NCP News

1/2016 - Network and Systems Maintenance Schedule. Click here for details.

 

1/2015 - Change Notification for Payment Book Products. Click here for details.

 

NCP Celebrates 40 Years of Success! - July 2014

 

This month, NCP Solutions reaches a significant milestone: 40 years of success! Since its founding in 1974 as National Computer Print, Inc., NCP has grown to provide a range of solutions to help clients communicate business-critical and time-sensitive information to their customers. It has become one of the nation's largest providers of coupon payment books to the financial services industry and expanded its expertise with production capabilities for transactional documents, including statements, bills, and compliance letters and notices. Through organic growth, strategic acquisitions and continued investments in technology, the business has consistently distinguished itself. As it evolved to a new name, NCP Solutions further developed and implemented advanced output systems, secure workflows and quality processes that deliver superior print and digital media communications. These communications serve the needs of clients in a variety of industries including mortgage lending and servicing, banking and credit unions, and consumer and auto finance. In 2013, Harland Clarke acquired NCP Solutions; today it resides within the larger HC Marketing Services Division and remains focused on delivering high value transactional solutions at an outstanding level of customer service. Happy 40th to NCP Solutions!!

 

Press Release - December 18, 2013

 

As announced in a press release issued December 18, Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. has entered into an agreement to purchase Valassis Communications. For more information about this aquisition, please view the press release (click here). To learn more about Valassis, visit its website at www.valassis.com.

 

JAVA update affecting Portal's Ad-Hoc Reporting Feature and Scheduled Network and Systems Maintenance

 

10/2013JAVA update affecting Portal's Ad-Hoc Reporting Feature. Click here for details.

 

10/2013Scheduled Network and Systems Maintenance - REVISED 05/2014

 

Press Release - June 3, 2013

 

We are proud to announce that NCP Solutions is now part of Harland Clarke. Harland Clarke is the largest provider of checks and related products to financial institutions; it also offers security and identity fraud solutions, as well as a full range of marketing services including business intelligence, strategic creative in primarily direct marketing and print and digital direct marketing. NCP is operating as a standalone business unit of Harland Clarke, retaining its own brand.

 

For more information about this acquisition, please click here to see the press release. To learn more about Harland Clarke, go to www.harlandclarke.com.

 

UAB senior and 16 year veteran of NCP Solutions honored for graphic design

 

Tammy Watson and fellow teammates of The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) were recognized among advertising’s best-of-the-best at Birmingham’s 2013 ADDY® Awards.  The team, all art studio majors with concentrations in graphic design, was awarded Best of Show for its rebranding campaign of the city’s historic Sloss Furnaces. Their entry also received a silver award in the Student Campaign category.

 

Tammy is utilizing NCP’s tuition reimbursement program to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design.

 

Click here, to view the Bham ADDYs Winners Book.

 

In the News...

 

This past week, NCP Solutions attended the PostalVision 2020 conference in Washington, DC. The conference was held to broaden the attendees' views of the Postal Service and to seek out the possibilities of the Postal Service as a platform. During the conference, there were a host of industry experts, authors and government officials in attendance including the US Post Master General, Pat Donahoe, who spoke on the restructuring objectives for the USPS as outlined in his "5 year Plan to Profitability." Other topics included platform perspectives moderated by Phil Simon, author of "The Age of the Platform," describing what a platform is and how it could work for the USPS. This was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Jeff Jarvis, author of "What Would Google Do," on the responsibility the US would have if the USPS adopted a platform strategy. There was also a discussion regarding the current and future state of mail describing the downtrend since 2000 and the opportunities that lie ahead for the industry. The conference ended with a panel discussion on policy directions, which included as a participant, the recently appointed President of Digital Solutions for the USPS, Paul Vogel.

 

Michael Barron, Product Manager for NCP Solutions, attended the conference and had this to say... "Our customers rely on the USPS for the final stage of delivery of the customer communications we manufacture for them. We are committed to helping our customers mitigate the impacts of the proposed USPS changes, and by participating in events like PostalVision 2020, we can do just that."

 

KBA Servicer Roundtable

 

On May 14, 2012, NCP Solutions attended the KBA Servicer Roundtable to discuss the FFIEC guidelines and the CFPB bulletin 2012-03 regarding service provider requirements.

FFIEC IT Booklet Outsourcing Technology Services

CFPB Bulletin 2012-03 Service Providers

 

Symitar VIP Membership Enable Core Processing and Check Imaging Solutions Integration

 

Birmingham, AL. NCP Solutions, LLC, a recognized leader in outsourced print, mail & electronic communications for the financial services sector, announced it has joined Symitar’s Vendor Integration Program (VIP). Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (Nasdaq: JKHY), provides core processing solutions and enterprise-wide automation for hundreds of credit unions nationwide.

 

The VIP membership enables NCP to further integrate its print, mail and electronic communications platform with Symitar’s core processing systems.

 

About Symitar

 

Symitar, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc., is the leading provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar currently serves more than 700 credit unions as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information is available at www.symitar.com.

 

About NCP Solutions

 

NCP Solutions is in the business of helping companies optimize the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of their critical business communications. We do this by offering integrated solutions that support the physical and electronic delivery of:

 

  • Time-Sensitive, Transactional Documents, such as statements, bills, check products, payment coupon books and letters;
  • Legal and Compliance Notifications, including privacy disclosures; tax documents; credit, collection and loan modification letters;
  • Promotional Communications designed to attract, retain and strengthen customer relationships; and
  • Relevant Information that educates, informs and elicits response from target audiences.

 

For more than 40 years, these companies have relied upon NCP Solutions’ industry leading expertise, freeing them to focus their time, energy and resources on core business needs and on what matters most to them – creating value for their customers.

 

U.S. Postal Service offering discount...

 

For a limited time, the U.S. Postal Service is offering business mailers an upfront 3% discount on First-Class Mail and Standard Mail letters and flats that include a mobile barcode. Mobile barcodes must be used for marketing and advertising purposes. For more information, click here.

 

USPS Rate Increases for April 17

 

Postage rate increases filed by the U.S. Postal Service on January 13, 2011 satisfy requirements of the law and will take effect on April 17, 2011.  On average, increases are just over 1.7%; however, the cost of a first class stamp remains unchanged at 44 cents.

 

USPS Proposed Price Change for 2011 - July, 2010

 

The U.S. Postal Service recommended increasing the price of a first-class stamp and postcards by 2 cents to 46 cents and 30 cents respectively. The increase must be approved and will not go into effect until January 2, 2011. Other actions outlined include changes to delivery frequency, restructuring prepayments of retiree health benefits, creating a more flexible workforce and expanding access to products and services to places more convenient to customers.