payments, account transfers, account aggregation, and more. Financial institution clients can customize these solutions with their brand and provide a unified experience across all delivery channels.

Commencement Bank, based in Tacoma, Washington, selected uOpen™ for online account opening and funding. The institution sought technology to help grow its customer base in the most efficient way possible.

“After reviewing multiple solutions, we ultimately chose uOpen because of its flexibility, ease-of- use, ability to be customized and, very importantly, its security, verification and authentication features,” said Mary Ann Haglund, executive operations officer for Commencement bank. “The implementation process has been very smooth, and we look forward to adding other uBanking products in the future.”

Lea County State Bank, based in Hobbs, New Mexico, also chose uOpen to expand its service offering and accommodate the needs of its tech-savvy customers who want to conduct business without setting foot in the branch.

“uOpen will enable us to streamline our online and branch channels for increased productivity and efficiency,” said D’Dee Sharp, senior vice president and cashier with Lea County State Bank. “We will be able to offer more attention to the customers who choose to interact with us face-to-face, while customers who want to transact business at their convenience will be pleased with the ability to open and fund new accounts anywhere and anytime they choose.”

Reunion Bank of Florida, based in Tavares, Florida, selected uOpen for retail and business customers. The institution is an existing Harland Financial Solutions client and user of PhoenixEFE® Core, Cavion® Internet Banking and LaserPro®.

“In this competitive environment, we felt that offering the ability for our customers to open and fund accounts at their convenience – from any location of their choosing – was essential for retention and deposit growth,” said Jim Bange, executive vice president of Reunion Bank of Florida. “The comprehensive features and security of uOpen, as well as the integration with other Harland Financial Solutions products we use, won us over.”

Workers’ Credit Union, based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, added uTransfer™ for account to account fund transfers and renewed its existing agreement for uOpen. The mobile deployment of uOpen and uTransfer enables the institution to not only offer a cutting-edge service to its members, but also deliver an exceptional member experience.

“We understand that mobile banking is the future. We turned to Harland Financial Solutions to help us provide the mobile solutions we were looking for. With uOpen and uTransfer, we are now able to offer our members the ability to open a new deposit account or transfer funds on any mobile device,” said Chris Saari, assistant vice president, online banking manager for Workers’ Credit Union. “Now, in addition to checking balances on the go, members can open a deposit account or transfer money between accounts.”

“All of the financial institutions who have chosen one of our uBanking solutions recognize the demand for online delivery among an increasingly self-service oriented customer base,” said Scott Hansen, executive vice president of business development for Harland Financial Solutions. “Our uBanking suite is perfectly positioned to help financial institutions provide 24/7 banking access, as well as a consistent experience regardless of where the end-user chooses to interact with the financial institution – whether online or in the branch.”


About Harland Financial Solutions
Harland Financial Solutions, Inc. ( supplies software and services to thousands of financial institutions of all sizes, offering its solutions in both an in-house and service bureau environment. It is a leader in core systems, business intelligence, branch automation, payment processing, enterprise content management, lending solutions, risk management, compliance, financial accounting, mortgage solutions, and self-service solutions. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Harland Clarke Holdings Corp., which also owns Harland Clarke and Scantron.

The information contained in this press release is accurate at the time of publication. However, service offerings and availability, relationships, contacts and other specified information may change over time.

Media Contact:
Stacey Leone
Director, Public Relations & Events
Harland Financial Solutions
800-778-5667 x6653

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