Slowly but surely, the waits are disappearing in banking. Mobile banking means you don’t have to wait on line at a branch (not that there would be a line these days if you went there). Accounts can be opened within minutes, and loans are approved more quickly. Perhaps most crucially, paymentsRead More
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On Sept. 23 a major milestone in the journey toward faster payments will be reached: New rules will go into effect that will enable the same-day processing of ACH payments. Vendors are working to make sure banks are ready to take advantage. Adam Anderson, CTO of Q2, a provider of cloud-based banking software, said thatRead More
Last week, Visa’s Chief Executive Charles Scharf went on a bit of a rant describing the complicated relationship between PayPal and payment networks. At a different conference yesterday, Dan Schulman, PayPal’s chief executive, didn’t seem concerned about the dire warnings coming from Visa: I know that there has been a long historyRead More
Should consumers and businesses pay for realtime payments or not? This difference of opinion is apparently creating some “discord” in the clearXchange network between the first two active members: U.S. Bank and Bank of America. Speaking to investors this morning, U.S. Bank CEO Richard K. Davis spoke on the importance ofRead More
It’s now easier and faster than ever to hook into the ubiquitous Automated Clearing House network, thanks to Dwolla. With the new version of its bank transfer API, released yesterday, Dwolla may not be able to speed up ACH settlement times, but everything else about the experience should be faster for impatientRead More
Not so long ago bankers feared that fintech insurgents like Dwolla wanted to turn FIs into “dumb pipes” moving money around while the fintechs would own the customer experience. Payments platform Dwolla, for one, has moved past wanting to own the customer. “We’re happy to be the pipes,” CEO BenRead More
“The remaining lifetime of the check is directly related to the death rate among citizens over age 65.” That comment from one of our overseas partners sums up a common perception of check usage in America, and for that matter, anywhere else. Paper checks are going away — they’re anRead More
Money movement service Dwolla and BBVA Compass Bancshares, the Birmingham, Ala.-based bank, have struck a deal to provide a realtime payment service. Called FiSync, the service is said to move money “faster than a web page takes to load” for BBVA Compass account holders making payments. FiSync launched today. DwollaRead More
Faster payments are distant dream in the U.S., but pressures from outside the nation’s borders could bring them sooner than many expect.
It seems ACH is too slow even for some bankers. Payments in the US lag behind much of the world and many Americans inside and outside of the financial services community would like to move their money more quickly. The Federal Reserve agrees, and convened a roundtable that determined theRead More