SHAZAM Blog

  • Being intentional about your company culture

    posted by Jackie Rolow, SPHR on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Enhancing your company's culture can be a tricky yet, very rewarding experience. Our experience at SHAZAM has provided challenges, but already we've seen the positive outcome of our efforts and know that it's just the start of something big.

  • Why does interchange matter?

    posted by Dan Heimann on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

    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.

  • Benefits of an Emerging Leader Program

    posted by Jackie Rolow, SPHR on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    Leaders are made, not born. It's a craft that can be honed through experience, education and training. Company investments in developing talented emerging leaders produce a lifetime of value for individuals and bring great rewards to the company for years to come.

  • ‘Tis the season for fraud

    posted by Liz Little on Friday, December 13, 2019

    With the holidays right around the corner, ‘tis the season for fraud. We're hearing reports of an uptick in phishing attempts, and we feel it's important to pass that along to you. To protect your cardholders from these aggressive phishing attempts, we're sharing tips and what to do if a cardholder falls victim.

  • Train employees to keep company data safe

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    During the holiday season, there's a chance employees may do some online shopping at the office. Train employees to be alert and watch for scams that can compromise security.

  • Federal Reserve's FedNow Service will offer faster payments solutions

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    In August, the Federal Reserve announced it will develop a new round-the-clock real-time payment and gross settlement service. FedNow Service will enable financial institutions of every size to offer their accountholders a way to move money in real time between other people and businesses.

  • Business Email Compromise is major threat to companies

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

    The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center 2018 Report listed losses of $1.2 billion due to business email compromise — also known as CEO impersonation. Follow these tips to help prevent fraud at your institution.

  • Implement a people-centric cybersecurity approach

    posted by Stephan Thomasee on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    When fighting fraudsters, focus your efforts on people, not places. Cybercriminals target people to click, reply or engage to carry out an attack. A first step in keeping your institution secure is to implement a standard for strong passwords.

  • Best practices for keeping mobile data safe

    posted by Ben Hayden on Wednesday, September 25, 2019

    Smartphones and tablets are smaller and easier to misplace than a corporate laptop but can store just as much sensitive data. If your employees use a smartphone or other mobile device for work purposes, follow these guidelines to protect business information.

  • Get involved in your community's preparedness

    posted by Amanda Holmgaard on Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Hurricanes, flash floods, wildfires, tornadoes. From coast to coast disasters vary, but in the aftermath the needs are the same: Food, shelter and money. Take time to review your business continuity plan during September's National Preparedness Month.