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CU Taps Lending Solutions Consulting

ELGIN, Ill.-The $60-million Gulf Coast Community FCU reported it increased its new money monthly loan total to its highest mark ever following consultation from Lending Solutions Consulting, Inc.

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Social Media Solution Offered

WALTHAM, Mass.-IMN, a provider of e-communications solutions, has added a trackable social networking feature to its Credit Union On, an e-newsletter.

The company said the feature enables credit union members to post e-newsletter content to social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Delicious, StumbleUpon, and Google.

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CSCU Touts Marketing Effort

CLEARWATER, Fla.-The result of a marketing effort led by Card Services for Credit Unions (CSCU), Visa's online "Find a Card" tool now features credit and debit products from more than 270 member CUs, allowing consumers to find the personal or business Visa card that best suits their needs.

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AFG Signs Frankenmuth CU

HOUSTON-Auto Financial Group, an online provider of residual-based financing products, has signed an agreement with Frankenmuth Credit Union, under which FCU will offer AFG's DrivingSense as both a direct and an indirect lending option.

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STAR Relaunches Web Presence

ATLANTA-First Data said its STAR Network has relaunched its Web presence at with easier navigation and greater content.

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New Pricing Structure Launched

GAITHERSBURG, Md.-Coester Appraisal Group has launched ValueSafe, a new pricing program it says is designed to enable residential mortgage lenders to "piggy back" a full appraisal onto a previously ordered desk appraisal, with all original fees paid being credited toward the full appraisal price.

The firm said ValueSafe offers lenders and servicers a cost-protected way to determine whether a full appraisal will be necessary on a given transaction.

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US CCU Taps Dynamic Card Solutions

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-US Community CU has tapped Dynamic Card Solutions to help it instantly issue personalized debit cards at the branch level. After evaluating multiple vendors, Nashville-based US Community CU said it chose DCS' CardWizard instant issue software, FCP 20/20 card printer, and PIN selection devices.

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