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Community CU Invests In CUAC

PLANO, Texas-The $1.6-billion Community Credit Union has invested in Credit Union Acceptance Corporation (CUAC), at the same time it will become a client. CUAC is a CUSO founded by eight Houston-based credit unions to represent credit unions in the indirect auto finance market by providing point of purchase vehicle financing for individual credit unions directly at the dealership. "Our platform will allow the credit union to increase its loan portfolio and bring affordable financing to consumers at the same time," said Adrian Dominguez, CUAC's CEO. The agreement between CUAC and CCU will begin immediately in the Ft. Worth/Denton market.

For info: www.cuac.net.

CUES Publishes Facilities Guides

MADISON, Wis.-CUES has published a new three-volume set entitled, "Credit Union Facility Strategies, Planning and Management." It is authored by branch and operations planner Paul Seibert. Volume One is entitled "Branch Strategies, Planning & Design," Volume Two is "Operations Facility Planning & Design," and Volume Three is "Facility Acquisition, Management and Site Planning." The manuals can be ordered individually, but there is a 30% savings for ordering all three.

For info: www.cues.org.

Redbeard Featured In Logo Lounge

HOLLISTER, Calif.-Redbeard Communications, a brand consulting and strategic design agency, will be featured in the "Logo Lounge-Volume II: 2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers", published by Rockport Publishing. Four of Redbeard's designs will be showcased in this year's edition, including a corporate identity exploration for Pacific Shores Credit Union.

For info: www.redbeard.com or 831-634-4633

Encore Offering TeleCheck Eclipse

ROANOKE, Va.-Encore Merchant Services is offering the TeleCheck Eclipse all-in-one payment terminal. Its multiple payment capability, integrated inkjet printer, check reader, and credit and debit card processing allows merchants to incorporate their payment needs into one piece of equipment, the company said, adding, "This digital process allows merchants to accept checks as quickly, safely and easily as credit cards while improving the cash flow of their business.

For info: Tom Reed, CEO, ENCORE at treed encore.coop, or 703-241-0377.

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