Thursday , April 19, 2018

Competitive Strategies

Paysafe’s Proposed Deal for iPayment Will Make the U.K. Firm a Top Player in U.S. Acquiring

Paysafe Holdings UK Ltd. hasn’t been shy about building scale via acquisitions, and on Thursday it announced one of its biggest deals yet in the U.S. merchant-acquiring business. It expects to close by the end of June on a transaction that will bring into its fold iPayment Holdings Inc., a …

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Masterpass Accepted on BJs.com and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/13/18

Mastercard Inc. announced that consumers shopping on BJs.com, the e-commerce site for BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., now can use its Masterpass digital wallet as a payment method. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported that it processed $316.3 billion in merchant payment volume in the first quarter, up 15% from $274.3 billion …

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Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods Could Raise Prices for POS Equipment

President Donald Trump’s proposed 25% tariffs on about 1,300 Chinese products worth $50 billion have the merchant-acquiring industry worried. The Electronic Transactions Association, a national payments-industry trade group, joined more than 100 other organizations in signing a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee leadership expressing their “deep concern” …

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Coinstar in Bill-Pay Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/12/18

The Electronic Transactions Association joined with more than 100 other groups spanning a variety of industries in signing a letter to the House Ways and Means Committee expressing concern about tariffs proposed by the Trump Administration on Chinese imports. The ETA’s concern is that a proposed tariff on cash registers …

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Uber To Add Transit Ticketing on Its Mobile App Through Mastercard-Supported Masabi

Uber and mass-transit software developer Masabi Ltd. have struck an agreement that will allow transit tickets and passes to be displayed on Uber’s mobile app. Masabi’s apps and software systems for transit are used in 30-plus metropolitan areas, including on the Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road commuter-rail systems in …

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Fresh off Its eBay Coup, Adyen Mulls What Could Be a Rewarding Second Act—Going Public

The Dutch payments provider Adyen stole headlines in February with its agreement to be the processor behind eBay Inc.’s ambitious new payments platform, and this week news emerged that it could be ready for yet another big move—an initial public offering. The Amsterdam-based company, which maintains a U.S. headquarters in …

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ParTech Debuts PAR Pay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/11/18

LevelUp announced 25 more restaurant companies as clients of its mobile-ordering and -payment app. These include national brands Smoothie King and Zaxby’s. ParTech Inc., a vendor of point-of-sale software to the restaurant and retail industries, launched PAR Pay, an EMV-capable processing solution for credit, debit, and stored-value cards. ParTech is …

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A $3.4 Billion Deal Aims To Take VeriFone Private Again

VeriFone Systems Inc. once again is preparing to become a privately held enterprise, according to Monday’s announcement that an investor group led by Francisco Partners has agreed to buy the point-of-sale terminal and services provider for $3.4 billion. The deal, expected to close in the third quarter, values each VeriFone …

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Ransomware Attacks Double in 2017 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/10/18

The Dutch payments processor Adyen is considering an initial public offering in June that could value the company at between $7 billion and $11 billion, Reuters reported. Adyen, whose U.S. operation is based in San Francisco, recently won a contract to process transactions for eBay Inc., which will start moving …

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Billers Turn Their Attention to Improving Payments on Mobile Devices

Creating statements optimized for mobile devices is the biggest area of development for new digital payment options from billers, according to recent research done for payment technology provider ACI Worldwide Inc. The study by London-based technology researcher Ovum in December and January gathered responses from 1,032 executives in 10 countries …

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