The Federal Reserve has got some big decisions to make on faster payments

According to American Banker :

“A report released Friday by the Faster Payments Task Force — a group representing various stakeholders, including banks, corporations and consumer advocacy groups — established an ambitious timeline. It said that by 2020, everyone in the U.S. should be able to receive fast, secure payments.

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The tech giants are asking lawmakers to mandate that the Fed ensure the availability of real-time payment networks to all Americans within three years, essentially turning what is currently a goal into a requirement for the Fed.”