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The U.S. retail payments system in transition : Federal Reserve initiatives

This article explores the changing landscape of U.S. retail payments: trends, the Fed's role, and the future of payments.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Aug

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Walmart Checking and Apple Savings: Different Motivations, Similar Outcomes?

Walmart and Apple have announced plans to offer traditional financial accounts. Walmart’s consumer checking account may advance financial inclusion by increasing account access to unbanked and underbanked consumers. Apple’s consumer savings account may change how credit card issuers offer rewards to their customers. Both offerings are likely to increase competition in the financial services industry, though whether they ultimately benefit consumers remains to be seen.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue November 30, 2022 , Pages 5

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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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The Rise of Buy Now, Pay Later: Bank and Payment Network Perspectives and Regulatory Considerations

Buy now, pay later (BNPL) products offered by fintechs have gained traction among consumers andmerchants in recent years and could compete with credit cards as a payment option. We explore thereactions of banks and payment networks to BNPL products as well as the current regulatory environment.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue December 1, 2021 , Pages 6

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Payments System Research: Our 2020 Vision

In this year’s first Payments System Research Briefing, senior vice president Susan Zubradt reflects on the evolution of retail payments and what lies ahead for the KC Fed’s Payments System Research group.
Payments System Research Briefing

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Are Contactless Payments Finally Poised for Adoption?

Two types of contactless payments, near-field communication (NFC) and quick response (QR) code, have seen a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Payments System Research Briefing

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What Consumer Surveys Say about the Design of a U.S. CBDC for Retail Payments

Although researchers continue to discuss the possibility of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) for retail payments in the United States, the success of a CBDC will depend on consumer adoption. To understand how a CBDC could provide a good user experience, recent surveys in the United States and in other countries have asked consumers about their wants and needs for a potential CBDC. In the United States, a majority of respondents to these surveys seek dependability, convenience, and security.
Payments System Research Briefing

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International remittances

This article describes some of the means by which individuals remit funds internationally -- informal networks, money transfer operators, financial institutions and other options -- and discusses some of the factors that may influence the choice of provider.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Dec

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Competition and Coordination: The Card Network Balancing Act

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Contactless: the next payment wave?

This article explores the evolution of contactless payments, whose use will likely increase and could have an important impact on the payments landscape.
Payments System Research Briefing , Issue Dec

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