Tag: P-to-P payments

Google Pay’s P-to-P finds its voice

Google Pay users can now simply tell Google Assistant on their Android and iOS phones to make a payment to another person. The voice-activated payment option has been added to Google Pay’s features to address situations in which consumers have to pay someone back, for example, after a weekend activity, Sam Kensara, product manager for…
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March 22, 2018 0

Are banks doing enough to protect Zelle users from fraud?

In Zelle’s national advertising campaign, the bank-run P-to-P network spotlights consumers paying a personal trainer, a babysitter and a neighbor. It sets an expectation that Zelle can be used like a credit card, and scammers have figured out how to exploit this trust. Experts suggest that Early Warning, which operates Zelle, needs to sharpen its…
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February 22, 2018 0

Zelle’s next phase takes shape at BNY Mellon

The banks behind the Zelle network had more in mind than P-to-P payments between consumers, and BNY Mellon is beginning the network’s evolution by targeting business payments market. Zelle will help support tokenized digital payments for institutional and corporate clients in a market that is notoriously resistant to automation. BNY Mellon hopes corporates will see…
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February 6, 2018 0

After building its bank base, what’s next for Zelle?

It’s clear now that the launch of Zelle last year was far more than a skin-deep rebranding of the years-old clearXchange network, as the P-to-P payments network announced some sizable gains over its past performance. To date, more than 60 financial institutions have joined the Zelle network with participants representing half of U.S. demand deposit…
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January 29, 2018 0

Venmo adds instant transfers to counter rivals

PayPal has been working to expand Venmo’s audience beyond millennials for more than a year, a strategy that it hopes to further with instant transfers. Bloomberg News For a fee of $0.25, users can deposit funds into their debit cards in up to 30 minutes, rather than current wait time of up to three days.…
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January 27, 2018 0

Zelle’s anti-fraud efforts trip up key group: Its users

The person-to-person payments service Zelle differentiates itself from rivals by promising users that transactions sent over its network will clear in near-real time. Yet in recent months, the service has faced a number of complaints from consumers who say they are having problems sending or receiving money or setting up accounts in the first place.…
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January 17, 2018 0

A well-rounded Square takes another crack at consumer payments

Over the years, Square has evolved from a supplier of simple card readers to a provider of diverse omnichannel services. But the consumer market has always eluded it. Starting in 2011, Square debuted Card Case, which allowed consumers to store a credit or debit card with Square after using it at a Square merchant. The…
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November 9, 2017 0

Apple Pay Cash enters public beta testing

Apple Inc. is nearing the rollout of Apple Pay Cash with the person-to-person payments service’s debut today as a public beta test, five months after the initial announcement. Apple Pay Cash now appears as an option within the Messages app for newer iPhones and Apple Watches in the latest beta version of iOS, enabling users…
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November 7, 2017 0

Visa brings faster payments to a market that may not need it

In the U.S., Visa Direct has emerged as one of the few go-to tools for fast payments in a market that is overdue for such options. The product’s true test begins now, as Visa launches it in Europe, where faster payments options are far more plentiful. Among Visa’s biggest challenges will be Mastercard, which zoomed…
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November 3, 2017 0

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