02 April 2015

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US mobile banking on the rise - Fed study

27 March 2015  |  4478 views  |  0 News

Nearly 40% of banked Americans that have mobile phones now use their handsets to access their accounts, according to research from the Federal Reserve Board.


Federal Reserve opens registration for payments task forces

16 March 2015  |  918 views  |  0 Company announcement

We are pleased to share with you registration information for participation in the task forces outlined in our recently published Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System paper.


Fed researcher sets out vision for government cryptocurrency

06 February 2015  |  12724 views  |  5 News

A senior researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis has floated the idea of a government-backed 'Fedcoin' that uses a bitcoin-style protocol but the US dollar as the monetary object, combining the best of cryptocurrencies and cash.


Fed sets out faster payments options

26 January 2015  |  6576 views  |  1 News

The US Federal Reserve has set out a series of options for speeding up the country's antiquated payments system.


The Clearing House wakes up to real-time payments

23 October 2014  |  7814 views  |  3 News

US bank-backed ACH The Clearing House is to undertake a multi-year effort to build a new real-time processing platform, as the country finally begins to get to grips with its antiquated payment systems.


Fed sets up tokenisation work group

25 September 2014  |  5616 views  |  0 News

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston is to set up a working group to tackle the interoperability and technology challenges of using digital account tokens to replace card numbers for online and mobile purchasing.


Bitcoin's lasting legacy

18 September 2014  |  10166 views  |  0 Analysis

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston looks at the policy implications of bitcoin.


Federal Reserve inches towards faster payments

05 September 2014  |  6273 views  |  5 News

America's Federal Reserve Banks are moving ahead with plans to improve the country's payment infrastructure, promising to publish a roadmap in the coming months that could eventually lead to a faster payments system.


Fed updates non-cash payments report to include mobile wallet data

25 July 2014  |  1815 views  |  0 Company announcement

The 2013 Federal Reserve Payments Study Detailed Report, released today, provides new information on the payments landscape including updated results on the intensity of card use by consumers and businesses; further discussion of previously released information on third-party payments fraud; new estimates of over-the-counter cash withdrawals and deposits at bank branches and wire transfers made by businesses and consumers; and discussion of emerging and alternative payments likely to replace traditional payments such as cash and checks.


Bitcoin not a threat to banking system...yet

20 May 2014  |  6393 views  |  0 News

Bitcoin is still more of a curiosity than a threat to the banking system but in the long term the crypto-currency could have a pronounced impact on payments, according to a group of advisers to the US Federal Reserve.

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