Thursday , April 19, 2018

Marketing

Biller Sites Are Running the Table When It Comes to Bill Pay

In the battle over online bill payments, biller sites have been beating bank and third-party sites handily, but now the battle has turned into a rout. Biller sites accounted for fully 73% of online bills paid by consumers last year, up from 62% in 2010, according to a report from …

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Through an Integration With Apple Pay, Urban Airship Combines Loyalty With Payment

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews It has become an article of faith that mobile payments capability alone won’t excite consumers. The challenge lies in how to meld loyalty with payments in a single tap at checkout for multiple retail chains. On Friday, Urban Airship Inc. announced an integration of its Reach …

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Square Reports Strong Quarter; Could the Future Include Deals With ISOs?

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews Square Inc.’s gross payment volume rose 34% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, generating strong revenues and other financial metrics despite large merchants accounting for a bigger share of volume. The San Francisco-based merchant processor late Wednesday afternoon also gave an upbeat outlook for 2017, all of which …

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Visa Takes Another Step Toward IoT Payments, With the Help of IBM’s Watson Platform

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews A year ago, Visa Inc. expanded its Visa Ready program beyond mobile point-of-sale terminals to support tokenized payments on a wide variety of Internet-connected devices. On Thursday, the payments company took the next step in that plan, announcing a collaboration with IBM Corp. that will allow …

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Notes on Loyalty: Apple Pay, USAT, VeriFone, FIS

Payments companies are taking strides toward integrating rewards for everyday purchases into mobile wallets, while making it easier to redeem those rewards at point-of-sale terminals. Last month, vending-payments specialist USA Technologies Inc. said it is integrating its MORE. loyalty platform into Apple Pay. The deal is designed to induce more …

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Eye on Apple Pay: Analytics Firm IDs Leading Merchants

A San Francisco analytics company with access to transaction data on 3 million consumer credit and debit cards says usage of Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay mobile-payment service rose steadily in 2016. TXN Solutions Inc. also says that among brick-and-mortar merchants Apple Pay usage is highest at New York City-area pharmacy …

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Ant Financial, Backer of Alipay, Shells out $880 Million for No. 2 U.S. Money Transmitter MoneyGram

The company behind the rapidly growing Alipay mobile-payment service is acquiring the second-largest U.S. based money-transfer company. China-based Ant Financial Services Group’s deal to buy Dallas-based MoneyGram International Inc. for $880 million in cash will likely close some time in the second half of the year , according to an …

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AmEx Steps on the Marketing Gas Pedal To Help Fill Costco Void

Fourth-quarter profits and U.S. charge volume declined while marketing expenses increased for American Express Co. as the company continued to dig its way out of the hole left last year by the termination of its U.S. cobranding and acceptance pact with Costco Wholesale Corp. New York City-based AmEx reported Thursday …

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Wal-Mart’s New Android Version of Scan & Go May Signal Wider Appeal of Self-Checkout

By Kevin Woodward @DTPaymentNews Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has released an Android version of its Walmart Scan & Go self-checkout app that consumers use on their smart phones. This version joins the iOS app currently being tested at a single Wal-Mart store in Rogers, Ark., and could indicate consumers are increasingly …

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