Wednesday , December 11, 2019

Electronic Bill Payment

IPO Pending for Small-Business Invoicing Provider Bill.com

In addition to merchant processor Shift4 Payments Inc., another payments-industry initial public offering of stock is in the offing. This one comes from Bill.com Holdings Inc., a provider of cloud-based invoice-management and payment services for small and mid-sized businesses. Palo Alto, Calif.-based Bill.com hopes to raise approximately $158.9 million after …

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Debit Cards Overtake Cash as the Most Popular Payment Type, According to Fed Diarists

The growing popularity of debit cards and the displacement of cash by card and electronic payment alternatives is nothing new, but a Federal Reserve banks’ report released Thursday shows debit cards for the first time have surpassed cash as the most-used payment type. The findings come from the 2018 Diary …

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Church’s Chicken Investigating Possible Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/22/19

The Church’s Chicken restaurant chain said it is investigating a possible breach of credit and debit card data at about 165 company-owned locations in 11 states. The company, which said it is working with federal authorities, has hired a cybersecurity firm and has notified the card networks and credit-reporting agencies.Recurring household bills …

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Eye on Acquiring: Repay’s Card Volume up 40%, and Usio and Net Element Report Earnings

In its first full quarter as a public company, Repay Holdings Corp. said its card-payment volume of $2.6 billion was a 40% increase over the 2018 third quarter. Payments providers Usio Inc. and Net Element Inc. also reported their earnings results. Atlanta-based Repay, which acquired APS Payments and TriSource Solutions …

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How Bill Pay Could Prove To Be a Tempting Target for the New Google Checking Accounts

Now that Google Inc. is making a play for the heart of payments—the checking account—some observers see the strategy’s first fruit as likely to be a move into a massive market long controlled by banks and service providers. “It’s huge,” Krista Tedder, director of payments at Javelin Strategy & Research, …

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Krystal Probing Possible Data Breach and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/25/19

Quick-service restaurant chain The Krystal Co., which has 342 locations in 10 Southeastern states, said it is in the early stages of “actively investigating a security incident” that may have compromised credit and debit card numbers used in payments at some of its stores from July through September.A. Wayne Johnson, …

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Kabbage Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/24/19

Kabbage Inc. launched Kabbage Payments, a payments service for small businesses. Kabbage provides merchant lending and uses a payment-facilitator model for the Kabbage Payments subsidiary.American Express Co. revamped its 50-year-old Green Card with a new suite of benefits and rewards. Now called Green from Amex, the card’s fee is $150, up from …

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How PayPal Plans to Leverage Its Newly Won Foothold in Online Payments in China

Top management at PayPal Holdings Inc. made it clear Wednesday the company will continue to hunt for acquisitions and intends to leverage its recently won clearance to acquire a 70% stake in China’s Guofubao Information Technology Co. Ltd., better known as GoPay. The Chinese venture, in which PayPal will become …

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Clover Scores at Fiserv Forum and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/22/19

Fiserv Inc. said its Clover point-of-sale system is in use throughout Fiserv Forum, a Milwaukee arena that is home to the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team. Fiserv said more than 25 large stadiums and arenas use Clover. In 2018, Clover processed more than $70 billion in payment volume.Evolve Bank & Trust said it …

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Mastercard’s Bill Pay Exchange Service Expands

Mastercard Inc. says a number of new partners have signed on to use or test its Mastercard Bill Pay Exchange platform, including Consolidated Edison Co. of New York (ConEd), one of the nation’s largest utilities. Unveiled a year ago, Bill Pay Exchange enables consumers using their bank or credit union’s online …

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