Tuesday , September 18, 2018

Prepaid Cards

Grubhub Closes LevelUp Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/18

Grubhub, an online and mobile food-ordering marketplace, closed on its previously announced acquisition of LevelUp, a mobile-payments and -promotions platform, for $390 million in cash. Dream Payments, a digital-payments platform provider, released an application programming interface that allows insurers to link to the Dream Payments Hub as well as Mastercard …

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CellPoint Mobile in Integration Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/23/18

Priority Technology Holdings Inc. said it purchased PPS Northeast, a former independent brand licensed office of Priority Payment Systems for an undisclosed amount. Payments provider CellPoint Mobile said its payment platform is now available to users of Runtriz’s hotel point-of-sale software for hotels and casinos. NACHA, the governing body for …

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CPI Card Group’s Results Improve Amid Double-Digit Prepaid Card Revenue Growth

Payment-card maker CPI Card Group said Thursday that new sales from an existing customer boosted its U.S. prepaid debit card revenue 26% in the second quarter. Littleton, Colo.-based CPI also reported that sold its United Kingdom business to private-investment firm SEA Equity for $4.5 million. With revenue of $15.4 million …

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With Some Fast-Growing Programs, Green Dot Hopes Its BaaS Becomes a Whale

Green Dot Corp. executives played up their “banking-as-a-service” platform Wednesday as the company reported strong second-quarter growth in most of its business lines, but they said little about the support they provide for Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay Cash service. Pasadena, Calif.-based Green Dot supplies the virtual prepaid card that customers …

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CardFlight in Boomtown Distribution Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/23/18

Payscout announced it purchased Paywire Inc. for an undisclosed amount. Payscout said it will expand Paywire’s education and health-care payments products to its merchants. Paywire’s tools consolidate payment software systems to reduce the scope of compliance and enhance security, Payscout said. Mobile point-of-sale specialist CardFlight Inc. lined up another distribution …

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What Would Legal Sports Betting Look Like? Many Are Turning to Nevada for an Answer

As legislatures eye geysers of tax revenue in the wake of the May 14 Supreme Court decision leaving legal sports betting up to each state, officials wondering how much that haul could be are looking to Nevada. It’s the only state that permits wide-open wagering on a full menu of …

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Digitally-Oriented Millennials Put Their Mark on Loyalty Programs

Young adults like loyalty programs even more than older consumers, and the so-called Millennial generation has its own preferences for types of loyalty programs and the form factors for connecting merchants and consumers, according to new research from Hawk Incentives. For example, as a group, respondents to a Hawk Incentives …

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COMMENTARY: In the Eyes of the CFPB, We Are All Prepaid Now

A deep dive into the more than 2,000 pages of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s regulations covering the prepaid market shows that the CFPB is trying to extend uniform consumer protections to as many payment types as possible. That includes unauthorized or disputed transactions for all financial-access devices regardless of …

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Plastic Preferred for Vacations and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/21/18

Payments industry veteran Dan Henry has been named chairman of 3PEA International Inc., a prepaid card program manager. President and chief executive Mark Newcomer, who co-founded the company and has served as chairman since 2006, will become vice chairman. Henry was until recently chief executive of prepaid card specialist NetSpend, …

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Retailers Amp Up Fraud Prevention for Their Online Gift Card Sales

Selling gift cards online makes a lot of sense for many merchants, but criminals know that, too, and have quickly figured out ways to steal the cards. Now, as merchants have increased their sophistication in countering these thefts, so too have criminals figured ways to foil the merchants. “Gift cards …

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