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App includes industry-first widget for displaying account balances

LIVE OAK, Texas - Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union recently launched an updated Android app for tens of thousands of its mobile banking users. In addition to the enhanced update, the app also features a new widget for easily displaying account balances.

The industry-first widget allows users to view their RBFCU account balances without having to launch the app or log in. The widget automatically refreshes itself around the clock, so it always has up-to-date balance information. Because it lives on the home screen of an Android device, the user can see his or her balance quickly and easily.

“The most common query our members make is for their account balances,” said Mary O’Rourke, Chief Information Officer. “RBFCU is the first in its market to roll a widget like this out to Android users, and we are excited to offer another way to save our members time.”

The app was developed by Vertifi Software, a Burlington, Massachusetts based software company that specializes in state-of-the-art mobile banking applications.

“The widget lives on the home screen of the device, alongside other widgets the user might install for seeing the time, weather, news, sports scores, or any other timely information,” said Alan Bernstein, President of Vertifi. “Its refresh capabilities are very flexible inasmuch as balances can be updated on-demand, either by the user or by RBFCU sending a 'push notification.' Users have the option of disabling the widget altogether, and also customizing its refresh frequency.”

About Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union

Established in 1952, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative whose mission is to improve members' economic well-being and quality of life. With assets exceeding $5.6 billion, RBFCU serves more than 445,000 members from more than 40 branch locations in Texas.