ICUL Service Corp Rolls Out ‘Moms, Dads & Grads’ Line of Gift Cards

The Illinois Credit Union League (ICUL) Service Corporation, a Strategic Link business partner, offers several programs designed to allow credit unions to compete with gift card and reloadable “stored value” debit cards, including a new series geared toward soon-to-be graduates and their families.

Prepaid cards serve the same function as a traditional gift certificate or gift card, but with far fewer restrictions, as they can be used virtually anywhere that Visa debit cards are accepted. Credit unions can partner with the ICUL Service Corporation to offer these prepaid card options to their members by simply placing an order. The ICUL customer service team will then ship the cards along with detailed instructions to walk credit unions through the process.

The benefits for members are numerous. Members can buy the gift cards at the credit union just as they would at a store, using cash, checks or credit cards. The gift card recipient can then use the card just like a Visa debit card for purchases up to the gift card limit.

Because of the partnership with Visa, the cards are almost universally accepted, and they can be used as soon as 24 hours after being purchased. They are also safer than cash. If the card is lost or stolen, the unused portion can be replaced.

Known as the top provider of pre-paid services to credit unions and the premier pre-paid card service provider endorsed by CUNA, the ICUL Service Corporation is the one-stop shop provider for credit, debit, and non-reloadable as well as reloadable pre-paid card services for credit unions. Available cards include Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit and debit programs, and pre-paid Visa debit cards with decorative designs including Visa Gift Cards, CUMONEY Family Cards, and CUMONEY TravelMoney Cards. The ICUL Service Corporation will also customize the selection for the needs of an individual credit union and its members, and all customer service and implementations are handled in-house and not outsourced to a third-party provider.

For more information on the ICUL Service Corporation’s prepaid cards, call 800.942.7124, or send an email to


Strategic Link is the NWCUA’s wholly-owned service corporation, providing the Association’s member credit unions with exclusive high-quality, competitively-priced products and discounted services. Questions? Contact Sales & Marketing Associate Craig Reed: 206.340.4789,

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