Wednesday , August 15, 2018

Marketing

Apple Pay Use Increases With A Lot of Growth Internationally in Users And Transactions

More than 252 million iPhone owners globally use Apple Pay, a figure that equates to 31% of the active iPhone base, says Loup Ventures, a Minneapolis-based venture-capital firm. A year ago, the figure was 25%. That growth mostly is coming from international consumers, who Loup Ventures says account for 85% …

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Fresh From Its IPO, EVO Payments Looks for Expansion Opportunities Abroad

EVO Payments Inc. is hunting for new international markets as it continues to see growth in its U.S.-based business with independent software vendors, company executives said Wednesday during the merchant processor’s first earnings conference call as a public company. Founded in 1989 as an independent sales organization, Atlanta-based EVO in …

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Apple Pay on Top of Consumer Reports’ Mobile P2P Assessment

With a focus on data privacy and security, a review of five mobile person-to-person payment services places Apple Pay at the top, Consumer Reports says. Released Monday, the report from the product-review magazine evaluated Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo, Square Inc.’s Cash app; Facebook Inc.’s Messenger, and Early …

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Worldpay Extends POS Software Agreement and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/6/18

NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments LLC, which are expected to merge and become NRT Sightline, announced its Connect+ payment gateway is being used by Hard Rock International for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey. Payments processor Worldpay Inc. extended for four years an agreement with CRS Texas, …

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Discover Veteran Hochschild to Succeed Nelms as CEO

Discover Financial Services announced Friday that its No. 2 executive, president and chief operating officer Roger C. Hochschild, will become chief executive on Oct. 1, succeeding long-time chairman and CEO David W. Nelms. Nelms, 57, Discover’s CEO since February 2004, will become executive chairman at that time before retiring in …

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Apple Pay Tops 1 Billion Quarterly Transactions As CVS and 7-Eleven Prepare To Accept It

Apple Inc. said Apple Pay transactions surpassed 1 billion in the company’s third quarter, ended June 30. During an earnings call with analysts Tuesday, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the 1-billion mark was triple the amount a year ago. “To put that tremendous growth into perspective, this past quarter, …

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Buoyed by Its ISV Strategy, First Data Eyes a Joint-Venture Resurgence

Processor First Data Corp.’s strategy of providing payments integration to independent software vendors appears to be yielding results. The Atlanta-based company said it signed 94 ISVs in the second quarter. That, along with good growth in its direct-sales channel, contributed to the 17.1% growth in second-quarter revenue in First Data’s …

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ISOs Urged To Begin Thinking Beyond Pure Profit

The independent sales organization business is one that has spawned multimillion-dollar fortunes for numerous entrepreneurs. But perhaps it’s time for the industry to begin thinking beyond pure profit, merchant-acquiring executives suggested Thursday. The executives participated in a panel dubbed “Payments Doing Good” at the MidWest Acquirers Association annual conference in …

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Stripe Enters Issuing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/27/18

Processor Stripe launched Stripe Issuing, a platform to aid merchants creating their own credit and debit cards. The service enables developers and businesses to create physical or virtual cards with a single application programming interface call to the platform. Stripe said it is not issuing cards directly to consumers. Physical cards …

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Mastercard Profit Jumps 33% as U.S. and Global Volumes Grow

Mastercard Inc. posted a 33% increase in second-quarter profit as its worldwide purchase volumes rose nearly 16% and U.S. volume grew 10.5%. New business wins, including cobranded cards, and more customers for existing products drove the higher numbers. “We continue to make excellent progress with cobrands,” Mastercard chief executive Ajay …

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