Sunday , October 22, 2017

Person-to-Person Payments

While Lauding a Strong Quarter, PayPal Brass Looks to ‘Monetize’ Venmo And Launch NFC

With Venmo accounting for a swiftly growing share of PayPal’s total payment volume, the company’s top brass left no doubt on Thursday they are eager to start making the peer-to-peer payment service start paying its way. “We [now] begin to monetize Venmo,” PayPal chief executive Dan Schulman told equity analysts …

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Letting Users Pay Merchants With Venmo Could Spur New Revenue From a New Crowd

PayPal Holdings Inc. has been talking for more than a year about allowing users of its popular Venmo person-to-person payments app to use the app to pay merchants. On Tuesday, the payments company threw the door wide open for Venmo, announcing it can now be used to pay at as …

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Eye on Banks: BofA Posts $4 Billion in Zelle Volume; Chase’s Merchant Volume Rises 13%

Bank of America Corp. reported Friday that it handled $4 billion in Zelle person-to-person payments in the third quarter, up 67% from $2.4 billion a year ago before the Zelle brand went live this past June. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase and Co., the nation’s largest bank, on Thursday reported a 13% …

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P2P Payments Generate ‘Lots of Hype And No Results’ for Small Banks, Report Indicates

Financial institutions wearied of seeing nonbanks scoop up more and more of the digital person-to-person payments business, so they’ve begun offering the service themselves. But a report released Wednesday indicates those efforts aren’t panning out all that well, at least for mid-sized and smaller institutions. “Lots of hype and no …

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Credit Union Activates Zelle P2P Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs

First Tech Federal Credit Union has activated the Zelle person-to-person payment service in its mobile-banking app, which has 110,000 users. Puerto Rico-based payment processor Evertec Inc. said it will donate $1 million for relief efforts and that it continues to process ATM and point-of-sale transactions on the island, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. …

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Zelle Notes 100 Million Transactions and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Bank-owned Early Warning Services LLC said its new Zelle person-to-person payment service processed 100 million transactions in 2017’s first half for payments totaling $33.6 billion. More than 50,000 consumers are enrolling daily in a network that could connect 86 million consumers through the mobile-banking apps of participating banks and credit unions, Early Warning …

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A Ten-Fold Boom in Mobile P2P Will Reward Providers But Also Build Pressure for Fees

Now that financial institutions have launched a digital peer-to-peer payment service called Zelle to battle popular nonbank services like Venmo, the rival platforms are likely to divide up a rapidly growing market but will also face pressure to find ways to charge for the service. While overall U.S. P2P dollar …

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Eye on P2P: Link-Up Opportunities With Prepaid Cards; PayPal’s Dominance

Two recent studies have produced some interesting insights about person-to-person payments. One spells out the similarities among users of prepaid cards and P2P services. The other shows just how strong PayPal Holdings Inc.’s hold in money transfers and P2P and other payments is. The findings about prepaid and P2P come …

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PayPal Logs a Strong Quarter As Multiple Partnership Deals Start To Kick in

PayPal Holdings Inc. has changed in ways large and small since Dan Schulman took over as chief executive two years ago, but perhaps its biggest change is its willingness to embrace collaboration with financial institutions, payment networks, and others once seen as keen rivals. At least some vindication of that …

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