Finance leaders are empowering their teams with generative AI. Learn how in our new tech talk.Watch Now →

Is Zelle a real time payment?

Zelle is a real-time payment. With Zelle, users can initiate a payment through their banking application and send that payment instantly to another user, in real time.

A timeline of payments in the United States

Learn more

RTP (Real-Time Payments) is a payment processing network used to send money electronically between banks in the United States.

Read more

To be considered a real-time payment, a payment service must be able to allow users to initiate, send, and receive payments instantaneously or nearly-instantaneously (i.e. within a few minutes).

Read more

RTP (Real-Time Payments), allows users to initiate, send, and receive payments instantaneously, 24/7 and 365 days a year.

Read more

The difference between a wire transfer and a real time payment is that real-time payments take place and settle instantly, but wire transfers can take anywhere from a few minutes to 24 or more hours, depending on the financial institutions involved in the transactions.

Read more

While PayPal is not an official part of the Real-Time Payments (RTP) Network itself, it is a service provider that can provide instant payments.

Read more

More than 280 banks and credit unions are currently utilizing the Real-Time Payments (RTP) Network.

Read more

The RTP limit for single transactions is currently $1,000,000, raised from $100,000 in 2022.

Read more

Subscribe to Journal updates

Discover product features and get primers on the payments industry.




Modern Treasury For

Case Studies





Popular Integrations

ÂĐ Modern Treasury Corp.