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Wescom to aquire eCU Technologies

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PASADENA, Calif. (12/7/07)--Wescom Resources Group (WRG), a provider of Internet banking and back-office solutions for credit unions, announced that it will acquire eCU Technologies, a credit union service organization of Pennsylvania State Employees CU. The acquisition will close Dec. 31. WRG has appointed Tim Dolan to be its new president. Dolan replaces Kevin Sarber, who was promoted to senior vice president of service delivery for Wescom CU. Sarber also joined WRG’s board of directors. “WRG and eCU Technologies have been long-time strategic business partners of Symitar, so it’s exciting to consider the possibilities that this acquisition creates,” said Kathy Hooker Burress, Symitar president. Wescom CU has $3.9 billion in assets and is located in Pasadena. Pennsylvania State Employees CU has $2.8 billion in assets and is based in Harrisburg, Pa.

CheckFree contracts to offer electronic billing to Allstate customers

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BROOKFIELD, Wis. (12/7/07)--CheckFree announced that it has made an agreement with The Allstate Corp. to distribute electronic bills to Allstate customers. Allstate customers can receive their bills through more than 3,000 electronic billing and payment websites powered by CheckFree. Customers can receive their bills from Allstate to their preferred financial institution or credit union. Electronic bills, or e-bills, are delivered directly to a user’s online account. Unlike a paper bill delivered in the mail, the e-bills enable users to view and pay their bills online. They also can review balances and transactions and schedule automatic bill payments. The agreement will positively impact the environment, said Cathy Lazaroff, Allstate vice president of customer experience and innovation. CheckFree is a part of Fiserv Inc., which provides information management and electronic commerce systems and services to the financial industry. Allstate is a personal lines insurer with presence in the U.S. and Canada.