The Reappearing Check: Maintaining the Magic in 2018

January 4, 2018 / 0 Comments

An interesting new white paper from Digital Check explores the expected demise of paper checks – – and how, as if by magic, the “expected” suddenly did not occur. We all know the drill: 50 billion checks written in the 90s; 20 billion checks written in 2013 – – – do the math, and at…

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Mobile Remote Capture Race – Who’s Winning?

December 19, 2017 / 0 Comments

One reason check volume has stabilized is due to the marriage of the “tech evolution in check capture” and old-school paper…made possible by remote capture apps that are offered by nearly every major bank. The 2016 Mobile Deposit Benchmark Report, released Sept. 14 and put together by Futurion, a fintech and digital commerce research firm, makes a strong…

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The New Age of Check Fraud

Bank Complexity/Paradox Holds Back Innovation in Check Fraud Prevention

December 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

Fraud prevention solutions have evolved significantly in the past 3-5 years in terms of improved analytics, business intelligence, risk scoring, image analysis, platform deployment, and decision support. However, the deployment cycles of these solutions can be complex and challenging. When you weigh IT overhead, project costs, systems integration, security, infrastructure — just to name a…

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Good News for Banks: FDIC-Insured Income 5.2% Higher Than Last Year

November 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

The FDIC’s quarterly Banking profile contained good news for their client banks. FDIC-insured commercial banks and savings institutions are reporting third-quarter 2017 earnings of $47.9 billion — that’s 5.2% year over year. Community banks make up 92% of all FDIC-insured institutions; they reported net income of $6 billion, up 9.4% from last year. Also, Net Interest…

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Out of the Trenches in the Battle Over Bank Customer Data

November 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Fintechs and banks have been at odds with one another over customer information since the first moment that someone somewhere decided “fintech” was an actual word. American Banker reports that the icy relationship may be thawing. Fintechs have been arguing that they need to access bank customer account data to provide a variety of services,…

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Video – Highlights from Money20/20…Payment Innovation Is Everywhere

November 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Money20/20 conference this year in Las Vegas gathered an astounding array of speakers for what is called “The World’s Largest Payments & Financial Services Innovation Event.” Artificial intelligence, online commerce, robotics, even materials handling – – the spectrum of topics covered was enormous. In case you missed the conference (or if you attended but,…

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Want More Payment Data? How About 2243?

October 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

The PYMNTS-Ingo Money Disbursement Satisfaction Index™ is an impressive research document summarizing payments. If you’re a banker, product manager, solution provider, or anyone interested in payments, the 2,243 data points might interest you! There is certainly an anti-check tone to the initial sections, but overall the data is very interesting. Check out pages 8-21 for a…

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Want to Improve Online Banking? Add These Features!

September 5, 2017 / 0 Comments

The adoption of online banking, now incorporating mobile, has become a staple for the industry over the past couple of years. However, the online experience can vary greatly based on what features are offered from each financial institution. One area which has not received its share of improvements are value-added features for check-type payments. The…

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For Checks, One Percent Increase Feels Like Thirty

August 28, 2017 / 0 Comments

A few weeks back we noted that a study had found that B2B payments by check actually increased by 1 percentage point from 2013 to 2016 (according to the 2016 AFP Electronic Payments Survey). Magnus Carlsson, manager of treasury and payments for the Association for Financial Professionals, took a deeper look at the significance of that one…

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Another Milestone: ATM’s Reach the Half-Million Mark

August 22, 2017 / 0 Comments

A new analysis of industry data by the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) reveals that there are now between 475,000 and 500,000 ATMs operating out there in the U.S. market. This achievement comes after years of what can be characterized as fairly stagnant growth (attributable to a struggling economy, Windows updates, and a complex EMV migration, among…

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