Check Processing

Check Recognition Is Like the Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History

How is the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history like check recognition? If you’re the New England Patriots, Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady, you practiced, trained and, to use their oft-repeated mantra, worked hard…“worked ‘expletive’ hard!” They constantly optimize technology and planning, and then execute on the field. That recipe all came together when they were down 28-3. They saw…

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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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The Future of Blockchain in RCM

A few months ago we asked “How Will Banks React to the Blockchain?” Now it’s the healthcare sector that needs to take a good look at Blockchain and its potential integration into RCM. Here’s an excellent Blockchain primer from Blockgeeks.com using a GoogleDocs analogy: “The traditional way of sharing documents with collaboration is to send a Microsoft Word document…

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Top 10 Retail Banking Trends & Predictions

For the sixth consecutive year, Digital Banking Report has surveyed a panel of over 100 global financial services leaders for their thoughts and predictions on retail banking and credit union trends. The crowdsource panel includes bankers, credit union executives, industry analysts, advisors, authors, and fintech followers from Asia, Africa, North America, South and Central America, Europe,…

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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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10 Revenue Cycle Tips from Healthcare Experts in 2016

It’s the season for year-end lists – – this time, a look at revenue cycle tips for 2016 from ten healthcare experts via Becker’s Hospital Review. A few key takeaways include: Don’t lose revenue due to the shift in ACA price points. Analytics, analytics, analytics are needed to drive an optimized collection!  And don’t forget…analyze your…

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Looking to 2017: Risk and Fraud

Andrew Davies, Vice President of Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management at Fiserv, makes several great points about how quicker transactions – and the customer expectations attached to that speed – can be dangerous in terms of exposing fraud and theft opportunities. (Read it HERE.) Mr. Davies describes a “perfect storm of factors,” broadly consisting of: Greater demands…

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Top Bankers: What to Expect for Wall Street in 2017

Predictions. If we’ve learned anything in 2016, it is that anything can happen. Pundits and polls? Worthless! The Cubs won the World Series, for Pete’s sake! So, a tip of our hat to the banking pros who went out on a limb to predict Wall Street activities and trends in the year to come. We’re treading unbroken…

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