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EMV Migration Forum and Payments Security Task Force Launch Education Initiative

August 21 – The Payments Security Task Force and the EMV Migration Forum has announced the launch of the industry-wide CHIP IN Education Initiative.

“After only one successful transaction, consumers understand how to use their new chip cards. We want to make their first impression with chip technology a positive one, and make paying with chip the ‘new normal’ this year,” said Randy Vanderhoof, director of the EMV Migration Forum. “To meet this goal, the EMV Migration Forum and the Payments Security Task Force are asking the industry to expand education efforts by participating in the new CHIP IN Education Initiative.”

GoChipCard.com is a comprehensive site providing instructions for successful chip card transactions along with information about what chip cards are, the security they deliver and reference materials for consumers, issuers and merchants.

What Is the CHIP IN Education Initiative?

The same cross-industry organizations that delivered the GoChipCard.com educational website are now asking industry stakeholders to chip in and help expand efforts to educate consumers and small businesses about the new cards appearing in their wallets and their stores.

How Can Industry Participants Help?

The initiative provides issuers, merchants, acquirers and others with educational messages and materials that can be shared through social media and other channels.

For those that sign up to join the initiative, participants will receive a weekly email which includes:

Pre-drafted social media posts and hashtags
Free educational downloads including useful visual aids, training guides, FAQs, infographics and more
Ways to use resources to maximize educational value
Media interview tips
Methods to encourage visits to GoChipCard.com

“Awareness and these resources help make that first chip card transaction a positive experience, whether you’re shopping or helping your customer,” said Carolyn Balfany, senior vice president, MasterCard. “This is the latest in a series of steps that we’re taking to help all U.S. customers and cardholders to understand the many benefits of the upgrade to chip.”

“The CHIP IN Education Initiative is another tool we can use to support the transition to chip technology in the U.S. All of those in the payments ecosystem have demonstrated a shared commitment to easing the transition to chip technology, and, through continued collaboration on initiatives like CHIP IN, we can help educate consumers and small businesses as to how chip technology can help reduce fraud and increase payment security,” said Stephanie Ericksen, vice president of Risk Products at Visa, Inc.

Join the CHIP IN Education Initiative here: www.emv-connection.com/chip-in.

The first weekly email will be sent during the week of August 24th, so industry participants are encouraged to join before then.

“We look forward to seeing everyone chip in to make the U.S. EMV chip migration a success,” added Vanderhoof.

EMV Migration Forum and Payments Security Task Force Launch CHIP IN, an Industry-Wide EMV Chip Education Initiative

August 19 – The Payments Security Task Force and the EMV Migration Forum have announced the launch of the industry-wide CHIP IN Education Initiative.

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Bank’s Adult Education Program Helps Teammates Succeed and Serve Clients

It is no secret that technology is changing the way people manage their money — and that banks are at the forefront of this trend. Tools such as online banking and mobile deposit are making it easier than ever for clients to track their spending and stay in financial control, whether from the convenience of their home or anywhere with mobile service. However, a lesser-known consequence of this move toward technology for day-to-day banking needs is how it is reshaping interactions in bank branches.  

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Uplift Education Secures $10 Million Loan from NexBank

September 29 -Uplift Education, North Texas’ largest public charter school network, has closed a $10 million loan agreement with Dallas-based NexBank to support school expansion in the Dallas area.

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ICBA Education and Vubiz Celebrate 12 Years of Success

August 25 – The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks, and Vubiz, an award-winning e-learning company, recently celebrated 12 years of successfully working together to deliver effective, efficient and affordable online training to America’s community banks.

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EMV Education Program to Facilitate EMV Migration in the U.S.

August 12 – UL has announced plans to help educate the industry on what is required to successfully migrate from magstripe to EMV technology in the U.S.

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EverFi and BBVA Compass Launch Spanish-Language Financial Education Solution to Serve Growing Hispanic Market

July 21 – EverFi, Inc. has announced that Sunbelt-based BBVA Compass will be the first institution to offer a Spanish-language version of its adult financial wellness solution.

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FDIC Announces Improvements to Deposit Insurance Education Materials

June 9 – The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has announced significant new improvements to the deposit insurance education materials available on the FDIC’s website, www.fdic.gov. The enhancements are designed to improve the accessibility and presentation of deposit insurance information for the general public through organizational changes as well as through the expanded use of explanatory videos and interactive infographics. The changes are designed to allow the public to quickly access basic information while still offering the in-depth and comprehensive deposit insurance information that has traditionally been available. The FDIC will also continue to offer the Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator (EDIE), where the public can enter their bank information to determine whether their deposits are fully insured.

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Admirals Bank and Neighborhood House Charter School Honor Graduates of a New Web-Based Financial Education Program

May 13 – Powered by EverFi technology, Admirals Bank Financial Scholars Program hosted an event today at Neighborhood House Charter School, where Admirals Bank recognized the first class of fifth-grade students to complete the program. The event included remarks from Admirals Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas W. Lazares, and the Head of the Neighborhood House Charter School Kate Scott.

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TD Bank Financial Education Survey Finds Millennials Are Cautious Banking Customers

March 10 – TD Bank has announced the results of the TD Bank Financial Education Survey focusing on millennial banking habits, which revealed that these young adults take few risks when it comes to managing their money. In fact, 47 percent of millennials describe their financial personality as being cautious when it comes to overall personal finance habits. The nationwide survey polled more than 2,000 millennials (ages 18-34) about their banking behaviors and preferences, as well as their go-to sources for financial information and advice.

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