A California credit union’s suspicions that some Los Angeles retailers have been steering consumers to use other payment cards for their purchases have been denied by some of the retailers and described as doubtful by the National Retail Federation.

Robert York, CEO of the 13,000-member, $108 million California Bear Credit Union in Los Angeles, had written an email on Nov. 18 to other California credit union CEOs reporting that some members and employees had reported difficulty using their CU-issued debit cards.


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