Payments Primers

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The Fastest Ways to Send a Payment

When moving money, you have options when it comes to making fast payments. In this payments primer, we explore the fastest ways to make a domestic payment in the United States.

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Why Are Wire Transfers Expensive?

Even though wire transfers are the most expensive payment type, they remain one of the most utilized payment methods. This primer explains what wire transfers are, wire payment timings, and what makes this method so costly.

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Will RTP and FedNow Adoption Lead to Increased Payment Volume?

The rise of newer and faster payment methods like RTP and FedNow will enable businesses to move and settle money more quickly, driving adoption. This journal explores whether the U.S. will see increased payment volumes as adoption grows across large and small financial institutions.

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Complying with NACHA's New WEB Debit Rule

On March 19, NACHA made effective a new rule which strengthens the requirements for originators of WEB debits. In an attempt to curtail fraud, the rule requires companies to validate new accounts. Though it won't be enforced for a year, it's important to know about the rule change so your company can remain compliant.

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What is Double-Entry Accounting?

When maintaining your books, there are a number of accounting methods you can use to keep track of your company’s financial information. One of them is double-entry accounting. What is it, and when should it be used?

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What Happens When the Fed Goes Down?

The Federal Reserve (“The Fed”) promotes the stability of the financial system, including playing an important role in maintaining the integrity of the US payments system. What happens when the FedACH, FedWire, and National Settlement Service are offline?

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Why is Our Bank Asking About Compliance?

A regular source of frustration for startups who move money for customers is trying to understand the rules that banks impose on those clients they deem to be third party senders (TPS), or as banks call them, third party payment providers (TP3’s). A third party sender is a company that uses its own bank account to make or receive payments on behalf of its customers or users. 

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How Do Banks Report Balances and Transactions?

If you need to track the complete lifecycle of a payment from the time it is approved and sent to the bank, through completion, you need to reconcile it to a cash transaction. A bank statement is precisely what’s needed: a chronological list of credit and debit transactions with corresponding bank balances at any point in time. 

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What is Direct Transmission?‍

‍‍When evaluating options for payment processing, one option to consider is working directly with your bank. The term for this setup is called “direct transmission.”

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What Are SWIFT Codes?

Originally taking place over telegraph, the means of sending wire messages have been replaced: first by the telephone network, and then it in turn by the internet. Yet the core idea of how wire transfers work has remained the same.

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