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New Payments Platform Ropes in QR Codes

“The days of fumbling for loose change at the school fete or footy match sausage sizzle could soon be numbered, after the New Payments Platform (NPP) revealed it’s working quickly with banks, merchants payment services providers to hook-up scan-to-pay QR codes to its real time network.”
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NatWest Leverages Open Banking to Cut Transaction Fees by 25%

“The UK’s NatWest bank has launched a new service that will let consumers pay online merchants directly from their bank accounts, “saving merchants at least 25% of card processing costs”. “The service removes the need to input long card numbers; customers can simply select the payment type and their bank during the checkout process, at […]
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SBI Announces Demo Trial of In-store Payments With Ripple-powered ‘Money Tap’ App – TokenPost

“SBI Ripple Asia , a joint venture between blockchain startup Ripple and Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings, last week announced the launch of a demonstration test of its Money Tap app that would allow in-store payments. Launched last October, Money Tap offers real-time settlement for domestic payments in Japan. It uses xCurrent – Ripple’s […]
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Speech by Governor Brainard on Delivering Fast Payments for All

“Through the FedNow Service, we will provide a foundation for the future—a modern payment infrastructure that allows innovation and competition to flourish and delivers faster payments safely and securely for all. To ensure fast payments are available to everyone, FedNow will be accessible to all banks, no matter the size. Given our long-standing service connections […]
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Fed Wants Workers to Get Pay Faster

“Community groups, smaller banks and advocates for low-wage earners have been calling for the Fed to limit the delay and to create a public sector option for real-time payments. But some in the banking industry, particularly large banks, have pushed back against the effort over concerns that the Fed’s involvement will compete with their products […]
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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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Nacha’s Payments Innovation Alliance and the U.S. Faster Payments Council Collaborate to Develop the Faster Payments Playbook

“Today, Nacha and its Payments Innovation Alliance, jointly with the U.S. Faster Payments Council, are announcing a collaboration to further develop the Faster Payments Playbook, an educational and online decisioning platform that will help banks, credit unions and businesses develop a faster payments strategy – from concept to reality.”
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Canadian Fintech Launches Industry-leading Cross Border Bill Pay Solution for Financial Institutions

“Canadian fintech Buckzy Payments Inc. today announced an enhancement to its real-time cross border network by including real-time cross border bill pay through a single connection, solving a longstanding challenge to international bill payments. Despite many industry leaders attempting to find real-time cross border bill payment solutions, Buckzy is the first to present a functional […]
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BHMI Selected to Support Back-Office Functionality of the Zelle Network®

“Baldwin Hackett & Meeks, Inc. (BHMI) , a leading provider of enterprise software applications and creator of the Concourse Financial Software Suite™ , announced that Early Warning Services, LLC, the network operator behind the Zelle® fast payments network, has selected Concourse to support disputes management for payment transactions processed by the Zelle Network®.”