Friday , July 19, 2019

Electronic Checks

The ACH Posts Its Highest Growth Rate Since 2008

The nation’s automated clearing house network went on a tear in the quarter ended June 30, notching its highest growth rate since 2008 thanks to double-digit growth for key categories like Internet payments and business-to-business transfers. Total volume for the quarter came to 6.1 billion transactions, an increase of 7.7% …

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Settlements End What the FTC Calls a Massive Robocalling Scheme

A federal judge has ordered the two main perpetrators of what the Federal Trade Commission calls the “massive Pointbreak Media robocall scheme,” part of which involved remotely created checks, to pay $3.37 million to the FTC, the agency announced this week. U.S. District Court Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga in Miami …

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ACH Q1 Volume at 6 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/19

NACHA said automated clearing house volume in the first quarter totaled 6 billion payments that included 3.5 billion debit transactions and 2.5 billion credit transactions. Internet-initiated payments increased 10.3% to 1.6 billion. Same-day ACH transactions totaled 52.7 million, up 24% from a year prior. NACHA also launched the NACHA Corporate …

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The Fed Says an Announcement About Operating a Real-Time Payment System Is a Ways Off

Will it or won’t it? Those eagerly awaiting word about whether the Federal Reserve will directly operate a real-time gross settlement system will have to wait a bit longer. The Fed last October said it was considering whether to directly develop and operate a RTGS system as an outgrowth of …

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As Estep Opts for Retirement, Larimer Will Take Over As NACHA CEO in July

Long-time NACHA president and chief executive Jan Estep will cede that role July 1 to chief operating officer Jane Larimer, the organization announced Monday. Estep will formally retire at the end of the year, NACHA said, following a confidential process she set in motion late in 2018 with NACHA’s board …

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The Latest AFP Fraud Study Unveils a Surprising Jump in Fraud on the ACH

Which payment method holds the dubious distinction of racking up the fastest growth in fraud last year? According to the latest annual fraud report from the Association for Financial Professionals, it’s debits and credits on the automated clearing house network. In fact, the ACH was the only payment method examined …

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Nearly a Third of Americans Don’t Mind Mailing a Check to the Government for Taxes Owed

April is a month when most Americans think about taxes. It turns out that a surprising number of them—29%—would rather mail a check to the government than use electronic methods. That’s the word from payment technology provider ACI Worldwide Inc., which in March commissioned YouGov Plc, a global research firm …

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After a Decade of Experience, Banks Get More Comfortable With Mobile-Capture Risk

Ten years after remote deposit capture became a commercial proposition, banks that offer the service are progressively allowing customers to deposit larger and larger sums. Indeed, as of this month, slightly more than half are applying per-item limits somewhere between $2,001 and $5,000, compared to 49% a year ago and …

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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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