Sunday , August 25, 2019

Electronic Bill Payment

COMMENTARY: Easy Payments Are Increasingly Vital to Good Customer Experience. Here’s Why

As organizations look to remain competitive in the ever-transforming business space, customer experience (CX) has come to the fore. And those that focus on CX understand that it has to be a priority in every interaction a customer has with the company, from signup and purchase through relationship building, marketing, and …

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Apple Card in Limited Release and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/6/19

Apple Inc. made its upcoming Apple Card available to the public on a limited basis. The full rollout of the card—which was unveiled in March, is issued by Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and runs on the Mastercard network—is expected later in the month.Automated clearing house network administrator Nacha said it is “committed to working cooperatively …

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Western Union Plans Layoffs As the Money-Transfer Giants Struggle With a Fast-Changing Market

Under pressure from changing market conditions and challenges from digital-based competitors, money-transfer giants The Western Union Co. and MoneyGram International Inc. both reported disappointing second-quarter results. In addition, Denver-based Western Union said it will chop its workforce by 10% over the coming months as part of a cost-reduction campaign it …

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P2P Sizzles for PayPal, Though a Snarled Integration Delays Its Entry Into Bill Pay

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s payments juggernaut shows no signs of weakening, but the company has found its latest product integrations bedeviled by slowdowns, forcing it to postpone some expected revenue. One such integration with bill-payment specialist Paymentus Corp. is a crucial one because it will allow PayPal to enter an enormous, …

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Fiserv Offers Billers a Service That Lets Consumers Pay Bills From a Mobile Wallet

Fiserv Inc. on Monday announced a feature that lets consumers upload bills to a mobile wallet via a quick-response code, pay the bill, and have the bill automatically update with each new cycle. The move comes as billers seek ways to leverage rising mobile usage to digitize bills and hike …

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Pineapple Payments Acquires Card Champ and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/25/19

Independent sales organization Pineapple Payments announced it acquired rival Card Champ. Both ISOs are based in Pittsburgh. Terms were not disclosed. Diebold Nixdorf Inc. released the DN Series of ATMs. Diebold said 18 financial institutions in 13 nations are testing the machines. Payment Data Systems Inc. changed its name to …

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Allied Payment Debuts Bill-Payment Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/20/19

Online and mobile bill-payment provider Allied Payment Network announced what it says is a “first of its kind” real-time digital bill-payment technology. The company developed the product in collaboration with Finastra, a software provider to financial institutions. Payments provider International Bancard said it was named the official credit card processor …

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AT&T Says It’s Now the First Mobile Carrier to Accept Cryptocurrency for Bill Payments

AT&T Communications said on Thursday that starting now it will accept bill payment in cryptocurrency, making it the first mobile carrier, and one of the largest companies overall, to do so. The company, a unit of AT&T Inc., is using Atlanta-based processor BitPay Inc. to handle digital-currency payments. No information …

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ACI Acquires Western Union’s Walletron Mobile Bill-Presentment Business

In an effort to boost its electronic bill-payment offerings, payments-technology provider ACI Worldwide Inc. on Thursday announced its second recent acquisition from The Western Union Co., this one of mobile bill-presentment provider Walletron Inc. Today’s announcement came at the same time Naples, Fla.-based ACI said it will complete its previously …

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Visa Completes Earthport Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/19

Visa Inc. closed on its acquisition of Earthport, a provider of cross-border payments services. The card network says it expects the acquisition to allow it to access “the vast majority of the world’s banked population” to allow them to move money globally. Earthport earlier this year had been the object …

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