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FSCC celebrates shared branch excellence

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SAN DIMAS, Calif. (6/24/08)--Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) honored credit unions June 11 with its sixth annual globe awards.
(From left) Financial Service Centers Cooperative (FSCC) President/CEO Sarah Canepa Bang presented Roger Michaelis, president/CEO, iQ CU, with the Self-Service Branch Award for Outstanding Performance June 11 in Chicago. FSCC Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer Bonnie Kramer helped present the award. (Photo provided by Financial Service Centers Cooperative)
The awards were presented during the annual shareholders’ meeting in Chicago. Credit unions and partners were selected based on performance and their commitment to excellence on the FSCC network for 2007. Exceptional Performance awards recipients were:
* Patelco CU, San Francisco; * The Golden 1 CU, Sacramento; and * Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H.
Host System Performance for Uptime award recipients were:
* Xceed Financial FCU, El Segundo, Calif.; * Western FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; and * Vons Employees CU, El Monte, Calif.
Member Awareness of Shared Branching award recipients were:
* Spokane Teachers FCU, Spokane, Wash.; * Chevron FCU, Oakland, Calif.; and * Point Loma FCU, San Diego.
Patelco also received the Largest Acquirer award; Digital CU, Marlborough, Mass., received the Largest Issuer Award; and Northrop Grumman CU, Lancaster, Calif., received the Largest Single Outlet award. Mountain America CU, West Jordan, Utah, received the Most Branches on the Network award and Service CU received the Largest Acquirer on U.S. Military Bases award. iQ CU, Vancouver, Wash., received the Self-Service Branch Award for Outstanding Performance.

CUDL Prime Alliance merge lending symposiums

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LAS VEGAS (6/24/08)--CUDL announced Friday at its 10th annual auto lending symposium that it will partner with Prime Alliance Solutions Inc. for next year’s conference. The CUDL/Prime Alliance Lending Symposium, scheduled for May 13-15, 2009, will provide credit unions with information about lending, major issues and trends that affect the industry. “While credit unions are currently consumers’ ‘flight to safety,’ we look forward to creating a forum where credit unions can network, learn and interact,” said Keith Nolan, Prime Alliance executive vice president of sales and marketing. CUDL is a credit union service organization that provides point-of-sale and indirect lending services to credit unions. The organization is based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Prime Alliance is a credit union service organization that provides mortgage solutions to the credit union industry.

CSS Digital Insight team up on online banking

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MADISON, Wis. (6/24/08)--Credit unions can provide online banking services to their members through a new alliance between CUNA Strategic Services and Digital Insight. The agreement includes:
* Consumer Internet Banking--provides online bill payment, funds transfer, online statements, check images and reorders, customer support and more; * Members Business Services--includes cash management and forecasting, business bill payment, payroll services, online tax payments and other services; * Finance Works--available in October, the solution transforms the credit union’s website into an online financial management hub for members. Members can view all of their finances in one place, understand their cash flow and bills, and get a better picture of their spending habits; and * Growth and Retention Services--offers marketing, research and training tools to help credit unions drive adoption and active use of Internet banking and online bill payment.
“Digital Insight has a wealth of knowledge about how consumers and businesses manage their finances, and this expertise is built into every solution and services it offers,” said Wes Millar, CUNA Strategic Services senior vice president. “Our new relationship will help credit unions better capture, grow and deepen primary financial relationships with members, especially those in emerging market segments.” “A strong online presence and the means to drive active use of the online channel is vital to the success of credit unions that want to remain relevant to members today and tomorrow,” said Sasan Goodarzi, Digital Insight president. “This relationship demonstrates that we are making good on our promise to provide credit unions with the products and services needed to compete and win in the marketplace.”