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Dec 4, 2022
Our international banking services allow your institution to attract and retain customers traveling and doing business abroad, while you generate new fee income opportunities.
Sep 21, 2020
Cross-border payments are changing and business owners expect to transfer money quickly. SWIFT gpi allows community financial institutions to meet their customers’ needs and generate additional fee income for their institution.
May 5, 2022
In this part 2 of our payments episode series, host Sonia Portwood sits down with PCBB's Allen Sztukowski to discuss what the future of real-time payments looks like.  Including the soon-to-launch FedNow program, anticipated technology and functionality changes, and tips to help you prepare.
Feb 8, 2022
A discussion with PCBB's Allen Sztukowski, an active participant in the efforts to modernize real-time payments, on how the payments space has changed over the years, and what efforts are being made today to modernize it.
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Mar 10, 2022
Discussion over the rules governing faster payments is still ongoing at a federal level. Meanwhile, customer adoption of existing real-time payment solutions continues to increase, with many new products on the horizon. Community financial institutions have a lot to think about before providing faster payment capabilities. Here are three steps to get you ready.
Jan 20, 2022
According to a Federal Reserve survey, 90% of businesses said they expect faster payments within three years. Many businesses see this as a way to automate operations and satisfy their customers. Community financial institutions should be preparing for faster payments now as competition is intense. Here are four recommendations to prepare for faster payments.
Nov 22, 2021
The pandemic threw a major curveball at everyone, especially small businesses. Many changed gears and moved to an e-commerce model, which helped them survive. With fewer geographic barriers, global payments soared and the value of global digital payments is expected to increase 22% YoY in 2021. Here are three ways that community financial institutions can help their customers continue to thrive with global payments.
Oct 18, 2021
Small businesses are busy overseas. They are looking for more opportunities to not only grow, but sometimes survive. Last year’s e-commerce boom made international business even easier for many businesses. Small business international wire transfers increased to 17% last year from 10% in 2019. Is your institution supporting its customers with international payment solutions? If not, the competition will.
Jul 8, 2021
Several community financial institutions don’t believe that they need real-time payments. Some myths around these payment systems make them sound like more work than they are worth. We review five big myths around real-time payments and explain the facts to help you better determine your payment strategy.
Dec 18, 2020
Banks and credit unions are ramping up their faster payments efforts. We give you an update to see how you compare.
Dec 7, 2020
While QR codes have been around for two decades, they are making a comeback with contactless payments. Are they here to stay?
Apr 16, 2021
The cross-border payments market is valued at $21T and is growing at a 90% compound annual growth rate. This is one big reason to consider providing cross-border payments to your business customers. We have four more: small and medium businesses are engaging in more foreign trade, they trust their banks for help, you generate more fee income, and you can strengthen your relationship with your customers.
Mar 16, 2021
Merchants are finding contactless payments help them stay in business. In fact, 82% of Visa-surveyed businesses were accepting digital payments. This allows them to appeal to safety-conscious and convenience-minded shoppers, as they get back to business.
Nov 8, 2022
Understanding why paper checks are still a popular way of paying business invoices can help CFIs assist their customers in making the transition to electronic payments. We discuss the reasons businesses still use paper checks for B2B payments and the benefits of switching to EFT.
Oct 28, 2022
The European Payments Initiative is moving forward and is poised to change the global banking landscape if it is successful. We discuss what those changes look like and how they could affect US financial institutions.
Apr 20, 2022
The decline of checks has been happening for years. But, with the explosion of digital payments during the pandemic, will checking accounts cease to exist? We explore this topic further and provide community financial institutions with four approaches to keep checking accounts relevant for their customers.
Dec 13, 2021
The pandemic has impacted financial institutions in many ways, especially with the explosion of digital payments. This increase caught the attention of cybercriminals, as eight out of every ten fraudulent transactions entail a card not present (CNP). Here are four steps community financial institutions can take to help prevent CNP fraud.
Dec 3, 2021
The rise in digital payments and decrease in cash usage, prompted by the pandemic, have left their marks. These trends are only continuing. Community financial institutions should take this time to review cash transactions, along with the cash in branch vaults, with these trends to ensure their cash strategy is up-to-date.
Oct 29, 2021
Many small businesses were hesitant to include digital payment options pre-pandemic. Now, 44% are accepting contactless or mobile payments, according to a Visa study. As businesses assess their payments approach, community financial institutions should be right there with them. Here are three strategies to support your small and medium-sized businesses.
Oct 19, 2021
The tech giants have been expanding into the financial industry in various ways. Previously, Facebook tried its hand at cryptocurrency with Libra, which was shot down by the regulators and dismissed by investors. Now, Facebook returns with USD-backed Diem, which is issued through Silvergate Bank. What does this mean for the payments industry and community financial institutions specifically?