Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Go Direct Crime prevention can include direct deposits
WASHINGTON (9/13/10)--The U.S. Treasury Department's direct deposit program, Go Direct, is encouraging credit unions and other financial institutions to use October’s Crime Prevention Month to promote the use of electronic payment systems. Go Direct in a Friday release said that “too many senior citizens, people with disabilities and other federal benefit recipients still receive their payments by paper check, putting their money and themselves at risk of check theft and other financial crimes.” By receiving their payments electronically, individuals can avoid having their money stolen “are better protected against financial crimes,” Go Direct added. Go Direct is providing financial institutions and community organizations with newsletter copy, news briefs, and brief tips to spread the financial crime prevention message. The Credit Union National Association is a national partner of the Go Direct program, which was founded in 2004 and encourages Americans to switch to direct deposit. For the full Go Direct release, use the resource link.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
.@CFPB today finalized changes 2 remittance rule, proposed in April. See rule here: http://t.co/tPs6Mlimni
6 hours ago
State OKs Floridacentral #creditunion's bank branch purchase #NewsNow http://t.co/37uXorWsmV
8 hours ago
Today is deadline to order your T-shirt for #MiracleJeansDay @CU4Kids @CMNHospitals http://t.co/UXIqW3cFN6
8 hours ago
#Creditunion #100MM on display with @NWCUA's Minickiello, Wash. Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos at @NCSLorg @CUNAadvocacy http://t.co/xVwnS39uEM
9 hours ago
Fraudsters hit @jpmorgan with smash and grab #phishing campaign http://t.co/VEkAvctYLJ
9 hours ago