Wednesday , June 3, 2020

Marketing

Konnect’s M-Payments Restaurant Service Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/20

Konnect Solutions Inc. introduced a mobile-payments service for restaurants that allows customers to pay inside or in drive-throughs by choosing the restaurant’s local WiFi wireless access point to view a menu, place an order, and access the restaurant’s point-of-sale system. They can pay on their phone or use options offered by …

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ACH Sender Receives Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/20

Nacha, the automated clearing house rule maker, awarded its Nacha Certified status to Secure Payment Systems. Nacha Certified is a voluntary program for third-party senders.ACI Worldwide Inc. said Conductor, a Brazil-based processor, is entering the Latin American acquiring business using ACI’s UP Retail Payments and UP Payments Risk Management software products.Tokyo-based …

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Green Dot Links With Welcome Technologies to Bring Banking Services to Hispanic Immigrants

Green Dot Corp.’s new chief executive, Dan Henry, made no bones earlier this month about the strategic importance of the company’s bank, and now a new banking-as-a-service program from the Pasadena, Calif.-based company shows how that asset can be deployed to win the loyalty of one of America’s largest immigrant …

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As Restrictions Lift, Parking Apps Look to Serve Cooped-up Consumers Who Want Touch-Free Payments

Pundits have argued for weeks that the Covid-19 pandemic is shifting consumer payment habits away from anything that requires touching publicly available devices, and now that trend is showing up in that most mundane of activities, parking a car. To be sure, parking transactions even via a mobile app have …

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FIDO Alliance Launches Effort To Make Consumers Aware of Its Authentication Technology

After years of working with Internet firms and payments and tech companies to develop its authentication standards, the Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) Alliance on Wednesday unveiled a Web site to familiarize consumers with its work and a symbol that indicates a Web site or device is using its technology. The …

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More Spend on Streaming Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/27/20

In its first “State of Spend” report, loyalty platform provider Cardlytics Inc., which develops offers for customers of some of the nation’s largest banks based on transaction data, says spending on streaming services rose 24% year-over-year in the March 12-April 29 period.Digital-payments and banking-services provider i2c Inc. said it is supporting Crypto.com as …

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Walmart And Green Dot Beef up the MoneyCard With a New Savings Rate And Other Features

Looking to make their reloadable prepaid card more attractive as retailers and consumers alike deal with the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart Inc. and Green Dot Corp. on Tuesday said they are now offering a 2% rate on the Walmart MoneyCard’s associated savings account.  The rate is applicable …

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Citcon Extends Its Reach for China-Based Wallets Via Tulip, a Tech Provider for Luxury Brands

Citcon USA LLC said Tulip Retail Inc., a provider of mobile apps used by store clerks at major retail chains, will deploy Citcon’s mobile-payments technology to enable acceptance of Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay QR. A 5-year-old startup company, Citcon specializes in enabling U.S. merchants to accept China-based mobile-payments apps. …

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Shopify Launches Shop Pay Installments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/21/20

Working with an unnamed partner, commerce platform Shopify Inc. said it will launch Shop Pay Installments later this year. The option will let consumers at checkout split purchases into four equal installments at no interest.In related news, point-of-sale installment lender PayBright said Canadian fashion retailer Groupe Dynamite is offering PayBright’s service on the merchant’s …

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Square’s Cash App Brings Dollar-Cost Averaging to The Crypto World

With its merchant business under pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic, Square Inc. is yet again spying new opportunities for its consumer-facing Cash App, whose core feature is person-to-person payments. This time, Square is rolling out regularly scheduled purchases of Bitcoin and stocks for Cash App users. Square chief executive …

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