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Products and Services briefs (06/26/2008)
* NORTH CANTON, Ohio (6/27/08)--Kern Schools FCU, Bakersfield, Calif., recently used Diebold to deploy imaging ATMs with deposit automation features in all of its branches. Since implementing the ATMs, Kern Schools members have expressed greater satisfaction with their banking experiences. “Our members specifically use the new machines because they know the bulk note acceptors allow for immediate credit-on-cash deposits,” said Vincent Rojas, president/CEO of Kern Schools FCU. The credit union used brochures, videos and posters to educate members on the ATMs’ features. Kern Schools FCU has more than $1.6 billion in assets ... * RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (6/27/08)--CO-OP Financial Services will host “TechTrends,” a set of half-day information sessions July 15. The seminars will provide credit union executives with executable strategies to compete with larger financial institutions, said CO-OP Financial Services President/CEO Stan Hollen. Speakers will discuss check imaging at the ATM, kiosk, branch, home and retail locations; branding; future trends; the role of philanthropy in expanding business opportunities; and how credit unions can identify their ideal interchange structure ... * AUSTIN, Texas (6/27/08)--BancVue, a financial services provider, and FIRST ROI, an online marketer, announced the creation of C4, Certified Champions for the Community of Credit Unions. C4 comprises professionals experienced in credit union operations who aim to ensure the BancVue’s sales, implementation and consulting efforts meet credit unions’ needs. C4 members were trained in a program taught by Dennis Dollar, principal partner of Dollar Associates LLC and former chairman of the National Credit Union Administration ... * SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (6/27/08)--Meta Payment Systems has contracted with Fiserv and TransUnion to expand its short-term, small-dollar loan alternative, iAdvance, which can be accessed on MetaBank-issued prepaid cards. iAdvance will offer users a two-minute enrollment and advance process. Funds will be available to borrowers immediately and repayment performance will be reported to three credit bureaus. The product will be launched in the fall. MetaBank is a federally chartered savings bank administered by the Meta Payment Systems division ... * LONG BEACH, Miss. (6/27/08)--Credit unions can view a free 30-minute webinar July 16 to learn more about the Select-A-Branch ATM network by ATM manufacturer Triton. Select-A-Branch is surcharge-free for cardholders and can be branded for each credit union. It also offers a pay-per-use structure. Triton is a global ATM manufacturer with more than 180,000 installations in 24 countries ...


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