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Products and Services briefs (06/01/2010)

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* WESTBROOK, Maine (6/2/10)--Synergent, a subsidiary of the Maine Credit Union League, received a satisfaction rating of 100% from its partner credit unions in a recent quarterly survey. About 56% of Synergent’s credit unions responded to the survey, which was conducted for the quarter ending April 30. The survey asked users to rate their satisfaction with Synergent in quality, delivery, professionalism, growth and responsiveness. All respondents gave Synergent a 100% satisfaction rating in all categories ... * TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (6/2/10)--Credit Union 24 (CU 24), Tallahassee, Fla., announced it will continue its relationship with the Ohio Credit Union League Services Corp., based in Columbus, Ohio. The corporation is the Ohio Credit Union League’s primary business subsidiary for Ohio credit unions. The partnership between the two groups facilitates collaboration and enhanced service offerings for Ohio credit unions, CU 24 said. CU 24 is a deposit-taking ATM and point-of-service (POS) network with multiple processor links, hundreds of thousands of POS locations at national retailers and local merchants, and more than 100,000 ATM terminals nationwide ... * WINDERMERE, Fla. (6/2/10)--Sheeter Consulting, an employee benefits consultant and executive recruitment firm for credit unions, has changed its name to The Sheeter Group. The company recently expanded its services by joining forces with CU executives Inc., a San Diego-based executive search firm. Founder Elaine Boyd will be national business development manager for The Sheeter Group, which is based in Windermere, Fla. ... * HOUSTON (6/2/10)--Auto Financial Group, Houston, an online provider of residual-based financing products for credit unions, has extended terms for its DrivingSense program. DrivingSense is an auto-financing product that offers lease-like benefits of a balloon loan to credit unions and their members. It allows credit unions to “build” a vehicle for their members, compare payment terms with conventional loans and offer members lower payments--as much as 40% lower. Also, it offers flexible two- to six-year terms, actual ownership of the vehicle and several end-of-term options. The new extended terms will be available in three-month intervals between regular 12-month terms. For example, the new extended terms are available at 39, 42 and 45 months instead of 36 or 48 months, the company said ...