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John Adams

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What's in a Name? ClearXchange Eyeing Catchier Moniker
August 24, 2016 ClearXchange has access to a majority of the market's online banking accounts as it takes on Venmo, but there's one thing it...

Square Adds Same-Day Bank Deposits for Merchants
July 28, 2016 Square will enable sellers to make daily bank deposits, adding another in a series of merchant-focused perks designed to...

Mastercard Wants to Avoid Visa-PayPal Drama
July 28, 2016 There may be bumps along the way, but PayPal, Mastercard and Visa all share the same goal, according to Mastercard CEO Ajay...

Visa and PayPal: A Marriage of Convenience
July 21, 2016 Visa and PayPal have been at war for as long as PayPal has existed, and their recent cease fire could allow both companies to...

U.S. Bank Stops Charging for Real-Time P-to-P Payments
July 6, 2016 U.S. Bank was unusual in making users pay for real time person-to-person payments on Early Warning's clearXchange, a practice...

Did Brexit Put London's Fintech Capital Status in Jeopardy?
June 24, 2016 The U.K.'s referendum vote to leave the European Union has thrown cold water on London's reputation as a friendly venue for...

Chase Revisits Its Approach to P-to-P
June 17, 2016 As JPMorgan Chase gears up for the launch of the merchant-friendly Chase Pay wallet, it's taking the opportunity to freshen...

CheckAlt Buys Klik to Beef Up Mobile Capture
June 16, 2016 Check image specialist CheckAlt has acquired receivables transaction management provider Klik Technologies, a deal CheckAlt...

Banks Turning to Visa to Develop Mobile Wallets
June 13, 2016 Visa's Digital Commerce App is allowing banks to develop their own mobile wallets. Many of its clients are larger community...

Discover Provides a Peek Behind the Credit Score
May 20, 2016 Discover's new consumer credit information product provides FICO scores and a summary of the data that determines that score.

Capital One Plays the Long Game on Card Rewards
April 26, 2016 Capital One's rewards and marketing may cause some short-term performance issues, but the institution's aggressive posture is...

U.S. Bank Alum Pamela Joseph Has Big Plans for TSYS
March 9, 2016 Retirement was good for Pamela Joseph, former head of U.S. Bank's Elavon business, but not enough to overcome the lure of a...

KeyCorp Aims to Make Business Payments More Mobile
February 29, 2016 In mobile banking technology, remote deposit capture is ancient history. But there's one area that history seems to have...

Fed Addresses the Faster Payments Identity Crisis
February 2, 2016 A Federal Reserve task force has issued criteria for its faster payments initiative, part of a long journey to build a...

Banks Keep Mobile-Wallet Options Open as Apple Pay Disappoints
January 20, 2016 Union Bank & Trust Co. in Nebraska was an early supporter of Apple Pay. With that platform sputtering, the bank is now looking...

Early Warning, ClearXchange Tackle the Security of Faster Payments
January 12, 2016 There is a lingering fear that enabling real-time transfers between consumer bank accounts will open a window for fraud that...

An 'Impossible' Task: Stopping Insiders from Robbing the Dead
December 29, 2015 If dead men tell no tales, that makes identity theft of deceased account holders all the harder for card issuers to combat,...

Global Payments' $4.3B Buy of Heartland Proves Small Biz Is a Big Deal
December 15, 2015 Global Payments and Heartland Payment Systems have a chance to create an international powerhouse focused on small to medium...

Market Pressures Fuse Diebold, Nixdorf as ATM Makers Adapt to Mobile
November 23, 2015 Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf which plan to merge under the name "Diebold Nixdorf" were already in the midst of major...

U.S. Bank Offers Small-Biz Expense Reporting Tool for Consumers
November 5, 2015 U.S. Bank is making a small-business online payment management system available to consumers.

Will Tech Advances Hurt the Underbanked?
It's long been assumed that technology will help the financially underserved access the banking services they need. Christine Duhaime, founder of the Digital Financial Institute, a fintech think-tank, says this assumption is wrong.
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