VocaLink and BancTec have won the mandate to build and run the infrastructure for a new industry-wide image-based cheque clearing system in the UK.
IBM has won a tender to modernise the Federal Reserve's ACH platform, which processes up to 100 million transactions per day and half of all US payments.
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.
Lloyds Bank is to begin testing mobile cheque deposits with a select group of commercial customers.
Ahead of Christmas, Barclays is giving one million customers the ability to pay in cheques remotely by taking photographs with their phones.