TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (4/28/09)--Credit Union 24, a credit union-owned ATM and point-of-sale (POS) network, announced Monday the addition of four credit unions to its network and 12 long-term contract renewals in the first quarter of 2009. They represent a total of more than $4.3 billion in assets with 582,000 members. The new and renewing credit unions cited the long- and short-term benefits of credit union-owned POS and nationwide surcharge-free ATM access as vital tools in growing and retaining membership. “One of the many reasons for joining the Credit Union 24 network is the value and return on investment generated for our credit union and our members as a result of being a member-owned POS network,” said George Joseph, manager of Dade County FCU in Miami, Fla. He added that it would save members thousands on ATM surcharge fees. The four new credit unions that joined the network are Avestar CU, Bloomington, Minn.; Dade County FCU, Miami, Fla.; O.U.R. FCU, Eugene, Ore.; and Toro Employees FCU, Bloomington, Minn. The 12 renewing credit unions signed up to five-year contracts.
DALLAS (4/28/09)--Credit Union Resources, an affiliate of the Texas Credit Union League, has partnered with New Benefits to offer a discount card program, products and services to credit union members. CU Benefits Express offers savings on health-related items such as vision care, chiropractic visits, prescription drugs, dental care, hearing aids, alternative medicine, vitamins, nutritional supplements and diabetic supplies. “Whether it is glasses, contact lenses, prescription drugs, nutritional supplements or diabetic supplies, these discounts can add up to hundreds of dollars each year,” said Mark O’Bryan, CU Resources senior vice president and chief business officer. With the partnership, participating credit unions also can offer services through LifeLock, an identity-theft prevention program; TelaDoc, a network board of physicians that provide cross coverage consultations; and Coast to Coat Vision, which offers savings on eye care and supplies.