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Same Day ACH – Parity With Checks, But What About Cards?

Erin McCune and I attended the Association for Finance Professionals conference in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday. With 4,000 plus “practitioners” and vendors there, and a robust Payments Track, there was a lot of food for thought. A standout session was “Same Day ACH” with Rich Oliver of the Fed (and the champion of […]

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Are you Attending AFP in San Francisco Next Week?

My colleague Carol Coye Benson and I are attending the Association of Financial Professionals Annual Conference in San Francisco next week. If you are planning to attend and interested in getting together to talk B2B payments (or any other payment topic) let us know!

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Are You Attending AFP in San Francisco Oct 4-7?

My colleague Carol Coye Benson and I are attending the Association of Financial Professionals Annual Conference in San Francisco October 4-7. If you are planning to attend and interested in getting together to talk B2B payments (or any other payment topic) let us know!

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The Problem with B2B Payments

It’s springtime, and annual payments statistics are starting to bloom. A good time, perhaps, to consider the state of business-to-business (B2B) payments. NACHA recently released figures showing that ACH CTX transactions grew by 15% in the fourth quarter, compared to the previous year. Earlier, Visa disclosed that their fourth quarter commercial volume was 13% ahead […]

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AFP: Credit Markets Stabilizing

A survey of corporate finance professionals attending the annual Association for Financial Professionals (AFP) conference in LA this week reveals that they perceive the credit market is stabilizing due to recent government actions. The U.S. Treasury plan to purchase an equity stake in key financial institutions and guarantee money market funds, along with the Federal […]

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Credit Crisis Impact on Corporates (AFP Research)

The Association of Financial Professionals just published research on short-term credit access for corporates. The survey was originally conducted in early September and was supplemented by a shorter survey conducted in last week to reflect evolving market conditions. Highlights: The recent turmoil in the financial markets has had a direct impact on the ability of […]

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Reprieve for IAT

On Friday, NACHA announced a six month extension of the deadline for International ACH Transactions (IAT) from March 2009 to September 2009. Many smaller banks were caught by surprise by the changes necessary to support IAT. Although software vendors are prepared to make the necessary changes available in upcoming releases and many banks outsource their […]

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GTNews: Corporate Payments & SEPA & SWIFT

A couple articles of interest at GTNews this week: Payments in Need of StandardisationJonathan Williams, Experian PaymentsCorporate treasurers are facing pressures to consolidate and standardise their processes – how can they balance these requirements? SEPA Security – Lessons Worth Learning from the PastSteve Brunswick, Thales e-SecuritySEPA security should not be regarded as a daunting task […]

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From Check to Electronic Payments: The B2B Outlook [NACHA Payments]

[This is just one of my series of posts from the NACHA Payments 2008 conference in Las Vegas.] From Check to Electronic Payments: The B2B Outlook [NACHA Payments] Arlene S. Chapman CTP Senior Consultant, Technical Services, Association for Financial Professionals Daniel W. Ellecamp CCM Financial Consultant, California State Automobile Association Rue Jenkins Assistant Treasurer, Costco […]

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NACHA Payments 2008 – Forte Blog Index

I took a slight detour en route home from Las Vegas (via Death Valley and Yosemite – spectacular!) and just finished writing up my observations. This year is the largest NACHA Payments conference to date (they get bigger and bigger each year) with nearly three thousand attendees. There were sessions devoted to ACH, check electronification, […]