Tap into your network of family and friends to get bills paid. You can share with one person or collaborate with many and the money goes directly to the biller.
“We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Accenture and VocaLink and look forward to engaging with the industry on potential governance models for our proposed technical solution,” said John Tait, managing director of First Data in Australia and New Zealand. “Our ultimate goal is to provide innovation to Australian consumers, and we recognise that this can only be achieved through a cooperative approach and defined by a broad group of stakeholders, driven at the industry level.”
“Historically, people with the least amount of money and free time pay more and have fewer convenient options to do simple things like pay bills or cash checks,” said Steve Taylor, PreCash CEO. “Until now, the current cadre of mobile payments and financial services apps largely ignore the needs of people without bank accounts and credit cards. Flip changes all of that by combining instant remote check deposit and free expedited bill payments in a single mobile wallet that works with a prepaid card.”
PreCash also announced that the mobile solution can be customized and branded for mobile carriers, prepaid program managers, money service businesses and other merchants.
“This continues our commitment to look holistically at the next generation of U.S. payments,” said Mike Weitzman, Group Executive, U.S. Markets, MasterCard. “As other markets have migrated to EMV, we have seen fraud shift to the least secure channel. By establishing this liability shift, we’re advancing efforts to prevent and reduce fraud. At the same time, by making the announcement today, we’re providing our issuers, acquirers and ISOs flexibility and sufficient time to manage their ATM technology decisions.”
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