Credit Union Times Magazine June-30, 2004

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  • eFunds and Diebold Connect

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - eFunds Corporation announced the availability of a remote re-key solution for NCR and Diebold ATM machines for its CONNEX EFT software platform. The Remote Re-Key solution, developed to interface with Trusted Security Solutions, Inc.'s (TSS) A98-R technology, offers eFunds software and processing customers a solution for key...

  • Fiserv Launches Online Educational Program to Help Prepare for Check 21

    BROOKFIELD, Wis. - Fiserv's credit union and banking clients process more than 4.2 billion checks a year through its 50 outsourcing processing centers, so the company figures it might as well help everyone handle the changes wrought by Check 21. An online preparedness program, addressing staff education and customer notification...

  • Anti-Phishing Foes Join Forces in Public Education Campaign

    WASHINGTON - A coalition of government agencies, consumer groups and VISA USA has launched a campaign to educate Americans on how to guard against phishing scams. Incidents of phishing - e-mail attempts to convince customers to reveal personal account information through e-mail replies or real-looking Web sites - have been...

  • POS Good For CU24 Member CUs

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The credit union members of the Credit Union 24 ATM and EFT network which participate in CU 24's POS Platinum Rewards Program have earned more $2 million for the period between October 2003 to May 2004, the Florida based credit union owned network announced. CU 24 began...

  • CheckFree Acquires American Payment Systems

    ATLANTA - CheckFree Corporation has closed on its acquisition of American Payment Systems, Inc., representing a major new bill pay channel for the company. APS enables seven million households to pay for services in-person through a national network of about 10,000 retail and agent locations. The new bill payment channel...

  • Spokane Teachers CU holds Network Security Awareness Week

    LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. - Changing a password every month like you're supposed to doesn't do much good if you write it on a post-it note and stick it on your monitor. That and other points well made were among the lessons that Nicole Tutt, network security administrator, tried to bring...

Special Report

In Other News

  • SCHOLARSHIPS

    El Paso Employees Federal Credit Union, Texas, has awarded some $20,000 in scholarships to 10 graduating high school seniors and eight undergraduate students. Receiving $4,000 four-year scholarships each are: Laura Ashley Miller and Anthony Torres. Receiving $1,000 scholarships are: Johnna R. Crow, Vincent Castillo, Martha Ortega, America Aguilera, Reyes Mauricio,...

Quotes Worth Quoting

  • Quotes Worth Quoting

    "The trust agreement starts from the moment the customer comes into the dealership. We need to trust each other. We've made our customers credit unions' members. We're sending you our customers. The trust needs to be reciprocal, it goes both ways." - Chris Duggan, general manager of Merchants Auto, N.H....

Publisher's Column

  • Leading Credit Union Conversion Advocate Cries Foul

    The person most identified with making credit union conversions from a CU charter to a bank charter a reality, Alan D. Theriault, President, CU Financial Services, has been showing up in the credit union trade press recently defending what he does for a living in strongly worded letters to the...

People

  • MIDWEST

    Royal Credit Union, Eau Claire, Wis., has named Brandon Riechers operations coordinator. Wisconsin Credit Union League, Pewaukee, has elected the following officers to its board: Carol Adler, chair; Daniel Ige, vice chair; Bonnie Raymakers, secretary; and Chris Rosland, treasurer. In addition, Robin Marohn has been elected board member-at-large

  • SOUTH

    Central Florida Educators Federal Credit Union, Orlando, has named Cesar Ruiz director of business services, Brandy Kelly assistant vice president/Winter Garden branch manager; and Becky Humphrey business development manager. Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, Daleville, Ala., has elected the following officers to its board: Donald J. Marnon, chairman; Charlie...

  • VENDORS

    U.S. Recordings, a mortgage recording solutions provider, has named Pam Trombro systems analyst/programmer. Redbeard Communications, a brand strategy and creative design firm, has named Scott Ballard managing art director.

  • WEST

    Kitsap Credit Union, Bremerton, Wash., has named Shane Spiese Gig Harbor branch manager; Terri Porter Kingston branch manager; and Steve Fisher loan officer. In addition Kitsap CU has elected the following officers to its board: Mary Lou Addy, chairman; Dave Anderson, vice chair/major procurement committee chair; Bill Rumbold, treasurer; and...

Letters to the editor

  • Leave Overdraft Programs Alone

    In regards to your latest voting poll concerning whether overdraft programs need more regulation (see www.cutimes.com), I think OD programs are fine the way they are. Because it is just an overdraft fee that is not based on the amount of the overdraft, they should not be subject to an...

Opinion

  • Enhancing Your Reputation Through Community Involvement

    Being not-for-profit, credit unions must constantly look for creative ways to reach their target audience. A very effective way is through community involvement. To enhance the credit union's public image, planning and participating in a variety of activities should be the first step. Over the years People's Alliance Federal Credit...

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