Friday , January 19, 2018

Acquiring

Upserve Notes Investment by Vista and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Merchant cash-advance provider CAN Capital Inc. said it has returned to funding following a recapitalization by Varadero Capital, an alternative asset manager. CAN Capital said it will immediately begin funding small merchants eligible for renewal. It will work with a select set of sales partners for new merchant advances. Its products include term …

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Aiming for Global Scale, Vantiv Agrees to Buy Worldpay for $9.9 Billion

In a play for scale in a rapidly expanding e-commerce market, Vantiv Inc. on Wednesday agreed to buy the United Kingdom-based processor Worldpay Group plc for approximately $9.9 billion. JPMorgan Chase & Co., which had also expressed interest in Worldpay, has withdrawn from the bidding. The boards of the two …

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With Transaction Time Critical, a Strawhecker Platform Monitors Gateway Performance

What’s the measure of a well-performing payment gateway? Time. Or, rather a lack of time. Gateways, which route online transactions to one of multiple payment processors, are judged on their speediness and reliability. That’s why The Strawhecker Group, an Omaha, Neb.-based payments consultancy, started its Gateway Enterprise Metrics platform. The …

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Evertec Completes EFT Group Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Puerto Rico-based payment processor Evertec Inc. completed its $38.5 million acquisition of Chile-based EFT Group S.A., which uses the PayGroup brand. PayGroup provides payment processing and software services to financial institutions throughout Latin America. Alipay, a mobile wallet used primarily in China and abroad by Chinese travelers, said Chinese food supplier Han Feng Inc., …

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As July 4 Looms, Fireworks Stores Get Set for Hordes of Customers Armed With EMV Cards

As Independence Day nears with all its festivities, fireworks stores are preparing for their largest selling season of the year with EMV chip card acceptance. It evoked a sigh of relief from Bill Weimer, vice president and general counsel of Phantom Fireworks, when the company’s point-of-sale system achieved EMV compliance. …

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POS Portal Acquisition Will Add Payments Components to ScanSource’s Offerings

The pending $145 million acquisition of point-of-sale terminal and equipment distributor POS Portal by ScanSource Inc. will bring together two companies that provide merchants with the equipment they need at checkout counters and back offices, but which have little overlap in their customer bases and distribution channels. Founded in 2000, …

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Interact Outage Resolved and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Payments provider Harbortouch Payments LLC said its point-of-sale systems will be featured on new episodes of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” program in an exclusive deal with the show. Canada’s Interac debit network announced Sunday that its e-Transfer person-to-person payment service was back online after sustaining an “internal technical issue” that first appeared intermittently Thursday …

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A Weekend Promotion Yields 30% of Transactions Made With Apple Pay at Square Sellers

Apple Inc.’s “Lose your wallet” Apple Pay promotion apparently paid off handsomely for Square Inc. The promotion, which ran June 23-25, saw 36 local merchants in two San Francisco neighborhoods offer discounts or free items with a purchase when consumers paid for the purchase with Apple Pay, the brand’s mobile-payment …

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