The mobile front door to your credit union

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Implementing on-the-go banking can serve your members–and your Brooke StrohmanHave you ever left home without your phone? The fact that it is normally in use makes that hard to do, but when it happens, do you feel an overwhelming rush to turn around and go get it?Mobile devices, including smartphones, have become a staple in everyday activities. According to Flurry Analytics, in 2014, overall app usage grew by 76 percent and time spent on mobile devices grew by 9.3 percent. In fact, last year the average person spent almost three hours a day on their mobile device.Where years past have seen massive growth in games and entertainment, according to Flurry, 2014 was the year apps got down to serious business. The biggest increase in usage was for utilities and productivity apps. These apps help keep lives organized; they help with on-the-go shopping, working, and communication. This confirms that phones and tablets have become indispensable devices that help us work and keep our lives organized.So, out of those three hours a day, how much time did you connect with your members and prospective borrowers via mobile devices? continue reading »last_img read more

Water views make luxury Gold Coast home special

first_img10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.Mr Thorn decided to move from Perth after visiting the Gold Coast and enjoying the laid-back coastal lifestyle.“When I retired, I decided this is the place to be,” he said.He said it was the perfect family home.The couple have breathed new life into the five-bedroom, four bathroom property over the years, expanding it and giving it a more elegant style.“I’ve spent about $650,000 to make it really nice,” Mr Thorn said.Flawless marble, granite and porcelain finishes are featured throughout while wide windows frame the water views. It also has a home theatre, sunroom and two wet bars. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.A wraparound alfresco entertainment area with timber deck overlooks the canal and pool, which leads down to a terrace and then a lawn area with water access from a pontoon.Mr Thorn said while they loved the home, it was time to downsize because they were “empty nesting”. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.LIVING on the waterfront is a dream for many people, but imagine it almost surrounding your home.This Benowa Waters property is perfectly positioned to make the most of 180 degree canal views.It was one of the reasons David and Suporn Thorn bought the Mediterranean inspired home at 10 Moray Court almost 20 years ago. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.center_img 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters. 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 10 Moray Crt, Benowa Waters.last_img read more

Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Outing

first_imgThe Batesville Basketball Alumni Golf Outing will be taking place on Friday (7-18) at North Branch Golf Course.2014 Basketball Alumni Golf Outing – Entry FormIt will be a 4-Person Scramble with 1 PM Shotgun start.2014 Golf Sponsorship Form – Revised with putting challengeCost is $50 per person or $200 a team.2014 – Roster Sponsors 6_24_2014Submitted by Batesville Coach Aaron Garrett.last_img

Angels give Andrelton Simmons a day off following 4-hit night

first_imgBALTIMORE — A night after Andrelton Simmons had four hits, he had the day off.While that may seem to be a bad time to give a player a day off, Manager Brad Ausmus looks at it another way.“After all the running, it turned out to be a good day,” Ausmus said Saturday.Ausmus had actually planned before Friday’s game to give Simmons the day off Saturday, and he told his shortstop about it. Simmons, who had started the previous 30 games, said he protested mildly.“I tried to stay in there, but I can only do so much,” Simmons said. “I don’t really need it. But it’s probably best, so I’ll take it now and make the most of it and try to be rested and ready for the next game. Or the seventh inning.”Simmons did come into the game for defense in the eighth inning, and he then collected another hit in the ninth, leading to an insurance run.Ausmus said he doesn’t want to rest his top players at home, because Angels fans want to see them, and he doesn’t want to rest them against divisional opponents, so that doesn’t leave many choices for days off.Without Simmons, though, the Angels were missing one of their most productive hitters. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield David Fletcher has been batting ninth lately, with Tommy La Stella in the leadoff spot. Coming into Saturday’s game, Fletcher was hitting .308 with a .357 on-base percentage and La Stella .255 and .352. Asked if Fletcher could move up, Ausmus said it was because La Stella is a lefty and they were facing a right-handed starter. “It’s not that I don’t like Fletch at the top of the lineup against a righty, I just like Tommy a little better, with a left-handed bat,” Ausmus said. “Fletch, hitting ninth, ends up hitting at the top of the lineup after the first time through.” …Pujols returned to the Angels’ lineup Saturday, after having Friday off, even though the Angels were facing a righty. Ausmus had said Pujols would play against lefties and some righties, while Justin Bour would face the righties. Ausmus said the only real guideline for splitting the playing time between the two is he wants to avoid having Pujols play first base three days in a row, to save wear on his legs.UP NEXTAngels (RHP Griffin Canning, 1-0, 4.66) vs. Orioles (LHP John Means, 4-3, 2.48), 10 a.m., Fox Sports West. He is now hitting .312 with a .775 OPS. Inside the numbers, there was also evidence that Simmons’ offseason plan to get stronger may be showing some results. Simmons’ average exit velocity is 90.0 mph, up from 87.8 last year. His hard-contact percentage was up to 44.9 percent, up from last year’s 36.3 percent.Both figures a year ago had been career bests already.Simmons said he’d like for the improved strength to show up in more homers – he has three – but he’s satisfied with where he is.“Sometimes you want to hit the ball in the air, but you can’t dictate exactly where you hit it all the time, just try to hit it hard,” he said. “I would love to have more homers. But I’m hitting the ball so I’m happy with that.”Simmons, 29, said the improved strength came from nutrition and workouts.“Trying to eat the right things, try to do the right exercise regimen for me, working with the strength coach in that department, talking to the dietician about stuff that I can put in my body that’s going to benefit me,” he said.HEANEY UPDATEAndrew Heaney is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with a three-inning, 45-pitch outing with one of the Angels affiliates Wednesday, Ausmus said. Ausmus was not sure about the level at which Heaney would pitch.Ausmus said Heaney would need at least two outings, including next week’s, before the Angels could have him join the rotation. That means the earliest date Heaney could be in the rotation would be May 25.Heaney, who has missed the first month and a half of the season because of elbow inflammation, had no issues after a 44-pitch outing at extended spring training Friday.ALSOThe Hall of Fame could accept the ball from Albert Pujols’ 2,000th RBI, even though the fan took it from the ballpark Thursday without it being authenticated. Jon Shestakofsky, the Hall’s vice president in charge of communications and education, said via email: “Not every artifact added to the Museum collection is authenticated. All artifacts are examined by the Museum’s expert staff for authenticity prior to being accessioned into the collection.” Ely Hydes initially said he wanted to keep the ball, but then changed his mind and said he wanted to give it to Pujols or the Hall. …The Angels traded Chris Stratton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Stratton had been designated for assignment earlier in the week, after posting an 8.59 ERA in 29-1/3 innings this season…Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone last_img read more