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    Connect First Credit Union and Access Credit Union select Celero and ASAPP to accelerate their digital transformation journey

    March 21, 2019



    Connect First Credit Union is partnering with Celero to integrate ASAPP’s omnichannel account opening solution. Once implemented, the digital tool will allow members to open accounts using an intuitive digital platform that completes the process in as little as five minutes.

    “Our team is focused on finding ways to reduce friction during the member journey,” says Paul Kelly, CEO, Connect First. “Our digital transformation strategies focus on creating a seamless online experience that is consistent with the service our members receive when visiting our branches today.”

    Digitally-enabled member onboarding is a necessity for financial institutions that are looking to leverage their digital strategies to grow their businesses. ASAPP’s technology is fully integrated with Fiserv’s DNA™ core banking system, setting its solution apart from others in the market.
    Access Credit Union adds to the growing list of 11 credit unions who have partnered with ASAPP and Celero to implement the fully integrated account opening and lending solutions. “Current and new members expect ubiquitous access to all of our products, no matter how they choose to engage,” said Larry Davey, President and CEO of Access. “Our members, frontline staff and back office teams will all benefit from the integration of ASAPP.”
    In addition to account opening, the ASAPP digital platform allows credit unions to offer their members digital lending for secured and unsecured loans, including lines of credit and mortgages, with real-time approval and risk-based rate determination.

    “Our fintech integration capabilities with partners like ASAPP enable credit unions to accelerate their digital transformation journey,” says Simon Vincent, Executive Vice President of Banking and Omnichannel Solutions and Services at Celero. “Frictionless connection to new industry solutions gives our credit union partners capabilities that they can bring to market for customized and third party fintech applications and can fast-track a credit union's strategy.”
    “We continue to open new channels for credit unions across Canada,” says JR Pierman, President ASAPP Solutions. “Our platform delivers a fully integrated omnichannel solution supported by trusted credit union system partners.”

    About Connect First Credit Union – Connect First Credit Union offers its members a full range of financial products and services through trusted local brands and a community-focused approach to banking. Connect First is Canada’s 7th largest credit union, with over $5.4 billion in assets. Proud to employ over 700 Albertans, we serve 120,000 members through 42 branches in central and southern Alberta, under the brands: First Calgary FinancialChinook FinancialMountain View Financial and Legacy Financial.
    About Access Credit Union  Access Credit Union strives to be an employer of choice in Southern Manitoba with 18 branches, 260 employees and over $2.6 billion in assets under administration. We support an engaged, highly competent staff inspired to achieve their personal best while reflecting our mission, vision and values. For more information about Access Credit Union, please visit

    About Celero  Celero is a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) solutions to credit unions and other financial institutions across Canada. A full-service IT company, Celero provides complete banking solutions, IT planning, systems integration, hosting, support, and consulting services as well as analytics solutions and expertise. Celero meets the unique needs of financial institutions and delivers world-class reliability and security through its Canadian-based data centres, employees, and operations. For more information, visit

    About ASAPP  ASAPP is one of Canada’s fastest growing fintechs and is recognized as Canada’s most complete omni-channel account and loan origination solution for retail and small business banking. ASAPP has been developed by industry professionals including digital marketing, banking, compliance, analytics and technology experts that have ensured the solution delivers effective and efficient business operations while increasing customer engagement for Canadian FIs. For more information, visit

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