Tuesday , October 23, 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.

Klarna Allies With Radial As It Builds U.S. Market Share in Online And Mobile Payments

Up against formidable competitors like PayPal Holdings Inc., Sweden’s Klarna is seeking every edge it can find for increased U.S. market share in online payments. That effort received a boost on Tuesday with the announcement by omnicommerce specialist Radial that it has integrated Klarna on it platform, which supports hundreds …

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Apple Reports Record iPhone Sales And Hints at Strong Growth for Apple Pay Globally

Apple Inc. reported record quarterly sales Tuesday for its iPhone smart-phone models while chief executive Tim Cook briefly sketched a strong quarter and year for Apple Pay, the Cupertino, Calif.-based computer company’s mobile-payments service. Speaking to analysts in an afternoon earnings call to discuss Apple’s results for the three months …

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Adding Scale And Payroll Cards, Green Dot Pays $147 Million Upfront for UniRush

Prepaid card specialist Green Dot Corp. has agreed to buy rival UniRush LLC in a deal valued at a minimum of $147 million and expected to close by the end of March. Pasadena, Calif.-based Green Dot, perhaps best known for managing Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s MoneyCard operation, said the deal will …

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Momentum Is Building for Mobile Wallets Overseas—And Also in the U.S., Report Says

Mobile wallets have struggled in the United States to win consumer adoption and usage, but worldwide the technology is growing smartly. And even in the U.S. market, it’s expected to pick up momentum. That’s according to a report issued Monday by U.K.-based Juniper Research. The firm estimates global payments volume …

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‘We’re Just Scratching the Surface,’ CEO Schulman Says As PayPal Posts Strong Results

PayPal Holdings Inc. finished its first full calendar year separated from eBay Inc. with a tone that suggests a bit of swagger. “It was a landmark year for PayPal,” chief executive Dan Schulman told stock analysts Thursday afternoon. “We introduced a host of innovations. We bring to our merchants an …

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Ant Financial, Backer of Alipay, Shells out $880 Million for No. 2 U.S. Money Transmitter MoneyGram

The company behind the rapidly growing Alipay mobile-payment service is acquiring the second-largest U.S. based money-transfer company. China-based Ant Financial Services Group’s deal to buy Dallas-based MoneyGram International Inc. for $880 million in cash will likely close some time in the second half of the year , according to an …

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Launched in September, Same-Day ACH Posted 13 Million-Plus Transactions in 2016

The nation’s automated clearing house network handled more than 13 million same-day transactions worth almost $17 billion between Sept. 23 and the end of the year, according to statistics released Wednesday by NACHA, the rulemaking authority for the ACH. Wednesday’s release represents the second time NACHA has issued numbers for …

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Biller Bill-Pay Sites Crush Bank Sites While Both Camps Look to Faster-Payment Offerings

In the battle over online bill payments, biller sites have been beating bank and third-party sites handily, but now the battle has turned into a rout. Biller sites accounted for fully 73% of online bills paid by consumers last year, up from 62% in 2010, according to a report released …

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How Dwolla Turned Away from Consumer-Facing Payments to White-Label APIs

It’s taken about a year, but Dwolla Inc. has now executed a strategic shift away from handling online and mobile transactions directly for consumers who want to pay merchants and each other. Instead, the 8-year-old, Des Moines, Iowa-based company now focuses on selling programming to clients that want to process …

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With Help From Contactless, E-Payments Globally Could Be Taking a Bite out of Cash

The digital-payments revolution may finally be poised to relegate cash to the sidelines of finance. Worldwide, 471 billion so-called cashless transactions flowed through payments networks in 2015, a 52% increase since the end of 2011 and up 13% over 2014, according to numbers released this week by Retail Banking Research …

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