Tuesday , March 19, 2019

Electronic Checks

Fed Delay Causes NACHA To Postpone a Third Processing Window for ACH Transactions for Six Months

Automated clearing house governing body NACHA reported Tuesday that a third daily processing window for ACH transactions will be delayed by six months. The window, a component of NACHA’s years-long, multipronged effort to facilitate same-day clearing and settlement of ACH transactions, is now set to go live March 19, 2021, instead …

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COMMENTARY: If You Aren’t Doing Integrated Payables, Here’s Why You Should

The road to payment automation hasn’t been an easy one, with many organizations still battling outdated payment processes and exposing themselves to unnecessary costs, inefficiencies, and payment-fraud risks. Some organizations are still working with manual, costly, and fraud-prone paper based accounts-payable processes, while others have started down the path of …

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Same-Day and P2P Volumes Boom on the ACH While Back-Office Conversions Stage a Comeback

Growth on the automated clearing house network continued apace in 2018’s fourth quarter, boosted by same-day transactions, person-to-person payments, and online commerce. The massive network linking nearly all of the nation’s financial institutions tallied 5.97 billion transactions, up 8.7% from 5.49 billion a year earlier. It was the network’s fastest …

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Fiserv Stuns the Industry With a Massive All-Stock Acquisition of First Data

In a stunning announcement that surprised many observers, Fiserv Inc. said Wednesday morning it has struck a deal to acquire First Data Corp. with what the parties say will be the biggest ever such transaction in the payments and financial-technology businesses. The all-stock deal, expected to close in the third …

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Cash Still Favored by Many and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/4/18

Digital Check Corp. said its ScanBox by Digital Check tablet-based scanning platform is now available in North and South America following its release in other markets. In a Cardtronics plc survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers, 73% use cash regularly and 92% want a choice in how they pay. Commercial bank Signature …

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Mitek Suitor Urges the Company’s Board to Begin Talks

Rebuffed earlier this month, a hedge fund on Tuesday urged remote deposit capture and identity-verification software provider Mitek Systems Inc. to reconsider its rejection of a buyout offer and begin negotiations. In a letter to Mitek’s board of directors, New York City-based Elliott Management Corp. accuses the board of “old-fashioned …

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The Fed Unveils an Industry Group Charged With Developing Faster Payments

Following through on plans disclosed earlier this year, the Federal Reserve on Tuesday formally unveiled the U.S. Faster Payments Council, an industry group charged with collaborating to spur the adoption of faster payments and identify market opportunities. The 22 inaugural members range from retailing giant Walmart Inc. to Visa Inc. …

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Mitek Rejects ASG’s ‘Underwhelming’ Buyout Offer

Mitek Systems Inc. reported early Monday that its board of directors “unanimously rejects” last week’s unsolicited buyout offer from business software firm ASG Technologies Inc., saying it “is not in the best interests of Mitek’s shareholders.” Today’s announcement is no surprise. Chairman Bruce Hansen on Thursday signaled that he and …

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Cardtronics Feels 7-Eleven Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/2/18

ATM network owner Cardtronics plc reported revenues of $340.2 million for the third quarter, down 15% from $402 million a year earlier primarily because of the removal of its ATMs from its former largest retailer customer, 7-Eleven Inc., and currency effects. U.S. same-store withdrawal transactions rose 6%, driven by growth …

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The ACH Network Extends Its Hot Streak And Looks to Even Bigger Gains for Same-Day Volume

Transactions on the nation’s automated clearing house network exceeded 5.6 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, rising by 354 million transactions, or 6.7%, compared to the same quarter in 2017, according to numbers released Thursday by NACHA, the regulatory body for the ACH. The third-quarter growth means volume has …

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