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Banking

May 19, 2022

How to Unlock the Potential for Instant Payments?

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Banking

May 16, 2022

A Real-Time Payments Retrospective

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Banking

May 13, 2022

No Time To Waste Ahead of U.K.’s New Payments Architecture Launch

Payment on mobile device

Merchants

May 11, 2022

Can Payments Orchestration Help Business Sing? Here Are 10 Questions That Merchants Must Ask Themselves

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Banking

May 19, 2022

How to Unlock the Potential for Instant Payments?

On May 5, I attended the CEPS ECRI event on “How to unlock the potential for instant payments?” which covered the European Commission plans to create an integrated retail payment system for Europe.

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Banking

May 16, 2022

A Real-Time Payments Retrospective

Real-time payments growth is accelerating globally — growth that is documented in detail in the 2022 Prime Time for Real-Time report, which covers 53 markets around the world.

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Banking

May 13, 2022

No Time To Waste Ahead of U.K.’s New Payments Architecture Launch

The U.K. payments industry is entering an all-important demand creation phase, as it prepares to launch the country’s New Payments Architecture (NPA). I spoke with Andy Morris, strategic solution consulting director at ACI Worldwide, to learn more about the opportunities on the horizon for the U.K.

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Merchants

May 11, 2022

Can Payments Orchestration Help Business Sing? Here Are 10 Questions That Merchants Must Ask Themselves

Payments orchestration is the process of working with — or orchestrating — multiple payment providers, acquirers and banks to optimize customer experience and conversion, enhance cost savings, ensure regulatory compliance, improve fraud prevention processes and enable global coverage.

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Banking

May 10, 2022

The Time to Act is Now As the World Goes Real-Time

Around the world, people now expect real-time experiences in everything they do, and payments are no exception to this.  While payments themselves are increasingly commoditized, the faster movement of money has been at the forefront of enabling this digital acceleration.

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Banking

April 28, 2022

Real-Time Payments Are Reshaping Economies Around the World

The title of our yearly report exploring the growth and impact of real-time payments – Prime Time for Real-Time – is more apt than ever.

Prime Time for Real-Time

Global Payment Trends
As the world adopts real-time payments, how does your market stand to benefit?

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Merchants

April 21, 2022

Can Sensitive Cardholder Data Be Shared Without Worrying About PCI Compliance?

In a previous blog post, Can Cardholder Data be Stored Without Involving PCI Scope?, we discussed how the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) says it is possible to store a unique token that represents a cardholder’s Primary Account Number (PAN).

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Billers

April 20, 2022

Are You Keeping Customers Waiting for Faster Disbursements?

The latest ACI Speedpay research reveals a significant gap between consumer expectations and the disbursements experiences offered by many billers. Speed has become a defining factor in the success (or failure) of consumer payment experiences in recent years.

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Banking

April 19, 2022

Going Above and Beyond: Maximizing Payments in the Cloud With SaaS

Payments in the cloud. It’s a conversation at the top of the agenda for a growing number of financial institutions.

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Banking

April 13, 2022

A Digital Euro for the EU? The European Commission’s Call for an Impact Assessment

On April 5, 2022, the European Commission (EC) published a call for evidence for an impact assessment on a digital euro for the EU.

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Banking

April 11, 2022

What You Need to Know About the Launch of Real-Time Payments in the United Arab Emirates

A sizable proportion of payments activity in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is cash-based, but the market continues to shift toward modern, digital payment methods.

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Banking

March 29, 2022

Real-Time in Real Life: The State of Real-Time Payments in the U.S.

A wave of digital change affecting both real-time payments and consumer behavior has swept across the world since the onset of the pandemic, but this wave was well underway before COVID-19 hit.