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USPS Relaxes Upcoming Requirements for Intelligent Mail Barcode

Recognizing ongoing concerns about mailers’ readiness for broader adoption of the Intelligent Mail barcode (IMb®), the USPS® has decided that automation discounts for mail with POSTNET barcodes will continue to be offered beyond May 2011. Today’s announcement, made following consultation with key industry leaders, means that mailers also may continue to use the POSTNET barcode for reply mail (such as Business Reply Mail (BRM), QBRM and Permit Reply Mail) and PLANET Code® for Confirm® Service.

The relaxing of requirements beyond the planned May POSTNET retirement timeframe allows for an easier transition to the full use of the IMb while continuing to receive automation discounts. The value of the IMb is a proven technological advantage with more than 41 billion pieces of IMb-enabled mail processed by the USPS. As more Industry leaders continue to embrace the IMb, the Postal Service is committed to enhancing the benefits of Intelligent Mail Services.

To create your new Intellingent Mail barcode, you will still need to acquire a Mailer ID online HERE. Then just forward the info you get from the USPS to your IFS representative and we'll get the new bar code for you.

If you have any questions, please contact your sales rep at 815-725-0633 or sales@independentforms.com.

FDIC Releases Final Ruling to Include IOLT Accounts for All Temporary Liquidity Signage

IFS has the updated signage available now. Please call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com for more information and pricing.

The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today approved a final rule to include Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTAs) in the temporary unlimited deposit coverage for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts. Read more from the FDIC HERE.

The new signage reads:

“NOTICE OF CHANGES IN TEMPORARY FDIC INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS

All funds in a “noninterest-bearing transaction account” are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from December 31,2010, through December 31,2012. This temporary unlimited coverage is in addition to, and separate from, the coverage of at least $250,000 available to depositors under the FDIC's general deposit insurance rules.

The term “noninterest-bearing transaction account” includes a traditional checking account or demand deposit account on which the insured depository institution pays no interest. It also includes Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (“IOLTAs”). It does not include other accounts, such as traditional checking or demand deposit accounts that may earn interest, NOW accounts, and money-market deposit accounts.

For more information about temporary FDIC insurance coverage of transaction accounts, visit www.fdic.gov.”

Lenticular Motion Pens

IFS is now offering a new patented pen with a unique “twist”. As you turn the pen, your logo is accented with a lenticular effect. There are ten stock designs available and minimums start as low as 100 pieces.

Call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com for more information and pricing.

Halloween Stadium Cups – Only $0.50 Each and Quick Turnaround Time!

We're featuring these 16 oz. orange stadium cups as a last minute Halloween idea. Purchase minimum is 100 and they're produced in 24 to 48 hours. They come with a black imprint on one side and we have tons of stock Halloween imagery to pair with your logo and create a great Halloween theme. These are perfect for Haunted Trails, Halloween events, or as giveaways.

Halloween Stadium Cups

Please call 815-725-0633 or email sales@independentforms.com with any questions.

Exciting New Product – Cup Cufs!

The folks here at IFS came across this interesting new product called the Cup Cuf. Instead of using the throw-away paper coffee cup sleeves of old, the Cup Cuf can be used as a marketing vehicle for you and your brand. Use these to promote your company or organization while enjoying your favorite beverage:

Cup Cufs

If you have any questions, please call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com.

2010 Anti-Bacterial Hand Sanitizer Options – Recommended by the CDC!

IFS is now featuring five different antibacterial hand sanitizer options. Our hand saniziter gel comes in two different sizes and four different colors/scents. The new sanitizer spray comes in translucent tube with many different cap colors available. We also feature a spray/pen combo and a new “fresh scent” foaming spray. All options include a four-color label as well.

These options are great giveaway items for the teller line as well as for internal use. Please call 815-725-0633 or email Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Options

 

Halloween Bags for 2010

Halloween is right around the corner and IFS is featuring these metallic Halloween treat bags for 2010. They come in two different designs, with the Haunted House design available in silver and orange. We also have many different options for other treat bags, as well as glow-in-the-dark items, flashlights and much more.

Click HERE to download a flyer of the metallic bags. Please call 815-725-0633 or email sales@independentforms.com for more information.

Updated FDIC Brochures – 250k Permanent Change

Updated brochures on deposit insurance coverage (including the basic guide, Deposit Insurance Summary, and the more comprehensive guide, Your Insured Deposits) with the changes for $250,000 permanency are now available from IFS. The item # is 7-07111BFN. Please contact your sales rep at 815-725-0633 or sales@independentforms.com.

FDIC Insurance Coverage Permanently Increased to $250,000 Per Depositor

On July 21, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which, in part, permanently raises the current standard maximum deposit insurance amount to $250,000. The standard maximum insurance amount of $100,000 had been temporarily raised to $250,000 until December 31, 2013. The FDIC insurance coverage limit applies per depositor, per insured depository institution for each account ownership category (see the full FDIC press release HERE).

Independent Forms Services will be stocking updated FDIC signage (wall and counter versions), as well as decals. Click HERE to download a PDF flyer.

We will also have information on how to update other signage that may feature the old or temporary FDIC logo (i.e. those with the December 2013 date or “at least $100,000”). If you have any questions, please call 815-725-0633 or email us at sales@independentforms.com.

More Banks Join Twitter’s Ranks

More and more Chicago area financial institutions are tweeting, but most of them differ on how to best use the microblogging site. Jacob Jegher, a senior analyst for a banking and insurance consulting firm, says “There's such huge interest by financial institutions when it comes to social media….some of the smaller banks and credit unons have moved a lot faster than some of the other larger banks.”

Click HERE to read more from the Chicago Tribune's article.