Canadian Treasurer

April 30, 2014

Flexible, feature rich and cost effective cutting-edge platform both expands and enhances GVCCU's member service strategy

AURORA--Greater Vancouver Community Credit Union Limited's existing banking system is being replaced by smartsolution™'s Universa™ Premier Core Banking System. Universa™, a state-of-the-art, fully integrated, browser-based banking platform, was created from the ground up based on the latest industry standard technologies and best practises. Having completed ten successful conversions to its Universa™ platform, smartsolution™ has already signed commitments for further conversions in 2014 and 2015. This partnership with GVCCU will enhance smartsolution™'s presence in the province of British Columbia where it currently services several other clients.

"The banking system is an essential element in the delivery of services to our members. It's critical for us to have a system that meets and evolves with our needs and this was key in evaluating our options. Not only did we look for a high-tech and innovative technology we wanted a Canadian partner that would understand, listen and respond to the needs of our credit union. We were impressed with smartsolution™'s industry expertise, proven track record and willingness to work and evolve the system cooperatively. We are confident that smartsolution™'s Universa™ integrated banking platform will provide us with the tools for superior member service, efficient operations and enable us to position ourselves strategically to meet the requirements of a constantly changing financial industry. Our staff and management are excited about the enhanced capabilities of the new banking system and look forward to the implementation this year", said Mr. Phil Moore, General Manager, GVCCU.

"We were very pleased when GVCCU chose to convert to our Universa™ platform to enhance its focus on member services over the coming years," said Iean Tait, President and CEO, smartsolution™. "GVCCU understands that cutting-edge technology is absolutely necessary to provide its members with excellence in financial options and services. smartsolution™ is committed to offering technology solutions that are tailored to support the unique needs of its financial industry clients, whether it's meeting the challenges of new products, making friendlier interfaces for end-users or aligning support strategies that are both cost-effective and efficient. With GVCCU about to join our ever-growing Universa™ client list, we are confident in inviting any financial institution looking to upgrade to a modern, flexible and robust core banking platform at a competitive price, to join our team."

Greater Vancouver Community Credit Union was established in 1940 and has grown to almost $200 million in assets and serves 6,900 members throughout the Greater Vancouver area. GVCCU is a community based financial co-operative that offers a full range of personal and business banking services. For more information, please visit

As a privately owned Canadian corporation, smartsolution™ and its group of companies has provided innovative core banking systems and financial management solutions to Credit Unions, Banks, Trusts and other financial institutions across Canada and the Caribbean for more than 37 years. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and on our team of qualified experts focused on providing exceptional service and support. Our strengths lie in our efficiency, our technology and in our understanding and expertise.



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