“Online buying, where the consumer buys a vehicle sight unseen is doable if you provide enough detail on the vehicle. That will give the consumer the feeling they’ve touched the car and kicked the tires.” – Tom Kontos, vice president, analytical services, Adessa Corp. commenting at the Credit Union Direct Lending 2003 symposium on the trend and potential of auto auctions. “Its like the Missouri slogan, `show me.’ They want to see the bottom line on paper on how rewards can boost their debit program.” – Dennis Driscoll, vice president for enhancements, Certegy Card Services, on credit union caution when evaluating debit card marketing. “There’s concerns from the fixed-income members of credit unions that are looking at very low rates, in fact negative in real terms, on a lot of their share accounts. So that’s another concern that credit unions are facing now of having to re-price their share accounts with another cut.” -

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