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Products and Services briefs (01/23/2008)

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* COLUMBUS, Ohio (1/24/08)--Corporate One FCU will host its second annual Credit Union Enterprise Wide Risk Management (EWRM) Conference June 24-25 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. The conference and workshop is geared toward CEOs, chief financial officers and chief operating officers. Speakers will be named at a later date. EWRM aggregates and organizes all processes and functions within an organization to better allow the organization ensure that all risks are accounted for. Corporate One, based in Columbus, has more than $4 billion in assets ... * ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (1/24/08)--PSCU Financial Services announced that Tom Gandre has been named chief debit officer. He will oversee the cooperative’s debit services unit. Prior to joining PSCU, he served as First Data Corp.’s senior vice president of product development and management. PSCU’s debit group services more than 200 credit unions and 700 ATMs, and processes more than seven million accounts that generate more than 500 million transactions annually ... * FARMERS BRANCH, Texas (1/24/08)--TNB Card Services has named Doug Farrell and Andy Bowers as vice presidents of regional sales (LoneStar Leaguer Jan. 18). Farrell will focus on the south central and western regions, and Bowers will focus on the northeastern region. Farrell comes from Remitpro, where he worked in sales of Check21 consumer identity validation solutions, and Bowers comes from Fifth Third Bank Processing Solutions, where he was responsible for development of the western and central regions ... * LINDEN, N.J. (1/24/08)--American Airlines FCU has selected Integrated Media Management’s (IMM) TotaleAtlas solution to serve its 210,000 members. With TotaleAtlas, credit union members can visit any branch to sign documents created at a different branch. TotaleAtlas is part of IMM’s TotaleWorks software suite, document output and signature capture. American Airlines FCU, based in Dallas, serves employees in the airline industry and has more than $4.3 billion in assets ... * CLEVELAND, Ohio (1/24/08)--Denali Alaskan FCU in Anchorage has saved more than $96,000 per year using Hyland Software Inc.’s OnBase for check coding and transportation, Hyland said. The credit union deployed OnBase for image capture and remote delivery in its back-office operations. It plans to expand the implementation to include merchant capture, ATM deposits and branch kiosks. Denali has more than $360 million in assets ... * JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (1/24/08)--VyStar CU recently received a license to own a real estate agency, which will run as a business entity within VyStar Financial Group LLC (Jacksonville Business Journal Jan. 11). The agency seeks to help members looking to buy or sell a home. It will open during the first quarter of this year with one broker and four agents, the credit union said. Few credit unions in the U.S. have a real estate agency, Terry West, VyStar president/CEO, told the newspaper ...

League CUSO to give away 100 grams of gold in promo

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (1/24/08)--Ascend United (Au), a Washington Credit Union League credit union service organization, will give away one bar of gold to a user who registers on its new website,, during a three-week period starting today and ending Feb. 14. The “Au: Gold Standard” promotion will help Au’s rebranding effort and will increase company awareness, said Phillip Slater, Au program manager. “Au just completed the launch of its website, which has undergone an extensive redesign,” Slater said. The website aims to help financial institutions better understand debt sales and how to participate in Au’s aggregated sales, he continued. The website also will host sample contracts, state and federal codes, and articles and opinion pieces about the debt collection and sales business, Slater said. The winner will be announced Feb. 17. Rules for the promotion are available on the website. Au serves financial institutions, including credit unions, with products that facilitate management of third-party collection programs, training, consulting, debt sales and aggregation services.