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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What is the Relationship of Next Generation Check Recognition to the Top Five Retail Banking Trends for 2013?

Visionary Aite Predicts Payments Evolution

January 11, 2018 / 0 Comments

A new year means new opportunities, and Aite Group’s Top 10 Trends Report tells us to be ready for changes in 2018! It looks to be an amazing year of challenges for retail banking payments as well as wholesale banking. Note: Both sites also feature a link to their Top 10 Trends in Financial Services, 2018  summary…

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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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Will Santa Claus Take Cryptocurrency?

December 27, 2017 / 0 Comments

It was only a few weeks ago that we reported that Bitcoin is trading on Wall Street in the futures market, and all of the persons who’d jumped on that train early were being hailed as forward-thinking geniuses. In a bit of an anti-holiday spirit message (well – they mention Santa at one point), Huffington Post…

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