Biden’s Executive Order: Laying the Foundation for Open Banking
Last week, President Joe Biden issued an executive order that included a list of objectives across a plethora of industries intended to improve competition. It also represents a tremendous step forward for the Open Banking and Open Finance movement in the United States.
Obstacles to US Open Banking Adoption
The U.S. has lagged behind European counterparts in Open Banking adoption. How can the US accelerate adoption and what obstacles are we currently facing?
Are You Compliant with Nacha's New Data Security Rules?
Nacha has introduced supplemental data security requirements which explicitly require large, non-FI Originators, Third-Party Service Providers (TPSPs), and Third-Party Senders (TPSs) to protect deposit account info by rendering it unreadable when it is stored electronically.
Open Banking in the United States: Are you ready to catch up?
Have you heard about Open Banking? It's quite a popular concept right now! Open Banking is a part of a wider global movement for consumer data rights, called Open Data. Open Banking can also refer to the regulations and technology that enable these rights to be exercised in the banking and financial services sector.
This article focuses on how the recent trends and changes in Open Banking around the world—especially regulatory changes in the EU and UK—are likely to affect banks, FinTech, and other businesses in the US.
The Rising Costs of Card Payment Processing: Causes, Consequences, and Solutions
A combination of consumer spending habits, fraud attempts, and transaction fees are contributing to the rising costs of card payment processing. Businesses need to change their approach to payments to adapt to the rising costs of accepting cards. Here’s a look at the causes, consequences and solutions for merchants today.
What is strong customer authentication
Strong customer authentication (SCA) is a new regulation designed to prevent online transaction fraud. Here’s what merchants need to know about the requirements, which businesses are affected, and how to comply. Using the right approach, merchants can meet SCA standards while minimizing friction in the customer checkout experience.
Interview: The Global Trend Towards Online Banking e-Payments.
This interview was first published in The Paypers´s Cross-Border Payments and Ecommerce Report 2020–2021, which assesses the change of pace that occurred in 2020 and provides a comprehensive overview of the major trends driving growth in this space, being the ultimate source of information for players interested in selling across borders.
Digital Payment Processing: Performance and Potential for Restaurants and Grocery Chains
Digital payment processing has helped QSRs and grocery chains adapt to the pandemic and realize other benefits: more efficiency, improved customer experience, increased revenue, and more. Each approach to digital payment processing has its pros and cons. Merchants that diversify their options by offering Online Banking Payments can avoid major pitfalls and maximize the benefits for themselves and their customers.
New Nacha Rules and how to comply with them
As we enter into 2021, some Nacha rules are expected to come online that will affect merchants, financial institutions (FIs), and billers. One rule adds a new data security procedure when a merchant/FI/biller keeps its customers’ deposit account information in electronic format. Another rule mandates an account verification step when making an ACH debit payment. We summarize these new rules below.