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CFPB Estimates $88 Billion in Medical Bills on Credit Reports | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

“The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today released a report highlighting the complicated and burdensome nature of the medical billing system in the United States. The report reveals that the U.S. healthcare system is supported by a billing, payments, collections, and credit reporting infrastructure where mistakes are common, and where patients often have difficulty getting […]
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Reports

Assessment of Risks to Financial Stability From Crypto-assets

“This report examines developments and associated vulnerabilities relating to three segments of the crypto-asset markets: unbacked crypto-assets (such as Bitcoin); stablecoins; and decentralised finance (DeFi) and other platforms on which crypto-assets trade. These three segments are closely interrelated in a complex and constantly evolving ecosystem and need to be considered holistically when assessing related financial […]
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Domains

AFP Survey Finds Major Shift to Electronic B2B Payments | Nacha

“Evidence is mounting that businesses are increasingly moving to ACH payments and away from paper. The latest proof comes from the Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) in its 2022 Payments Cost Benchmarking Survey . The survey found that 73% of organizations are now transitioning their B2B payments from checks to electronic payments. For publicly owned […]
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Reports

Behind the Scenes of Central Bank Digital Currency

“Central banks are increasingly pondering whether to issue their own digital currencies to the general public, so-called retail central bank digital currency (CBDC). The majority of IMF member countries are actively evaluating CBDCs, with only a few having issued CBDCs or undertaken extensive pilots or tests. This paper shines the spotlight on the handful of […]
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Reports

Federal Reserve Board Releases Discussion Paper That Examines Pros and Cons of a Potential U.S. Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)

“The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday released a discussion paper that examines the pros and cons of a potential U.S. central bank digital currency, or CBDC. It invites comment from the public and is the first step in a discussion of whether and how a CBDC could improve the safe and effective domestic payments system. […]

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I2c Releases First-of-its-Kind Crypto Card Program Report

“i2c Inc. , a leading provider of digital payment and banking technology, today released a first-of-its-kind report on crypto-backed cards, one of the world’s fastest-growing card categories. The report examines account and transactional data from more than 4,000 traditional and crypto-backed card programs, across 40 countries and three continents.”
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