DES MOINES, Iowa (7/2/10)--The Members Group last week launched TMG NOW, a website that joins financial institution clients so they can share tips, lessons learned and best practices for cards and payment programs. The website has a peer chat tool so clients can interact with one another and a calendar with TMG and industry events and resources. A text-message alert option also is available to give clients real-time updates on their phones. Users also can configure the home page to include 10 quick links of their choice and can specify which news alerts are most pertinent to them. “The site is a gateway to all things relevant within our industry,” said Angela Boggess, card services manager for Orlando (Fla.) FCU, which participated in TMG NOW’s beta testing. “It’s the kind of information we need to take our card programs to the next level.” TMG is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Affiliates Management Co., which is owned by Iowa credit unions and their members.
MADISON, Wis. (7/2/10)--Changes in overdraft protection laws effective Aug. 15 have prompted the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) to offer customizable “opt in” statement inserts. Credit unions can customize the insert to reflect the credit union's terminology--courtesy pay or overdraft privilege--call to action, logo, phone number and Web address. Besides the new “opt in” insert, “Opt In For Protection,” CUNA is offering stuffers about credit union auto loans--“What Beats 0% Financing?”--and switching to paperless monthly statements--“Going Green? Go Paperless.” For more information, use the link.