Mobile Banking

Blockchain – Overhyped or Colossal Potential?

August 21, 2018

Various applications of blockchain technologies have been hyped and praised, and nearly everywhere you look, there is a company or start-up touting the benefits of the tech. Auditing and tax-services firm Deloitte conducted a survey called Breaking Blockchain Open wherein several aspects of blockchain were covered. In their analysis, Ambcrypto.com points out that, while 84% of…

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Deep Trends & Deep Learning in Banking & Payments

August 7, 2018

Payments 3.0 columnist George Warfel signs off of his last column for the site by noting what he considers deep trends to watch in banking and payments. One particular point he makes is something we’ve seen borne out again and again as cleverly-named payments technology brands appear and then either disappear or team with more established…

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How Social Media Turned Wells Fargo’s Mobile RDC Speed Bump Into a PR Issue

August 1, 2018

Hats off to Wells Fargo for taking a position which protects themselves and their clients against fraud losses…even if there are bumps along the way. Sometimes risk mitigation has a price in terms of review processes, funds availability or customer service for a select few. In an effort to protect itself and clients in light of…

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Why Read RemoteDepositCapture.com’s Guide to Restrictive Indorsements

July 31, 2018

If you already know the difference between “indorsement” and “endorsement,” you’re the kind of professional who will benefit from the newly-released RemoteDepositCapture.com’s Guide to Restrictive Indorsements, available to purchase at their website. The report is authored by John Leekley, founder and CEO of RemoteDepositCapture.com, who is widely regarded as the leading authority on all things…

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Corporate Banking Customers Stick With Checks – Can You Guess Why?

July 24, 2018

A survey released last week by JPMorgan Chase revealed that, while a majority of U.S. business leaders (owners, managers, and executives) prefer using digital banking, less than half of them have plans to increase their use of online banking products and services! The reason? Cybersecurity concerns! While checks are certainly not immune from fraud and hacking,…

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20 UCC Provisions Every Banker Should Know

July 10, 2018

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

July 5, 2018

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,…

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Why Checks Are Still Golden For High-Risk Sellers

June 20, 2018

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: Survey Results for Reg CC Readiness

June 7, 2018

We’re continuing our look at some of the highlights from our 2018 Healthcare and Check Payment Technology Conference in Nashville, TN, via a presentation by Paul A. Carrubba, Partner at Adams and Reese LLP, and John Leekley, Founder & CEO, RemoteDepositCapture.com, entitled “Best Practices for July 2018 Reg CC Changes.” After Paul Carrubba’s overview of Reg CC Amendments that…

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FRAUD: 10 Reasons It Will Never Go Away

May 30, 2018

If there are persons in executive positions out there — particularly in the world of payments — who feel that we are escalating toward a golden age where fraud will all but be eliminated and all of our sophisticated tools and controls can be abandoned, they are not going to want to hear what Dr. Patrick…

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