On This PageSeptember, No. 230b
Advances in technology have helped usher in new payment mechanisms catered to current demographic and cross-border demands. Yet these payment innovations also pose increasingly complex security challenges worldwide.

Investing in Payment Innovations: Risks and Rewards (Special Issue)
Last Updated: 08/30/06
Electronic payments now dominate noncash payments in the United States. Even so, the electronic payments space continues to evolve as the focus shifts from replacing paper instruments to creating the standard for the next generation of electronic payments or specializing technologies for customized applications. This migration is not always as dramatic as it may seem, since these innovations often leverage the existing platforms that support traditional payments systems.