Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Electronic Checks

The ACH’s Hot Streak Cools off As Transactions Rack up a 3.8% Third-Quarter Jump

The automated clearing house network’s nearly uninterrupted growth tear took a breather in the third quarter, the period leading up to the introduction of same-day processing for ACH debit transactions. ACH transactions totaled 5.3 billion in the July through September quarter, according to NACHA, the Herndon, Va.-based governing body for …

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Credit Card Payments Continue To Lead the Pack in Growth, Fed Study Finds

Boosted by e-commerce sales, growth in credit card payments far outpaced growth in debit card and automated clearing house payments in 2016, according to newly released findings from the Federal Reserve. Credit card transactions grew 10.2% from 2015’s levels to 37.3 billion and were valued at $3.27 trillion, the Fed …

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The Point-of-Sale Future May Be Handheld And Carry a Bevy of Benefits, Says Javelin

The seemingly unending growth in online shopping is doing more than closing physical stores. The point of sale in the stores that remain is changing, and along with it, payments providers, says Javelin Strategy & Research in its “2017-2021 Retail Point of Sale Payment Forecast.” As consumers continue to increase …

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COMMENTARY: Instant Check Cashing Earns Customers And Grows Revenue

The reasons why consumers hate checks are numerous: waiting for a check to arrive in the mail, finding an institution to deposit it, waiting another three to five days for funds to clear, then fearing it might bounce. Nearly everyone would agree that it’s an antiquated process filled with stress …

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Ensenta Acquisition Will Make Jack Henry a Major Player in Remote Deposit Capture

Processor Jack Henry & Associates Inc. announced late Tuesday that it has a deal to acquire Ensenta Corp., a Redwood Shores, Calif.-based provider of remote deposit capture and payment and risk-control services. Founded in 2001, Ensenta provides more than 1,100 financial institutions and government agencies with software-as-a-service products distributed via …

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Checks Still Have Life in Them, But Do Banks Hold the Key to Killing Them off?

For years, experts have predicted electronic payments would finally turn the check into an historical artifact. But data released last year indicate that the long-term decline in check volume has slowed, and now experts are trying to figure out why and what the ultimate check-killer will be. When the Federal …

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A Year After Same-Day Credits, the ACH Gets Set to Launch Same-Day Debits Friday

The nation’s automated clearing house network launches same-day clearing and settlement on Friday for debit transactions, and top officials at NACHA say the Herndon, Va.-based network administrator is making final preparations. “We’re looking forward to tomorrow,” Jane Larimer, chief operating officer and general counsel at NACHA, told Digital Transactions News …

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Mobile Remote Capture Provider Digiliti Rejects Urban FT’s $10.5 Million Bid

Digiliti Money Group Inc., a provider of mobile remote deposit capture services for banks, has rejected Urban FT Inc.’s offer to save the company from potential bankruptcy, Urban FT announced Tuesday. Earlier in August, Digiliti said was considering “strategic options” that included a sale of the company or a Chapter …

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Rescue Bid From Digital-Payments Tech Firm Gives a Big Lift to Digiliti’s Stock

Digital-banking platform developer Urban FT Inc. disclosed early Wednesday that it has made a “compelling offer” for financially troubled Digiliti Money Group Inc., a provider of mobile remote deposit capture services for banks. News of the all-cash offer, whose size wasn’t disclosed, sent Digiliti’s beaten-down stock soaring on the Nasdaq …

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Remote-Capture Tech Provider Digiliti Might Restate Financials, Considers Bankruptcy

The news just keeps getting worse for Digiliti Money Group Inc., a small fintech company that provides remote deposit capture software and services for banks and credit unions. On Monday, Digiliti said it is considering “strategic options” that include a sale of the company or a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. …

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