ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 – First Data Corporation, a global leader in electronic commerce and payment processing, today announced that Bankers’ Bank of the West has selected First Data as a preferred Internet banking provider.
Bankers’ Bank of the West, based in Denver, serves more than 300 community bank clients in 11 states in the Rocky Mountain, Great Plains and Western states regions. The bank also works with First Data for debit processing services, including access to the STAR Network.
“Internet banking, online bill pay and business banking services can help community banks compete for customers in their market and engender customer loyalty,” said Cindi Lieblich, vice president, Product Development, First Data. “By bringing our solution to Bankers’ Bank of the West’s client banks, First Data can help their account holders manage their finances efficiently and securely with state-of-the-art security features and personal financial management tools, enhanced by mobile banking technology and text alerts.”
First Data’s Internet banking solution allows Bankers’ Bank of the West’s community bank clients to offer services to both retail and business customers through an interface that creates the feeling of a true virtual branch.
“Our customer banks need robust, state-of-the-art solutions to stay competitive in the marketplace. We feel this expanded relationship with First Data will benefit the clients we serve,” said Mary Ann Elliott Supples, senior vice president, Bankers’ Bank of the West Bank Card Division. “First Data not only provides powerful Internet banking technology but also handles the heavy lifting, including conversion. This frees up community bankers to do what they do best — serve customers.”
About Bankers’ Bank of the West
Founded in 1980 by and for community banks, Bankers’ Bank of the West provides essential correspondent products, advanced technology, industry expertise, and high-touch customer service to community banks in the Great Plains, Rocky Mountain and Western states region.
About First Data
Around the world, every second of every day, First Data makes payment transactions secure, fast and easy for merchants, financial institutions and their customers. First Data leverages its vast product portfolio and expertise to drive customer revenue and profitability. Whether the choice of payment is by debit or credit card, gift card, check or mobile phone, online or at the checkout counter, First Data takes every opportunity to go beyond the transaction.
Kim Graber, First Data