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The EMV Dilemma

CNP fraud rises but opportunity beckons with merchant education.

By Matthew Katz

Whether you are a merchant, acquiring bank or issuing bank, the long-sought payment network liability shift to the EuroPay, MasterCard Visa standard produced a profound sense of relief as EMV is expected to dramatically reduce counterfeit card fraud.

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CyberSecurity Experts Warn of Acecard Malware Targeting Android Banking Apps

Feb. 22 – The Kaspersky Lab Anti-malware Research Team has detected a dangerous Android banking Trojans capable of attacking users of nearly 50 different online financial applications and services. The Acecard malware is able to bypass Google Play store security measures.

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Top 5 Digital Banking Activities Revealed

February 15 – In a new survey from VSoft Corporation, consumers who currently use digital banking services identify their top five digital activities, which include (in order):

  1. Balance inquiries (81%)
  2. Online bill payment/ATF (72%)
  3. Money transfers (60%)
  4. Finding branch/ATM locations (45%)
  5. Customer service support (37%)

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9 Out of 10 Americans Expect Digital Banking Services

January 26 – A new survey from VSoft Corporation found that nine out of 10 (89%) Americans expect a bank or credit union to offer some kind of digital banking service. Conducted on behalf of VSoft by Harris Poll, the survey ran online from Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2015, and garnered responses from more than 2,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.

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SecureKey briidge.net Connect Meets FFIEC Guidance for Secure Internet Banking Authentication

June 26 – SecureKey Technologies has announced its briidge.net Connect service meets the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (FFIEC) layered security guidance for secure authentication in an online banking environment. The service has also received re-certification for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) compliance. Verified by independent regulatory compliance services provider, Coalfire Systems, Inc. and global information security firm, Herjavec Group, respectively, SecureKey provides financial institutions with multi-channel customer authentication assurances.

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C1 Bank and CenterState Bank Offer Community Banks an Inexpensive Mobile Relationship Profitability Model

March 13 – C1 Bank and CenterState Bank of Florida, N.A. have announced a partnership whereby CenterState, through its Correspondent Division, will provide analytics, launch and market C1 Lab’s Smart Loan Express to financial institutions across the country.  Smart Loan Express helps bank lenders and management teams better understand and manage the risk-adjusted return on equity of a new loan and relationship through an easy to use online, mobile or tablet interface. C1 Labs is the in-house development team of C1 Bank focused on rapid fin-tech application development.

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CenterState Bank Makes SmartBiz Available to Community Banks

July 29 – CenterState Banks, Inc., has announced that it will be an exclusive provider of SmartBiz to community banks nationwide. SmartBiz is the first fully-online, automated underwriting platform of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans under $150,000. These loans are part of the SBA’s 7(a) Small Loan Advantage Program. Community banks can choose to originate loans themselves or allow lenders outside their state to originate the loans and pay the community bank a fee.  

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Continental National Bank Launches Comprehensive Bilingual Website

June 6 – Continental National Bank, the first Cuban-American national bank in the United States, has launched the bank’s rebranded website with more educational resources and money management tools, as well as language options in both Spanish and English.

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Diebold Deploys First ATM Without Card Reader or PIN Pad

March 24 – An automated teller machine (ATM) with no card reader. Pre-staged withdrawals on smartphones. Cardless transactions. And everything managed via the cloud. A new era of banking, inspired by the Millennial generation, is dawning at Diebold Federal Credit Union (DFCU), where an innovative ATM from Diebold, Incorporated and a mobile wallet solution are allowing members to complete self-service transactions and make retail purchases without using physical debit or credit cards.

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