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What Is Embedded Finance?

The evolution of embedded finance has reshaped the way consumers interact with money by making financial services more accessible and efficient. Both financial and nonfinancial companies are making embedded finance options part of their digital presence to increase user engagement and attract new customers. Modern embedded finance solutions help these companies stand out from the […]

How Can You Benefit From Using ACH Withdrawals?

ACH withdrawals are a modern payment method that can be useful to both businesses and consumers. This approach to transferring funds offers benefits over other payment methods like checks and credit cards, and it’s supported by most major banks. Explore the meaning of ACH withdrawals, what makes them convenient, and why you might benefit from […]

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Payment Authentication

Payment authentication is critical for businesses and entities accepting payments from clients and end users. The right solution goes beyond mitigating fraud. It helps identify incorrect details to reduce payment errors and lessens waiting time due to identification failure, ensuring a swift, successful payment process. Types of Payment Authentication The two primary types of authentication are two-factor authentication […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Payment Processing

The digital payments market is projected to reach $16.62 trillion by 2028. All businesses should be familiar with the basics of payment processing to remain agile in a competitive industry and ever-expanding landscape. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions (FAQ) about payments and their processing to help you get started. Payment Methods Understanding the terms and systems […]

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ACH Fraud

The Automated Clearing House (ACH) is a network that clears funds moving from one bank account to another. When a payer transfers money via debit, credit card or EFT, the funds await authorization. Once clear, the ACH system moves the funds into the payee’s account. The National Automated Clearinghouse Association (Nacha) oversees this network in […]

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Working with a Payment Gateway

A payment gateway is a system that merchants use to accept credit and debit payments. The gateway creates a juncture between two important channels where money travels—one end of the gateway is the merchant, while the consumer’s bank awaits on the other side. The various elements that comprise a gateway are there to ensure the […]


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