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Open Solutions IA Systems Hosts Successful Lending Forum with Credit Union Times and Raddon Financial Group 

ALBANY, N.Y. & GLASTONBURY, Conn. -- Open Solutions IA Systems, a business unit of Open Solutions Inc.®, announced that its first ever Northeast Lending Forum, held on May 29 in Newark, N.J., was a great success. Representatives from credit unions in the northeast attended the event to gain insight into their own business practices as well as regulatory changes.

Attendees heard from industry experts including Fabio Biasella, the vice president and managing director of Strategic Advisory Services at Raddon Financial Group; Sarah Snell Cooke, editor-in-chief of Credit Union Times; and Tom Nugent, Open Solutions IA Systems’ northeast region area vice president of sales for Loan Origination Systems. Presentation topics included “What Is the Quality of My Lending Portfolio?,” “Watch Out for Washington” and “Lending in a Recession.”

According to Nugent, “Attendees were very engaged in the topics we discussed. They left armed with valuable information they can use at their credit unions to help evaluate their current loan account monitoring procedure, reduce new risk and prepare for new regulations.”

“Given the state of the economy, we didn’t know what the response would be to the event,” said Tim Conners, IA Systems marketing manager. “People just aren’t traveling. But we had a nice turnout and every participant seemed to really enjoy the discussions and was engaged from start to finish. We’re very pleased with the success of this forum and plan to continue holding them throughout the nation.”

IA Systems plans to host its next Lending Forum this fall in Chicago.

About Credit Union Times
Established in 1990, Credit Union Times is the nations’ leading weekly credit union news publication. Cutimes.com is also the only credit union news site providing updated information throughout the day as it breaks. Credit Union Times sets the standard for credit union journalism excellence and carries more paid advertising than any other credit union publication.

In addition to breaking news, Credit Union Times offers trends stories, feature, on-site conference coverage, statistical analysis and expert technology coverage. With a growing stable of products, including events, Webinars and custom publishing opportunities, Credit Union Times offers readers and advertisers many ways to get connected with the dynamic credit union industry. Respected. Connected. Committed.

About Raddon Financial Group
Since 1983, Raddon Financial Group (RFG) has been providing research-based solutions to the financial services industry. RFG offers a unique blend of strategic foresight, objective intelligence and industry expertise through our consulting, marketing, research and software solutions. Through RFG, clients gain a competitive advantage, develop strategies for sustainable growth and improve performance.

About Open Solutions IA Systems
IA Systems, an Open Solutions business unit, provides high-quality software solutions and services that automate lending operations and streamline business processes for the financial services industry.

Our flagship product, StreamLend® Velocity, provides credit unions, banks and other financial institutions with a loan origination system that is one of the most powerful, flexible and easy to use products in the lending industry. For more information about IA Systems and its products and services, visit www.IASystems.com or call 800.803.7554 ext. 279.

About Open Solutions
Open Solutions Inc. offers a fully featured strategic information management product platform that integrates core data processing applications built on a single centralized Oracle relational database, with Internet banking, cash management, CRM/business intelligence, financial accounting and management tools, profitability tools, wealth management, imaging, digital documents, interactive voice response, technology services, HSAs, payments and loan origination solutions. Open Solutions’ full suite of products and services allows banks, thrifts, credit unions and financial services providers in the United States, Canada and internationally to better compete in today’s aggressive financial services marketplace, and expand and tap their trusted financial relationships, client affinity, community presence and personalized service.

Open Solutions Inc. is a registered trademark of Open Solutions Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright 2009 Open Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.

Editor’s Note: The correct usage of the company name, Open Solutions Inc., is either referring to it as Open Solutions Inc. or Open Solutions. Open Solutions no longer uses the acronym of OSI to refer to the company.

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