Some credit unions are beginning to offer payment services via wearable technologies, but many say it will take further declines in the pricing of those items before they are widely accepted by consumers or financial institutions.
Same-day ACH debits rolled out last month, a year after same-day credits, cutting processing time for these payments from a couple of days to a few hours — but for many emerging use cases, that’s not fast enough. And debit is filling the void.
The Trump administration is stepping away from the government’s 7-year legal fight with Amex that centers on retailers’ right to encourage the use of particular cards. The decision is good news for issuers of credit and debit cards, though it is hardly the last word on the case.
The U.S. shift to EMV technology has dramatically reduced levels of counterfeit card fraud, but merchants and the card networks are divided on whether it caused the expected shift of fraud to digital channels.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Wednesday ordered Mastercard and the prepaid debit card company UniRush to pay $13 million in restitution and fines for a service breakdown in October 2015 that left thousands of customers without access to their accounts.