Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Competitive Strategies

Discover’s Network Volumes Grow; Company Eyes ‘Non-Traditional’ Ways To Keep Growth Up

Dollar volume in Discover Financial Services’s Payment Services unit rose 19% in the first quarter to $56.1 billion, led by a resurgent Pulse debit network where volume jumped 20%. Pulse, one of the nation’s largest electronic funds transfer networks, has been rebounding in recent quarters have a long period of …

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PayNearMe Expands Payless Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/27/18

Customers of safeTstep, the business-to-business division of Payless ShoeSource, can now use PayNearMe to pay for online orders with cash at more than 27,000 U.S. locations, Payless said. This follows an earlier announcement that consumers can use PayNearMe for their Payless.com purchases. The Zelle person-to-person payments network moved more than …

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EVO Payments Explores Going Public

EVO Payments International says it plans to go public and has filed an S-1 registration statement with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Atlanta-based payments company announced the move late Wednesday. Though the registration statement does not reveal how much EVO expects to raise by going public, the company says …

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Visa’s Stock Returns and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/26/18

China’s central bank informed American Express Co. that it would “formally accept” its application to clear and settle domestic bank-card transactions, potentially making AmEx the first U.S. card network to get permission to operate in China, The Wall Street Journal reported. Visa Inc.’s stock has produced a total shareholder return …

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Visa Checkout’s Future: Secure in the Short Term, Cloudy in the Long Term

Visa Inc. isn’t about to pull the plug on Visa Checkout, but judging from comments Visa’s top executives made Wednesday, the online and mobile-payment service’s long-term outlook looks quite iffy. The future of both Visa Checkout and Mastercard Inc.’s Masterpass equivalent was called into question last week when The Wall …

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A Surging Performance From P2P Services Helps Boost Results for PayPal’s First Quarter

The PayPal Holdings Inc. machine just keeps chugging. The company announced on Wednesday added momentum in the first quarter, driven in part by gains in consumer and merchant accounts, results for Venmo, its popular peer-to-peer payments app, and strong performance for One Touch, its streamlined checkout technology. Without offering details, …

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Cayan Lifts Merchant Revenues for TSYS; Helgeson Gets an ‘Expanded Role’

Boosted by its $1.05 billion acquisition of the big independent sales organization and merchant processor Cayan LLC in January, payment processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) saw its merchant revenues rise nearly 22% in the first quarter. TSYS’s Merchant Solutions segment posted net revenues of $317.4 million, a 21.8% increase …

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Shift4 Is Embroiled in an Antitrust Suit Alleging It Shuts out Rival Restaurant Processors

The ongoing consolidation of companies focused on point-of-sale systems for restaurants gave rise on Tuesday to an antitrust suit that seeks to reverse one of the most recent mergers among payment processors. Payment Logistics Ltd., a San Diego-based payments provider, alleges in its complaint that Shift4 Payments LLC is using …

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Upserve Opens Denver Office and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/25/18

Prepaid card and payments specialist InComm announced it is adding 150 jobs and investing more than $20 million in the Atlanta and Columbus, Ga., areas. The moves follow its acquisition of the distribution rights to American Express Co.’s reloadable and gift card products, and the purchase of the AmEx Serve platform. …

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Contactless Payments Continue To Gain Share on London’s Transit System

Contactless point-of-sale debit and credit card transactions are barely a blip on the U.S. payments screen, but on London’s vast public-transportation system, payments from contactless cards or smart phones now account for half of all pay-as-you-go fares on subways and rail lines, system operator Transport for London reported Tuesday. Contactless …

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