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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Podcast: The Vision of OrboGraph, Check and Healthcare Payments in 19 Minutes

May 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

For an invigorating Memorial Day drive, we invite you to take 19 minutes to enjoy the OrboGraph Podcast named, “The Foundation and Vision”; a conversation with OrboGraph’s co-president, Barry Cohen, and vice president of marketing, Joe Gregory.     Promising to be the best podcast OrboGraph has produced (yes, it is our first), the podcast covers…

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Zelle: A Bumpy Ride Toward Ubiquity?

May 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

According to American Banker, the bank-led person-to-person payment network Zelle is making progress, but having growing pains. Banks and consumers have learned a handful of truths — good and bad — about the network as it copes with a number of challenges including fraud threats, growing demand, as well as technical and enrollment issues. Here is…

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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…

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Healthcare and Cybersecurity – A Reminder via Facebook to Remain Vigilant

March 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

It shouldn’t take news of a massive data breach on Facebook to remind people in all industries – – particularly healthcare – – that we must remain absolutely vigilant when it comes to security and privacy requirements. As Rosemary McKenna states in her blog at Lexology: Nary a week goes by without news of a data…

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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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