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October, 2019

September, 2019

  • 26 September

    How Fiserv’s First Data Deal Cemented Its Long-Term Payments Strategy

    Fiserv Inc.’s acquisition of First Data Corp. this year was the first of a trio of big mergers that has made 2019 the year of the megadeals in payments. On Thursday, a key Fiserv executive close to the action explained how the $22-billion acquisition served as the capstone to a …

  • 24 September

    Sales Focus May Be ISOs’ Best Asset As They Court ISVs And VARs

    Merchant-services companies may already have the best tool for courting independent software vendors and software developers. It’s the sales model. That’s the word from a panel at last week’s Western States Acquirers Association conference in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Many payment providers are looking to integrated payments, often an integral part …

  • 16 September

    POS Providers Invite Developers To Attract More Merchants

    As integrated payments continue to garner more interest from payments companies amid increasing merchant demand, two point-of-sale system providers are making it easier for developers to create software programs for merchants.  Revel Systems Inc. last week launched Revel Integrated, a program that offers developer tools and infrastructure to integrate their …

August, 2019

  • 30 August

    Stricter Visa Rules for Trial Offers and Promotions To Take Effect Next Year

    The card networks’ crackdown on negative-option billing and subscriptions with free trials is continuing, with stricter policies from Visa Inc. set to take effect April 18. The updated Visa rules will follow by a year tightened rules from Mastercard Inc. on negative-option billers. These are billers who, after getting a consumer …

  • 27 August

    TCH Forges on with Its Real-Time Payments Network as the Fed Crafts a Rival Service

    The private-sector operator of the only national real-time payments network wasn’t too enthused when the Federal Reserve announced earlier this month that it would launch a rival service in 2023 or 2024, but the Fed’s move sparked at least a temporary windfall for The Clearing House Payments Co. “One of …

  • 23 August

    Adyen Says It’s Ready to Take on the Majority of eBay’s Volume Next Year

    PayPal Holdings Inc.’s shares dipped slightly late  Thursday after a key Adyen N.V. executive told stock analysts that the Amsterdam-based company is “ready” to process “the majority” of eBay Inc.’s volume when eBay shifts to Adyen next year. Adyen also reported it is proceeding with an application for a banking license …

  • 16 August

    The Money-Transfer Newbies Nip at the Incumbents’ Heels

    Relative newcomers to the world of money transfers such as Remitly Inc., TransferWise Ltd., and WorldRemit Ltd., which specialize in end-to-end digital transactions, are nibbling away at the market share of agent-based leaders The Western Union Co. and MoneyGram International Inc., says a new report from research firm Aite Group …

July, 2019

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