Underbanked Americans in Omaha can obtain financial services via credit union now that Centris Federal Credit Union has partnered with Nexxo Financial Corp.
Using Nexxo's Bank-in-a-Box kiosks, Centris members can now access the expanded services at eight branches and grocery stores.
After visiting Nexxo's retail locations and seeing how easily customers used the kiosks to cash checks, buy money orders, load pre-paid cards, pay bills, send money, top up phone minutes and withdraw cash, the Omaha, Neb.-based Centris saw it could provide financial services to underserved customers in a cost-effective, convenient and user-friendly way, said Kevin Parks, president/CEO of Centris Federal Credit Union, in a company press release.
"We (are) now able to serve the growing need for improved access to alternative financial services for both existing and new members," he said.
Nexxo's Integrated Financial Services (IFS) platform offers a variety of transactions from one touchscreen. Centris customers can register at a kiosk, access several services, complete most transactions in less than one minute — and be remembered on return visits. While the kiosks are self-serve, Centris representatives are available to help if needed, and the kiosk phone provides access to live customer care in both English and Spanish.
Centris will also offer a General Purpose Reloadable (GPR) card to use at the kiosks, making its new services even more convenient, Parks said.
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