• California auto insurance rates best in nation

    WASHINGTON - A recent Consumer Federation of America study has found that California has the most pro-consumer auto insurance regulation in the nation. The report found that the provisions of 1988's Proposition 103 have created a system with higher profits, lower rate increases and more rapid declines in assigned rate...

  • CUNA Mutual Group offers Web enhancements

    MADISON, Wis. - CUNA Mutual Group is keeping convenience and innovation in the forefront of its offerings. As part of its initiative this year to make its products more accessible to clients, CUNA Mutual has further fine-tuned its Credit Union Insurance Review. Currently offered online at CUNA Mutual's Web site,...

  • NAR continues push to defeat rule to allow banks to enter real estate

    WASHINGTON - The National Association of Realtors is not relenting in its efforts to block attempts by banks to participate in real estate sales. Among its latest moves, NAR has commissioned two more studies that examine the possible consequences of a proposal before the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury...

  • OSI and Maxxar in reseller agreement

    DETROIT - Maxxar Corporation, an interactive solutions firm specializing in computer telephony solutions, and Open Solutions Inc., a core processor and Net-based solutions provider, have entered into a reseller agreement geared at the credit union industry. The deal calls for OSI to identify CU prospects whose needs match Maxxar's voice...

  • Project Differentiation: Leading by example

    WASHINGTON-While CUNA's Project Differentiation got off to a slow start, the rate of completed statements of commitment has increased since it was transferred to the Advocacy and Governmental Affairs division. CUNA Grassroots Manager Gretchen Graf and others in the leagues are crediting leadership by example with the increase in statements....

  • Kampen to advise NASCUS on liquidity strategies

    ARLINGTON, Va. - Finding solutions to balance sheet and liquidity issues has taken center stage in the credit union industry even though many CUs are reporting record levels in deposits and member shares. U.S. Central CU President/CEO Dan Kampen will discuss liquidity trends and alternatives for the CU community at...

  • Another former Fiserv exec joins Call_Solutions

    WAUKESHA Wis. - Frank Martire, a former Fiserv executive, is back together with George Dalton, a co-founder of Fiserv and its long-time CEO - at Dalton's call center company, Call_Solutions. Martire joins Call_Solutions as Corporate Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Business Development and Chief Administrative Officer. Martire left Fiserv in...

  • First quarter 2001 a record for CNBS; suite of Web-based products unveiled

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Corporate Network Brokerage Services, a broker/dealer owned by 19 corporate credit unions, said that its second quarter 2001 results topped its previous record-setting 2001 first quarter results. CNBS President/CEO Brian Hague would not provide figures - saying he didn't want to reveal his cards to competitors...

  • Consumers link up to health insurance

    SUNNYVALE, Calif. - eHealthInsurance, a marketer of individual, family and small business health insurance online, has partnered with Sovereign Bank to offer consumers a heath insurance marketplace at the bank's Web site. Visitors to the site can compare insurance plan benefits, receive instant quotes from the nation's leading health insurance...

  • State Employees' CU is second credit union to join NACHA's Project Action

    HERNDON, Va. - "We thought maybe we wanted to stay in the loop on this one," said Jim Blaine, president/CEO of State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., about joining Project ACTION, a NACHA-led initiative that NACHA is hoping will change the way e-commerce is conducted over the Web. Membership in Project...