Electronic payments using credit or debit cards account for trillions in transactions every year. These transaction databases have rapidly become a target of cyber thieves and dark web data merchants. In 2020 over 300 million individuals were affected by data breaches and fraud rates have doubled since 2011 for financial institutions like my credit union.
Where We Stand
The current interchange payment system works to benefit consumers, credit unions, and the merchants. CUNA and the Leagues, in conjunction with the Electronics Payments Coalition, are working together to stop legislation aimed at changing credit interchange.
Senior Director of Advocacy & CounselEmail Lance
Engage Your Members of Congress
Interchange Works: Protect My Card
Consumers and merchants alike benefit from the current interchange system. However, some lawmakers in Washington, DC are looking to make changes that could impact card security for consumers, make it harder for people to access credit, and increase costs to small businesses. Tell your lawmakers to keep the current interchange system that protects cards keeps the economy flowing.Contact your Members of Congrss
Regulators are focused on ensuring that the financial services industry is prepared for cyber-attacks. These ever-changing threats impact all credit unions.Read more
Merchant Data Breach
Major merchant data breaches expose credit unions to significant monetary costs and reputational risk.Read more