Real-Time Payments

Real-Time Payments
Bahrain’s Real-Time Payments Volume Primed to Exceed 1B By 2026
February 27, 2023

A neighbor to Saudi Arabia is positioning itself as a potential instant payments global leader. Real-time payments are quickly becoming a necessity for both domestic and international business transactions, from in-store point-of-sale (POS) to payroll to underpinning cross-border digital currencies. Indeed, it is small wonder...

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Instant Payments Promise Better Consumer Experiences and Merchant Efficiencies
February 24, 2023

There’s a not-far-off future where plastic credit and debit cards will be less popular with rising consumer groups drawn to instant payments, and that’s OK with merchants, who will save on card interchange fees and slow settlement times. PYMNTS research finds that over half (52%)...

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Embedded Finance Helps Small Businesses Benefit From ‘Real-Time’ Cash Acceleration
February 21, 2023

For small businesses, right now the only certainty is uncertainty.   Priority Technology Holdings CEO Tom Priore told Karen Webster that a few things are indeed certain — though less than welcome.   Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) — like their larger brethren — must grapple with...

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Trustly Powers Real-Time Bank Account Payouts for Sportsbook Player Winnings
February 07, 2023

The Super Bowl is synonymous with a surge in online sports betting. Last year, Americans wagered around $7.6 billion overall on the event, according to the American Gaming Association, with tens of millions of Americans going online to do so. This year could shatter records.  Over the...

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ACI Expands; Says It Covers Third of Countries Offering Real-Time Payments
February 01, 2023

Software firm ACI Worldwide says it is expanding amid a global boom in real-time payments. The expansion means ACI now covers about a third of the world’s countries that offer real-time payments services, the company said in a Wednesday (Feb. 1). “ACI now powers 25 domestic and pan-regional real-time...

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The Impact of Real-Time Payments on GDP Growth in Emerging Markets
February 01, 2023

Real-time payments have become indispensable for the global economy, with a previous PYMNTS study finding that 86% of businesses generating annual revenues between $500 million to $1 billion using this transaction method. The benefits of real-time payments are self-evident: Half of the businesses surveyed reported...