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JP Morgan and Mastercard unveil Pay-by-Bank service

JP Morgan and Mastercard unveil Pay-by-Bank service

JP Morgan is teaming up with Mastercard on a service that uses open banking to let customers make payments using their bank account information instead of a card.

The Pay-by-Bank service offers ACH payments that use open banking so that customers can permission their financial data to be shared between trusted parties to let them pay bills directly from their bank account.

This means that customers do not need to type in routing and account numbers each time they need to pay a bill.

For billers and merchants, it automates consumer onboarding and reduces the risk and cost of storing bank account information. JP Morgan says the offering will be particularly beneficial for recurring payments.

Pay-by-Bank is currently being piloted with a few billers and merchants before an expansion next year.

In an internal memo seen by Finextra, Max Neukirchen, head, payments and commerce solutions, JP Morgan Payments states: "While Pay-by-Bank is not new to the industry, our collaboration with Mastercard, a long-time trusted partner, will make our approach differentiated.

"Our solution will offer a number of benefits. For our clients, it will minimise the risk of returns from an insufficient balance - through advanced analytics, we are creating a feature that will help clients determine the best time to initiate a payment. Plus, receiving consumer-permissioned bank data will reduce the likelihood of unauthorized transactions. For consumers, this offers another attractive payment option to choose from. "

Comments: (4)

David Gyori
David Gyori - BANKING REPORTS, LONDON - London 10 November, 2022, 16:24Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes

Why is this OPEN BANKING? What exactly is the OPEN BANKING aspect of this?

Real time, instant, free local currency clearing systems can get this done as well. Am I right? 

Dian Cecht
Dian Cecht - Caspa Consulting - Madrid 11 November, 2022, 07:471 like 1 like

I'm more than curious on what Mastercard gets from this

Melvin Haskins
Melvin Haskins - Haston International Limited - 11 November, 2022, 09:421 like 1 like

I have had a Debit Card for more than 10 years. I just tap it at any store and the money is transferred. I don't need to enter any of my account information. So how does this differ?

Ketharaman Swaminathan
Ketharaman Swaminathan - GTM360 Marketing Solutions - Pune 11 November, 2022, 13:551 like 1 like

ACH, so extremely low / zero interchange / MDR compared to debit card? Of course, that only answers the question of "What's in it for Merchants?". 

As for "What's in it for Customers?", not a single A2A method of payment that I know has answered it convincingly in the last 10+ years, so I won't single out this product from JPMC / MC.

Memory serves, MasterCard itself had launched an A2A (but RTP) in UK some 4-5 years ago and shut down a year or two later.