Saturday , April 17, 2021

Automated Clearing House

Nacha Records Booming Same-Day Results As the ACH Confronts Pandemic Concerns

Faster-payment volume soared 88% on the nation’s automated clearing house network in the year’s first quarter compared to the same period in 2020, Nacha reported Thursday. Transactions processed the same day they were initiated totaled 141.1 million, compared to 75 million in last year’s March quarter, the last period before …

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Cardlytics Acquires Bridg and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/14/21

Cardlytics Inc., a specialist in deriving marketing data from payments flows, has agreed to acquire customer-data platform Bridg Inc. for $350 million.Pay Theory, a specialist in payments technology for school districts, is integrating its services with Abre.io, a provider of administration platforms for elementary and high schools.Airvet, a provider of …

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Square Debuts in Ireland and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/21

Square Inc. entered the acquiring market in Ireland with its Early Access Program, which offers small and medium-size merchants what the company calls exclusive access to Square technology. Square expects to launch its technology generally in Ireland later this year.Transact Holdings Inc., a specialist in payments technology for college campuses, said …

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Payments Fraud Is Down Substantially, But Still A Serious Problem, Says the AFP

In 2020, 74% of organizations were targets of payments fraud, down from 81% in 2019 and 82% 2018, according to the Association for Financial Professionals’ annual fraud report. The Bethesda, Md.-based association has surveyed companies across myriad industries yearly for 17 years. Large organizations, those with annual revenue of $1 …

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Looking to Serve Bigger Payments, Nacha Sets a $1 Million Same-Day Limit for March 2022

Nacha on Monday announced it will raise its dollar limit on same-day transactions 10-fold to $1 million starting next March. The move, which will come only two years after the governing body for the automated clearing house network raised the cap to $100,000 from the original $25,000 limit, comes as …

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Paysafe’s New Loyalty Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/1/21

Paysafe Group Holdings Ltd. has launched Neteller Knect, a loyalty program for users of its Neteller digital wallet. The program is active in more than 100 countries. Paysafe earlier this week went public via its merger with Foley Trasimene Acquisition Corp. II.Sightline Payments, a startup specializing in payments for the gaming, lottery, and …

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23.1 Billion ACH Payments in 2020 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/31/21

The top 50 originating institutions for automated clearing house transactions accounted for 23.1 billion payments in 2020, up 8.6% over 2019 and nearly 93% of all commercial ACH payments, according to Nacha, the governing body for the ACH. The 50 largest receiving institutions controlled 61.2% of volume with 16.4 billion payments, …

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ACH Settles Four Times Daily Now and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/22/21

Nacha, The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC and the Federal Reserve, which collectively manage the automated clearing house network, said the addition of a third daily processing window for same-day ACH took effect on March 19. The ACH network now settles payments four times each business day.Mobile-wallet technology provider Citcon USA LLC said …

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As the ACH Network Readies for Covid Relief, Payments Groups Seek to Correct the Record on Funding Date

In response to erroneous reports about funds availability, The Clearing House Payments Co., Nacha, and seven other banking and payments groups said Tuesday that Economic Impact Payments from the federal government will start to become available to recipients Wednesday morning. A statement from the nine groups, plus a separate statement …

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Flywire Tenders SEC Filing for Possible IPO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/12/21

Payments provider Flywire Corp. has submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 to the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of a proposed initial public offering.The Children of Restaurant Employees nonprofit is meeting pandemic claims from displaced restaurant workers via grant disbursements on gift cards from Blackhawk Network. Prepaid and gift card …

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