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Cash May Not Be King, but It’s Still Royalty

“Yet digital’s gain isn’t necessarily coming at the expense of cash. The overall pie still appears to be growing. Only two countries, Russia and Sweden, had a net substitution of cards for cash from 2007 to 2016, with cash in circulation shrinking as card payments grew, according to the Bank for International Settlements. In other […]

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Same-Day ACH Traffic Reaches 1 Million Daily Payments, Nacha Reports

“Faster payments on the nation’s automated clearing house network reached a milestone in the fourth quarter, with each business day recording at least 1 million same-day transactions for the first time since same-day service was introduced, according to data released Wednesday by Nacha, the governing body for the ACH. “We’re delighted to see the growing […]
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The ACH Posts Its Highest Growth Rate Since 2008

“The nation’s automated clearing house network went on a tear in the quarter ended June 30, notching its highest growth rate since 2008 thanks to double-digit growth for key categories like Internet payments and business-to-business transfers. Total volume for the quarter came to 6.1 billion transactions, an increase of 7.7% from the same three months […]
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NACHA & Faster Payments Council Developing ‘Faster Payments Playbook’ | Credit Union Times

“NACHA’s Payments Innovation Alliance and the U.S. Faster Payments Council (FPC) have launched a partnership to develop an “educational and online decisioning platform” called the Faster Payments Playbook. Its objective is to help credit unions and other payments organizations create their own faster payments strategies by addressing developments in faster payments and identifying opportunities for […]
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It’s Official: Same-Day ACH Gets a Third Settlement Window, Effective March 2021

“In a move that could have wide-ranging implications for a variety of payments, the Federal Reserve on Monday announced it will support a third settlement window each day for same-day automated clearing house transactions. The later settlement time, which ACH rule-making authority Nacha and a number of banks have long pushed for, will allow financial […]

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ACH Network Annual Growth Rate Reaches 12-Year High

“The ACH Network saw a remarkable year in 2019 as the annual growth rate reached a 12-year high. There were 24.7 billion payments on the ACH Network, an increase of 7.7% over 2018. The value of those payments was $55.8 trillion, up nearly 9% from 2018.”