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Online Discovery Conference materials available until July

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MADISON, Wis. (10/14/11)--Registrants for CUNA Mutual Group’s second annual, daylong Online Discovery Conference, which was held Oct. 4, have access to all conference materials until July 4. Registrants can view or revisit the 13 credit union-focused sessions, download all conference materials, visit the expo hall and network with peers by continuing to download virtual business cards for up to nine months at no expense, CUNA Mutual said. Online Discovery is CUNA Mutual Group’s free Web-based conference. The event attracted a national and international audience of more than 1,800 credit union and league staff. The archive feature continues to provide Online Discovery participants with full control of their conference experience, according to Steve Johnson, CUNA Mutual senior vice president, marketing and credit union strategy. “The cool thing about the conference was participants made it their own,” Johnson said. Three conference participants each won a $1,000 show prize from CUNA Mutual Group for their credit union. The three winners were:
* Joshua Howes, Maine Savings FCU, Hampden, Maine; * Rnel Sohl, University of Nebraska FCU, Lincoln, Neb.; and * Janelle Higgison, River Valley CU, Ada, Mich.
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Fiserv sees surge in CU check imaging

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (10/14/11)--Fiserv Inc., a provider of financial services technology, has signed more than 30 new credit union clients for its check image-capture solution in the past 10 months. “We attribute this trend to the widespread adoption of imaging, coupled with the ongoing changes in the corporate credit union environment,” said Gary Brand, director, Source Capture Solutions, Fiserv. Velocity CU, Austin Texas, with assets of $568 million, is using Branch Source Capture from Fiserv to truncate deposits at the branch level, electronically correct and balance deposits, reconcile to the teller system and, present data and images to item-processing systems to clear, settle and post to core seamlessly. “Branch Source Capture from Fiserv allows us to offer a later cut-off time for same-day posting of deposits, which our members will appreciate,” said Velocity CU CEO Debbie Mitchell. “It also promises to reduce our check transportation costs and lower our per-item processing costs.” Source Capture Solutions is designed to enhance the reliability, versatility and scalability of image capture and check processing with a common Web-based platform. It includes branch, merchant, teller, ATM and a consumer and mobile capture on a common Web platform that allows for remote deposit capture.