Sunday , October 22, 2017

Electronic Checks

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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Facing a Tight Deadline, the Faster Payments Task Force Sticks With Collaboration

Now that the Federal Reserve-sponsored Faster Payments Task Force has issued its final report calling for speedier payments everywhere in the United States by 2020, the really hard work can now begin, say some observers. Payments cleared and settled in near real time has long been a goal of many …

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USAA Solicits Other Financial Institutions To License its Remote Deposit Capture Technology Patent Rights

USAA, a pioneer in developing remote deposit capture, said it is “inviting” banks and credit unions to license the patent rights to its RDC technology, for which the financial-services giant holds approximately 50 patents. Launched in 2006 as a way to enable USAA’s customers, many of whom are in the …

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If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Join ‘Em Part Way: Behind Deluxe’s eCheck Technology

For all the talk by companies about how adopting electronic-payment technologies will streamline their accounts-payable processes, paper checks remain a staple of the business-to-business world. Businesses cut 13.1 billion checks a year, according to check printer Deluxe Corp. To join the advantages of electronic processing with those of paper checks, …

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With Same-Day ACH Debits Coming, Experts Ask for Higher Limits, More ‘Windows’

Firms and financial institutions that have been using the automated clearing house network’s new same-day settlement system are generally upbeat about it, but the new regime is being implemented in phases, and the next phase, due in September, brings with it some misgivings. That’s when ACH debits will start to …

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Criminals Hit More Firms in 2016 as Check, ACH Debit, and Email Fraud Attempts Rose

Nearly three-fourths of corporate treasury and finance executives say their organizations were hit by actual or attempted payment fraud in 2016, with check, automated clearing house debit, and email fraud attempts all rising, according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ ninth annual payments fraud survey. Some 74% of respondents said …

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