Friday , September 20, 2019

Jim Daly

Jim Daly joined Digital Transactions in 2006 after covering payments and merchant acquiring at Thomson Media’s Credit Card Management, Credit Card News, and CardLine publications. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at the daily Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis.

Amazon Brings Its PayCode Service to The U.S. To Facilitate Cash Payments

Leading online retailer Inc. is bringing its Amazon PayCode service to the United States in a deal with The Western Union Co. that gives consumers the option to pay for Amazon purchases in cash. Seattle-based Amazon announced Wednesday that PayCode, which is already live in 19 countries, will be …

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PayPal Reduces Its Promotional Financing Threshold To Boost Its Credit Service

The warmth of late summer still bathes much of the country, but PayPal Holdings Inc. already has its eyes on the upcoming holiday spending season. The online commerce leader today unveiled a zero-interest financing promotion for its PayPal Credit service with a lowered purchase threshold. In addition to charging no …

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UPDATED: Shopify Targets Merchants in The Fast-Growing CBD Sector

CBD is all the rage these days as a newly available medicine that can alleviate everything from pain to insomnia, and now e-commerce platform provider Shopify Inc. is pitching its payment and other support services to U.S. CBD merchants. Ottawa, Ontario-based Shopify, which serves 800,000 merchants globally and has major …

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Treasurers See Plenty of Use Cases for Real-Time Payments, And They’re Writing Fewer Checks

Corporate treasurers can identify numerous use cases for real-time or otherwise faster payments, but they do worry about transaction security, according to the Association for Financial Professionals. Some 60% of respondents surveyed in the AFP’s newly released 2019 payments study said business-to-business transactions will benefit the most from faster and …

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Mastercard Still Sees Growth Opportunities in the U.S. Payment Market

Many payment executives regard the United States as a mature market compared with high-growth countries in Asia and Latin America, but it still has plenty of untapped opportunities, according to Mastercard Inc. executives. Its home country remains Mastercard’s largest market. As of 2018, the U.S. accounted for 33% of Mastercard’s …

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Pricing, Disputed Transactions Among Undetermined FedNow Issues

The Federal Reserve’s proposed FedNow real-time payments service won’t be live for more than three years, but bankers and other interested parties peppered two Fed officials with plenty of questions about it Monday. The occasion was a 90-minute webinar in which the officials reviewed the ambitious FedNow plans unveiled last …

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Stripe Gets Into Merchant Cash Advances With Stripe Capital

The big online merchant processor Stripe Inc. on Thursday introduced Stripe Capital for its U.S. merchants, thus joining competitors such as Square Inc. and PayPal Holdings Inc. in providing financing for its merchants. “Stripe Capital makes it easy for Internet businesses to get the funds they need, when they need …

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U.S. Merchants Enabled 600,000 New Locations for Chip Card Acceptance in 2019’s First Half

U.S. merchants added 600,000 locations for EMV chip card acceptance in 2019’s first six months, and Visa issuers cranked out an additional 10 million EMV payment cards, according to new figures from Visa Inc. In its latest update on the U.S. conversion from magnetic-stripe payment cards to the EMV chip …

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USA Technologies Seeks Another Deadline Extension for Filing Late Reports; Shares Plunge

Already nearly a year late in filing the first of several overdue financial reports and with its stock facing delisting, vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported it has asked The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC for yet another extension to file required documents. The delay request is …

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The U.S. ATM at Age 50 Puts the Spotlight on the Future Role of Cash

The ATM made its U.S. debut 50 years ago, and a half-century later the future of cash and cash-dependent industries like ATMs is the subject of intense debate in industry forums and at city halls and state capitols. Chemical Bank, now part of JPMorgan Chase & Co., installed the first …

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