Same-Day ACH is the Catalyst for Faster Payments
The financial industry is making payments better, more efficient, simpler—and faster.
Nacha president and CEO Janet Estep
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The White House is slated to unveil a major package of initiatives on Friday to increase data security for financial transactions, including an executive order to add chip-and-PIN technology to government-issued credit and debit cards. more »
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As Federal Reserve Bank leaders continue to study the business case and complexities of establishing a faster U.S. payments system, FIS contends its past experience in other countries makes its technology the right fit for the initiative. more »
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Banking and payment technology provider a FIS has completed its acquisition of payment processor Clear2Pay, a transaction it started early last month. more »
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First Data made four executive appointments as part of its diversification beyond payments processing to include a broader set of merchant services. Its updated lineup, announced Oct. 1, creates new roles for Barry McCarthy, Andrew Gelb, Sanjiv Das and Adam Rosman. more »
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Bank of America plans to issue chip-based debit cards to customers next month, signaling a resolution of the long-standing issues plaguing EMV debit card issuance in the U.S. more »
Barbara Pacheco, senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Even though the U.S. has suffered a flood of retail data breaches, the payments industry has to take a global view of any security measures it adopts. more »
Fifth Third Bancorp has combined several business divisions into a new unit focused on payments, as the Cincinnati company continues its gradual exit from its former payments unit, Vantiv. more »
Steve Streit, founder, chairman and chief executive of Green Dot.
Green Dot plans to acquire Santa Barbara Tax Products Group (TPG) for about $320 million, a move that will allow the prepaid card provider to add tax refund processing services through partnerships with tax preparers. more »
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Global Payments Inc. has reached an agreement to buy the payments technology company Ezidebit, which operates in Australia and New Zealand. more »
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The financial technology company Fiserv has added token-based security from Visa and MasterCard. more »
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Home Depot Inc. confirmed that hackers infiltrated its computer systems at stores in the U.S. and Canada. more »
Bethan Cowper, head of international marketing at Compass Plus.
In Indonesia, Bank Tabungan is partnering with financial services software company Compass Plus to navigate the issuance of EMV-chip cards ahead of its national deadline. more »
VeriFone's Secure PumpPay hardware
VeriFone is developing a number of uses for the video screens on its point of sale terminals, which can display advertising and other content. more »

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