Tuesday , November 13, 2018

John Stewart

Starting as an editor on Bank Network News at Faulkner & Gray, John ultimately played a key role in starting, editing, and publishing many of F&G's flagship publications, including Credit Card Management, Card Technology, Card Marketing, and Collections & Credit Risk. Before co-founding Boland Hill Media, John was a group publisher at Thomson Media responsible for a $10 million division embracing magazines, newsletters, and Web sites.

AmEx Scores a Breakthrough in China With a License to Process Domestic Payments

The major U.S. payment card networks have been trying to set up shop to process domestic transactions in mainland China for years, only to encounter government resistance. But American Express Co. announced a breakthrough Friday with a deal to become the first overseas network to win an OK to operate …

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Dorsey Sees Square’s New Terminal Displacing ‘Dinosaur’ Devices on Merchant Countertops

Square Inc. on Wednesday played up its recent launch of an important new hardware product and celebrated what it called its first quarter of profitability under generally accepted accounting principles. While executives did not discuss sales numbers for Square Terminal, a $399 touchscreen-equipped handheld device the San Francisco-based company released …

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How Two New Collaborations Could Speed up the Move Toward Digital B2B Payments

Payments between businesses have long remained ensnarled in paper processes that consumer payments have largely left behind, but lately signs have emerged that technology is at work streamlining business-to-business transactions. On Monday, fleet-fueling and corporate-payments specialist WEX Inc. said it will work with American Express Co. to allow clients to …

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The ACH Network Extends Its Hot Streak And Looks to Even Bigger Gains for Same-Day Volume

Transactions on the nation’s automated clearing house network exceeded 5.6 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, rising by 354 million transactions, or 6.7%, compared to the same quarter in 2017, according to numbers released Thursday by NACHA, the regulatory body for the ACH. The third-quarter growth means volume has …

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Paya Says Its Deal for Stewardship Technology Positions the Processor Squarely in a Growth Market

Left behind in the last decade’s rush to sign up merchants for electronic payments is the non-profit sector, made up chiefly of faith-based organizations that collect billions of dollars yearly in offerings and donations—most of it in cash and checks. Still, payments providers are starting to pay attention, and on …

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Fast-Growing Adyen Bolsters Its North American Market With a Move Into Canada

Adyen N.V. has had a busy year, and on Tuesday it made yet another significant move by announcing it is now doing business in Canada. The Dutch payments company, which already operates in the United States and Latin America as well as Europe and Asia, also announced four brands as …

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Faster Payments Are Coming to Acquiring, Triggering Opportunity for Payments Providers

When it comes to faster payments, merchants don’t want to be left out, and that’s creating a big opportunity for payments processors and other merchant acquirers.  Indeed, as the payments industry shifts toward real-time and near-real-time money movement, processors can cash in on the value of getting good funds into …

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As the Fed Mulls an Entry Into Real-Time Payments, a TCH Executive Flashes a Caution Flag

If the Federal Reserve decides to compete in the developing market for real-time payments, it will face considerable obstacles, one of which has to do with whether such competition is really needed, according to an official with The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC. The Clearing House, which is recruiting financial …

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As an E-Commerce Payment Spec Goes out for Comment, ‘Commercial Applications’ Could Emerge by Early Spring

With a major new—and somewhat controversial—e-commerce standard now entering a 45-day comment phase, the payments industry is likely to have at least some “commercial applications” ready by early spring, the top executive in charge of Visa Inc.’s implementation tells Digital Transactions News. The specification, known as Secure Remote Commerce, has …

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PayPal Scores an AmEx Tie-Up And Notches a Strong Quarter, Though Challenges Loom

In a reversal of its past practice, PayPal Holdings Inc. began two years ago working with competitive and semi-competitive partners, and on Thursday it added the last major U.S. card network to that list by announcing a tie-up with American Express Co. PayPal executives also disclosed the company’s performance numbers …

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