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Clarke American Offers Sponge Bob

SAN ANTONIO-SpongeBob SquarePants, the animated character from the Nickelodeon program of the same name, has joined the check design and accessory available from Clarke American. The new SpongeBob package includes a five-scene check series; a set of coordinating address labels; and a leather checkbook cover depicting SpongeBob and his friends.

For info: www.clarkeamerican.com.

Liberty Unveils Variety Of Cards

MOUNDS VIEW, Minn.-Liberty Card Services is introducing three new types of cards to its stable of products: translucent cards, VISA mini cards and glow-in-the-dark ATM cards.

Until now, translucent cards have only been available through a handful of large issuers such as American Express and Citibank, Liberty noted. The new technology is now available as a debit or credit card in six colors: red, orange, yellow, green blue and purple.

The VISA mini card is a 1-inch by 2-inch companion card to the traditional wallet-sized card. The mini card can be attached to the cardholder's key chain for easy access, which could lead to it being the most-used card in a member's possession, Liberty suggested.

The glow-in-the-dark ATM card is designed to catch the eyes of younger credit union members, the firm added.

For info: www.libertysite.com

Several Portfolios Are Sold

PETERBOROUGH, N.H.-Brookwood Capital announced it facilitated the sale of two CU card portfolios. It assisted Jacksonville, Fla.-based Omni Community CU in selling its credit card portfolio to Elan Financial Services. Under the deal Elan will purchase the existing portfolio and subsequently issue credit cards for the credit union under the CU's name. It also assisted La Habra, Calif.-based South Western FCU in selling its cards to InfiCorp. The company also facilitated the sale of the portfolio of Mid Missouri CU's, Fort Leonard, Mo., to InfiCorp, which will act as the issuing agent for the CU. At the time of the sale Mid Missouri reported about 25,000 credit card accounts and between $3 and $4 million in receivables. For info: 603-924-7215 or ww.brookwoodcapital.net.

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