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Author:Bradford, Terri 

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Nonbanks in the payments system

Nonbanks have always been a key component of the nation's payments system. In recent years, however, nonbanks have become even more prominent. This heightened visibility raises several questions. In which payments activities are nonbanks engaged? What roles do nonbanks play in specific payments types? What types of risk are potentially associated with nonbank participation? This paper begins to address these questions. Preliminary findings include: (1) Nonbanks are involved in a myriad of activities and roles, both in traditional and emerging payments types; (2) Nonbank business relationships ...
Payments System Research Working Paper , Paper PSR WP 02-02

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Neobanks: Banks by Any Other Name?

Neobanks, or digital banks, are bank-like providers of financial services that operate through apps and aim to appeal to different consumer groups through innovative features and design. Whether or not neobanks evolve into full banks, they have the potential to affect the traditional banking model.
Payments System Research Briefing

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Payments fraud : consumer considerations

This article examines the potential for fraud associated with various "traditional" payment methods and the protective measures that consumers should take when using them.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue May

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Developments of QR Code-Based Mobile Payments in East Asia

Initiatives facilitating QR code-based mobile payments in Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong may address some pain points of banks, nonbanks, and merchants, but whether they address consumers’ depends on factors such as fragmentation and overall digital commerce experience
Payments System Research Briefing

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Where social networks, payments and banking intersect

This article explores opportunities and risks emerging from a relatively new phenomenon: The rise of commerce, banking and payments services marketed and offered through social media.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Dec

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Developments in merchant acquiring

This article discusses the origin and roles of merchant acquiring; the models for acquiring; and relevant developments in legislation, PCI compliance, and the Single Euro Payments Area.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Sept

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Developments in interchange fees in the United States and abroad

Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Apr

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The Puzzle of Payments Security: Fitting the Pieces Together to Protect the Retail Payments System

This article offers highlights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's fifth international payments conference, "The Puzzle of Retail Payments Security: Fitting the Pieces Together to Protect the Retail Payments System," hosted June 25-26, 2015.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Oct. , Pages 1-5

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The evolution of the ACH

Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Dec

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Change is Coming: What the EMV Migration May Mean for Payments Innovation

This article considers how the upcoming shift from magnetic stripe to chip technology may affect the survival of card-based payment innovations.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue April

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