Saturday , July 13, 2024

Person-to-Person Payments

A Panoply of Factors Help Drive Record Volume for the Big Banks’ Real Time Payments Network

The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC reported early Wednesday its 7-year-old RTP service on June 28 exceeded $1 billion in daily volume for the first time. TCH waited a week and a half to disclose the milestone as it worked out what the factors were behind the record-setting performance, only …

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Ticketing And Soft POS Will Drive Contactless Payment Growth, a Forecast Says

Contactless payments are forecasted to surge 113% in value by 2029, reaching $15.7 trillion by 2029, up from $7.4 trillion this year, predicts a new report from Juniper Research. Ticketing and soft point-of-sale applications will be significant drivers of this growth, United Kingdom-based Juniper says. “As access becomes more widespread, …

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Plaid Brings Open-Banking Technology to Western Union in Europe

Open-banking technology provider Plaid Inc. is pairing-up with The Western Union Co. to bring its account-verification services to the wire-transfer giant’s European customers. Under the so-called collaboration San Francisco-based Plaid announced Thursday, Western Union will be able to tap Plaid’s open-banking system for account verification, thereby simplifying remittances and digital …

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Verifone Makes Mashgin Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/20/24

Point-of-sale technology provider Verifone will integrate self-checkout technology from Mashgin in its Verifone Commander system at approximately 50,000 convenience stores, said to be roughly 40% of all U.S. c-stores. Zelis, a technology provider for health care, launched its Zelis Advanced Payments Platform to handle claims payments for health insurers. The Western Union …

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Will Its Supreme Court Victory Embolden an Already Activist CFPB?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s victory at the Supreme Court on Thursday answers for now the question of its constitutionality and may quiet the agency’s critics, who view it as a largely unnecessary agent of federal power operating with an overly aggressive agenda. But some payments experts fear the decision, …

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Visa Revamps its Payments Approach

Visa Inc. is taking up the notion of a digital payment identity and making it part of its product mix. Announced Wednesday at the Visa Payments Forum in San Francisco, the Visa Flexible Credential is but one of several products the payments network formally debuted, including broader tap-to-pay capabilities, a …

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Flywire Widens Invoicing Access and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/15/24

Flywire Corp., a specialist in payments for higher education, said it has widened the availability of its third-party invoicing platform, which lets third parties pay tuition and fees on behalf of students. Buy now, pay later provider Afterpay said Gen Z consumers—those born between 1997 and 2012—increased first-quarter 2024 spending at small …

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Behind Open Banking’s Growing Appeal to Consumers, Merchants—And Card Networks

Open banking has been attracting the attention of bankers, merchants, and card networks. It’s also drawing notice from regulators. The concept of making a payment through a direct transfer from a bank account can appeal to consumers because it’s fast and easy, and to merchants because the transaction is reportedly …

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Consumers And Businesses Are Embracing Instant Payments, a Fed Study Says

Consumers and businesses are embracing instant-payment options for such transactions as bill payment, mobile-wallet funding and defunding, account-to-account transfers, and immediate payroll for employees, the Federal Reserve says. A pair of studies surveying businesses and consumers about instant payments and the payments landscape, released late Monday by the Fed, reveals …

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Chase Adds a Pay-Per-Use Real-Time Payments Option for SMBs

Chase, the banking arm of giant JPMorgan Chase & Co., introduced a suite of digital products it says will help small businesses improve their cash flow and payment processing. Among the services are the ability to choose a payment speed, such as standard automated clearing house, same-day ACH, or real-time …

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