VyStar

The Jacksonville Daily Record

VyStar Credit Union intends to buy the SunTrust Tower Downtown and move its headquarters and up to 700 employees into the 23-story building.

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Students and teachers at First Coast High School won’t have to go far to manage their money.

They now have a bank right on campus — and it’s run by high schoolers.


Updated Wed. 2/10 at 4:30 p.m.:

Jacksonville-based VyStar Credit Union has online banking up-and-running again after customers experienced technical difficulties over the last couple days.

Vystar CEO Terry West says online banking was supposed to be up Monday morning, after the bank ditched its old Internet-banking system for a new one Friday night.  

“So many people tried to access the system and could not get in as fast as they wanted, started calling us, so it was just a huge volume impact,” he said.

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