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Why Canada EFT Integration is Difficult

By Agile Payments on Sep 19, 2019 8:41:09 PM

What is Canada EFT?

Topics: Canada
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MarketPlace Payments and the Merchant of Record: What does it mean?

By Agile Payments on Apr 15, 2019 9:47:00 AM

MarketPlace Payments and the Merchant of Record: What does it mean?

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Recurring ACH API 2019

By Agile Payments on Feb 25, 2019 2:28:13 PM

Recurring ACH API For SAAS Platforms

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Why a SAAS platform can become a Payment Facilitator but WILL NOT be the next Stripe

By Agile Payments on Dec 4, 2018 11:22:24 AM

Why a SAAS platform can become a Payment Facilitator but WILL NOT be the next Stripe

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Verify Funds

By Agile Payments on Oct 12, 2018 11:14:00 AM

Unlike credit cards, which can be authorized in real time, the ACH world lacks a real-time authorization component. Credit cards allow merchants to authorize a sale at the time of the payment, so the merchant will know that they are definitely getting paid. A business knows that their customer has the requisite funds on their card to make their payment in real time, and the funds are reserved.

So, we can see how credit cards are validated, but how can we Verify Funds for a checking account?

Understanding How to Verify Funds online is a merchant’s best bet to reduce check acceptance risks, and verification tools reduce payment acceptance risk by validating the customer’s bank account in real-time.

The validation process helps merchants lower their risks when accepting checks through the use of real-time verification tools. Most third party entities that offer Bank Account Validation services include negative databases, routing account number validation, and ATM networks.

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Bank Account Verification Web Service: Understanding Your Options

By Agile Payments on Jul 24, 2018 3:45:00 PM

The ACH or electronic check world lacks the authorization component present with credit cards.

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Bank Account Verification Online: What are your options?

By Agile Payments on Jul 23, 2018 1:18:14 PM

The ACH or electronic check world lacks the authorization component present with credit cards.

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Instant Checking Account Verification

By Agile Payments on Jun 18, 2018 2:27:55 PM

Instant Checking Account Verification Tools allow businesses the ability to significantly reduce check acceptance at the point of sale.

For businesses that onboard or enroll a new customer in a recurring or subscription based billing environment the ability to instantly confirm checking account data is valid and that the customer has an active bank account eliminates considerable admin burdens that arise from enrolling bad checking account data.

The ACH or electronic check world does not have the authorization component present with credit cards. When processing a credit card you are able to ascertain at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their card and in turn reserve those funds for capture and settlement. In essence-You know you are getting paid.

For many businesses no authorization component means that aaInstat Checking Account Verification system is needed to mitigate payment acceptance risk.

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Checking Account Verification Companies

By Agile Payments on Jun 11, 2018 10:40:02 AM

Checking Account Verification Companies offer tools that enable businesses to verify a checking account is open and in good standing. This service can typically be run in real-time or batch mode.

Businesses that enroll or onboard a new customer in a recurring or subscription based billing environment need to be able to confirm checking account data is accurate and that the customer has a bank account that is both open and in good standing. Checking Account Verification eliminates considerable admin burdens that arise onboarding a new client with non billable data.

Service levels differ with some Checking Account Verification Companies offering basic routing # validation ( bank routing number) to negative database checks. These provide some level of risk mitigation but more insight is available including the ability in real-time to validate the account is open and in good standing. It is important to note a balance inquiry is only possible when the consumer provides credentials that allow access to their specific online banking system.

The ECheck or electronic check world does not have the authorization component present with credit cards. When processing a credit card you are able to ascertain at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their card and in turn reserve those funds for capture and settlement. In essence-You know you are getting paid.

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ECheck Verification Tools

By Agile Payments on Jun 5, 2018 8:52:54 AM

The payments landscape in 2019 requires SaaS applications to utilize sophisticated check acceptance risk mitigation tools.

ECheck Verification Systems and Tools allow a business the ability to significantly reduce check acceptance risk especially in a non face to face environment.

Businesses that enroll or onboard a new customer in a recurring or subscription based billing environment need to be able to confirm checking account data is accurate. and that the customer has a active bank account eliminates considerable admin burdens that arise onboarding a new client with non billable data.

The ECheck or electronic check world does not have the authorization component present with credit cards. When processing a credit card you are able to ascertain at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their card and in turn reserve those funds for capture and settlement. In essence-You know you are getting paid.

For many businesses no authorization component means that a a ECheck Verification system is needed to mitigate payment acceptance risk.

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Real-time Checking Account Verification

By Agile Payments on May 29, 2018 8:40:12 AM

Real-time Checking Account Verification Tools allow a business the ability to significantly reduce check acceptance at the point of sale.

For businesses that enroll or onboard a new customer in a recurring or subscription based billing environment being able to confirm checking account data is good and that the customer has a active bank account eliminates considerable admin burdens that arise onboarding a new client with non billable data.

The ACH or electronic check world does not have the authorization component present with credit cards. When processing a credit card you are able to ascertain at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their card and in turn reserve those funds for capture and settlement. In essence-You know you are getting paid.

For many businesses no authorization component means that a Real-time Checking Account Verification system is needed to mitigate payment acceptance risk.

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Checking Account Verification Tools

By Agile Payments on May 21, 2018 10:40:36 AM

Checking Account Verification Tools: Reduce payment risk from check acceptance

Checking Account Verification Tools offer businesses the ability to reduce check acceptance risk at the point of sale, in person or in an online environment. Checking account verification tools range from an automated routing number check to negative database inquiries options to near real-time insight into current checking account status. Checking account balance validation is possible but this requires either the customer to log-in or provide credentials to their online banking system.

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Checking Account Verification Systems

By Agile Payments on May 15, 2018 9:33:13 AM

Checking Account Verification Systems

The ACH or echeck world does not have an authorization component as with credit cards. When processing credit cards you are able to authorize at the time of payment that the customer has the funds available on their cards. Most importantly you are able to reserve those funds for capture and settlement. So you know you are getting paid at the point of sale.

For some businesses this lack of an authorization means that a Checking Account Verification system to mitigate payment acceptance risk must be put in place.

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Agile Payments Interview with Agree.com founder David Jay and how Payments have played a crucial role

By Agile Payments on Jan 10, 2018 8:40:37 AM

 

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Agile Payments Interview with Online Contract Platform Agree.com Founder David Jay

By Agile Payments on Dec 6, 2017 9:05:42 AM

 

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Using Gaming Software to Motivate Sales People

By Agile Payments on May 3, 2015 9:00:17 AM

Jeremey Boudinet likely touches on a subject that not every business professional is aware of: gaming software. Gaming software turns the tough job of inside sales into a game that tracks and rewards their performance on a dashboard that displays real-time metrics. These metrics include calls made, leads generated and emails opened. The industry is always looking for something to motivate inside sales people. Gaming software looks to be a winner.

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Why You Should Hire People That Are Smarter Than You

By Agile Payments on Apr 25, 2015 10:29:01 AM

Karol Zielinski puts it on the line and reminds business owners and managers
that it’s okay to hire someone smarter than yourself. I’m willing to bet
what he really means is that it’s important to hire capable people. You
have to give someone credit for having the smarts, drive or experience to
start a company. Having said that, smart people can help you solve business
problems.

Topics: SaaS Chatter
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Why Square’s Greatest Ambition Has Become Its Biggest Threat

By Agile Payments on Apr 21, 2015 9:10:34 AM

From PYMNTS.com  By KAREN WEBSTER , CEO, Market Platform Dynamics

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Bank of America’s Mobile Deposit Volume Booms 30%

By Agile Payments on Apr 17, 2015 10:00:21 AM

Bank of America might be lagging some of its competitors in mobile banking user growth, but the bank is increasing its remote deposit business at an enviable rate. 

The bank said yesterday that 13% of its deposits last quarter — or roughly $4.5 billion of a total $34.2 billion of new deposits last quarter, by our calculation — came through RDC. That percentage is 30% higher than in the same quarter a year ago. By comparison, BAC increased its mobile users about 18% during that period.

The increase in RDC volume was enough for Brian Moynihan, Bank of America’s CEO, to point to it yesterday during the BAC earnings call as one reason why the bank’s “expenses were managed tightly” during the quarter. Non-interest expense at Bank of America declined from the fourth quarter of 2014 as a result of the bank reducing the number of its financial centers and “the associated cost driven by consumer behavior patterns shifting to more digital,” he said. The shift in question is the one to RDC for deposit making.

 

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This Israeli Startup Just Leapfrogged Everyone with Apple Watch Payments

By Agile Payments on Apr 16, 2015 8:04:58 AM

24me, an elegant “personal organizer” app built in Israel, has quietly figured out how to facilitate payments via Apple Watch.

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BBVA Compass and Dwolla Launch Realtime Payment Service [Video]

By Agile Payments on Apr 15, 2015 8:05:46 AM

From Bank Innovation

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