RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Indiana Credit Union League has partneredwith Innovative Card Services to provide prepaid cards for its cardcenter.

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ICS, a CUSO of the $265 million Inova Credit Union,headquartered in Elkhart, Ind., will offer the Visa branded PayrollCard, called the PayCard, to CUs participating in the ICUL cardcenter. ICS is marketing the PayCard as a means of helping memberswho might not qualify for checking accounts to still participate inthe credit union.

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"The PayCard is a solution that allows cardholders to have theirpayroll directly deposited to the card and to access their funds byATM, at retailers or through online merchants similar to using adebit card, thus saving those individuals hundreds of dollars incheck-cashing fees," ICUL said.

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"We view this as a great opportunity to assist credit unions inserving member needs with a product that can also generate incomefor credit unions," said Servicecorp Chief Operating Officer DianaArnold. "We are excited about working with Innovative Card Servicesto make the PayCard available to as many Indiana credit unions aspossible."

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"We are thrilled to partner with CUCC which has done anoutstanding job of providing plastic programs to Indiana creditunions" said Rebecca Kochvar, Managing Director of Innovative CardServices. "To add our product to CUCC's member-focused menu ofservices adds value for their client credit unions and the membersthey serve."

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CUC Mortgage Adds Sacco

ALBANY, N.Y. -- CUC Mortgage has hired a new mortgage counsel,Joseph Sacco Jr.

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"Joseph is a great addition to CUC Mortgage's growing business,"said Richard Maxstadt, senior vice president/chief operationsofficer of CUC Mortgage. "The impact of his hiring will be apparentthrough our enhanced effectiveness at closing transactions."

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Sacco most recently had a private practice based in SaratogaSpring, N.Y., where he focused on real estate, business andlitigation law for a number of real estate related businesses.Overall, Sacco has more than 10 years of experience withresidential and commercial mortgages.

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CUC Mortgage has been offering mortgage lending programs tocredit unions and their members since 1987.

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CU Student Choice Adds
VP of Operations


WASHINGTON -- Credit Union Student Choice CUSO announced that ithas hired Michelle Pezzulli as vice president of operations.

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Pezzulli was formerly director of repayment solutions for SallieMae and has 20 years of experience in student lending.

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"I am very excited to join Credit Union Student Choice, and Ilook forward to utilizing my experience to help credit unions buildmeaningful relationships with local colleges and universities intheir communities," Pezzulli said. "As a veteran of the studentlending industry, I am confident credit unions can delivertremendous value to consumers and to themselves by entering theprivate student lending market. The window of opportunity forcredit unions to enter this field has never been greater, and byworking within the collaborative environment developed by StudentChoice, it's never been easier."

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As director of repayment solutions, Pezzulli was responsible forthe development and implementation of school loan repaymentsolution services for students and financial aid professionals.This included outreach efforts to school administrators, studentgroups, consumer education and school relations.

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"We're absolutely thrilled to bring someone of Michelle'stalent, knowledge and experience to the Student Choice team," saidJon Jeffreys, president of Credit Union Student Choice. "Her skillswill not only provide immediate benefits to credit unions workingwith Student Choice, they will also be the perfect complement tothe leadership team we already have in place."

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Credit Union Student Choice CUSO was started in May by a groupof credit unions to help members secure funds to meet the risingcost of higher education fees.

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NACUSO Changes
2009 Conference Dates


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- The NACUSO annual conference for 2009 haschanged its date to May 3-6.

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The conference was previously scheduled for April 26-29, 2009.The conference will be held at Encore at the Wynn Las Vegas. Encorewill be opening in December 2008.

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NACUSO's 2008 annual conference was held at the Wynn Las VegasApril 27-30 and featured keynote speakers Chicken Soup for the Soulco-author Dan Clark, NCUA Board Member Gigi Hyland, NCUA SeniorPolicy Advisor Gary J. Kohn, CU consultant Dennis Dollar of DollarAssociates, Peter F. Duffy of Sandler O'Neill, NACUSO GeneralCounsel Guy Messick, CO-OP Financial Services President/CEO StanHollen and PSCU Financial Services President/CEO Dave Serlo.

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