Wednesday , April 1, 2020

Electronic Checks

Experts Expect Even Faster Growth for Same-Day ACH As a $100,000 Cap Goes Into Effect

Faster payments got a boost Friday as Nacha, the governing body for the nation’s automated clearing house network, raised the limit on same-day payments from $25,000 to $100,000. The move follows a similar action earlier this year by The Clearing House Payments Co. for real-time transactions and is expected to …

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Checks’ Last Bastions Include Older Consumers, Businesses, and Bill Payments

The decline of checks over recent decades is a well-known story, but there were still 14.5 billion check payments in 2018, according to Federal Reserve research. So just who’s still writing checks, and for what kinds of payments? “All things being equal, older, low-income, non-minority group members are more likely …

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Nacha Is Building Phixius, a Trusted Conduit for Payment-Related Information

A platform to help ensure payments are made to the proper entity is preparing for a May debut. Dubbed Phixius, the Nacha-developed platform will provide a way to enable the secure sharing of payment-related information. That’s important because the platform, announced this week, could save businesses time in vetting new …

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Square Adds UPS E-Commerce Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/31/20

Small businesses using Square Inc. will be able to use turnkey UPS shipping services integrated into Square Online Store, the acquirer’s e-commerce platform, UPS announced. The Square-UPS deal includes special shipping rates that could be up to 55% off UPS daily rates.Amazon.com Inc. reported it now has more than 150 million Prime members …

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Despite Increasing Adoption, There’s Room for Improvement in Mobile Deposits, Study Finds

Mobile remote deposit capture has made big gains in recent years, but there’s still room to improve the service, according to new survey findings. Deficiencies in financial institutions’ mobile-capture offerings include error identification and tracking, unclear notices of funds availability, and overly restrictive risk-control policies, according to Ron Shevlin, director …

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The Clearing House To Raise RTP Transaction Limit to $100,000

The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC, operator of the Real Time Payments network, said Thursday that it will raise the RTP transaction limit from the current $25,000 to $100,000 effective Feb. 1. Steve Ledford, TCH senior vice president of product strategy and development, tells Digital Transactions News the limit is …

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Same-Day ACH Traffic Reaches 1 Million Daily Payments, Nacha Reports

Faster payments on the nation’s automated clearing house network reached a milestone in the fourth quarter, with each business day recording at least 1 million same-day transactions for the first time since same-day service was introduced, according to data released Wednesday by Nacha, the governing body for the ACH. “We’re …

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After Beating Wells Fargo Twice in Court, USAA Seeks Dismissal of Mitek’s Mobile-Deposit Lawsuit

Insurer and financial-services provider United Services Automobile Association on Wednesday asked a federal court to dismiss a request by mobile remote deposit capture technology developer Mitek Systems Inc. for a declaratory judgment that Mitek’s technology does not infringe on four USAA patents. San Antonio, Texas-based USAA’s dismissal request came less …

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New Fed Data Underscores How Far Electronic Payments Have Eaten Into Checks

It’s no secret that electronic payment methods have systematically eaten away at check volume in the United States, but now new data from the Federal Reserve shows just how far that trend has gone.  A total of 16 billion checks were written in 2018 for a total value of $26.2 …

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It’s Official: Same-Day ACH Gets a Third Settlement Window, Effective March 2021

In a move that could have wide-ranging implications for a variety of payments, the Federal Reserve on Monday announced it will support a third settlement window each day for same-day automated clearing house transactions. The later settlement time, which ACH rule-making authority Nacha and a number of banks have long …

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