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Two Strategies for Reducing B2B Credit Card Acceptance Costs

Posted by Guest Author: Anand Goel, Optimized Payments Consulting on Sep 14, 2017 2:56:26 PM

By Robert Unger


According to Mercator Advisory Group analysis, U.S. commercial card payments grew at a compound annual rate of 9 percent from 2013 to 2015.1 In 2015, commercial card volume reached $428 billion.  This figure only represents about 1 percent of the B2B payments market (including check, ACH, wire transfer and cards) that totals $23 trillion (USD). 

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Topics: Receivables, Payments, payment costs, cash flow, Payments Consulting, Webinar, Electronic Payments, credit card, credit card cost, credit card cost analysis, commercial card, commercial card costs, interchange, reducing interchange

Understanding and Tracking Card Payment Acceptance Costs

Posted by Robert Unger on Aug 23, 2017 6:55:57 PM

By Robert Unger

Credit and debit card payments are surging.  The “2016 Federal Reserve Payments Study,” which has been tracking longitudinal trends in consumer and business payments, cites that: 

Payments made with general-purpose credit cards and with non-prepaid debit cards each grew faster than other payment types from 2012 to 2015, in terms of both percentage growth and growth by number.

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Topics: Receivables, Payments, payment costs, cash flow, Payments Consulting, Webinar, Electronic Payments, credit card, credit card cost, credit card cost analysis

Faster Cash Flow and Lower Payment Costs with Same Day ACH

Posted by Robert Unger on Aug 3, 2017 11:54:56 AM

“Cash is king” and Same Day ACH supports the crown!

Cash flow is the lifeblood of companies, and faster closure of accounts receivables ensures smoother operations, particularly with respect to purchases, payroll, investments, debit reduction and any other functions requiring payment.  Cash flow forecasting is one of the key metrics for most treasury departments and one of the most challenging to get right consistently. 

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Topics: ACH, Automated Clearing House, Receivables, ACH Network, Payments, ACH Transfer, Same Day ACH, Faster Payments, payables, Treasury, cash flow, payment costs

B2B ACH Credits to Surpass Checks by 2020 - New Survey

Posted by Robert Unger on Jun 13, 2017 7:04:17 PM

NACHA and the Credit Research Foundation recently conducted a study of payments trends, preferences, and perceptions of electronic payments by credit and receivables professionals. NACHA's Rob Unger sat down with Matt Skudera, VP of Education and Research for the Foundation, to get his views on some of the most interesting finds from the survey.  You'll be surprised! Learn more by listening to the recording of the Webinar covering the same topic.

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Topics: ACH, Receivables, B2B, Checks, Credit Research Foundation, Electronic Payments, cash flow

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