One Valley Bancorp, Inc. announced this week a strategic partnership with eCommLink, Inc. to provide online financial services, “eBranchware,” to all One Valley customers. eCommLink is the leading developer of software for fully integrated electronic financial delivery systems. This new partnership focuses directly on the customer by offering them yet another banking solution via the use of technology. The new Internet banking program will enable One Valley Bank to offer products and services directly to customers in a secure electronic environment via the Internet.
Brian J. Fox, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of One Valley Bank commented, “Three factors led us to partner with eCommLink for online banking. First, this relationship will provide One Valley customers a fully functional, flexible and secure online banking system. Second, eCommLink has had success with banks similar to One Valley. Lastly, this relationship will provide One Valley the expertise and resources necessary to continue our electronic banking initiatives.”
J. Holmes Morrison, President and CEO of One Valley Bancorp said, “Saving time and increasing convenience are what One Valley’s studies show customers want. The partnership with eCommLink allows us to deliver what our customers have asked for. We are very excited about this agreement.”
The successful installation of eBranchware into One Valley’s Super Community banking philosophy creates cost-effective solutions to providing enhanced customer service, and a delivery channel that never closes and has the ability to serve customers from anywhere in the world. One Valley’s new online banking program will be available to customers during early 1999.
eBranchware(TM) is a web-based retail banking application developed in anticipation of growing international demand for electronic banking services over the Internet. eCommLink’s award winning suite of applications enables true interactive transaction processing between financial institutions, customers and external service providers such as ATMs, bill payment, brokerage services and credit card processors.
Based in Houston, Texas, eCommLink, Inc. develops and markets comprehensive Microsoft NT based software and services systems designed to meet the needs of the banking/financial industry. The company believes that its products are more sophisticated, more flexible and offer more benefits to the banking industry than any other electronic commerce solution available today. Grace Chen, Chief Executive Officer for eCommLink, Inc. said, “The explosive growth of the Internet is producing a rapidly expanding market for financial services, and eCommLink is committed to filling this niche with our Internet banking software. Partnering with One Valley Bank allows them to provide the online financial services that are in demand, and allows eCommLink to showcase its features.”
In the fall of 1996, Computer World awarded eCommLink’s suite of Internet Banking applications the “Best of the Class” for Banking and Finance at the International Data Group (IDG) sponsored Internet Commerce Exhibition (ICE).
One Valley is a bank holding company based in Charleston, West Virginia with $5.9 billion in total assets. One Valley operates as a super community bank with 12 affiliate banks and 125 branches — 78 in West Virginia and 47 in Virginia.Details