Of all the many technology innovations in the last few years, the truly unparalleled innovation is interoperability. When companies with their disparate systems and platforms can communicate and share their data the multiplier effect on new technologies and benefits is tremendous.
The P-to-P payments service promises to clear transactions in near-real time, but many consumers have complained that they have been unable access their money or even open accounts. Zelle has acknowledged the delays and says they are a result of its rigorous enrollment process.
U.K. startup Flux has signed up a few banks for its platform that delivers real-time receipts to mobile banking apps. The problem is that few retailers are interested, and experts say that’s not likely to change any time soon.