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

Understanding the What, Why, and How of Instant Payments

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
There is a lot happening in the payments world in 2022. As bankers try and digest a steady stream of news related to faster payments, it can be overwhelming to try and keep straight what all the different terms mean, what solutions ride which payment 'rails' or networks, and what actions banks should take in a complex payments landscape to attract and retain customers.

Instant Payments Fraud

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
Instant, faster, real-time: no matter how you describe the newest sets of payment rails, there are many questions as to how those payments may be protected.

Chairman's Column: Asking the Right Questions

Mar 30, 2022 | Bancard Confidential
As we come to the end of the first quarter of 2022, we’re still in the throes of finding our “new normal,” which is shaping everything from our branch strategy to product innovation and beyond. There are several issues deserving of our focus, but for many of us, instant payments has risen to become a necessary priority.