Riding the (Paper) Storm Out

August 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

I wonder how many people reading this are old enough to start bobbing their head to the vintage FM radio reference in the title? Classic rock preferences aside (give it up for REO Speedwagon!), all of us can certainly appreciate a well-expressed exploration of remittance electronification. That’s why we recommend that you run, don’t walk…

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Deep Trends & Deep Learning in Banking & Payments

August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

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 / 0 Comments

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

July 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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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: Survey Results for Reg CC Readiness

June 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

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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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…

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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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