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.
President Barack Obama sent greetings Thursday to those celebrating International Credit Union Day. CUNA worked closely with the White House on the statement, and a number of credit union-friendly legislators also weighed in with the White House.
The NCUA’s Tuesday announcement that it will repay the U.S. Treasury in full is a good sign for credit unions, said CUNA Chief Policy Officer Bill Hampel. The agency will repay the $1 billion outstanding balance before Oct. 31.
CUNA’s Strategic Communications Department teamed up with The Wall Street Journal this week on an infographic illustrating the differences between credit unions and banks. The graphic ran in print today, on International Credit Union Day.