Corporate Clients See Payments Fraud on the Upswing, Says AFP: Modernization Needed

April 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

The 2018 AFP Payments Fraud Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan, has some alarming fraud news for corporate clients and the treasury departments of financial institutions. Overall payments fraud reached a new peak in 2017, after experiencing a downswing earlier in the decade. A record 78% of all organizations were hit by payments fraud last year,…

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RemoteDepositCapture.com Launches Reg CC Survey; Webinar to Follow

March 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

On July 1st, 2018, Amendments to Federal Reserve Regulation CC take effect. Many financial institutions are taking a passive approach to these very important changes. Others are serious about making changes to their deposit agreements and are changing workflows to modernize their risk and fraud practices. What’s your position on these changes? The amendment creates…

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Who’s Safe From Amazon Infiltration – Not Even CHECKS?

March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that Amazon may be looking at entering the checking account game. Sanvada reports online for those who do not subscribe to the WSJ: A report from the Wall Street Journal has claimed that the retail giant is working on what it calls a “hybrid-type checking account” designed for…

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Are Mid-Sized FIs Failing To Climb The Innovation Curve?

March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is your financial institution ready for payment innovation? The Innovation Readiness Playbook from PYMNTS.COM surveyed US financial institutions and created a gem for strategic and tactical considerations. Like many surveys, you can take a positive or negative spin on the data and critique the questions. For example: Is this a wake-up call to mid-sized financial institutions that…

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The End of Free Checking as We Know It?

February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the headlines: Bank of America ends free checking option, causing customer uproar Bank of America Is Eliminating a Popular Free Checking Account A major bank eliminates free checking – – a blow to the lower income consumer who depends on checks and checking accounts, right?  Would it spur industry-wide changes, similar to…

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“The Future of Payments – Get Ready for a Wild Ride”

February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Let’s get crazy!  OK, maybe a podcast from BAI Banking Strategies isn’t crazy, crazy, but if you are into payments, this could be the best 10-15 minutes of the year! Managing editor Lou Carlozo speaks with Tommy Marshal, FinTech Lead for North America at Accenture about their new payments report entitled Driving the Future of Payments: 10 Mega…

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Now Checks Are Causing Hardships?

February 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The “death” of the check is still way behind schedule, according to many organizations that predicted the end of paper checks many years ago. We keep reporting that checks are still popular when they were supposed to have been dwindling years ago. (That’s the boring part of the post) The latest installment in PYMNTS’ Kill…

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OrboGraph Embraces AI

February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES features an article examining OrboGraph’s utilization of AI technologies and the effect it’s had the check and healthcare lines of the business. With OrboGraph’s main focus on automating payments, the company looks at AI as a means to improve efficiencies into the entire payment mix and to facilitate electronification of payments, which ultimately…

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FED Study Shows Underutilized Mobile Capabilities, RDC Stays Strong

January 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Financial Brand website summary of mobile banking report shows a disappointing rate of mobile payment and payment adoption among consumers. Consumer enrollment in mobile banking services is growing as more individuals rely on their mobile phones for access to financial services. While growing, the total enrollment and usage percentages for most organizations still falls short…

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Restrictive Endorsements a Big Part of Regulation CC Changes

January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Expedited Funds Availability Act (EFAA) and the Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act (Check 21 Act), announced in 2014, will have amendments effective July 1, 2018. We learn this via the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) publishing in the Federal Register final amendments to Regulation CC (Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks). These amendments contain…

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