How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

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  As a parent you worry about your child’s education, their health, their safety, and their future. That’s why it is crucial to monitor and protect your child’s personal information from identity thieves from a young age. Here are some … Continue reading

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New Lifelock Promo Code for Members

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Utah Community Credit Union is your partner in reaching your financial goals. That’s why we’ve partnered with LifeLock, the industry-leader in identity theft protection, to safeguard your good name and your financial security. Sign up for LifeLock Standard Identity Theft Protection … Continue reading

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UCCU Prepares to Offer Apple Pay

Apple recently launched Apple Pay, the ability to pay with a debit or credit card using an iPhone, Apple Watch, or iPad instead of a traditional plastic card. Apple released this new payment service with a few national banks. Other banks and credit unions will be added to Apple Pay in the future and Utah Community Credit Union is in queue to provide Apple Pay to our members as soon as Apple expands its service. UCCU anticipates Apple Pay usage will increase as more businesses update their technology to accept this new payment option.

How does Apple Pay Work?

Apple Pay can be used with the following devices with iOS 8.1 or later: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3. Instead of a traditional plastic card to facilitate a purchase Apple Pay uses Touch ID with a single touch of your finger. Setup is simple. In your Passbook app take a picture of an approved debit or credit card to be used as payment.

A major hurdle in the widespread use of Apple Pay is that businesses need to have near field communication (NFC) technology to accept Apple Pay services. The credit union anticipates that more businesses will update their hardware to accept this new form of payment.

Is Apple Pay Safe? 

A benefit to Apple Pay is that your actual credit or debit card numbers are never shared by Apple with merchants or transmitted with payment. Instead Apple Pay passes a transaction-specific dynamic security code to process the payment. In addition, paying with Apple Pay is private, as the cashier will never see your name, card numbers or security code.

When will UCCU have Apple Pay?

UCCU is eager to allow members to use their UCCU debit and credit cards with Apple Pay. The credit union is in queue with Apple to offer Apple Pay. Get started using Apple Pay with UCCU cards when available. The credit union will notify members again as it gets closer.

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Visa Checkout – The Easier Way to Pay Online

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Shopping online can be a fun, convenient way to buy the things you need and want from the comfort of your own home. Visa has rolled out a new digital payment service called Visa Checkout, designed to simplify the checkout … Continue reading

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President’s Message September 2014

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  Credit Card Fraud abounds but EMV Chip Technology is NOW AVAILABLE AT UCCU. Recent news reports reveal yet another disturbing instance of a security breach at a very large retailer jeopardizing customers’ financial accounts and information. Very talented crooks … Continue reading

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Security Bulletin: Home Depot Data Breach

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  Several high-profile data breaches have occurred in the last twelve months impacting millions of consumers. Awareness is key to staying safe, coupled with understanding what the thieves are after. While UCCU’s data was not compromised, members who used their … Continue reading

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Security Bulletin: P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and CyberVor Data Breaches

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Several news agencies recently issued reports of significant data breaches, one involving P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and another regarding a Russian crime ring being called CyberVor. These stories are the latest in a string of breaches and data security concerns … Continue reading

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Protect Your Identity

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UCCU has partnered with LifeLock, the industry-leader in identity theft protection, to safeguard your good name and your financial security. As a credit union member you are automatically eligible to save 10% on LifeLock. Identity theft is still the fastest growing … Continue reading

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Meet Teri Chatterton

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With over 30 years of experience in Information Technology, Teri Chatterton understands how complex technologies can simplify our lives. After graduating from the BYU Marriot School of Finance, Teri began working as a student programmer at the university, helping to … Continue reading

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