LAFCU Goes to Market Using DoubleCheck Solutions to Protect Consumers with Non-Sufficient Funds

Nov 15, 2021 | In the News, Press Releases

DoubleCheck’s fresh approach empowers consumers with more control and transparency as consumer protection becomes a legislative priority

LOS ANGELES – Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) can now be addressed before any payments are declined thanks to a new partnership between Los Angeles Federal Credit Union (LAFCU) and DoubleCheck Solutions, a fintech company addressing outdated NSF and overdraft practices with practical software solutions.

DoubleCheck notifies LAFCU members in real-time when their account is overdrawn, enabling them to see which transactions had NSF and providing options to rectify the situation before payments are returned and they suffer negative consequences. DoubleCheck is unique by offering multiple new payment methods for members to choose from, including the ability to bring cash into their Credit Union, as well as using a credit card.

To enable consumers to manage the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and address legislators’ calls for more consumer protection, more institutions are making changes to their NSF and overdraft programs. LAFCU is leading the charge by offering its members a unique solution that empowers members to more fully take control of their financial reputation. With DoubleCheck, LAFCU members have a new way to avoid the ripple effect of negative consequences that result from a declined payment, including multiple fees, a poor credit rating and a damaged reputation. On average, consumers that experience three NSF transactions in one day will save $175 with DoubleCheck.

“This important and new service exemplifies our motto of people helping people—especially in times of need,” said Richard Lie, LAFCU President/CEO. “Our members deserve tools that protect their hard-earned financial reputations. With DoubleCheck they have more control over their transactions, enabling them to avoid the negative consequences that result from declined payments.”

LAFCU members now have the option to pay for potentially overdrawn items with cash, credit card, or a third-party payment service. This control makes it easy to ensure priority payments like rent, mortgage and utilities are made first. In addition, members can report suspicious charges as fraud through DoubleCheck, enabling LAFCU to immediately reject the item and avoid fraudulent transactions being charged to the member’s account.

“DoubleCheck’s vision is to provide LAFCU members with control of their financial destiny. The exceptional transparency and payment choices our solutions enable allow members to make decisions and control their accounts in real-time,” said Joel Schwartz, Founder and Co-CEO of DoubleCheck Solutions. “LAFCU is breaking new ground as they join us in the movement for more member control and transparency.”

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 About Los Angeles Federal Credit Union

LAFCU is a not-for-profit financial cooperative owned and controlled by their members. Their mission is to provide the best financial services for its members, and their vision is to be a member’s first choice for financial services and finance their future.  Members have nationwide access to 5,000 branches and 30,000 non-surcharge ATMs (including 5,000 ATMS inside 7-Eleven stores).Visit or call (877) 695-2328.

About DoubleCheck Solutions

 DoubleCheck, built by bankers for banks and credit unions, notifies consumers and small businesses in real-time if they have non-sufficient funds in their account, allowing them to alter the financial institution’s decisions on what gets paid, using a range of payment methods. DoubleCheck embraces the mission of solving the most common banking problems of our times: outdated overdraft practices that place an unnecessary burden on consumers, small businesses, and financial institutions.