Saturday , September 22, 2018

Marketing

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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Many Consumers Shun P2P Payments To Avoid Fees, Though Few Services Charge Them

The impending demise of Snap Inc.’s Snapcash service comes at a time when peer-to-peer payment services are growing rapidly, but many consumers still remain hesitant to use them. Some of these consumers are confused about pricing, new findings from Fiserv Inc. suggest. Fiserv, a Brookfield, Wis.-based financial-institution processor, on Monday …

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Snap Will Pull the Plug on its Snapcash P2P Service

The crowded peer-to-peer payments market will soon become a little less crowded with the impending demise of Snap Inc.’s Snapcash service. Snapcash, which runs on Square Inc.’s P2P payments technology, will end Aug. 30, according to TechCrunch. The Silicon Valley news service said over the weekend that it discovered a …

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Walmart Shoppers More Likely To Use Apple Pay In Walmart Than Walmart Pay

Walmart Inc. shoppers apparently aren’t as loyal to the giant retailer’s own mobile-payment service as they are to Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay. That’s one takeaway from the latest Mobile Pay Tracker from Auriemma Consulting Group. New York City-based ACG found that Walmart shoppers who use Apple Pay and have a …

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American Express Posts a 10% Gain in Card-Billed Business in the Second Quarter

Fresh from its victory in the U.S. Supreme Court, American Express Co. on Wednesday said card-billed business in the more mature U.S. market and its international markets both grew by 10% in the second quarter. New York City-based AmEx reported a total of $296.5 billion in card-billed business versus $269.6 …

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Google Pay Adds P2P And Mobile-Ticketing Features, But Google Pay Send Still Lives

Two previously announced features—support for person-to-person payments and a new tab for storing mobile tickets—went live Tuesday in Google Pay, Alphabet Inc.’s online and mobile-payments app. The first is a peer-to-peer payment capability, formerly known as Google Wallet, that allows users to pay or request funds from other persons. This …

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A Low-Friction Online Payment Button Debuts To Aid Nonprofits And Journalism Sites

LaterPay Inc. released its LaterPay button as a tool to decrease payment friction, especially for nonprofit organizations and journalism sites, the company announced Thursday. Munich-based LaterPay, which has a U.S. office in New York City, says the button is designed to be a low-friction way to enable consumers to make …

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Eye on Crypto: Fit Pay Readies Its Flip; Expedia Cancels Bitcoin; Lightning’s Woes; Facebook’s About-Face

It has been a busy week in the cryptocurrency business. On Thursday, technology vendor Fit Pay Inc. announced it is closer to shipping a contactless coin-shaped device called Flip that allows consumers to convert their Bitcoin to U.S. dollars so they can make purchases. Earlier, news emerged that the online …

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