Tuesday , June 25, 2019

Person-to-Person Payments

Sezzle Enters Canada and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/24/19

Point-of-sale installment-loan provider Sezzle Inc. said its service is now available at “thousands” of online stores in Canada. SSI Group, a provider of payments-related software for the health-care industry, announced a capability that relies on machine learning to predict when providers will receive payments from payers. In related news, U.S. …

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Bill Ready, a Key Player in PayPal’s Rise, To Leave Company by Year’s End

PayPal Holdings Inc. announced late Thursday that its chief operating officer William J. “Bill” Ready will leave by the end of 2019 after six years with the online-payments leader. The unexpected departure of its number 2 executive cast some uncertainty over San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal. In mid-morning trading, its stock …

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American Cash Exchange Strikes Ria Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/21/19

American Cash Exchange Inc. said its Poni operation struck a deal with Euronet Worldwide Inc.’s Ria money-transfer unit that enables consumers in Mexico to withdraw cash from U.S.-originated remittances at nearly 50,000 Mexican ATMs without paying fees after they buy and register a Poni Cash Card, which costs 10 pesos …

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Can MoneyGram And Ripple, ‘Two Wounded Ducks,’ Take Flight With Their New Pact?

Its long-term prospects for success are unclear, but the investment and cross-border payments partnership struggling wire-transfer provider MoneyGram International Inc. announced late Monday with blockchain-services developer Ripple Labs Inc. certainly produced a short-term bang by doubling the value of MoneyGram’s beaten-down stock. As part of the deal, Ripple invested $30 …

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Circle Will Sunset Its Circle Pay App To Concentrate on Cryptocurrency Projects

Circle Internet Financial Ltd. will cease supporting its 5-year-old Circle Pay mobile app beginning next month in order to concentrate on its blockchain and cryptocurrency ventures. Circle Pay is a no-fee peer-to-peer payments app that enables users to send money using the recipient’s phone number or email address. The service …

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Publix Adding Payments to App and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/10/19

Publix Super Markets Inc. is adding a payments feature to its mobile app, first with a version for iOS devices and later for Android devices, according to The Ledger in Lakeland, Fla. Publix has 1,218 grocery stores in the Southeast, including 800 in Florida. Amazon.com and Synchrony Financial launched the …

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Western Union Adds Visa Direct and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/19

The Western Union Co. said it will enable Visa Inc.’s Visa Direct real-time push-payment service. The move follows the remittance-processing company’s announcement in late 2017 that it would adopt Mastercard Inc.’s rival service, Mastercard Send. Merchant processor VizyPay launched a program called Cash Discount 2.0, which calls for merchants to …

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FitBit Pay Can Tap for Transit Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/29/19

Fitbit Inc. said its smart watches and trackers with Fitbit Pay can be used to pay for transportation on seven major transit systems globally, as well as on the contactless OMNY system set for launch May 31 by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Multiple law firms are …

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TriMet Adds Apple Wallet Option and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 5/23/19

TriMet, the transit agency for the Portland, Ore., region, said transit riders can now use its Hop Fastpass card in Apple Wallet and use their iPhones and Apple Watches to pay for fares on TriMet, C-TRAN, and Portland Streetcar lines. TriMet said Hop is the first transit fare to launch …

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Citgo Readies EMV at the Pump and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/22/19

Gilbarco Veeder-Root said Citgo Petroleum Corp. released its EMV-acceptance Passport software for Citgo retailers to use in the forecourt. With this release, Gilbarco Veeder-Root said more than 70% of its Passport customers have forecourt EMV software available as upgrades. At a payments conference sponsored by The American Bankers Association, the …

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