The payments landscape for community banks is changing rapidly as traditional payments converge with new instant payment systems and emerging cryptocurrencies. It is critical for Community Banks to maintain awareness of developments in the payments space to assess new opportunities, mitigate risks, and ensure that their payment strategy aligns with overall business plans.

Payments News

Same Day ACH volume increased 88%, passes 1 billion mark

Apr 16, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
ACH Network volume soared in the first quarter—increasing by 11.2 percent to 7.1 billion payments in compared to the first quarter of 2020 and setting two new records, Nacha reported.

Powell talks economy, digital currencies

Apr 13, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the economy is at an “inflection point” and could experience rapid growth upwards of 6 percent or 7 percent this year in an interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Bill would require Fed study on CBDC

Mar 31, 2021 | NewsWatch Today Article
Reps. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) and French Hill (R-Ark.) recently introduced legislation directing the Federal Reserve to work with other agencies to study and issue a report on central bank digital currencies.