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PSCU Partners with MasterCard On MasterPass

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (3/4/13)--PSCU has entered an agreement with MasterCard to offer the MasterPass digital payment service to the credit union service organization's nearly 700 member-owner credit unions.

The service allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to make a purchase and enhances the shopping experience online, in-store or through a mobile device. MasterPass elminates the need to enter detailed shipping and card information with every purchase during the check out process. Consumers register their payment cards with MasterPass through their credit union's branded MasterPass site to store their payment, billing and shipping information.

PSCU will implement the online wallet functionality this Spring. In the future, MasterPass may allow consumers to go beyond plastic and use an enabled device for in-store purchase transactions.

Lake Trust CU, Lansing, Mich., will pilot the MasterPass for PSCU.

CU Direct Corp Announces Keynote Slate For Lending Conference

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ONTARIO, Calif. (3/4/13)--CU Direct Corp. has announced the keynote speaker line-up for its 2013 credit union lending conference, May 21-22.

Keynote speakers include: 

  • Todd Buchholz, former director of economic policy at the White House, best-selling author, and award-winning economics professor at Harvard;
  • Steve Williams, financial industry consultant and author, and co-founder of Cornerstone Advisors; and
  • Neil Goldman, senior partner with Goldman Consulting & Strategy.
Buchholz will provide an economic outlook forecast, and describe its impact on the credit union system. 

Williams will share the latest trends and industry opportunities, and provide advice on how credit unions can create more value for their members.

Goldman will present new research findings on trends in consumer shopping, mobile technology trends and lending, and how credit unions can influence their members' decisions.