AUSTIN, Texas – First Lenders Data Inc. ( says 50credit unions have now begun using MemberClose, a version of itsWeb-based bundled mortgage services offered by Members InsuranceAgency LLC. Members Insurance Agency is based in Marlborough,Mass., and is owned by the credit union leagues of Massachusetts,New Hampshire and Rhode Island. It began offering FLDI's servicesto credit unions in May 2004. The 50th credit union to sign on was$311 million Leominster CU in Leominster, Mass. MemberClose, theMember Insurance Agency-branded version of Austin-based FLDI'sFirstClose platform, integrates with the credit union's originationplatform to provide services that include credit reportproductions, flood zone determinations, automated valuation modelsand document preparations. “Using the platform, we are able to pickand choose the mortgage services that best fit our needs and helpus provide a wider variety of cost-effective services to ourmembers,” said Gordon Edmonds, senior vice president of lending atLeominster CU ( Robert F. Delaney, COO ofMembers Insurance Agency (, said, “By creating astrategic alliance with FLDI, we are able to provide credit unionswith a technology solution that streamlines the home equity lendingprocess, saving them time and money.”

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