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Tower FCU Converts To PSCU-FS

LAUREL, Md.-Tower Federal Credit Union has converted its credit card processing to Payment System for Credit Unions Financial Services. The $1.3-billion Tower FCU will use PSCUFS' CreditAbility processing platform to service 30,000 Tower credit accounts. PSCU, the nation's largest credit union service organization with headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, provides credit, debit, ATM, contract center solutions, and Internet-based products to more than 500 member credit unions that service seven million cardholder accounts worldwide. With the conversion to PSCU, Tower also redesigned its Standard and Gold MasterCard, revealing a new design as appealing as its rate and terms.

CUSO Adds Temp Teller Pool

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.-United Datatronics, Inc. (UDI), a CUSO owned by seven credit unions, has launched a second Teller Resource Pool that is dedicated to serving credit unions' temporary teller staffing needs in the Jacksonville area. UDI's Tallahassee-based Teller Resource Pool currently maintains approximately 30 staff members available for assignment.

UDI said that prior to establishing the Jacksonville Area Teller Resource Pool, it held meetings with several Jacksonville credit unions and confirmed the need for temporary teller staffing services. Lisa Brown, with more than10 years of credit union experience, has been named Teller Resource Pool Coordinator., and will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and deploying the Teller Resource Pool staff. All new Teller Resource Pool members are provided in-depth teller training prior to their first deployment. "Credit unions will utilize the Teller Resource Pool staff to 1) acquire additional staffing on traditionally high transaction volume days, 2) fill-in for sudden, unplanned staff losses, 3) provide temporary staffing for staff illnesses and 4) obtain temporary staffing for credit union staff vacations," UDI said

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TWS Reports Record Earnings

DUNEDIN, Fla.-TWS Systems, Inc., a provider of ATM management and item processing solutions for financial institutions, announced record earnings for the first half of 2003. The company's total sales represent a 100% increase over last year's figures. The company is crediting much of its success to its new Omega Platform, an ATM deposit and processing product built on technology, along with the continued growth of ImageCenter, its Check 21-compliant, credit union item-processing solution. Six CUs purchased ImageCenter during the first six months of 2003 while four others upgraded to the item processing solution.

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