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Payments Post #13: At the Intersection of Tech, Regs, and Business Partnership

This month, Cici Northup joins regular contributor Justin Pituch to recap positive news in the form of fast payments growth, new fraud mitigation strategies, and evolution in cross-border transfers. All reflect, to varying degrees, the unique dynamic in the payments industry created by the intersection of technology, regulation, and new business partnerships.
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Card “Push” Payments


The card companies have recently launched expanded capabilities to “push” funds to debit cards and credit cards. These new capabilities repurpose the card network settlement systems to support real-time payments cardholders and open up new segments of the industry for card-enabled payments. This session introduces the concept and describes the similarities and differences between the main alternatives.

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Fast Payments Move to Multi-Country Systems


Real-time retail payments (RTRP), or “instant payments” systems developed in recent years, primarily enable faster payments within a single country, while payment processing across national borders largely continues to be a patchwork of agreements.

The session is designed to provide insights on developments in cross-border payments. It examines the latest initiatives to link multi-country fast payments systems, as well as ambitious efforts to ultimately progress towards creating a global system through regional payment hubs.

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Payments News

Chase Adds a Pay-Per-Use Real-Time Payments Option for SMBs

Digital Transactions

“Chase introduced a suite of digital products it says will help small businesses improve their cash flow and payment processing. Among the services are the ability to choose a payment speed, such as standard automated clearing house, same-day ACH, or real-time payments, for sending a payment; the ability to accept contactless payments via an iPhone; […]
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