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MADISON, Wis.—With Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chips gaining ground as mag-stripe cards fade, plus, mobile payments making a big splash, a new white paper from the CUNA Operations Sales & Service Council, “Smart Cards Update: Where Do We Go From Here?” explores the challenges, changes, and trends on the path to smart card adoption.

CHICAGO– Prairie Cloudware, a provider of omnichannel digital payments services, has made Digital Payments Guardian available to beta customers.

BROOKFIELD, Wis.- Fiserv has released a white paper with recommendations for how banks and credit unions can maximize mobile banking adoption and usage rates among consumers.

SAN FRANCISCO– Better Branches Technology, a provider of branch visitor queuing, self check-in kiosk, mobile appointment booking tool, and branch appointment calendar software for credit unions, announced the development of a new module for their Better Lobby Solution.

WETHERSFIELD, Conn.--Payveris has named Jeff Weikert as its new president. Payveris said the move is being made as it “looks to take our company into the next phase of our growth. Weikert has held a number of positions, including with CheckFree, which is now part of Fiserv.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –CU24, provider of services to credit unions nationwide, and Allpoint, the nation’s largest surcharge-free ATM network, have extended their agreement to continue to offer access to over 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs through the CU24 network.

ST. LOUIS and SALT LAKE CITY – Maritz Holdings and Allegiance Software said they will join to create a new independent company, MaritzCX, through the acquisition of Allegiance and subsequent combination with Maritz Research, Inc.

PLYMOUTH, Minn.– OnApproach, a provider of reporting and analytics solutions for credit unions, announced today that Empower Federal Credit Union of Syracuse, N.Y. has signed an agreement to implement the OnApproach M360 Enterprise Big Data/Analytics Solution.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Western Heritage CU, with two branches located in the Nebraska panhandle, is now offering CO-OP shared branching through CU Service Network (CUSN).

SAN DIEGO –Symitar has announced a partnership with Stickley on Security (SoS) to give its core credit unions access to SoS Advisor, an FFIEC compliant member education and awareness service.