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Strategic Link Partner MAP is Helping Credit Unions Break Into Mobile Payments

Member Access Pacific (MAP) details something called the Visa Digital Commerce App.

CUNA Study to Document $6.6 Billion Regulatory Burden Costs

Nearly 300 credit unions logged in for CUNA’s first Membership Webinar last week and got a preview of a bombshell study showing the cost of the regulatory burden is $6.6 billion.

Oregon Credit Union Members Respond to Call-to-Action Issued Through MAP

Members of six Oregon credit unions demonstrated their willingness to personally advocate for their credit unions. So far this year, they’ve fired off nearly 1,200 messages to their elected US Senators and Representatives, as a result of their credit unions’ engagement in CUNA’s Member Activation Program (MAP).

Gesa Credit Union Offers P2P to Members

In partnership with MAP, Gesa Credit Union has introduced a person-to-person payment system allowing members to send and receive money in a matter of minutes, through their phones or online.

MAP Helps Credit Unions Understand the Market for Mobile Wallets

What are mobile wallets and how will they affect your members? Member Access Pacific has released a white paper covering the options available to consumers, and the forces that will shape the future of mobile payments.

Strategic Link Question of the Week

In today’s competitive card processing market, how can a small Credit Union compete with big banks that can afford more expensive products and services?

NFL QBs Team with Visa, MAP to Showcase Football-Themed Financial Literacy Program

NFL QBs Russell Wilson and Drew Brees teamed with MAP and Visa last week to showcase Financial Football, a video game with accompanying classroom curriculum aimed at improving the money management skills of high school and middle school students.

Industry Consensus: EMV is Needed… and Soon

According to Member Access Pacific (MAP), merchants, processors and issuers alike agree on the need to implement EMV chip technology in the U.S. MAP is already putting tools in place to ensure credit unions can make a smooth transition to EMV before the last minute has passed.

MAP Introduces In-Branch Gift Card Displays

Cyndie Martini, president and CEO of Member Access Pacific (MAP), explains how in-branch gift card displays can enhance the member branch experience through MAP’s seamless, stress-free program.

Credit Union ‘Learning Map’ Reinvigorates Volunteers

Traveling back through time while analyzing the future through a crystal ball that is occluded by the winds of change sounds like the makings of another Marty McFly adventure sequel to “Back to The Future.”

Giving Financial Literacy the Attention It Deserves

Cyndie Martini, President and CEO of Strategic Link business partner MAP, discusses the important work showcased at a recent White House summit to increase financial literacy and a new toolkit developed by the White House’s Domestic Policy Council.

MAP Helps Unitus Launch ‘Design a Card’ Program

Unitus Community Credit Union launched a credit card personalization service this year using “Design A Card,” an easy-to-use web-based application available through Member Access Pacific, a Strategic Link business partner.

MAP Releases Branch Best Practices Guide for Debit Card Programs

Strategic Link business partner MAP outlines a series of best practices in a new document to help credit unions achieve a boost in Visa debit profitability through their individual branches.

TwinStar Credit Union is ReadyLink-Ready

Thanks to a partnership with MAP, a Strategic Link business partner, Visa prepaid cardholders can now load cash onto their cards at any TwinStar ATM in Washington using TwinStar Credit Union’s new ReadyLink service.

MAP Tackles Financial Illiteracy with Visa and the NFL

Member Access Pacific has teamed with Visa and the NFL to develop “Financial Football,” a fast-paced, interactive game that engages middle- and high-school students while teaching them money management skills.

FTC Final Rule Bans Deceptive Mortgage Ads

The rule covers only entities over which the FTC has jurisdiction, including state chartered credit unions.