CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2017
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University



Founded in 1937, Michigan State University Federal Credit Union offers financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members and their families. With 230,000 members and over $3.3 billion in assets, MSUFCU is the largest university-based credit union in the world.

MSUFCU currently offers mobile banking apps on both Apple (iOS) and Google Android devices for members to access their funds and perform banking transactions at any time.

Our Banking with Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri systems maintain MSUFCU’s technological edge by expanding their banking offerings to voice-controlled smart devices such as Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, Apple Watch and Android Wear.

Voice-controlled technologies give MSUFCU members new ways to interact with their accounts, including accessing their account balance, transferring money and obtaining information about recent transactions. Members can request other information about MSUFCU such as branch hours, current loan rates and the location of the nearest ATM or Branch.

Our companion administrative web portal enables MSUFCU staff to manage the available information and services offered by these voice technologies. Frequently asked questions can be added to the apps in minutes to improve the user experience.

The Alexa skill is written in Python, Apple Watch in Swift and Android Wear in Java. All three contact a MySQL database through JSON. The administrative web portal is written in PHP.