Mar 20, 2017
Fraud Reduction at the IRS: Some Happy Returns
The IRS Security Summit has successfully reduced the number of fraudulent returns, and is now turning toward further strengthening technical measures. Take On Payments examines its efforts.
Mar 13, 2017
Faster Payments Focus of Recent Joint Conference
The risks and rewards of faster payments were the focus of a recent conference cosponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the United Kingdom's Department for International Trade. "Lessons and Implications of Increasing Payments Speed" took place on February 28, 2017.
Mar 13, 2017
Phone Scams and Phishing
The number of phishing attacks grows faster every year, particularly attacks through the phone. Take On Payments reiterates that the best way to combat phishing is through consumer education.
Mar 08, 2017
ECONversation: Mobile Payments' Time Could Be Near
Despite sluggish growth so far, conditions could finally be ripe for mobile payments to take off. That's according to two Atlanta Fed experts, who recently discussed the future of payments. Read highlights of that ECONversation webcast.
Mar 06, 2017
Asset Size Matters in Survey Responses
Financial institution size correlates to mobile banking offerings. Take On Payments introduces a supplement to the 2016 Mobile Banking and Payments Survey that sorts the responses of financial institutions survey by asset size.
Feb 27, 2017
Wouldn't It Be Nice to Tap and Pay?
Contactless card usage is surging in the United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada while remaining all but nonexistent in the United States. Take On Payments wonders if the United States is missing an opportunity.
Feb 21, 2017
The Social Benefits of Biometrics
In addition to its usefulness in payments authentication, biometrics technology can help track an infant's vaccination schedule in developing countries. Take On Payments asks, are there other biometric programs that provide such benefits?
Feb 13, 2017
The Five-Star That Flops
Mobile commerce may be like the two-star recruit who goes on to lead the team to victory, while mobile payments may be like the five-star bust. Read more in this week's Take On Payments post.
Feb 06, 2017
ACH: No Trace Left Behind
ACH—Automated Clearing House—offers no definitive method for identifying a payment and any associated return, dishonored return, or contested-dishonored. Take On Payments looks at the issue and offers a solution.
Jan 30, 2017
Pssst…Have You Heard about PSD2?
A number of major changes are coming to the European banking landscape, thanks to the recently adopted revised Directive on Payments Services. Take On Payments asks, can the United States learn anything from this piece of legislation?
Jan 23, 2017
Mobile Banking and Payments Survey Results
Many financial institutions cite biometric methodologies as the security tool they would most likely use in their mobile banking and payments program. Read more findings of the 2016 survey in Take On Payments post.
Jan 17, 2017
Sharing information may be a part of strengthening cybersecurity, but it makes payments people a little nervous. That topic was part of the conversation at the recent FS-ISAC Fall Summit. Take On Payments continues the conversation.
Jan 09, 2017
The Year in Review
The U.S. migration to chip cards continued, with chip cards now representing about 70 percent of credit and debit cards. Take On Payments says goodbye to 2016 with a look at this and other payments-related issues that were relevant during the year.