Tuesday , January 21, 2020

Electronic Checks

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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Debit Cards Overtake Cash as the Most Popular Payment Type, According to Fed Diarists

The growing popularity of debit cards and the displacement of cash by card and electronic payment alternatives is nothing new, but a Federal Reserve banks’ report released Thursday shows debit cards for the first time have surpassed cash as the most-used payment type. The findings come from the 2018 Diary …

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Top Chargeback Cities Ranked and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/20/19

Chargebacks911, a dispute-mitigation and risk-management provider, said Santa Barbara, Calif., has the highest rate of fraudulent credit card chargebacks at 6.79%, followed by Paradise Valley, Ariz., 6.73%, and La Mirada, Calif., 6.68%. Other top 10 cites are listed in the company’s chargeback study, the second since 2014.Mobile-shopping and -payments app …

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Bill Could Restrain Tech Firms’ Financial Services Projects and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 11/15/19

U.S. Rep. Chuy Garcia (D-Ill.) planned this week to introduce bills that would bar tech firms from developing their own cryptocurrencies and make it more difficult for non-financial firms to obtain charters for industrial-loan corporations, a form of a bank, according to Politico. Garcia’s office did not immediately respond to a request …

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USAT Boasts 25% Revenue Increase and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/12/19

Unattended-payments specialist USA Technologies Inc. held its first quarterly earnings call in more than a year following the resolution of accounting issues. In it, USAT reported first quarter fiscal 2020 revenue of $42.1 million, a 25.7% increase from $33.5 million a year ago. Its net loss for the quarter was $12.8 million, …

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A ‘Thriving’ ACH Logs 9.5% Growth, Adding to a Recent Record of Quarterly Expansion

With same-day transaction growth sizzling, the automated clearing house network overall notched another quarter of robust growth. The system logged 6.2 billion transactions in the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 9.5% over the third quarter of 2018, according to figures released Tuesday by Nacha, the network’s governing body. Total payment …

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Treasurers See Plenty of Use Cases for Real-Time Payments, And They’re Writing Fewer Checks

Corporate treasurers can identify numerous use cases for real-time or otherwise faster payments, but they do worry about transaction security, according to the Association for Financial Professionals. Some 60% of respondents surveyed in the AFP’s newly released 2019 payments study said business-to-business transactions will benefit the most from faster and …

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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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