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A Full Fall Slate for Advancing the FPC Mission
Aug 31, 2021
August is one of the indicators that the end of summer is near, and fall is quickly approaching. And at the FPC, we are already preparing for a busy fall season with speaking engagements, meetings, key Work Group deliverables, and other strategic ini...
Faster Payments Adoption: It’s Much More than the Infrastructure
Aug 04, 2021
“If you build it, they will come.” While that advice proved successful for Kevin Costner in “Field of Dreams,” its applicability to faster payments does not transfer as easily. We were keenly reminded of this important fact during our most recent FP...
Taking on Cross-Border Faster Payments to Meet Newfound Consumer Expectations
Jun 29, 2021
Today’s consumers want fast, easy, digital transactions. It is now what they are accustomed to with the seamless and easy nature of services such as Airbnb, and what they demand, given the safety concerns brought on by the pandemic. ...
Interoperability and Why it is Dominating the Faster Payments Conversation
May 24, 2021
June marks the midpoint of the year. While it seemed like 2020 would never come to an end, 2021 is moving along at lightning speed. And the FPC seems to be keeping pace with it, having accomplished so much already this year: the launch of two new Wor...
The Changing Landscape of Banking Experience with RTP
May 18, 2021
We can all agree that the world has shifted, and this shift has affected the way we do many things.  While real-time payments (RTP) was previously considered an infrastructure luxury, it has now become a common method of payment in many parts of the ...
Exploring How Faster Payments Can Support Financial Inclusion
Apr 30, 2021
April is Financial Literacy Month, when the nation is focused on spreading financial literacy education to help consumers understand how to better manage money. In a time when many Americans are still reeling from the financial impacts of the ongoing...
U.S. Payments Players Must Build on Real-Time’s Breakthrough Year
Apr 22, 2021
We’ve become accustomed in recent years to talking of real-time payments in the U.S. in terms of its untapped mega-market potential. But, like so much else, it seems that the trend-shattering events of the previous year-and-a-bit have intervened to t...
Working Through Faster Payments Challenges and Opportunities in FPC Work Groups
Mar 17, 2021
Real work happens in the FPC’s Work Groups. They’re where we engage in the sometimes difficult, but necessary, dialogue to move faster payments forward. They’re where we identify the best options to solve specific problems. They’re where we create th...
Leveraging Past and Present to Guide the Future
Feb 01, 2021
Maya Angelou once said, “You can’t really know where you are going until you know where you have been.” As the new year begins to take shape, this idea continues to resonate as a strong guiding principle for the work of the FPC. For our work, evalua...
For All the Progress, Challenging Work Still Ahead for Faster Payments
Dec 22, 2020
As each year comes to a close, it is customary to look back and take stock of accomplishments. 2020 is no different, despite the challenging year we’ve all faced due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. But even with the challenges, which for man...
Planning for Faster Payments in 2021 and Beyond
Nov 05, 2020
Autumn brings falling leaves, cooler weather, and for many organizations, strategic planning. As such, it is an opportune time to highlight the importance of planning for faster payments. While we’ve been encouraging organizations to prepare for year...
Meeting Unprecedented Times with Faster Disbursements
Oct 14, 2020
In a year where we’ve seen the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the raging wildfires in California, a hurricane season so active we’ve exhausted the alphabet, and more, “unprecedented” has become an all too familiar term. And these incomparable ti...