SHAZAM Blog

  • SHAZAM recognized for volunteerism by United Way of Central Iowa

    posted on Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    SHAZAM's commitment to giving back was highlighted this week at United Way of Central Iowa's annual LIVE UNITED Awards.

  • Community Banking Month, a time SHAZAM celebrates the many relationships we've built nationwide

    posted by Paul Waltz on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

    As Community Banking Month comes to an end, I've been reflecting on the personal, long-term relationships our SHAZAM team has built nationwide. As SHAZAM's president and CEO, I celebrate that we're a full-service provider dedicated to our clients and their success.

  • Germantown Trust & Savings Bank is SHAZAM's newest Faster Payments program participant

    posted on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    SHAZAM welcomes Germantown Trust & Savings Bank to the SHAZAM Faster Payments program. By participating in SHAZAM's Faster Payments Network, Germantown Trust & Savings Bank joins other banks delivering to its customers the most modern payments infrastructure in the world.

  • Changes on the horizon, several issues in play affecting our financial community

    posted by Dan Kramer on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    We're two years into the pandemic, and I can tell you from a legislative perspective these have been some of the most interesting times I can recall. However, pandemic or not, the government is in full motion so don't be fooled into thinking there isn't much going on, there are issues at hand pertaining to financial institutions you should keep tabs on.

  • The 2022 SHAZAM Forum will Amplify Your Experience

    posted by Cindy Smith on Thursday, March 10, 2022

    The SHAZAM Forum is a premier annual client event designed specifically for community financial institutions! You'll learn all things payments, fraud and financial technology from industry experts, plus you'll get networking opportunities among peers, and have lots of fun with SHAZAM staff.

  • Green Book to the rescue to make sense of tax season

    posted by Luann Kohlman, AAP, APRP on Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    As a financial institution, it's not up to you to play detective and find out where rejected tax refunds are supposed to go. If you're not already aware, let me introduce you to a little decision-making reference guide called the Green Book, a comprehensive guide for financial institutions that receive ACH payments from and send payments to the federal government.

  • Join us in celebrating National AAP Recognition Day and welcoming new AAPs

    posted on Tuesday, February 8, 2022

    Today, Nacha® and the SHAZAM Payments Association honor more than 4,600 Accredited ACH Professionals (AAPs) as part of National AAP Recognition Day. This day highlights the importance of AAP accreditation and celebrates the achievements and contributions of AAPs nationwide.

  • SHAZAM announces DocuCommand document management system

    posted on Wednesday, February 2, 2022

    SHAZAM is proud to introduce DocuCommand™, an advanced, enterprise-wide document scanning, archiving, retrieval and management system.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 2: dangers of social media scams

    posted by Mike Burke on Monday, January 17, 2022

    Every student heading back to school has a smartphone in their pocket, using it to communicate, socialize and relax. However, an increasing number of scammers are out there right now targeting unsuspecting college students. This is the second part of our two-part blog series highlighting scams targeting college students. Help us keep them safe by sharing this information.

  • Class is back in session. Lesson 1: how to protect college students from scams.

    posted by Mike Burke on Wednesday, January 5, 2022

    Learning life lessons at an early age is good, except when your bank account gets drained by a scammer and you learn the hard way. In this two-part blog series, previously shared in August 2021, we'll look at common scams college students may face as they return to school from winter break. Help us protect them by sharing this information.