Agile Payments Blog

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Payment Facilitation Providers

By Wayne Akey on Oct 17, 2018 2:09:48 PM

Payment Facilitator Provider: Who do you work to become a Payment Facilitator?

A Payment Facilitator or PayFac  acts as a the Master Merchant. The  Payment Facilitator role is to quickly and easily onboard their sub merchants or SaaS platform users to facilitate credit, debit card  and in some case ACH transactions for participants in their payment ecosystem. The Payment Facilitator is responsible for regulatory compliance and has financial risk of their sub-users.

In the past the only Payment Facilitator Provider offering was to become a  “True PayFac”. Becoming a true Payment Facilitator is expensive, time consuming and requires staffing to meet compliance and risk mitigation demands. In essence you become a payment business in addition to to your core SaaS offering.

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Account Verification System

By Coleman Akey on Oct 16, 2018 1:00:36 PM

Account Verification Systems confirm that a bank account is open and in good standing prior to the account being loaded into the billing engine. This means that data entry errors, potentially closed accounts, or even fraud can be caught before the sale’s confirmation.

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Bank Account Verification Services

By Coleman Akey on Oct 15, 2018 11:53:37 PM

While authorization is a important aspect of the credit card sphere, the ACH realm lacks such an authorization component. When it comes to credit cards, a merchant knows they are getting paid at the point of sale because they can verify that the customer has the requisite funds on their cards at the time of payment. This reserves those funds for capture and settlement.

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Verify Business Bank Account

By Coleman Akey on Oct 13, 2018 11:33:00 AM

Unlike the credit card arena, the ACH world lacks an authorization component. Essentially, a merchant knows they are getting paid at the point of sale because credit cards allow you to authorize at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their cards. This reserves those funds for capture and settlement.

Because the ACH world lacks the verification component present with credit card payments, knowing How to Verify a Business Bank Account is a priority for businesses in the ACH realm.

Many business compensate for this lack of authorization buy implementing a Checking Account Verification system to mitigate payment acceptance risk. Without an ACH Verification System obtaining your new customer’s valid checking account information can be a hassle.

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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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IVR Phone Payment

By Wayne Akey on Oct 11, 2018 1:24:40 PM

IVR Phone Payments- 24/7/365 Automated Customer Payment Center

Topics: IVR Payments
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Bank Account Validation

By Coleman Akey on Oct 11, 2018 10:16:00 AM

The ACH world lacks the authorization component that is present in the credit card sphere. 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 does the Bank Account Validation process work?

Businesses adopt Bank Account Validation systems in order to mitigate the risk associated with payment, without these systems your customers will most likely be required to do significant work to obtain correct or valid bank account information.

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IVR Billing

By Wayne Akey on Oct 10, 2018 12:04:34 PM

IVR Billing - 24/7/365 Automated Customer Payment Center

Topics: IVR Payments
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How to Verify a Check is Good?

By Coleman Akey on Oct 10, 2018 10:11:14 AM

Checking Account Verification Services mitigate check acceptance risks at the point of sale, with verification options ranging from automated routing number check and negative database options, to near real-time inquiries into current checking account status.

How to verify a check is good:

Most checking account verification services utilize routing account number validation, which identifies the bank the check is drawn against. These databases can be checked in real time.

Negative databases are also often utilized. Based on positive and negative history of that checking account info, a report is generated regarding the account status. If the check is good or bad, a retailer can report that check status to the database. Many retailers contribute data to the network, so there are many millions of checking accounts to reference.

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IVR Tokenization : PCI Compliance for IVR Payments

By Wayne Akey on Oct 9, 2018 10:18:40 AM

PCI Compliant IVR Tokenization Solutions – Interactive Voice Response for Phone Based Customer Payments

Credit card data is required to be handled in a PCI compliant manner. IVR Tokenization is the process that securely exchanges full credit card number for a non-sensitive replacement value in an IVR Payment Solution.

Topics: IVR Payments
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How to Verify Bank Account Number Online

By Coleman Akey on Oct 9, 2018 9:53:38 AM

 

 

Most third party entities that offer a Checking Account Verification Service utilize routing account number validation and negative databases. The bank routing number identifies the bank the check is drawn against.

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ACH Verification Process

By Coleman Akey on Oct 8, 2018 10:43:47 PM

 

Unlike the credit card realm, the ACH world lacks an authorization component. Essentially, a merchant knows they are getting paid at the point of sale because credit cards allow you to authorize at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their cards; thereby reserving those funds for capture and settlement.

So what is the ACH Verification Process?

The lack of the authorization present with credit cards leads some business to implement a Checking Account Verification system to mitigate payment acceptance risk. Without an ACH Verification System your new customer may require significant work to obtain correct or valid checking account information.

An ACH Verification Process helps merchants reduce risks associated with check acceptance at the point of sale, in person or online. Verification tools allow businesses to significantly reduce payment acceptance risk by validating the customer’s bank account in real-time.

Verification options range from negative databases and automated routing number checks to basically real-time inquiries into current account status and checking account balance inquiries.

How to verify a check is good?

Most third party entities that offer an ACH Verification Process include the most basic tools: routing account number validation and negative databases. The bank routing number identifies the bank the check is drawn against. The databases holding this information can be checked in real time. Negative databases exist as a history [both positive/negative] of checking account info. Many retailers contribute data to the network, but recency is an issue because the customer’s last written check at a participating retailer is the last data point. This means that data can be out of date.

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IVR Gateway

By Wayne Akey on Oct 8, 2018 7:52:02 AM

PCI Compliant IVR Gateway Solutions – Interactive Voice Response for Phone Based Customer Payments

An IVR Gateway provides automated phone based payment acceptance solution for organizations.

Topics: IVR Payments
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ACH Verification Process

By Coleman Akey on Oct 5, 2018 9:50:01 AM

Unlike the credit card realm, the ACH world lacks an authorization component.  Essentially, a merchant knows they are getting paid at the point of sale because credit cards allow you to authorize at the time of payment that the customer has the requisite funds on their cards; thereby reserving those funds for capture and settlement.  

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IVR Payment Software

By Wayne Akey on Oct 4, 2018 12:35:56 PM

IVR Payment Software: What are your options in your IVR Payment Solution search

IVR Payment  Software Solutions offer payment options that allow clients to pay bills or invoices via self service. Customers dial into a  phone and connect to an automated IVR system and interact via voice prompts, allowing customers them to pay amounts due without human interaction from the business side.

Topics: IVR Payments
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Best IVR Payment Systems

By Wayne Akey on Oct 3, 2018 7:29:00 AM

Best IVR Payment Systems: What to look for in your IVR Payment search

An IVR Payment Solution creates new customer option that allows customers to pay bills or invoices without involving business staff or resources. Customers dial into a  phone and connect to an automated IVR system that interacts via voice prompts with the caller, allowing them to pay amounts due without human interaction from the business side.

Topics: IVR Payments
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PCI IVR Payment Solution

By Wayne Akey on Oct 2, 2018 9:30:00 AM

 

Topics: IVR Payments
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IVR Transactions

By Wayne Akey on Oct 1, 2018 9:31:31 AM

IVR Transactions: Interactive Voice Response for Inbound Customer Payment Transactions

IVR Transactions occur when customers call into an IVR Payment Solution.

Topics: IVR Payments
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Bill Presentment Solutions

By Gene Krause on Sep 10, 2018 3:51:42 PM

The days of organizations mailing out invoices and billing statements to their customers are slowly but surely coming to an end. Technology is making sure of that. What's replacing snail-mailed billing statements? It's not just one particular service type, but near the top of the list would be Bill Presentment Solutions

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Why Electronic Bill Payment Services?

By Gene Krause on Aug 31, 2018 8:08:00 AM

As the populations ages and customers of a younger age become bill payers of businesses and organizations, the greater the need for payment remittance to be accomplished through electronic systems. Electronic Bill Payment Services is one such system that businesses should consider adopting. Here's why.

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Top 3 reasons your organization can benefit from  Electronic Bill Presentment Companies

By Gene Krause on Aug 30, 2018 3:49:36 PM

Businesses and organizations who rely on customer service agents to handle incoming calls for billing payment remittance are at the top of the list for those who can best benefit from adopting systems from Electronic Bill Presentment Companies. Let's examine some reasons why...

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Top 5 Reasons to Utilize an Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment System

By Gene Krause on Aug 21, 2018 9:28:48 PM

Organizations who employ an electronic bill presentment and payment solution benefit in many ways. Here are a few of the most important reasons businesses choose to do so. Does your organization still rely on mailed-in or phoned-in payments? Let's dive into the EBPP option of becoming more efficient

 

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Payment Gateway Integration Web Service

By Coleman Akey on Aug 3, 2018 4:23:57 PM

SAAS platforms and developers tend to make a decision on a payment gateway integration partner[s] without considering the potential for the partner to actually help grow their business.

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SaaS Platform Payment Gateway Integration

By Wayne Akey on Aug 2, 2018 10:38:41 PM

Developers often have a bad habit of choosing their SaaS platform payment gateway integration partner[s] without considering the partner’s potential to grow one’s business.

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Payment Gateway Integration API

By Wayne Akey on Aug 1, 2018 3:24:55 PM

SAAS platforms and developers have a bad habit of choosing their payment gateway integration partner[s] without considering partner’s potential to actually help grow their business.

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