Starbucks' mobile payment app that allows customers to preload their smart devices with money--in effect, stripping processing-fee revenue from financial institutions--continues to expand. The Starbucks app now allows customers to pre-order drinks and other products from their smart devices and have them waiting for customers at the counter when they arrive.
Six federal agencies published guidance last week designed to ensure all depository institutions are aware of expectations when it comes to deposit reconciliation. CUNA’s compliance explains what it means for credit unions in a recent CompBlog post.
CUNA Chief Policy Officer/Chief Economist Bill Hampel said there is no immediate concern for credit unions regarding a U.S. appeals court decision to throw out a $1.27 billion penalty levied by the U.S. Department of Justice against Bank of America in connection with questionable mortgages sold by the former subprime giant Countrywide.