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PASADENA, Calif.— Remarketing of America (ROA), a premier risk management and loss mitigation provider of recovery and remarketing services for the financial services community, said it has solidified an alliance with WALZ to provide compliant, critical default notices to its clients.

PASADENA, Texas-LEVEL5 is overseeing construction of a new branch for Gulf Coast Educators FCU here that is expected to be complete by the end of 2014. The credit union partnered with LEVEL5 in 2012 to help develop and implement a retail growth strategy.  The new branch will utilize an open floor plan concept to allow for better member interaction and engagement, similar to how it operate at its main office in Pasadena. For info: www.level5.com. 

BROOKFIELD, Wis.—Fiserv is reporting that nearly a dozen credit unions have adopted its Portico account processing solutions, bringing to 360 the number of clients using the product, which is available in ASP-mode. Recent conversions include Domino FCU, Dulluth Teachers CU, Family Horizons CU, First Kingsport CU, Kellogg Midwest FCU, Porter FCU, R-G FCU, Riegelwood FCU, Southeast FCU, USE FCU, and Welcome FCU. For info: www.fiserv.com.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—CU*Answers, a 100% credit union-owned CUSO, presented a 60-minute web-based Online University course for credit unions on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery principles. The content presented focused on a phased approach to developing and implementing continuity and recovery strategies to manage and monitor operational risk. For additional info: www.cuanswers.com/education.

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.