Payments System Research Briefings

Briefings cover a range of topics, including payments methods, developments in payments networks, and various participants' roles in the payments system.

Recent Briefings

Payments System Research Briefing

Are Contactless Payments Finally Poised for Adoption?

Demand for contactless payments increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Payments System Research Briefing

Inclusion by Design: Crafting a Central Bank Digital Currency to Reach All Americans

To reach the unbanked population, a central bank digital currency should be designed with specific needs in mind.

Payments System Research Briefing

Remote Card Payment Fraud: Trends and Measures Taken in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom

The success of other countries in mitigating remote card payment fraud may hold lessons for the United States.

Payments System Research Briefing

In the Nick of Time: The Rise of Earned Wage Access

Earned wage access programs have gained new popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, but may involve risks.

Payments System Research Briefing

Neobanks: Banks by Any Other Name?

Neobanks have the potential to disrupt the traditional banking model.

Payments System Research Briefing

Motives Matter: Examining Potential Tension in Central Bank Digital Currency Designs

A central bank digital currency designed to address one issue may have difficulty in achieving other goals.

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