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IPA Payments Pod

Jul 28, 2021

Banks and Fintechs may need to re-evaluate their relationships depending on what advice the regulators decide to give them. Looking to keep up with the times, on July 13 the federal bank regulatory agencies (FDIC, Federal Reserve, and OCC) requested public comment on proposed guidance designed to help banking...


Jul 14, 2021

Capitol Hill has been taking an active interest in the payments industry. Overdraft, buy now pay later products, and even a possible computer chip shortage have all drawn lawmakers’ attention.

On top of all that, the Durbin Amendment has resurfaced as a topic of conversation, and there are rumors that it may be...


Jul 2, 2021

The pandemic created problems for individuals, governments, and businesses, but as the old saying goes, every problem brings new opportunities.  

For Blackhawk Network, that opportunity began when it channeled its payments expertise into helping distribute relief money for governments and nonprofits. It used both...


May 4, 2021

As online shopping and remote payments grew over the past year, so did the number of customer disputes over payments. While many of the disputes were legitimate, some were fraudulent – either by people attempting to get out of paying for something they bought or by organized rings of criminals attempting to hack a...


Feb 16, 2021

PayActiv Works to Get Money to Workers When They Need It

The payroll process needs to catch up to the rest of the payments world by becoming real time, according to Safwan Shah, the founder and CEO of Payactiv.

The company wants to help workers get money as they need it by providing access to wages they have earned...