Monday , October 15, 2018

Electronic Bill Payment

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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Mitek CEO DeBello Will Leave the Remote Deposit Capture Provider This Year

Mitek Systems Inc. announced the departure of chief executive James B. DeBello at the end of this year. The remote deposit capture provider said DeBello, who became its president and CEO in 2003 and chairman of the board in 2016, will leave Jan. 1. DeBello has served on Mitek’s board …

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Deluxe Hitches Its eCheck Business to QuickBooks Online And Its 2 Million Users

Deluxe Corp. is bridging the gap between paper checks and electronic payments for small businesses by integrating its eCheck technology with Inuit Inc.’s QuickBooks accounting software. The integration is expected to automate check writing and delivery for small and midsize businesses, many of which continue to rely heavily on paper …

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Consumers Increasingly Pay Billers Directly Rather Than Through Bank Sites

Payment volume through biller-direct Web sites continues to grow at the expense of bank bill-pay sites, according to new findings from Boston-based Aite Group LLC. Some 73% of the online bill payments made by consumers in 2016 went through biller-direct sites, up from 62% in 2010, according to Aite. Meanwhile, …

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PayPal Is Buying Sweden’s iZettle for $2.2 Billion

In its biggest acquisition yet, PayPal Holdings Inc. is buying Stockholm-based payments firm iZettle AB for $2.2 billion. The San Jose, Calif.-based online payments provider late Thursday confirmed an afternoon of rumors about the pending deal. Jacob de Geer, iZettle’s chief executive and co-founder, will stay on after the acquisition’s …

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Paya Offers CardFlight’s SwipeSimple and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/16/18

First American Payment Systems LP announced an integration with the Uluro billing and communication platform that is used across multiple industries. Payments provider Paya said it now offers the CardFlight SwipeSimple product to its merchants. Merchant processor Payment Data Systems announced record revenue of $5.8 million in the first quarter, …

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Microsoft Enables Email Users to Pay Billers Without Leaving Outlook

Microsoft Corp. is adapting its Microsoft Pay wallet to allow users of Outlook to pay bills and invoices they receive in the email program. The new feature, announced Monday at a company-sponsored developer conference, will become available to “a limited number” of users of Outlook’s Web-based service “over the next …

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Eye on Blockchain: Ripple Keeps Making Waves; Litecoin Lands in Wirex’s Visa Debit Card

With digital-payments providers emerging all over the world to serve local and international consumers, the search is on for synchronized, standardized networks to transfer funds cross-border. Ripple, the San Francisco-based provider of distributed-ledger payments, says it has the answer, and late last week five payments services overseas signed on to …

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