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Products and Services briefs (10/31/2008)
* HOUSTON (11/3/08), sponsored by the PULSE ATM/debit network, was launched this week to offer consumers information about debit cards. The site will be updated regularly to feature articles from financial planning experts, budgeting advice and personal finance recommendations. It “gets to the heart of how debit cards are one of the valuable tools in a consumer’s financial planning portfolio,” said Cindy Ballard, PULSE executive vice president. PULSE serves more than 4,500 financial institutions including credit unions ... * COLUMBUS, Ohio (11/3/08)--Corporate One FCU, Columbus, Ohio, announced it will host the third-annual Credit Union Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) Conference June 16-17 in Chicago. The conference is open to “C” level executives interested in learning more about risk management. About 50 credit unions from 18 states attended the 2008 conference. EWRM aggregates and organizes all processes and functions to leverage activities for members, and ensure all risks are accounted for and properly evaluated. Corporate One has $5.2 billion in assets ... * ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (11/3/08)--Pen Air FCU reported a 20% increase in balances--to $30 million--at the end of August. The increase is due to targeted marketing campaigns, the credit union said. In September 2007, the credit union converted its platform to PSCU Financial Services. After the conversion, AdvisorsPlus consultants worked with the credit union to launch promotions from February to August. “Achieving a 20% increase in balances in less than nine months is outstanding,” said Ron Fields, Pen Air FCU executive vice president ... * ALBANY, N.Y. (11/3/08)--CUC Mortgage Corp. unveiled its new brand identity with a new logo, product materials and enhanced website. The transformation comes as the organization expands into the Pennsylvania market. CUC Mortgage will continue to work with credit unions, according to Richard Maxstadt, senior vice president and chief operating officer. The company serves credit unions in the Northeast ...

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