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ONTARIO, Calif.-- CU Direct, a provider of lending technology and automotive solutions, has added two new directors to its board of directors. Benson Porter, president and CEO of Seattle-based BECU, and Brett Martinez, president and CEO of Santa Rosa, California-based Redwood CU, have now joined the board. Also serving on CU Direct’s board are: chairman, John Lund, CEO of America First Credit Union; vice chairman, Jeff March, CEO, Citadel Federal Credit Union; secretary and treasurer, Nader Moghaddam, president & CEO, Financial Partners Credit Union; Sterling Nielsen, president and CEO, Mountain America Credit Union; Donna Bland, president and CEO, Golden 1 Credit Union; Keith Sultemeier, president & CEO of Kinecta Federal Credit Union; Jim Laffoon, president of Security Service Federal Credit Union; Chuck Purvis, president and CEO of Coastal Federal Credit Union, associate director; and Joe Brancucci, president and CEO of GTE Financial, ex-officio member of the board. For info: www.cudirect.com.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska.--Seeking to provide easier access to surcharge-free ATMs across The Last Frontier State as well as the rest of the country, Denali Alaskan FCU of Anchorage has added CO-OP ATM to its member services. “Denali Alaskan joined the CO-OP ATM network to give members added value and options when it comes to ATM access,” said Bob Teachworth, President/CEO of the credit union. “It’s particularly important to us to offer more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. For info:  www.co-opfs.org.

CARMEL, Ind. —Allied Solutions reported it is seeing record growth and is now approaching $1 billion in annual sales. To meet that growth it has added more than 100 positions in the past 12 months, and is currently looking to fill 60 positions. It is advertising those positions at www.alliedsolutions.net/careers

CHICAGO—IWS Acquisition Corp. said it has met the qualifying eligibility standards to become an A-rated, Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau.  As with all companies that are Accredited by the BBB, IWS said has committed to the BBB Code of Business Practices. 

DENVER – LenderLive Network, an end-to-end mortgage services provider, said its GuardianDocs unit has launched a new solution known as FACTCheck, which is designed to help lenders calculate and validate the income and assets used to determine and prove ability-to-repay (ATR) decisions. FACTCheck uses advanced analytics to review and compare income data residing in a variety of different documents, including IRS 4065 tax transcripts, tax returns, W-2s, 1099s, paystubs and bank statements, the company said. 

PORTLAND, Ore – Synergent reported that three credit unions have signed a 10-year renewal agreement of the Episys Core Processing Solution with Synergent Technology Services. Agreements included cPort Credit Union, Portland; Coast Line Credit Union, South Portland; and Casco Federal Credit Union, Gorham, Maine. 

WASHINGTON--Callahan & Associates said it has re-launched its mortgage market intelligence product, MortgageAnalyzer with new enhancements that provide a more robust analysis of mortgage trends for credit union at the local, state, and national level. MortgageAnalyzer provides a complete overview of trends within a specific market, identifies market leaders, and assesses an institution’s market position with remarkable precision,” the company said.

TROY, Mich.—Complete Data Products will be presenting “The Evolution of Credit Unions” as part of a webinar being sponsored by Fiserv on Nov. 11. The one-hour webinar will focus on the evolution of technology, the streamlining of workflow, how to simplify audits with a paperless environment, digital signatures and virtual cross-selling, among other topics. The webinar is free and will begin at 2:00 EST. To register: https://fiserventerprise.webex.com/fiserventerprise/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=741737154

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.-- CO-OP Financial Services has scheduled a new webinar on tokenization, and added a Tokenization Resource Center to its website, to help credit unions keep up with developments surrounding the Apple Pay mobile payment system. The “Innovations in Payments” webinar is scheduled for for Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time/10 a.m. Pacific Time, and will be presented by Caroline Willard, EVP-Markets and Strategy, and Michelle Thornton, Manager, Core Products, for CO-OP Financial Services. To register: www.co-opfs.org/innovationsinpaymentswebinar. The Tokenization Resource Center can be found at www.co-opfs.org/tokenization.

NEW YORK--Technology is the heartbeat of many organizations today, including credit unions. With this in mind, LendKey Technologies published Tech Trends 2015 to serve as a guide to be used during fall planning meetings for 2015. By reviewing Tech Trends 2015, the company said CU directors and management will learn about the latest trends in financial services technology, including: responsive web sites, remote deposit capture, mobile banking and loans, bill pay, getting ready for chip card technology, becoming a tech-savvy small credit union, attracting digital natives and developing a data-centric organization.  To obtain a copy of Tech Trends 2015—free of charge—visit www.lendkeytechtrends.com.