Friday, October 31, 2014

Firefighters honored for heroic acts of bravery | Local News - WCVB Home

Fallen firefighter's children honored with dad's medal

BOSTON —Firefighters from 10 Massachusetts communities were honored Tuesday for heroic acts of bravery during the 25th annual "Firefighter of the Year" Awards ceremony.

The ceremony that was held at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston also honored two Boston firefighters who died earlier this year in a Back Bay fire.

Watch report | Uncut: Amazing Grace performed

Firefighters honored for heroic acts of bravery | Local News - WCVB Home

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Credit Unions Dominate Apple Pay List

Firefighter credit unions on the list! check them out at: Quora, a user-sourced question and answer website. 

On the launch day of Apple Pay, NCUA Vice Chairman Rick Metsger said the majority of financial institutions involved with the technology are credit unions.

“An initial list of financial institutions signed-up for Apple Pay on its launch day reveals that more than two-thirds are credit unions,” Metsger said in a keynote address to the American Institute of CPAs’ annual conference on credit unions in Denver Monday.

“This demonstrates that America’s credit unions are ready, willing and able to meet the needs of American consumers for secure mobile payment systems,” he added.

To date, Apple has not publicly released the names of participating financial institutions. However, a list recently surfaced on Quora, a user-sourced question and answer website. The unsourced list showed that the majority of the more than 500 financial institutions listed are credit unions.

Credit Unions Dominate Apple Pay List

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ebola Preparedness and Firefighter Credit Unions

To all staff and volunteers,

The IAFF Has released the below video/s of interest to all firefighters and EMS personal related to Ebola education and response.

Since our credit unions serve those who are first responders, I felt it important to make these videos available to you, your staff and volunteers so that you can better understand any precautions your credit union should take. I am sure that NCUA will be checking your infection control policy, remember SARS?

Take a moment to watch and learn from these excellent presentations.

Grant Sheehan Executive Director

What is Ebola:

Stand Down Statement from IAFF GP: 

Additionally, the IAFC has provided an excellent resource page with links to; Background, Infection Control Guidance, Ebola Preparedness, 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

CUNA: 500 FIs commit to Apple Pay, says CEO Cook

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500 FIs commit to Apple Pay, says CEO Cook

CUPERTINO, Calif. (10/17/14)--With commitments from 500 financial institutions, Apple said Thursday that Apple Pay, its much-discussed electronic wallet, will become available to U.S. consumers on Monday.
Through ApplePay, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus use Touch ID for purchases in stores and within apps. Touch ID authorizes purchases using the device owner's fingerprint, which is also used to access the device. Users of the just-announced iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will be able to use Touch ID on their devices for Apple Pay within apps. The new service will be enabled by a free software update to iOS 8.
Apple Pay is designed to protect the user's personal information. It doesn't collect any transaction information that can be tied back to a user, and payment transactions are between the user, the merchant and the user's bank. Apple doesn't collect purchase history. Actual card numbers are not stored on the device, instead, a unique device account number is created, encrypted and stored in the secure element of the device.
Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three major payment networks: American Express, MasterCard and Visa.
CO-OP Financial Services is in active negotiations with Visa and MasterCard to bring the lowest aggregated issuer fees to credit unions ( News Now Sept. 11). Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv has said that all Fiserv-processed debit and credit issuers have tokenization capabilities--the security measure used by Apple Pay--available to them through the Visa Token Service and MasterCard Digital Enablement Service.

CUNA: 500 FIs commit to Apple Pay, says CEO Cook

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Firefighters Credit Unions San Diego Conference

IMG_3184Over 170 firefighters, credit union executives and their guests gathered in San Diego for NCOFCU’s annual meeting and conference. It was another very successful year with many comments, “the best ever!’

Updates from Diana Dykstra CEO, CA League, Elizabeth Whitehead, Director Region V NCUA, Jennifer Stockett, Senior Advisor in the Office of Financial Institutions CFPB, Steve Rick, Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual Group, as well presentations from Kevin Mahan of CUBED, Prescott Ford, Managing Director Regulatory Affairs First Empire Securities, Inc. and credit union CEO’s combined with roundtable discussions on working loan products and services made the conference a tremendous success!.

We are now looking forward to the “Go To Conference” in Nashville TN . This will be the “Year of Collaboration” among firefighter’s credit unions!
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