Wednesday , December 12, 2018

Electronic Bill Payment

As Voice Commerce Becomes More Common, Jack Henry Adds More Payment Services

Core processors for financial institutions are starting to make their moves in voice-triggered consumer payments, and Jack Henry & Associates is looking to stake out an early lead in this nascent business. The Monett, Mo.-based company on Wednesday said its iPayQuickPay bill-pay service is integrated with Alexa smart speakers from …

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First American’s New Hire and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/29/18

A consumer bill-pay survey revealed that 46% of consumers routinely pay after the due date or never pay at all. Of these, 72% are “very” or “extremely likely” to pay on time if they could pay with a credit or debit card, while 69% would pay on time if they …

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Cardfree Opens Order-Ahead API to Developers and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/28/18

First Data Corp. released its Holiday Insights dashboard, which shows real-time U.S. holiday spending trends, such as total spend percentage increase, today’s most active categories with average ticket and total transactions, and regional payment volume. To date, it indicates retail spending from Thanksgiving through Black Friday increased 6.4% year-over-year. Cardfree Inc., …

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Citi Payment Insights Expands and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/18

Mene Inc., an online jewelry merchant, agreed to use a real-time consumer-credit program from Affirm Inc., a payments and lending platform. Citigroup Inc.’s treasury and trade solutions unit said it extended its Citi Payment Insights service to 20 new markets, bringing to 70 the number of global markets where the …

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How Two New Collaborations Could Speed up the Move Toward Digital B2B Payments

Payments between businesses have long remained ensnarled in paper processes that consumer payments have largely left behind, but lately signs have emerged that technology is at work streamlining business-to-business transactions. On Monday, fleet-fueling and corporate-payments specialist WEX Inc. said it will work with American Express Co. to allow clients to …

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Paya Says Its Deal for Stewardship Technology Positions the Processor Squarely in a Growth Market

Left behind in the last decade’s rush to sign up merchants for electronic payments is the non-profit sector, made up chiefly of faith-based organizations that collect billions of dollars yearly in offerings and donations—most of it in cash and checks. Still, payments providers are starting to pay attention, and on …

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As the Fed Mulls an Entry Into Real-Time Payments, a TCH Executive Flashes a Caution Flag

If the Federal Reserve decides to compete in the developing market for real-time payments, it will face considerable obstacles, one of which has to do with whether such competition is really needed, according to an official with The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC. The Clearing House, which is recruiting financial …

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Dear Diary: Why Did Payment Transactions Decline in October 2017?

Unless you’re talking about check-writing or cash usage, just about every measure of transactions and volumes in payments is up, up, up these days. But a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta says consumers actually made fewer payments in October 2017 than they did a year earlier. …

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A Real-Time Bill-Payment Service From Mastercard Could Lure Biller-Direct Fans

After years of planning and deliberation, the payments industry is starting to announce services based on real-time processing. One of the first is Mastercard Inc., which on Wednesday unveiled a system that will allow consumers to view bills and then transfer funds to the billers within seconds. Experts see an …

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Cash-Based Online Payment Service PayNearMe Adds Card And ACH Options

For nine years, PayNearMe has focused on enabling consumers without access to payment cards to make cash payments for online goods at point-of-sale terminals in what has grown to a network of some 27,000 merchant locations. On Thursday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said it now can process credit, debit, and …

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