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BID Newsletters
Mar 20, 2023
Zelle is reworking its refund policy regarding fraud, a change that could potentially prove costly for CFIs. Before jumping ship from Zelle, however, organizations need to be aware of both the benefits and drawbacks of the service and how customers would react to losing the payment service.
Feb 8, 2023
By 2H 2023, the Federal Reserve is expected to debut its instant payment service FedNow. The service is intended to work between financial institutions, in contrast to consumer-centric payment apps. We take a deep dive into the details.
Jan 18, 2023
While many daily tasks are beginning to resemble pre-Covid life, some habits picked up during the pandemic are likely to continue, including the use and expectations of contactless digital payments. We explore how to embrace this perpetual payment trend as it continues into 2023.
Jan 12, 2023
Fueled by innovation, emerging technologies, and customers’ changing expectations, the payments space is evolving at a rapid pace. We look at some of the top payments trends and suggest ways in which CFIs can ensure they make the most of these opportunities.
Jan 11, 2023
Challenging economic conditions coupled with the boom in embedded finance mean that BaaS is an attractive opportunity for CFIs seeking growth. We look at the BaaS market, various key success factors, and how some CFIs are capitalizing on this opportunity.
Jan 6, 2023
According to the Federal Reserve, 83% of consumers, ranging from the Silent Generation to Gen Z, routinely use mobile payment apps and digital wallets. Some users even keep a balance in these apps, treating them like makeshift checking accounts. With the popularity of social payments crossing the generational divide, integrating with social payment apps is a necessity for financial institutions to remain competitive.
Dec 16, 2022
Supply chain issues, lost luggage, and cancelled flights are miseries for consumers who want what they’ve paid for. Faster payment systems can help ease their unhappiness by delivering quicker refunds and compensation.
Nov 30, 2022
Embedded banking allows CFIs to provide financial products and services through non-bank, third-party partners such as retailers and service providers. In this second part of our embedded banking series, we explore ideas of how CFIs might partner with non-bank organizations to offer embedded banking services. We also address some of the legal, compliance and technology challenges associated with launching embedded banking.
Nov 29, 2022
Embedded banking could help CFIs expand into new markets, acquire new customers, and increase deposits. While there is huge potential for embedded banking, some CFIs are hesitant to give it a try due to perceived complexity and high cost. In the first of a two-part series, we discuss benefits and trends related to embedded banking.
Nov 15, 2022
Businesses and consumers prefer the convenience of electronic payment methods. So, an electronic bill presentment and payment (EBPP) platform is helpful for CFIs to retain customers, compete for new clients, and stay viable. Not all EBPP platforms are alike, so we discuss how to choose the one that benefits your institution the most.
Jul 6, 2022
Zelle’s dominance and cost spurred the development of an alternate payment system designed for CFIs, called CHUCK. The question is, will its open architecture be enough to woo users and secure a place in the competitive P2P payment realm? We take a look at what CHUCK is and its place in the P2P world.
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.