Wednesday , July 8, 2020

Electronic Checks

Will Consumers’ Payment Habits Return to Their Pre-Covid-19 Patterns?

Before being upended by the Covid-19 pandemic, the payment choices U.S. consumers made were fairly stable. The biggest changes from 2018 to 2019 were an upswing in online bill payments and continued slippage in cash usage, according to new findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Based on a …

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Fiserv CEO Yabuki Sees Signs of Stronger Growth as He Yields to Former First Data Chief Bisignano

Jeff Yabuki will step down July 1 after 15 years as chief executive of Fiserv Inc. and will be succeeded by Frank Bisignano, who joined the company last year after it acquired First Data Corp., of which Bisignano was CEO, in a $22-billion all-stock deal. Yabuki, who is also Fiserv’s …

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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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eBay Payments Expands and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/20/20

In an update, eBay Inc. said it will expand its managed-payments platform later this year to Australia and Canada. The platform, which funnels payments to a variety of processors through a gateway provided by Adyen, has processed more than $2 billion so far for more than 25,000 sellers in the United States, …

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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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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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Checks’ Last Bastions Include Older Consumers, Businesses, and Bill Payments

The decline of checks over recent decades is a well-known story, but there were still 14.5 billion check payments in 2018, according to Federal Reserve research. So just who’s still writing checks, and for what kinds of payments? “All things being equal, older, low-income, non-minority group members are more likely …

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Nacha Is Building Phixius, a Trusted Conduit for Payment-Related Information

A platform to help ensure payments are made to the proper entity is preparing for a May debut. Dubbed Phixius, the Nacha-developed platform will provide a way to enable the secure sharing of payment-related information. That’s important because the platform, announced this week, could save businesses time in vetting new …

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Square Adds UPS E-Commerce Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/31/20

Small businesses using Square Inc. will be able to use turnkey UPS shipping services integrated into Square Online Store, the acquirer’s e-commerce platform, UPS announced. The Square-UPS deal includes special shipping rates that could be up to 55% off UPS daily rates.Amazon.com Inc. reported it now has more than 150 million Prime members …

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Despite Increasing Adoption, There’s Room for Improvement in Mobile Deposits, Study Finds

Mobile remote deposit capture has made big gains in recent years, but there’s still room to improve the service, according to new survey findings. Deficiencies in financial institutions’ mobile-capture offerings include error identification and tracking, unclear notices of funds availability, and overly restrictive risk-control policies, according to Ron Shevlin, director …

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