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Half of Americans Are Confused About Credit Card Rewards

Do your customers have a handle on their credit card rewards? Is it about miles? Points? Cash back? A mixture of all three? Do they know how, exactly, they’re earning the rewards and how to redeem them? If you think they do, you might want to think again. A new survey by NextAdvisor found that roughly half…

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Payments Fraud Continues to Concern Bankers

Banks and credit unions have grappled with payments fraud for decades, so it’s not surprising that the 2014 Federal Reserve Bank Payments Fraud Survey found fraud attempts and losses are continuing to be widespread. What’s interesting, however, is the changing profile of the survey respondents. More non-financial services organizations responded in 2014 than ever before,…

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12 Days to a SAFE Christmas

I wanted to do something a little different today. Most of my blogs talk privacy and security concerns and news to help banks and credit unions stay ahead of fraud. I realize that you are all consumers as well and it might be helpful to understand what you should be doing as consumers to keep safe during…

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Can Charitable Commitments Open Banking Accounts?

The TV commercial caught my attention and I watched to see which financial institution initiated the promotion. It was Fifth Third Bank and the campaign told viewers they can help fight cancer by using the bank’s special credit and debit cards. Fifth Third Bank has been drawing attention for its community good works elsewhere, but…

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Apple Passes on Changing the Payments Landscape at WWDC14

Another Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC14), another cycle come and gone without a significant payments announcement from the space’s most prominent lurker. Not that this is much of a surprise any longer- on the eve of the conference CNN Money listed mobile payments as one of the technologies they hoped to hear about but likely…

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You Say You Want a [Payments] Evolution?

When you draw a standing-room crowd for the breakfast slot on the final day of a major industry conference, it’s safe to assume people are interested in your topic. Still, I suspect even the Fed was surprised by the turnout for the readout on their Payment System Improvement initiative. Cheryl Venable (of the Fed’s Retail…

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Target’s Data Breach Will Hurt Your Marketing Campaigns

It’s almost guaranteed that one of the hottest topics of the year, especially for marketers, will be security of personal consumer information. Thank Target Corp. for that. First, Target announced, days after it was realized, that the debit and credit card numbers of some 40 million shoppers had been stolen by hackers who breached Target’s…

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