What Would Happen If the Lights Went Out for a Long, Long Time?

What Would Happen If the Lights Went Out for a Long, Long Time?

If a catastrophe were to create a widespread power outage, is there a contingency plan to ensure that cash is available? Take On Payments discusses payment options in the event of a disaster.
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Minutes of the April 26–27 FOMC Meeting Released

Minutes of the April 26–27 FOMC Meeting Released

The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Open Market Committee on Wednesday released the attached minutes of the Committee meeting held on April 26–27, 2016.
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Establishing a Foothold in Cuba: An Interview with David Seleski of Stonegate Bank

Establishing a Foothold in Cuba: An Interview with David Seleski of Stonegate Bank

With a slowly growing economic relationship between the United States and Cuba comes the beginning of a banking relationship. Florida-based Stonegate Bank is the first U.S. bank sanctioned to do business with Cuba since the early 1960s, and Economy Matters recently spoke with Stonegate's president to learn how it got this opportunity.
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UPDATES & OTHER NEWS
Improving Customer Authentication:  Is the PIN Past Its Prime?
May 16, 2016
Improving Customer Authentication: Is the PIN Past Its Prime?
A new report from the United Kingdom on fraud may be foretelling the future of EMV fraud in the United States, which is about eight months into its EMV journey. Take On Payments looks at the report.
Risks in Faster Payments
May 12, 2016
Risks in Faster Payments
As the faster payments movement in the United States gains steam, a new working paper from the Retail Payments Risk Forum discusses some of the risks to faster payments.
Follow the Money!
May 9, 2016
Follow the Money!
Cash handling is a well-controlled process, but sometimes inefficient. A panel discussion at a recent conference discussed an initiative that would use supply chain logistics to increase efficiencies. Take On Payments describes Cash Visibility.