Monday , July 15, 2019

Automated Clearing House

The ACH Posts Its Highest Growth Rate Since 2008

The nation’s automated clearing house network went on a tear in the quarter ended June 30, notching its highest growth rate since 2008 thanks to double-digit growth for key categories like Internet payments and business-to-business transfers. Total volume for the quarter came to 6.1 billion transactions, an increase of 7.7% …

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TCH Adds Another RTP Client and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/13/19

FirstBank, one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the United States, said it has committed to using the Real Time Payments network from The Clearing House Payments Co. Glint Pay Ltd., a startup that lets people make purchases on a debit Mastercard backed by gold, announced a $6.4 …

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Visa’s Kelly Takes a Dark View of Faster Payments, Just Not Visa’s Faster Payments

Visa Inc.’s chief executive this week questioned the drive for real-time payments by U.S. banks and merchants, but also argued Visa’s recent acquisition of business-to-business payments processor Earthport plc will help the company expand real-time payment capability beyond cardholders. Visa closed on London-based Earthport last month after winning a bidding …

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EMS in Cleveland Browns Program and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 5/30/19

Payments provider Electronic Merchant Systems announced its affiliation with the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns Proud Partner program. Paysafe Group said Philip McHugh will become its chief executive beginning June 24. He replaces Joel Leonoff, who will become vice chairman of the Paysafe board of directors. McHugh comes to Paysafe …

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Citgo Readies EMV at the Pump and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/22/19

Gilbarco Veeder-Root said Citgo Petroleum Corp. released its EMV-acceptance Passport software for Citgo retailers to use in the forecourt. With this release, Gilbarco Veeder-Root said more than 70% of its Passport customers have forecourt EMV software available as upgrades. At a payments conference sponsored by The American Bankers Association, the …

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Account-Validation Requirement Coming to ACH Internet Payments

An automated clearing house network rule tightening security around Internet purchases, one of the ACH’s fastest-growing transaction categories, is set to take effect Jan. 1. The rule change, technically an amendment, affects so-called WEB debits, which cover a wide variety of ACH-funded Internet payments. It will require merchants as ACH …

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ACH Q1 Volume at 6 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/19

NACHA said automated clearing house volume in the first quarter totaled 6 billion payments that included 3.5 billion debit transactions and 2.5 billion credit transactions. Internet-initiated payments increased 10.3% to 1.6 billion. Same-day ACH transactions totaled 52.7 million, up 24% from a year prior. NACHA also launched the NACHA Corporate …

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The Fed Says an Announcement About Operating a Real-Time Payment System Is a Ways Off

Will it or won’t it? Those eagerly awaiting word about whether the Federal Reserve will directly operate a real-time gross settlement system will have to wait a bit longer. The Fed last October said it was considering whether to directly develop and operate a RTGS system as an outgrowth of …

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As Estep Opts for Retirement, Larimer Will Take Over As NACHA CEO in July

Long-time NACHA president and chief executive Jan Estep will cede that role July 1 to chief operating officer Jane Larimer, the organization announced Monday. Estep will formally retire at the end of the year, NACHA said, following a confidential process she set in motion late in 2018 with NACHA’s board …

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The Latest AFP Fraud Study Unveils a Surprising Jump in Fraud on the ACH

Which payment method holds the dubious distinction of racking up the fastest growth in fraud last year? According to the latest annual fraud report from the Association for Financial Professionals, it’s debits and credits on the automated clearing house network. In fact, the ACH was the only payment method examined …

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