SAN ANTONIO and CHANTILLY, Va. (3/3/11)--Two CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) alliance partners--Harland Clarke and Intersections Inc.--have entered a formal alliance to offer Intersections' identity protection services to Harland Clarke's nearly 11,000 credit union and bank clients. Financial institutions will have the option of providing the services two ways:
* Including Intersections' identity protection services in a checking or banking account plan from the financial institution; or * Inviting accountholders to subscribe directly to Intersections' ITAC Sentinel service, which provides expanded monitoring of credit and personal information and assists accountholders in the recovery of their identities if they become identity theft victims.
Both delivery options provide identity protection and resolution services from ITAC, the Identity Theft Assistance Center. Harland Clarke is a provider of integrated payment solutions and marketing services to the financial services industry and has expanded its security solutions. CSS will promote the offering from Harland Clarke and Intersections to its members. "Harland Clarke is highly regarded as a trusted resource by America's credit unions, 90% of whom are Credit Union National Association members," said Wes Millar, CSS senior vice president. "By generating greater awareness of Intersections' identity protection services, credit unions will be provided an important tool in helping protect their members' identities."