How CO-OP is Helping Launch Apple Pay

Credit unions are working hard to bring Apple Pay to their members, and CO-OP is running right beside them with expert assistance.

Merchant Surcharging on Credit Cards Quietly Began on Jan. 27

As of Sunday, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories can now impose transaction surcharges on consumers using credit cards. The new ability to collect the surcharge stems from last summer’s antitrust class-action settlement between VISA and MasterCard and a large group of merchants.

Interchange Fee Settlement Includes Plans to Temporarily Reduce Swipe Fees for Card Issuers

Visa, MasterCard and several big banks reached a $7.2 billion antitrust settlement with a large group of merchants regarding interchange fees. The settlement will cost Northwest credit unions between $2.5 and $3.5 million in fee income.

Significant Credit Card Security Breach Uncovered

Visa and MasterCard notified card-issuing credit unions and banks last week of a massive data breach involving Global Payments Inc., a third-party payment processor that Visa has already removed from its list of “compliant service providers.”

Significant Credit Card Security Breach Uncovered

Visa and MasterCard are notifying card-issuing credit unions and banks of a possible massive data breach involving Atlanta-based Global Payments Inc., a third-party payment processor.