• SHAZAM CEO Paul Waltz honored with Executive of the Year Award

    posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    We're proud to announce that SHAZAM President and CEO Paul Waltz was named 2021 Executive of the Year by the Des Moines Chapter of Executive Women International.

  • National Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) Recognition Day!

    posted by Luann Kohlman, AAP, APRP on Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Tuesday, September 21 is a special day for APRPs, it's National Accredited Payments Risk Professional Recognition Day!

  • Interchange is one thing. The much bigger deal is net interchange. Here's why.

    posted by Dan Heimann on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    SHAZAM is a debit network and processor, among other services we offer community banks and credit unions. So, in the debit world we talk a lot about interchange, an important concept. What is it and why does it matter to you? Take a few minutes to find how your debit card interchange is calculated and how it can be a meaningful contributor to your bottom line.

  • As you head out on vacation, scammers will be working overtime trying to spoil your plans

    posted by Ryan Dutton on Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    As people head out for the last long weekend of the summer, the excitement of getting away can make it easy to forget account security best practices. Scammers have plans, too, and that's to ruin holiday plans by swindling money. Let us help by offering your accountholders a few simple but effective precautions to keep them safe.

  • Merchant fraud: protecting your business against malware

    posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Fraud is a situation no one likes, yet we all realize it is part of the world we live in. It is up to us, merchants, financial institutions and networks to lead with integrity as partners, to implement required security services and fraud prevention measures so the consumers we all serve may enjoy safe, secure and delightful shopping experiences. We hope the information and ideas in this blog may help in your risk and security management.

  • Debit card disputes are complicated. Allow a SHAZAM Reg E expert to uncomplicate the specifics for you.

    posted by Diana Kern, AAP on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    Regulation E is a straightforward concept, yet the language can be complicated. And applying the regulation to each dispute situation is often not a black-or-white matter — many details fall in a gray area. SHAZAM recently teamed up with Payments Professor Kevin Olsen to discuss the specifics in a podcast.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 2: dangers of social media scams

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

    Every student heading back to school has a smartphone in their pocket, using it to communicate, socialize and kick back and relax. However, an increasing number of scammers are out there right now targeting unsuspecting students. This is the second part of our two-part blog series highlighting scams targeting college students.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 1: how to protect college students from scams.

    posted by Mike Burke on Thursday, August 5, 2021

    Learning life lessons at an early age is good, except when your bank account gets drained by a scammer and you learn the hard way. In this two-part blog series, we'll look at common scams college students face and how to protect them from falling victim. This blog was prepared with input from Griffin Wright, a SHAZAM intern from DePaul University.

  • Synthetic identity fraud is the fastest growing financial crime in the United States

    posted on Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    Where money is in motion, there are those looking to steal it. While fraud isn't new, the perpetrators' techniques are constantly evolving to take advantage of the current environment. Today's fastest growing crime, synthetic identity fraud, can be the hardest type of fraud to detect.

  • SHAZAM Announces New Advisory Council

    posted on Wednesday, July 21, 2021

    SHAZAM is pleased to announce the recent formation of the SHAZAM Advisory Council designed to foster discussion and explore trends in the financial services industry.