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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union to Implement ACI Worldwide’s Online Banking, Bill Pay and Mobile Banking Services

May 30, 2013
Desert Schools Federal Credit Union to Implement ACI Worldwide’s Online Banking, Bill Pay and Mobile Banking Services

DSFCU was founded in 1939 to serve school employees in parts of Maricopa County. DSFCU has grown to become the largest credit union in Arizona and one of the top 30 in the United States.

The institution selected ACI’s Architect Banking for its flexibility and configurability for delivering online and mobile banking capabilities. By utilizing the Software Developers Kit (SDK), DSFCU will have the tools needed to grow its online banking application to meet the ever changing needs of its member base, all while providing a user experience that is highly intuitive and personalized.

Through Architect’s advanced functionality for services such as online account opening, personal financial management, one-to-one marketing and social media integration, DSFCU members will have access to a superior digital banking experience within a single, extensible platform that provides a consistent experience whether on a desktop, mobile or tablet.
“Desert Schools is guided by our mission to provide the services that support our members through all of their defining moments,” said Ron Amstutz, Executive Vice President for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union. “And as we continue to add new products or enhance older ones, we look for partners like ACI that can help us deliver on that mission. We chose ACI Architect Banking because of the solutions extensibility and robust SDK that would enable us to improve our online banking, mobile banking and bill pay offerings and deliver an exceptional member experience.”

By also leveraging ACI’s bill payment services, DSFCU benefits from the company’s industry-leading payment guarantee and a rich heritage of payment services that deliver reliable and accurate bill pay solutions, seamlessly integrated within Architect Banking. ACI’s Electronic Biller Directory and proprietary Real-time Digital Scanline® technology maximizes payment accuracy for both DSFCU and its members, resulting in faster payment delivery and fewer payment errors.

“Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is driven to be an innovative institution, delivering leading-edge online banking services that enable its members with the tools needed throughout their financial lifecycle,” said Eric Labiak, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, ACI Worldwide. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Desert Schools and provide them with online banking, mobile banking and bill pay solutions that continue to help foster growth and improve member loyalty.”

About ACI Worldwide

ACI Worldwide powers electronic payments, banking and bill pay solutions for more than 1,750 financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world. ACI software enables $13 trillion in payments each day, processing transactions for more than 300 of the leading retailers globally, and 18 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Through our integrated suite of software products and hosted services, we deliver a broad range of solutions for payments processing, card and merchant management, online banking, mobile, branch and voice banking, fraud detection, trade finance and bill payments To learn more about ACI and the reasons why our solutions are trusted globally, please visit You can also find us on Twitter @ACI_Worldwide.

About Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

Desert Schools is Arizona’s largest credit union with $3 billion in assets, 320,000 members and more than 50 locations. As a not-for-profit cooperative, Desert Schools has been serving members for more than 70 years with stellar service, innovative products, community outreach and education. Learn more at

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Media Contacts

Courtney Cydylo for ACI Worldwide

Laurie SantaLucia for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

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John Kraft, Head of Strategy & Finance

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