Tuesday , July 16, 2019

Prepaid Cards

Eye on Acquisitions: InComm Acquires Meridian Loyalty; Fleetcor’s Payroll Card Move

Prepaid payments provider InComm Inc. announced the acquisition of Meridian Loyalty, an incentives provider for large corporations. Separately, Fleetcor Technologies Inc. said it will acquire Sole Financial, a payroll card provider. Atlanta-based InComm said its acquisition of St. Louis-based Meridian will boost its incentive business for corporations. Among Meridian’s specialties …

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Cumberland Farms Adds a Payment Card Option to Its Mobile App

Convenience-store operator Cumberland Farms released a new mobile-payment app with two payment options. In addition to linking to a checking account to pay for fuel at the pump, the SmartPay function within the app also enables consumers to link to a Netspend prepaid account or use a credit or debit …

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Paysafe Adds Bank-Payments Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/27/19

Paysafe Group said its Rapid Transfer online-banking payments service available in 18 European countries will be coming to the U.S. through a new partnership with Skrill USA Inc. With Rapid Transfer, consumers can make ACH or wire-transfer payments at Skrill-accepting merchants without leaving the merchant’s Web site. Via Transportation Inc., …

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Eight Percent of North American Payments Fraud Is Related to Terrorism, Report Finds

While most North American payments fraud is related to identity and organized crime, one area—terrorism—stands out in this region compared to other developed markets. Eight percent of the 154 criminals cases reviewed by information-security firm Terbium Labs in its “The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational …

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Allied Payment Debuts Bill-Payment Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/20/19

Online and mobile bill-payment provider Allied Payment Network announced what it says is a “first of its kind” real-time digital bill-payment technology. The company developed the product in collaboration with Finastra, a software provider to financial institutions. Payments provider International Bancard said it was named the official credit card processor …

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Sterling Card Acquired and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/19

Private-equity firm Acuity Capital Partners LLC acquired specialty gift card manufacturer Sterling Card Solutions, according to Sterling’s financial advisor, the investment bank Capstone Headwaters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Besides gift cards, Sterling makes hotel key cards, identification cards, phone cards, and other products. Half the world’s population, …

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Discover CFO Retiring and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/6/19

Discover Financial Services chief financial officer R. Mark Graf will retire in early 2020, Discover announced. Graf joined Discover in 2011. The company has hired an executive-search team to find his successor. American Express Co. enhanced the rewards package on its Gold Card; cardholders will now get 4-times Membership Rewards …

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The Global-TSYS Merger Responds to M&A Mania But Also Integrated Payments Trends

Facing major consolidation among rival processors. Global Payments Inc. and Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) made it official Tuesday they are merging in an all-stock deal that values TSYS at $21.5 billion and will leave Global with 52% of the combined entity. The acquisition is expected to close in the …

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Eye on Ride Share: Uber Picks Adyen’s 3-D Secure; Lyft Debuts Mastercard Card for Drivers

Processor Adyen N.V. said ride-share service Uber will use Adyen’s 3-D Secure service online and in-app. 3-D Secure is an online authentication standard that, now in its second iteration, uses multiple bits of data to verify elements of a transaction. Unlike the first version, 3-D Secure 2 aims to be …

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Green Dot’s Shares Tumble After Management Announces a $60-Million Plan

Green Dot Corp. saw its shares plummet Thursday morning after its chief executive late Wednesday surprised stock analysts with a plan to invest $60 million later this year in initiatives aimed at expanding the company’s reach into new markets for banking services. At mid-morning, the Pasadena, Calif.-based payments company was …

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