Summit Credit Union among first to embrace voice technology

Madison-based cooperative launches Voice Banking Skill for Amazon Alexa

MADISON, WI (October 16, 2018) — Summit Credit Union recently unveiled to its members the Summit Voice Banking Skill for Amazon Alexa, becoming one of the first credit unions in the nation to use voice technology. Through their Amazon-enabled device, Summit members can now access accounts and manage finances completely hands-free.

“We are one of the first financial institutions across the country to offer this technology. It’s an added convenience for those who bank with Summit,” said Summit Credit Union CEO & President Kim Sponem.

The Summit Voice Banking Skill allows customers to check balances, deposit checks, transfer money and even make payments by simply saying, “Alexa, ask Summit Credit Union to…,” without touching a screen or clicking a button.

The hands-free banking service is just the latest way Summit has embraced technology for its members. Summit is one of just 10 financial institutions to offer the Reserve with Google feature, which allows people to book appointments while using Google Search or Google Maps.

To use Summit’s hands-free banking, members should download the Alexa app and search for Summit Voice Banking in the Skills menu.

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About Summit Credit Union (WI)

Established in 1935, Summit Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative. Summit holds $5 billion in assets and has more than 226,000 members and 799 employees across 49 locations throughout south-central and southeastern Wisconsin. Kim Sponem has been CEO & President of Summit Credit Union, and its predecessor organization, CUNA Credit Union/Great Wisconsin Credit Union, since 2002. Recognized for its excellence in employee engagement, Summit was named a Top Workplace in the USA in 2021 and 2022 by Top Workplaces USA and a Top Workplace in the Madison area for 2022 and 2021 by the Wisconsin State Journal. For more information, visit or call 608-243-5000 or 800-236-5560. For additional media information, visit or follow Summit on FacebookInstagram and Twitter


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