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CUNA Strategic Services Forms Prepaid Card Alliance

December 15, 2009
A new alliance between CUNA Strategic Services and ICUL Service Corp. addresses the growing need for prepaid card services and increased staff efficiencies. "Because participating credit unions won’t have the overhead and workload of managing the program, they can focus on selling the prepaid products to their members,” said Wes... READ MORE

CU 24 Network Launches Bi-Lingual Web site for CUs, Members

November 23, 2009
Credit Union 24 , the country’s largest credit union-owned ATM and point-of-sale (POS) network, has launched a bi-lingual Web site as a resource for Spanish-speaking participants and their members. The new version of its Web site is in addition to the variety of other materials Credit Union 24 currently has... READ MORE

CUs Take No-Frills Approach to Tech Spending

November 23, 2009
Judy Dahl They’re foregoing bells and whistles for tools that improve efficiency and security. When Scott Townsend learned about a system that automates meeting room reservations and displays the information on LCD panels, he was intrigued. But the chief information officer at $1 billion asset Michigan Schools and Government Credit... READ MORE

'Tis the Season for Financial Conseling

November 23, 2009
Business will be booming during the holidays for financial counselor Sally Gooding. For her 
members, the services 
she delivers will be a gift. Gooding is a Certified Financial Counseling Specialist at South Florida Educational Credit Union (SFECU). Located in Miami-Dade County, SFECU’s members have had their world turned upside down... READ MORE

Prepare for Overdraft Protection Rules

November 23, 2009
Valerie Y. Moss CUNA opposes legislation that could adversely affect CUs’ overdraft programs. Many credit unions offer overdraft (“bounce”) protection or “courtesy pay” programs to help members resolve short-term financial problems. These programs, when members use them appropriately, serve as a valuable alternative to overdrawing their share accounts. They can... READ MORE

Tech Leaders Help CUs Battle Recession

November 23, 2009
Top priorities are improving operating efficiency, cutting costs, and preserving the member experience. Rudy Pereira and Jackie Buchanan Focus Automation of rote tasks lets employees shift from pushing buttons to enhancing operations. Integration enables applications to exchange data behind-the-scenes so users request information and access tools in a seamless environment.... READ MORE

Member Auto Sales Reports Record Performance

November 20, 2009
Member Auto Sales  has logged record sales since June, selling more than 150 vehicles in June, July, and August—due largely to the benefits the company offers consumers in the pre-owned market. Member Auto Sales is a Houston-based, credit union-owned car sales outlet developed to help credit unions decrease loan losses... READ MORE

ALM and Corporate Stabilization

October 23, 2009
Patrick Totty ALM helps CUs manage spreads in the wake of NCUA assessments. In the wake of corporate credit union stabilization, asset/liability management (ALM) software and service vendors are seeing distinct reactions from credit unions—namely frustration, says Denny DeGroote, manager of ALM financial management services at The Members Group. As... READ MORE

Conference Demystifies Fraud, Compliance Issues

October 15, 2009
The CUNA Supervisory Committee and Internal Audit Conference , scheduled for Dec. 6-9 in Las Vegas, will cover hot topics including mortgage market fraud, compliance issues, and identity theft. At the conference, E. Michael Thomas, executive in charge of Crowe Horwath LLP, will present "Mortgage Market Fraud and Its New... READ MORE

Diversified Information Technologies Acquires ADS

October 15, 2009
Diversified Information Technologies a leading provider of document and information lifecycle solutions, announced that it has acquired Active Data Services Inc., a business process outsourcing firm headquartered in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Diversified Information Technologies (Diversified) solutions manage the complete document and information lifecycle and include integrated records management for both physical... READ MORE
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