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Commercial Payments News Update


A report published by NACHA and the CRF projected that ACH’s share of B2B payments received will rise from 32% in 2017 to 45% in 2020.[1]

According to NACHA, $11.6 trillion was transferred via ACH in 2Q17, up 6% y/y.

The Electronic Payments Association announced the launch of same-day ACH for debit payments.

Recently covered in the Winter 2016 issue, discussed the launch of same-day ACH for ACH credits in September 2016, and same-day ACH for debits in September 2017.


Top Tech News published an article on “Five Technology Trends in Business Payments,” including faster payments and streamlined cross-border payments.[2]

Recently covered in the Fall 2016 issue, focused on the need for faster payments to mirror the increased pace of business, and summarized PNC’s investments in technology-based solutions.

Mobile Payments

According to research by Zynstra, 65% of retail executives reported that mobile payments technology is the innovation most in-demand in their organizations.[3]

Recently covered in the Summer 2017 issue, as part of a broader discussion of PNC’s corporate card solutions, announced the introduction of mobile payments functionality for its corporate cards.

Business Travel

The Global Business Travel Association reported that U.S. businesses spent $424 billion on domestic business travel in 2016.  The average amount spent per business trip fell 2% to $520.

The GBTA projected that global corporate spend on business trips will reach $1.6 billion in
2020. [4]

Recently covered in the Summer 2017 issue, concentrated on business travel, identifying challenges and opportunities for businesses, and summarizing PNC’s range of payment solutions to serve the needs of both business travelers and travel program administrators.

Commercial Cards

The Nilson Report published data on 2016 corporate card and purchasing card volume for Visa/Mastercard issuers.  Purchasing and fleet card purchase volume rose 6.3% to $248.3 billion.  Corporate card volume rose 10.3% to $46.9 billion.[5]

Recently covered in the Summer 2017 issue, which highlighted the key features and benefits of PNC’s corporate card suite.

PNC grew its corporate card purchase volume by 29% in 2016, and has consistently outpaced industry growth by considerable margins in recent years.


Visa® published chip card statistics for June 2017.[6]

  • 449 million Visa chip cards in circulation (+37% y/y).  62% of Visa credit and debit cards are chip cards.
  • 2.3 million merchant locations accept chip cards (+77%).  50% of U.S. storefronts now accept chip cards.
  • 1.2 billion Visa chip transactions (+151%)
  • $58.4 billion Visa chip payment volume (+101%)

Recently covered in the Spring 2015 issue, which published statistics on the emergence of EMV in the U.S., and in the Winter 2014 issue, which discussed enhanced versions of PNC corporate cards, including the addition of EMV functionality. Recently covered in the Winter 2016 issue, announced the introduction of the Dynamic Discounting module as part of A/P Advantage.

Dynamic Discounting

Paystream Advisors published the 2017 AP & Working Capital Report, which focused on dynamic discounting. [7]

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[1] NACHA (June 26, 2017). ACH Transactions to Top Checks as Top Form of B2B Payment by 2020: New Survey [Press Release]. Retrieved from

[2] “Five Technology Trends in Business Payments,” Top Tech News, May 2, 2017.

[3] “Survey: Mobile payments top retailers' tech priority lists,” Retail Dive, April 17, 2017.

[4] GBTA (July 17, 2017). Business Travel Responsible for $547 Billion in U.S. GDP in 2016, Creates Over 7.4 Million Jobs [Press Release]. Retrieved from

[5] The Nilson Report, July 2017.

[6] Visa Chip Card Update: June 2017.

[7] “Dynamic Discounting A Must For More AP Departments, Report Finds,” PYMNTS, August 24, 2017.

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