How to Write a Check in 2018 – and the Implications

July 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

Admit it – you thought everyone knows the basics of check writing, and figured that the younger generation is not using checks. So who cares? Well, you might think this is the case, but there are fresh ideas in this article at the street.com including safeguards against check fraud, which, according to the ABA Deposit Fraud Study, saw…

Read More

20 UCC Provisions Every Banker Should Know

July 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

The National Check Fraud Center has a no-nonsense, word-dense list of 20 UCC Provisions Every Banker Should Know. Go “check” out that link – – looks pretty daunting, doesn’t it? Author Mary Beth Guard manages to keep it light, though, even in some of the longer explanations: Section 4-209: Are you familiar with the encoding warranty? A…

Read More

Digital Wallets: Not All “Independence Days” Take Hold….

July 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

In the spirit of Independence Day, let’s take a look at an article from PaymentsSource.com that explores various attempts to become “independent from checks, cash, and cards.” Their list includes venerable “we’re going all-digital” efforts like Venmo, Green Dot, and even PayPal – – all have sought to declare independence from plastic cards and checks,…

Read More

Why Checks Are Still Golden For High-Risk Sellers

June 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to Thomas Skala, chief executive officer and president of telecommunications and payments company Genie Gateway, a mitigated risk of chargebacks makes checks the best path for high-risk sellers. High-risk sellers can include, for example, product repair companies if a customer is unhappy with a repair result; or the travel industry, in which buyers can chargeback travel…

Read More

2018 Conference Highlights: Check Fraud and Payment Risk

June 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Continuing our look at some of the highlights from our 2018 Healthcare and Check Payment Technology Conference in Nashville, TN, this time with information from a presentation entitled “Check Fraud and Payment Risk Industry Update and Technology Advancements,” presented by Joe Gregory, our own VP of Marketing; Yaron Katzir, who is Orbograph’s Director of Product Management for…

Read More

Message to Small Banks: Tech is a SOLUTION, not a PROBLEM

May 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

Small banks are at a crossroads: adopt new technologies or face the possibility of shutting the doors. According to Americanbanker.com: For community banks in highly competitive markets, service with a personal touch can be a differentiator to win and keep customers. But when legacy technology hampers the customer experience, all the cups of coffee in…

Read More

B2B Payments Friction: Rethinking the Role of Check

May 3, 2018 / 0 Comments

Let’s be frank: paper checks present a challenge to anyone in the accounts payable space. But let’s be equally realistic: checks continue to make up about half of the supplier payments volume. B2B payments disruptors now have a choice when designing and deploying technology: Will they use that tech to make paper checks less friction-filled, or entice…

Read More

For Regionals to Catch Up to Big Banks, Time to Modernize

April 25, 2018 / 0 Comments

There is a trend in the wind, according to AmericanBanker.com: Over the past few days, midsize banks — such as Comerica, Commerce Bancshares and M&T Bank — have reported notable declines in total deposits, with M&T, in particular, reporting a 6% drop from a year earlier. Executives have offered a number of reasons why, saying…

Read More

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,…

Read More
financial coding

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…

Read More