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Travelex prepaid card named Best Consumer Card Program

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (3/28/08)--The Travelex Visa TravelMoney prepaid card was named the "Best Consumer Card Program" March 7 at a Paybefore Awards Gala during the Prepaid Card Expo in Las Vegas. Travelex has a strategic alliance with CUNA Strategic Services and offers prepaid gift cards and the Visa TravelMoney card to credit unions. The TravelMoney card is used by leisure travelers, but businesses are beginning to adopt it as a tool to fund overseas staff expenses. The card was launched in 2004 in the U.S. More than 160,000 cards worth $150 million were purchased last year. The company expects to issue 500,000 cards in 2008. Use the resource link for more information.

Diebold launches pink and green campaigns

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio (3/28/08)--Diebold is launching pink and green campaigns to raise funds for cancer research and the environment, announced the global ATM manufacturer Thursday. DieboldDirect, Diebold Inc.'s inside direct sales organization, has teamed with the Northeast Ohio affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to promote breast cancer awareness by offering pink vacuum air tube (VAT) carriers to customers with drive-thru systems from Diebold or a competitor. One dollar from the sale of each carrier will be donated to the chapter to aid research for a breast cancer cure. Part of the proceeds from the sale of other DieboldDirect pink products also will be earmarked for the charity. Products include ATM receipt paper, deposit envelopes, paper credit card gloves, lanyards and ATM wrap panels. The first customer to employee the pink product was First Ohio Community FCU, North Canton. Kim Lapinski, CEO, said the credit union staff dons pink shirts on Fridays to further show support. Diebold's green campaign will donate 1% of its quarterly Internet product sales to the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees in the U.S. and abroad. The company also is reducing the number and size of its paper-based product catalog and using recycled stock for catalog hardcopies. It also uses alcohol-free soy-based ink in its direct-mail brochures to diminish emissions in the environment. t uses recycled materials for packaging; offers a print ribbon recycle program to reduce the consumption of plastic; and encourages online orders to save paper. DieboldDirect said it also has a new program to recycle ATM surrounds.

May eSchools explore compliance Spanish for CUs

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MADISON, Wis. (3/28/08)--Gain a thorough understanding of compliance issues or learn credit union-specific Spanish terms in two May eSchools offered by the Credit Union National Association. The 10-session Regulatory Compliance eSchool: Introduction, offered May 7–Aug. 4, provides an in-depth understanding of mortgage and consumer lending, deposit accounts, and general operations regulations and privacy acts. The National Credit Union Administration and federal share insurance are also covered, along with key agency management issues. Attendees may choose to obtain their Credit Union Compliance Expert (CUCE) certification by successfully completing the proctored exams. Front-line staff can gain language skills to help Spanish-speaking members feel welcome in their credit unions by attending the Workplace Spanish for Credit Unions eSchool, May 7–June 25. The eight beginner-level classes examine: Latino culture and your credit union; alphabet, pronunciation, and greetings; days, months, and seasons; times and numbers; member service and credit union terms; checks, identification, and loan applications; developing conversations; and review and application. For more information, use the resource link.