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Datacard Acquires Dynamic Card Svcs.
MINNETONKA, Minn.-Datacard Group, the privately owned card services provider, has agreed to acquire Dynamic Card Solutions, the popular provider of instant card issuing solutions. The acquisition, which includes Dynamic Card's flagship CardWizard software, strategically expands the Datacard portfolio of end-to-end instant issuance solutions for banks, credit unions and retailers. Dynamic Card has deployed CardWizard software in more than 5,500 locations. Dynamic Card is the leading instant issuance provider for Visa and MasterCard debit cards worldwide, while DatacardÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s systems are used to personalize the vast majority of the worldÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s financial cards, with more than 10 million cards are issued daily with Datacard systems. Datacard Group plans to maintain Dynamic CardÃ¢â‚¬Å¡s staff and a facility in the Denver, Colorado area.
NAFCU Health Insurance Options
WASHINGTON-NAFCU Services Corp. has partnered with Marsh U.S. to provide health insurance options for CU staff.For info: www.nafcu.org/marsh
Portland CU Selects Collections Firm
PORTLAND, N.D.-Portland Credit Union has chosen Credit Collections Bureau (CCB) to assist with its collection efforts.For info: www.ccbinet.com
CUES Partners With Geezeo On PFM
MADISON, Wis.-CUES has reached an agreement with Geezeo, a Tolland, Conn.-based supplier of Internet banking solutions, to make the company's Personal Financial Management (PFM) tools readily available to credit unions.For info: www.geezeo.com or www.cues.org
Goldman Launches Consulting Firm
LOS ANGELES-Credit union consultant and frequent conference speaker Neil Goldman has founded Goldman Consulting & Strategy, and will provide planning, speaking, and board and senior management OD/consulting services.For info: www.gcsfirst.com.
Automotive Avenues Wins Award
DENVER-Automotive Avenues has been named the No. 1 Independent Retailer in a Single Location for 2010 by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine. This is the fourth consecutive year Automotive Avenues, a partnership of 33 Denver-area CUs, has been the highest ranking single-location dealership on the list.For info: www.autoaves.com
Online Video Boosts Response
ST. LOUIS-Enterprise Car Sales said it has more than doubled its conversion rate by adding online video to its website. The feature, called Hypercasting, is delivered in 90-second video segment featuring a TV news style format with a spokesperson who explains special offers, how to navigate the website to search vehicle inventory and how to initiate a contact with Enterprise.For info: www.enterprisecarsales.com/perfectpartnership