Insights into traditional bill pay vs. picture bill pay

New studies offer insight into traditional bill pay vs. picture bill pay across devices and consumer behavior. The data released by Malauzai Software, as part of its monthly Monkey Insights, highlights key trends in internet and mobile banking usage based on April 2016 data for more than 360 banks and credit unions, covering seven million […]

Florida home sales slow down after boom but steady

Home sales have dropped every month so far in 2016, but real estate agents say the market was bound to slow slightly after record-setting numbers in 2014 and 2015. Single-family sales in June, which reflect contracts signed one to two months earlier, were the highest for a month so far in 2016. Florida’s housing market […]

NCUA strategic plan includes removing the calendar-year exam requirement

Yesterday, following a vote of 2-0, the NCUA board approved its 2017-2021 strategic plan and in doing so highlighted its commitment to reducing the regulatory burden on CUs and possibly extending the exam cycle for well-run CUs. The new plan includes removing the calendar-year exam requirement. In adopting the plan, the board removed two agency performance […]

Gov. Bentley plans special session to address General Fund issues

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley recently told The Montgomery Advertiser he would call a special session in late summer or fall to focus on the General Fund. An official announcement is pending, and the session is expected to address problems with funding for the Alabama Medicaid Agency. According to the newspaper, the Legislature appropriated $700 million from the […]

Hackers could use wearable technology in identity theft machinations

You’ve got to give it to them. Hackers come up with some ingenious, albeit Machiavellian, plans to rob consumers of their private data. The latest method of capturing ill-gotten information to sell or utilize in fraudulent activities involves using wearable technology to filch ATM PINS. According to new research from the Stevens Institute of Technology, […]