Tuesday , May 26, 2020

Automated Clearing House

40% of Consumers Pledge To Shop Online More and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/13/20

Amid stay-at-home and social-distancing orders, 40% of consumers say they will shop online more in the future than in-store, while 45% are using a mobile wallet and 16% are using paper currency less, according to a survey of 1,030 consumers by Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS). Some 31% will use …

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Coinqvest Debuts Crypto Processing Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/21/20

Coinqvest launched its enterprise cryptocurrency processing platform. With it, merchants can be paid online in cryptocurrencies and convert them into traditional currencies.The New York City Department of Transportation announced two apps can be used to pay for parking at more than 80,000 metered spots. In addition to the ParkNYC app, which …

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Stimulus Payments Begin and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/13/20

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending $1,200 stimulus payments to individuals as provided for under the CARES Act. Payments are first going to about 60 million persons for whom the IRS has bank-account information, making direct deposit possible. Others will receive checks. The process is expected to take until April 20, …

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After Strong First-Quarter Growth, the Coronavirus Takes the Steam Out of the ACH

Like other payment networks, the automated clearing house was going great guns until mid-March, but thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic it’s now in the midst of a slowdown. ACH governing body Nacha reported Thursday that total volume rose 7.1% year-over-year in the first quarter to 6.4 billion transactions, up by …

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Fraud Is Down a Tick, But Still Very Near Its All-Time High, Says the Latest AFP Report

The good news is that attempted and actual payments fraud declined last year. The bad news is it went down only a tick and remains very close to the all-time high, according to the latest report from the Association for Financial Professionals, a Bethesda, Md.-based trade group for companies across …

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Global Payments Notes Covid-19 Revenue Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/7/20

Payments processor Global Payments Inc. reported it began to see a significant impact on its results in mid-March from the Covid-19 pandemic, and now expects first-quarter adjusted net revenue to be up “slightly” for the quarter year-over-year. Citing the unknown “duration and severity” of the pandemic on its business, Global Payments suspended …

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U.S. Real-Time Payment Volume Could Top 4.2 Billion by 2024, ACI Report Finds

Big hopes for broader real-time payments adoption in the United States could be fulfilled if ACI Worldwide Inc.’s prediction of 4.2 billion in real-time payment transactions by 2024 bears out. In its “Prime Time for Real-Time” report released Wednesday, ACI and research firm GlobalData Plc, forecast the U.S. real-time payment …

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Dwolla Appoints Payscape’s Harris to Succeed Founder Milne As CEO

Dwolla Inc. said Monday it has hired Brady Harris to be its new chief executive, replacing founder Ben Milne. Harris comes to the Des Moines, Iowa-based payments provider from Payscape, an Atlanta-based merchant processor. Milne, who indicated this winter he wanted to step down as CEO, will stay with Dwolla …

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SMBs Expect Further Demand Drop and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/25/20

A national survey of 850 small businesses found 69% have seen a “large drop” in demand because of the coronavirus pandemic, while 60% say they believe demand will drop further. The survey was conducted by America’s Small Business Development Centers and Thryv Inc., a software vendor specializing in small businesses.The U.S. Faster Payments …

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Experts Expect Even Faster Growth for Same-Day ACH As a $100,000 Cap Goes Into Effect

Faster payments got a boost Friday as Nacha, the governing body for the nation’s automated clearing house network, raised the limit on same-day payments from $25,000 to $100,000. The move follows a similar action earlier this year by The Clearing House Payments Co. for real-time transactions and is expected to …

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