Friday , February 22, 2019

Competitive Strategies

Nxt-ID To Spin Off Payments Business and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/21/18

Nxt-ID Inc. announced it will spin off its payments, authentication, and credential-management assets, including its FitPay unit, into a separate and independent company. It expects to complete the transaction by Nov. 15. Michael Orlando, currently chief operating officer at Nxt-ID and president of FitPay, will become chief executive of the …

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Amazon Could Have a Ready-Made Customer Base for a Bank, Bain Reports

With rumors circulating that Amazon.com Inc. is interested in getting into banking and also preparing to open thousands more cashier-less stores, new research results released by management-consulting firm Bain & Co. claim that a large pool of consumers would be willing to bank with the online retailing giant. “Our survey …

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Fattmerchant Makes QuickBooks Online Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/19/18

Mobile POS specialist CardFlight released version 5.0 of its SwipeSimple payment-acceptance service. Among the new features are pairing receipt printers and countertop hardware for issuing receipts via a mobile printer; discount options; item images; and a virtual terminal with address-verification support. Payments provider Fattmerchant announced an integration with QuickBooks Online …

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With Stripe Terminal, the Online Payments Specialist Moves Into Face-to-Face Sales

Stripe, the San Francisco-based online payments company, is taking a step to get inside stores. The company on Monday launched Stripe Terminal, a service that puts Stripe’s processing software onto point-of-sale hardware devices that merchants can use to accept payments in their stores. The move follows similar migrations in recent …

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BlueSnap Now Processing In Australia and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/18

Processor First Data Corp. said it shipped its 1 millionth Clover point-of-sale sale device aimed mainly at small and mid-sized merchants; the device went to Friesen-Apotheken, a pharmacy chain based in Bad Malente, Germany. Payments platform BlueSnap has begun local processing for business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies in Australia. Buildium, a …

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As Transaction Volume Grows, NACHA Smooths out the Road for Same-Day ACH

With volume building for same-day processing of automated clearing house items, the regulatory body for the extensive ACH network announced Monday a trio of enhancements aimed at, among other things, raising the dollar limit on the faster transfers and making credit funds available faster during the processing day. The changes, …

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Heartland Adds APIs for Ingenico Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/18

Business-software provider Infor said it purchased Vivonet Inc., which provides point-of-sale software to the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Global Payments Inc. announced its Heartland acquiring and technology unit has developed application programming interfaces, end-to-end encryption support, and other software for Ingenico Group’s Desk/3500 terminal. PayPal Holdings Inc. announced …

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AmEx Experiments To Find the Right Solutions for the Post-Plastic World

American Express Co. formed its Digital Labs unit less than a year ago, and it has plenty to do as it evaluates new payment forms and new ways to attract cardholders and merchants. Digital Labs is concerned with digital payments, digital ways of engaging with cardholders, and research and development, …

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Debit Card Users Take a Liking to Apple Pay And Other Wallets, Pulse’s Annual Survey Finds

More mobile and contactless opportunities may be in the future for debit card issuers. The 2018 Debit Issuer Study from Houston-based Pulse Network, released this week, found 12.2% of debit cards were enrolled in Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay as of January, up from 6.3% in January 2017. Debit card enrollment …

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Grubhub Closes LevelUp Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/18

Grubhub, an online and mobile food-ordering marketplace, closed on its previously announced acquisition of LevelUp, a mobile-payments and -promotions platform, for $390 million in cash. Dream Payments, a digital-payments platform provider, released an application programming interface that allows insurers to link to the Dream Payments Hub as well as Mastercard …

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