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Posted: Jan 15, 2016
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Author: Barney Moore
I guess you could say there is no rest for the weary. Credit unions faced with EMV enablement and the implementation of card issuance strategies to meet the recent October 1, 2015 EMV card liability shift date now have another rapidly approaching EMV liability shift date to circle on the calendar.

 

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Posted: Jan 15, 2016
Categories: Debit Cards
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Author: Lou Grilli

PINless debit has been in use for many years. It allows certain merchant categories to bill debit cards for things like utility bills and internet charges, where entering a PIN created additional security concerns.  The use of PINless debit complies with the Durbin Amendment and cuts merchant interchange rates in half. 

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Posted: Jan 11, 2016
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Author: Tom Davis
2016 will be one of the most exciting years on record for credit unions when it comes to payments. Credit Union Magazine asked us to share some of our forward-thinking thoughts on the trends to watch and how credit unions will be impacted by the multitude of emerging payments technologies.
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Posted: Jan 7, 2016
Categories: Credit Cards, Fraud
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Author: Bill Lehman

Payment kiting involves a cardholder making multiple payments (phone, Web, or check) to free up available credit. The cardholder then conducts purchases or cash advances multiple times within the cycle before the payment has a chance to return.

There are 7 best practices that a credit union should employ to identify and thwart payment kiting fraud.

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Posted: Jan 4, 2016
Categories: Credit Cards, Rates
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Author: Bill Lehman

The Federal Reserve recently announced an increase in the Federal Funds Rate by a quarter point (25 bps)—the first interest rate increase in over seven years. Although the move by the Fed is a small step at this time, it will result in a ripple effect across all rates.

The increase influences rates paid on savings and interest earned on loans, making saving money more lucrative and borrowing more expensive. Credit unions can expect rate changes on most financial products including credit cards, mortgages, savings, CDs, and car loans.

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