The digital era continues to redefine industries, propelling the payment sector to the forefront of this transformation. Both consumers and businesses, driven by the pressing need for speed and convenience, have been gravitating towards faster and real-time payment mechanisms. Same Day ACH: Meeting the Urgency As an embodiment of this demand for swiftness, the growth of Same … [Read more...] about Embracing the Future of Faster Payments
As finance has firmly entered the digital era, the concept of value has started to transcend formerly physical boundaries, manifesting in forms no one could have foreseen even just a decade ago. Today, the term digital assets doesn't simply refer to highly speculative cryptocurrencies or NFTs—the ecosystem has expanded dramatically to encapsulate a much wider range of purposes … [Read more...] about Digital Assets: Today’s Landscape, Tomorrow’s Potential
World Business Chicago recently hosted its first FinTech Exchange at the Illinois Institute of Technology's University Technology Park. Chicago's economic development agency added financial technology to its sixth priority industry this year. The idea is to draw on the strength of Chicago's traditional financial institutions and trading experts to attract new businesses … [Read more...] about World Business Chicago Hosts First Fintech Exchange
Real-time payments, also known as instant payments, promise faster processing times and improved security compared to traditional methods. Despite its potential benefits, its impact on the finance industry remains an area of concern that requires real planning. Understanding the current state of real-time payments and analysis of its future potential and challenges is critical … [Read more...] about Real-Time Payments: Complex, but Crucial
The problem of inequity for minority communities in America has many faces, with access to financial services still lagging concerningly behind. Black and Latinx households make up more than 60% of the nation’s unbanked, and nearly half of underbanked households, according to FDIC surveys. Efforts to foster greater inclusivity provided a focal point to the recent Washington … [Read more...] about Could FinTechs Bridge the Inclusion Gap?
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans presented trouble for FinTech lenders, a University of Texas study released Tuesday showed. The study, which examined more than 10 million loans for potential red flags, showed 9 out of 10 of the highest rates of suspicious loans being approved by FinTechs. To some extent, this dubious distinction makes some sense; more than 70% of all … [Read more...] about FinTechs Led in PPP Fraud, UT Study Shows