• How Financial Institutions Can Focus on Financial Literacy This School Year

    posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

    School is back in session. As students are learning the basics of reading, writing and math, another important subject may be overlooked — financial literacy. Good news is it's never too late for banks or credit unions to start teaching current, and potentially future accountholders, the fundamentals.

  • Ten Tips to Protect Against Peer-to-Peer Payments Fraud

    posted on Thursday, August 24, 2023

    In an increasingly digital world, peer-to-peer (P2P) payment methods simplified how many individuals handle financial transactions. P2P apps made it convenient to pay friends and family, split bills and conduct business transactions with the click of a button. However, with the convenience comes the risk of becoming a victim of fraud.

  • How to Create a Strong Password

    posted on Wednesday, August 9, 2023

    Passwords protect our sensitive data. However, not all passwords are created equal. The right combination of password length and complexity can keep your password out of the wrong hands.

  • Identifying and Avoiding Card Skimmers

    posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2023

    By now, most of us have heard of card skimming, a big business for thieves. According to the FBI, card skimming costs consumers and financial institutions more than $1 billion each year.

  • Maturing Your Cybersecurity Program

    posted by James Boyd on Thursday, June 8, 2023

    As cybersecurity risks continue to increase, your financial institution's cybersecurity program should continue to mature to keep the bad guys out.

  • Hang Up on Vishing Attempts

    posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023

    As our lives become increasingly digital, we're exposed to more and more cybersecurity threats. Two common methods cybercriminals use to gain access to victims' personal information are vishing and spoofing.

  • Upcoming Durbin Amendment Clarification To Change How Cardholders' Transactions Are Routed

    posted on Thursday, May 11, 2023

    The upcoming clarification to the Durbin Amendment set for July 1, 2023, means card issuers must enable at least two payment card networks to process all debit card transactions, including card-not-present transactions, such as online payments.

  • Become an AAP or APRP in 2023

    posted by Luann Kohlman, AAP, APRP on Thursday, April 20, 2023

    Do you eat, sleep and breathe ACH and work with electronic payments daily? If so, take the next step and pursue the Accredited ACH Professional (AAP) or the Accredited Payments Risk Professional (APRP) credential.

  • Six Tips to Avoid Mail-Related Check Fraud

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, April 17, 2023

    Recently, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an alert to financial institutions about a nationwide surge in check fraud schemes targeting the U.S. mail. In fact, last year, reports of mail-related check fraud nearly doubled the number of filings in 2021.

  • Learn More About Digital Assets in Two Upcoming SHAZAM Webinars

    posted on Thursday, April 13, 2023

    SHAZAM is excited to offer a new live webinar series to help you enhance your knowledge of digital assets and how they may affect your financial institution and customers.