Monday , November 28, 2022

Person-to-Person Payments

Samsung Eyes 13 New Markets for Samsung Wallet

Consumer electronics giant Samsung Electronics is looking to expand to 13 new markets for its Samsung Wallet service. Announced Friday, the expansion of the digital-wallet platform will more than double its presence from the eight nations where it is already available. Samsung Wallet is the new brand for the combined …

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In the Wake of a Senate Probe of Zelle Fraud, the Network’s Parent Issues a Pointed Defense

The controversy regarding fraud and scams on the Zelle peer-to-peer payment network reached a new level on Thursday with a short statement from Early Warning Services LLC, the bank-owned company that operates Zelle, referring to “misleading reports of fraud and scams” on the network and “incomplete” external analysis from outside …

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For Real Time Payouts, Remitly Adds Visa Direct in Canada

Remitly Global Inc. Thursday announced it is making Visa Direct, Visa Inc.’s real-time push-payments platform, available to its customers in Canada. The deal expands Remitly’s online remittance service in Canada by providing Visa Direct as a payout option, the company says. With Visa Direct, Remitly customers in Canada can now …

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Legislative Pressure Mounts to Curb Fraud on Zelle

Pressure from the Senate Banking Committee on Early Warning Systems LLC, operator of the Zelle peer-to-peer payment network, is rising as committee members continue to press Early Warning for information about the extent of fraud on the network. A report released by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s office late Monday charges that …

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Boston Consulting Group: Payments Revenues Will Stay Resilient Despite Headwinds

Despite economic headwinds from supply-chain bottlenecks and geopolitical instability, the payments industry continues to show resilient revenue growth, says a new report from the Boston Consulting Group. Global payments revenues are projected to grow about 9.5% in 2022, according to the report. Beyond this year, revenues are projected to grow …

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Nacha Issues a New ‘Framework’ Aimed at Shifting Industry Emphasis to Credit Push Frauds

As payments fraud grows more threatening by the year, a report on Thursday from the governing body for the automated clearing house network recommends the payments industry shift its emphasis from combatting unauthorized debits to preventing crimes involving credit payments. Dubbed a “new risk-management framework,” the recommendation issued by Nacha …

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Block’s Cash App Expands Its Merchant Reach in a Deal With Adyen

Adyen Inc. has become the first third-party processor to offer Block Inc.’s Cash App mobile wallet to merchants. The news comes hard on the heels of reports earlier this month that Block had opened its Cash App wallet for payments to e-commerce merchants outside the Square seller network. Square is …

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Early Warning And Its Zelle Network Celebrate Five Years of Rising P2P Volume

Underscoring the rapid growth of digital payments between individuals, the Zelle Network early Thursday celebrated five years in business with numbers showing it has processed more than 5 billion transactions worth almost $1.5 trillion. In that time, almost 1,700 banks and credit unions have added Zelle to their mobile apps, …

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The Fed Sets a May to July 2023 Window for Its Launch of the FedNow Real-Time Service

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday afternoon narrowed the window for the launch of FedNow, its real-time payment service, to the weeks between May and July of 2023. The announcement, which came in a short address by Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard, is the latest in a series of updates …

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Jack Henry Will Launch a Real-Time Fraud Detection Platform in 2023

To make modern fraud detection technology more accessible to community banks, Jack Henry & Associates Inc. late Thursday announced plans to launch early next year Financial Crimes Defender, a cloud-native platform for detecting fraud and other suspicious account activity that can hurt consumer’s financial health, as well as financial crimes, such …

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