20 episodes

We’re proud to be payments nerds – we love sharing perspectives on all things payments. The Payments Nerds podcast features expert guests who explore the most important issues, topics and trends to consider in payments today.

If you are a payments nerd too, or are a little bit curious about what’s going on the payments world, just download the “Payments Nerds” podcast from The Clearing House.

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We’re proud to be payments nerds – we love sharing perspectives on all things payments. The Payments Nerds podcast features expert guests who explore the most important issues, topics and trends to consider in payments today.

If you are a payments nerd too, or are a little bit curious about what’s going on the payments world, just download the “Payments Nerds” podcast from The Clearing House.

    19: How Sports Wagering Is Benefiting from RTP® Network w/ David Roe & Laura Listwan

    19: How Sports Wagering Is Benefiting from RTP® Network w/ David Roe & Laura Listwan

    Sports wagering is exploding in popularity since the Supreme Court decision in 2018 to allow it in the US.
    And that explosion is fueled by the power of real time payments.
    To learn more, we invited David Roe, Chief Operating Officer at Mazooma, and Laura Listwan, SVP, Head of Commercial Payments Products at Fifth Third Bank, onto the show. David and Laura have been instrumental in pioneering the sports wagering use case for RTP.
    In this episode, we discuss:

    Why real time payments are so important in sports wagering
    How customer retention and experience is impacted by instant withdrawals
    Why educating consumers about the benefits of RTP was the biggest hurdle for Laura and David

    • 20 min
    18: Streamlining Payment Processes in a Digital Economy w/ Rachel Pike

    18: Streamlining Payment Processes in a Digital Economy w/ Rachel Pike

    Most people only think about payments when sending or receiving money, but behind the scenes, as many #paymentnerds know, there’s a number of moving parts in the payment process.
    Rachel Pike, Chief Growth Officer at Modern Treasury, guides us through the roadmap of the payment lifecycle to discuss:

    The evolution of real time payments (RTP)
    Delivering a delightful customer experience
    RTP system’s biggest challenges
    What's next for RTP

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    Rachel Pike, Chief Growth Officer at Modern Treasury

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    • 22 min
    17. Evolution of Real-Time Payments Across Financial Services w/ Carlos Rotger & Steven Bernstein

    17. Evolution of Real-Time Payments Across Financial Services w/ Carlos Rotger & Steven Bernstein

    Across America, the need for at-home banking has risen, along with the need for real-time capabilities.
    As more Americans have taken a hold of their finances, more financial services are moving the needle faster than ever before to meet customer expectations of 24/7/365 control and access.
    Carlos Rotger & Steven Bernstein were guests on the Payments Nerds podcast, talking specifically about a digital savings product utilizing the RTP® network that has evolved between their two companies. 
    In this episode, we talk all about: 

    Why consumers are using this product and vocalizing their needs
    How J.P. Morgan Chase & Digit work together to make this happen
    The search for electronification and instantaneous payments today
    How instantaneous payments have eternally shaped financial services 

    Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Payments Nerds on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 32 min
    16. Get Funded the Way You Do Business: 7 Days a Week

    16. Get Funded the Way You Do Business: 7 Days a Week

    For small businesses, cash flow is one of the most crucial aspects of business right now. Will you have enough money coming in to operate the business in a way that is sustainable? Do you have access to your funds when you need them? What happens when at close of business on Saturday, you need funds to open on Sunday and don’t have access to them? How do you operate when your funds are tied up in ACH? Adam Carter & Sarah Cichoski were guests on the Payments Nerds podcast, talking specifically about a new real-time merchant funding product using the RTP® network developed between their two companies. In this episode, we talk all about:  Why the small businesses are the ones that are needing this solution the most How U.S. Bank & Elavon went about creating this real-time merchant product  The overwhelming feedback they’ve received from their customers  How using the RTP network provides a competitive advantage in this space Find this interview and many more by subscribing to Payments Nerds on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 20 min
    15. Why Payments Platform Modernization Is Changing Finance

    15. Why Payments Platform Modernization Is Changing Finance

    As consumers, most of us expect great digital experiences.  And COVID-19 is converting the last holdouts to Amazon. It’s time we ask the same of financial institutions. On the latest episode of Payments Nerds, I sit down with Wade Hobbs, Vice President, Solution Strategy at Viewpointe, and Susan Kent, Enterprise Technology Strategist at Truist.  We discuss the race behind the scenes at some of the largest financial institutions to modernize their payments.  Payments platform modernization — it’s a mouthful, but it’s why pretty soon, your payments will keep up with your contactless groceries.  We went over: What payments platform modernization means The technologies like AI fueling the trend Why COVID-19 has made digital no longer an option, but a necessity

    • 22 min
    14. Instant Payments and Other Everyday Uses for the RTP® Network

    14. Instant Payments and Other Everyday Uses for the RTP® Network

    Our listeners keep asking us one question: What are folks actually doing with RTP® payments in their everyday lives? Today, we want to answer that question. In this episode of Payments Nerds, I speak with Jeff Rayis, Director of Treasury & Financial Management, Michigan State University, and Parker Nolan, FMI Scholar at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. We discuss MSU's emergency student loan program and its use as an RTP network case study. Plus, we talk about: Why the emergency student loan program needed a boost  How Parker got in the Spartan Blockchain Innovation Competition How funds get delivered in real-time using the student loan app and the challenges the project had to overcome The future of RTP at MSU Why Jeff and Parker are total payments nerds.

    • 26 min

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