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MSU Federal Credit Union Teams Up With CarQuotes Corporation to Make Car Buying Easier

East Lansing, MI. . . Buying a car has never been simpler for members now that Michigan State University Federal Credit Union has teamed up with CarQuotes Corporation to offer a vehicle research website with free pricing reports, buying advice and other state-of-the-art features.

The CarQuotes portal, which can be accessed directly from the MSUFCU website, allows credit union members to research and compare automobile makes, models, colors, options and fuel efficiency and obtain an immediate discounted price from a participating dealer matched by ZIP code and vehicle type. In addition, the website also provides objective reviews by auto experts for scores of vehicles.

The MSUFCU and CarQuotes partnership reflects changing trends in consumer buying behavior and the fact that over 80 percent of all consumers begin their car-buying process on the Internet. In today’s difficult economic environment, innovative, web-based tools that are now part of the MSUFCU website can be critical to success.            “Offering members a better way to find the new or used car that is right for them and then help them save time and money on the purchase is our goal,” said Jeff Benson, vice president of operations. “The advanced features and easy-to-use functionality of the CarQuotes platform provides a hassle-free car-buying experience for our members, helps local dealers turn inventory, helps us secure more loans, and improve our overall member service, all the while in a MSUFCU-controlled website.”

“We are excited to partner with an outstanding organization like the MSU Federal Credit Union and give their members web-access to a best-in-class auto-buying capability that includes engaging research and low, up-front pricing,” said Bill Eveline, president of CarQuotes Corporation. “At the same time, the technology behind the co-branded website provides the credit union itself with a range of tools increase member satisfaction.”

MSU Federal Credit Union (www.msufcu.org) serves faculty, staff, students, alumni association members and their families of Michigan State University and Oakland University and has grown to be the world’s largest university-based credit union with over 146,000 members and $1.8 billion in assets.

CarQuotes Corporation (www.carquotes.com) is a leading credit union automotive marketing and technology company and, since its inception in 1979, has provided consumers with over $500 million in savings on their vehicle purchases. The company’s sophisticated services give credit unions and their members the critical tools to make auto purchasing and financing a seamless, haggle-free experience.


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