Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Washington
Go Direct Crime month good time to switch from paper
WASHINGTON (9/24/08)--The U.S. Treasury Department’s “Go Direct” campaign is again highlighting October’s distinction as Crime Prevention Month as making it the perfect time to encourage the safety benefits of direct deposit for Social Security payments. Entering its fourth year, the Go Direct promotional campaign urges the recipients of government benefits checks to opt for electronic delivery as a means to eliminate the risk of stolen checks and forgeries, and to reduce exposure to identity theft. In addition to direct deposit, Go Direct is promoting its Direct Express Debit MasterCard card as another means to eliminate the risk of lost or stolen checks. Free materials are available to help promote the safer payment options, including newsletter copy, fliers and posters, talking points and PowerPoint slides, Web banners and flashing safety lights. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA)—a national partner of the Go Direct campaign--supports the program and backs its goals of providing a secure delivery method for those receiving benefits checks. In addition, direct deposit saves taxpayer dollars: It is estimated that if all recipients of federal benefit checks switched to direct deposit, millions of taxpayers' dollars would be saved annually. Use the resource links below for more Go Direct information.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
#Iowa Housing Authority honors #creditunion's mortgage commitment #NewsNow http://t.co/97me6ziPFa
6 hours ago
Adams to Zimmerman: Don't let your name define your financial decisions via @ndn http://t.co/kPVgQaDFNo
9 hours ago
Calif. ride-sharing law protects #creditunion collateral #NewsNow #System http://t.co/kXAAmbQgKO
10 hours ago
New offices mean moving sale at @TheKCUA https://t.co/xaof5SJkmE
11 hours ago
Existing-home sales slump in August as cash purchases decline @REALTORS
12 hours ago