Tuesday , March 19, 2019

News

March, 2019

  • 13 March

    EVO Payments Volume Up 16% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/13/19

    Merchant acquirer EVO Payments Inc. processed 821.6 million transactions in 2018’s fourth quarter, up 16% from 705.5 million a year earlier. European transactions grew 22% to 575.1 million while North American transactions rose 5% to 246.5 million. Fourth-quarter revenues increased 9% year-over-year to $150.8 million; the company posted a net …

  • 12 March

    Fed Delay Causes NACHA To Postpone a Third Processing Window for ACH Transactions for Six Months

    Automated clearing house governing body NACHA reported Tuesday that a third daily processing window for ACH transactions will be delayed by six months. The window, a component of NACHA’s years-long, multipronged effort to facilitate same-day clearing and settlement of ACH transactions, is now set to go live March 19, 2021, instead …

  • 12 March

    PayPal Extends Faster-Funds Availability With Instant Transfers to Users’ Bank Accounts

    As money movement gets faster, consumer expectations are increasingly pushing payments providers to make funds available sooner. PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday bowed to that reality with the latest in a series of faster-payment services. The new service, called Instant Transfer to bank, relies on connections to real-time payments pioneer …

  • 12 March

    Mastercard To Acquire Ethoca and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/12/19

    Mastercard Inc. said it is purchasing Ethoca Inc., a fraud-mitigation firm, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter. Ethoca works with more than 5,000 merchants and 4,000 financial institutions. Mastercard intends to expand Ethoca’s capabilities and combine the company with its current security …

  • 12 March

    Lyft Eyes Ways To Lower Payment-Processing Costs as It Preps for an IPO

    With $2.28 billion in losses over the past three years, ride-share provider Lyft Inc. is looking to cut costs—and payment-card acceptance expenses won’t be spared. San Francisco-based Lyft outlined several initiatives it already has started or is planning in a filing earlier this month with the Securities and Exchange Commission …

  • 11 March

    Mastercard Bails on Bidding War With Visa for Earthport, Plans To Buy Transfast Instead

    Mastercard Inc. has called a halt to its bidding war with Visa Inc. over cross-border business-to-business payments processor Earthport PLC and instead plans to acquire another company in the space, Transfast Remittance LLC. Mastercard announced a tentative deal to buy New York City-based money-transfer provider Transfast Friday. Transfast is a …

  • 11 March

    EVO Payments Adds Another European Payment Company

    EVO Payments Inc. continues its European expansion with the acquisition of Way2Pay, an Ireland-based payment gateway. Announced Monday, the deal gives the Melville, N.Y.-based company entry to integrated payments for schools and clubs in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Terms were not disclosed. “We see significant value in expanding Way2Pay …

  • 11 March

    Repay Payment Volume Increases 42% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/11/19

    Repay Holdings LLC said its 2018 payment volume increased 42% to $7.5 billion from $5.2 billion in 2017. Its net income increased 12% to $10.5 million from $9.4 million. Repay is in the midst of a pending merger with Thunder Bridge Acquisition Ltd. Net Element Inc. unit Unified Payments will …

  • 8 March

    COMMENTARY: Convenience And Security Require Education And Technology

    A bank’s ability to deliver convenience and security is a high-stakes balancing act. Consumers value secure applications, but they don’t want the hassle that often accompanies multiple points of authentication. They want easy-to-use applications that facilitate fast and seamless financial transactions.  There has been no shortage of data breaches over …

  • 8 March

    Mastercard Leaves Earthport to Visa to Buy Transfast and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/8/19

    Mastercard Inc. has abandoned its pursuit of cross-border specialist Earthport PLC and instead has agreed to acquire New York City-based Transfast Remittance LLC, a cross-border account-to-account money-transfer network. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close in 2019’s second half, were not disclosed. Visa Inc. last month made an …