Sunday , October 25, 2020

Automated Clearing House

The ACH Recorded 9% Growth in the September Quarter Even Though Covid Aid Trailed off

The nation’s automated clearing house network surged again in the September quarter, even with a waning of federal-assistance payments. Volume grew by double-digit percentage increases in most major categories as the network handled 6.8 billion transactions overall, up 9%, Nacha reported Tuesday. Nacha is the governing body for the network, …

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Ziosk Expands Its Device Platform and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/15/20

Restaurant technology specialist Ziosk expanded its Ziosk Platform to now include a Quick Response code service for contactless menu browsing, ordering, and payment. It also includes handheld and integration models of its service. Ziosk said the average use rate for its original devices is 92%, an average increase of almost 30% since …

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A Pilot Is Coming for FedNow, But Some Question the Fed’s Deliberate Pace

The announcement from the Federal Reserve late Monday of a pilot for the FedNow real-time payments service may represent an important stage in the development of a service not expected to go live until 2023 at the earliest. But observers caution rival services have already made headway with key market …

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BMO Adopts TCH’s RTP and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/12/20

BMO Financial Group, a unit of Bank of Montreal, announced it has linked to The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC’s Real-Time Payments network, enabling U.S. business clients to receive funds instantly from any sending bank connected to the network.ACI Worldwide Inc. said its Speedpay unit will allow customers of Entergy Services LLC, a …

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Pizza King Switches to Revel POS System and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/7/20

Cloud-based point-of-sale maker Revel Systems said restaurant chain Pizza King will use the Revel Enterprise POS system across its 49 locations, including payment processing via Revel Advantage. Pizza King also will use Revel’s technology for integrations with an employee scheduling application and a gift card provider.ParTech Inc. introduced PAR Payment Service. Designed for …

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Nacha Amends ACH Rules in the Face of New ‘Channels’ And ‘Technologies’ for Payments

Nacha has approved eight amendments to its operating rules governing the use of ACH payments. The amendments were approved as part of Nacha’s strategy to modernize the ACH network through infrastructure improvements and to make ACH payments easier to initiate for consumers, businesses, and other organizations. The new rules are …

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Nuvei Makes a Bet on Colorado and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/29/20

Nuvei Corp. said it received a sports betting vendor license in Colorado, enabling it to process payments there for regulated sports betting sites and apps.Mastercard Inc. and ACI Worldwide Inc. said they will collaborate to support real-time payments capabilities, initially for central banks, payments networks, financial institutions, and payments providers.To help businesses …

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While Momentum Builds for Real-Time Payments, Research Tags the U.S. Market As a Laggard

Real-time payments are gaining momentum in the United States, but research released Monday indicates the U.S. market remains a laggard. The total value of so-called instant payments will reach $18 trillion in 2025, but the U.S. share of that market will total just 8%, or $1.4 trillion, according to a …

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Third-Party Processors Are Starting to Pay off for TCH As It Seeks to Expand Real-Time Payments

Getting to universal real-time payments in the United States will depend on reaching smaller banking institutions, and on Wednesday The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC may have created the potential to scoop up a significant number of these endpoints via a deal with the major processor FIS Inc. The two …

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How Consumers Struggling with Covid-19’s Impact Have Paid—Or Not Paid—Their Bills

The impact of the economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic has affected payments of all sorts, but perhaps none so much as consumer bill payments. Indeed, some 56% of consumers said it was harder to pay bills because they’d lost their jobs or had sustained a reduction in income, …

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