The use cases for faster payments are typically considered to be somewhat niche: payments to the gig economy, immediate insurance disbursements, disaster relief, etc. But if any payment can be made in real time, why should full-time employees wait two weeks for every paycheck?

As more employees learn of the proliferation of faster payment options, either through their own use of P2P systems like Zelle or by chatting up their Uber drivers, they will expect similar treatment with their own payments.

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