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PRELIMINARY COST TALLIED FOR CA, NV
updated 01/22/14 01:28 PM
Target Breach Impact on CUs
More than 552,000 debit and credit card accounts at California and Nevada credit unions were affected by the Target stores security breach between late November and mid-December, representing $2.8 million in card reissuance and other costs so far, according to preliminary results released today by the Credit Union National Association (CUNA).

Those costs most likely don’t include potential fraud losses, which could be substantial, CUNA’s survey-result analysis states.

In California, 460,000 debit cards and 75,000 credit cards were impacted. In Nevada, 16,000 debit cards and 1,600 credit cards were affected. The average cost per card is $5.10.

Nationwide, credit unions have so far incurred a nearly $30 million hit—a number expected to rise in the coming weeks as more credit unions report their costs and resulting fraud losses.

The CUNA survey asked credit unions impacted by the Target data breach to outline the costs and burdens they have seen as a result. The breach resulted in the theft of 40 million debit and credit cards across the nation, and encrypted PIN data, as well as the names, mail and email addresses, and phone numbers of up to 70 million individuals.

The survey data will help inform credit union leaders’ conversations with lawmakers, regulators, the media, and others. There is no deadline for credit unions to respond to the survey, and credit unions that have not yet responded are encouraged to do so.

Click here to take the survey.

Credit unions that have responded can also update their totals if new costs are incurred.

 
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CHAPTER FORUM, RECEPTION ENGAGES CUs updated 10/27/14 06:55 PM
Networking and Awards after 'REACH'
Credit union chapter members from across California and Nevada gathered Oct. 23 at the JW Marriott (L.A. Live) in downtown Los Angeles to attend the 2014 Chapter Forum, which offered a full day of valuable networking and educational sessions for attendees who were eager to share individual stories about the work their chapters are accomplishing.

NEEN JAMES CHALLENGES CUs AT 'REACH' updated 10/27/14 04:17 PM
'Time is the New Currency'
By Wednesday afternoon, nearly 700 credit union CEOs, professionals, industry vendors, and guests had attended REACH 2014, the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues’ Annual Meeting and Convention from Oct. 20-22 at the JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE) in downtown Los Angeles.

CFPB, FTC HOST DEBT COLLECTION FORUM updated 10/27/14 03:31 PM
Latino Consumers Discussed
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently hosted an all-day forum on “Debt Collection and the Latino Community,” which brought together consumer advocates, industry professionals, and regulators to discuss how debt collection issues affect Latino consumers, especially those with limited English proficiency (LEP).

FinCEN: QUARTERLY UPDATE ON 'SARs' updated 10/27/14 03:09 PM
Also, Mortgage Service Transfer Guidance
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its SAR Stats quarterly update, which provides information on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed through Sept. 30, 2014.