Payments

ABA Releases New Infographic on EMV Transition

To help bankers educate lawmakers, customers and the public about the growing security benefits of the switch to EMV chip technology in cards, ABA is today releasing a new infographic showing that consumers are “unquestionably safer” than before EMV’s widespread adoption.

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Fed Survey: Noncash Payments Total $178 Trillion

More than 144 billion noncash payments -- those made with debit or credit cards, ACH and checks -- were made in the U.S. between 2012 and 2015, totaling nearly $178 trillion, the Federal Reserve reported today in its triennial payments study.

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CFPB: Campus Credit Cards Continue Decline

Credit cards offered in conjunction with colleges, universities and affiliated organizations have continued to decline since the CARD Act was enacted in 2009, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said in a report today.

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Fed Forms Fintech Working Group

As fintech continues to grow and mature and the OCC takes steps toward launching a fintech bank charter, the Federal Reserve has formed a cross-cutting fintech working group on the topic, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said in a speech today.

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Fed: Debit Fraud Costs Jump 44 Percent in Two Years

Debit card-related fraud losses to merchants, cardholders and issuers rose from 2013 by 44 percent, reaching $2.41 billion in 2015, according to the Federal Reserve’s biennial survey of debit card issuers’ costs released today.

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Fintech, Customer Experience Key Concerns for Fed Advisory Council

Members of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council -- which includes several ABA member bank CEOs -- raised concerns over the uncertain regulatory environment for innovation and bank-fintech partnerships and over growing regulations that directly harm the customer experience, according to minutes of the CDIAC’s last meeting released by the Fed.

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