The difference between fast and real-time

Author: Jason Hayes
Date: 19th April 2018

  A few years ago, the question “how fast is fast” was being debated across the globe, with many organizations feeling that faster was good enough and hoping to get away with...

Optimizing your Chances of Real-time Payments Success

Author: Tom Hay
Date: 29th March 2018

  “Been there, done that, got the scars to prove it!” Experience is a great thing, but it’s sometimes painful to get it the hard way. It’s quicker, less expensive, and generally...

Top 5 TIPS for the Introduction of SCT Inst

Author: Richard Dear
Date: 28th March 2018

  The recent InstaPay webinar “Transitioning to Instant Payments in Germany” provided some more TIPS (pun intended) for the introduction of SCT Inst.  Icon’s very own Gene Neyer took part along with...

Leveraging Instant Payments to future proof your payments architecture

Author: Aniruddha Maheshwari
Date: 27th March 2018

In Germany, many of the smaller banks (for example Sparkasse banks) have opted to use payments as a service via a Technical Service Provider (TSP) in order to deliver Instant Payments.  This...

Reactive Systems: How to Fail Nicely

Author: Patrick Altaie
Date: 20th March 2018

  In the previous post in this series, we talked about the performance and scalability benefits that we get from actors and the actor system. I also briefly mentioned fault tolerance and...

Instant payments in Hungary – no compromise!

Author: Jeremy Bliss
Date: 15th March 2018

An important meeting took place this week in Budapest between the Hungarian National Bank (MNB), Giro, Nets and various financial institutions to discuss progress with the Hungarian instant payments project.  And the...