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Checks Tough to Shake From Their Throne in Pymnts.com Article

Pymnts.com reports that electronic payments are rising, according to a Viewpost study. Small and large businesses are recognizing the advantages of electronic payments.  But, for all the rah-rah about electronic payments seeping into the consciousness of American businesses, there are no victory dances quite yet: Every single one of the business owners surveyed by Viewpost…

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Social Media Provides a Gaping Hole for Fraudsters in Check

  AJC.com recently reported the story of a group of fraudsters who used Instagram ads to solicit bank information for unsuspecting victims, who were robbed of substantial funds before the crime was discovered. During a scheme lasting at least 17 months, the FBI said, the trio posted advertisements on Instagram and other social media sites offering “fast…

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Switching Banks is in Fashion Again for the Small Biz

The American Banker podcast is a pleasant way to spend your commute. Their latest segment features a conversation from our business partners FIS, Doug Brown, senior vice president. He examines a recent survey that shows 14% of small and medium-size businesses switched banks last year and 18% are considering switching this year. “Business owners gravitate toward things that make…

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Mobile RDC: Banks Driving Volume, Managing Risks

Mobile check deposit rolled out almost five years ago, and at that time it was used mainly by tech-savvy leading-edge early adopters. The “mainstream” bank customer, however, felt intimidated by the tech, or was discouraged by the limits set on deposits. Undaunted, BBVA Compass aggressively addressed theses concerns over the past year. The bank increased its check amount limits,…

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Has Technology Stripped Our Banks of Human Values?

Recently we looked at whether or not the bank teller and associated “human touch” was disappearing from the banking experience (Verdict: happily, bank tellers are not yet “endangered species.”) In this interesting take from India, the writer, a sociologist, wonders whether the very same tech that makes transactions quick and easy – – mobile apps,…

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10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017

American Banker provides their view toward futuristic ideas with 10 Big Ideas for Banking in 2017. It’s a combo of both cool and crazy concepts; each of the 10 predictions/ideas link to a more comprehensive look at the topic in question (also in a fun slideshow format). “Redefine a bank’s worth for the digital age,” for example, links…

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Bank Tellers: Endangered Species?

To a bystander watching people buy mochas with wristbands and transferring funds to and from their account via iPhone, the idea of going to a bank and dealing with a human being may be a quaint bit of yesteryear. An actual human being interacting with customers during banking transactions? What next – – rotary telephones?…

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“Go Ahead, Write a Check for Your Coffee,” Just Not for Beef Jerky

Gert Watkins just become the poster child of checks in an article about the reality of check writing. The Wall Street Journal article, posted by former colleague and friend Kathy Strasser, explored the dynamics behind why checks still exist and what the leading motivations are. Of course, when it comes to checks, technologists want to bash…

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Did the 2016 FDIC Conference Deliver Short-Term Success?

The FDIC 2016 Community Banking Conference provided a foundational approach for the market. With the theme of Strategies for Long-Term Success, four conference panels discussed the community banking model; regulatory developments; managing technology challenges; and ownership structure and succession planning. Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg announced that community banks today account for 13 percent of banking industry assets…

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Orbograph 2017 Predictions for Check Payments

Within the first months of 2017, there will be a number of important market studies released related to check volumes via FED research, fraud losses (ABA Deposit Account paper), and retail banking (BAI).  As OrboGraph looks to the future in check payment innovation, we believe the following trends will feed market innovations. Check volume declines…

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