- In what could be the first time a stadium has been named after a payment platform, First Data Field, the St. Lucie, Fla. spring-training home of the New York Mets and the regular-season home of the St. Lucie Mets, the New York Mets’ Advanced-A minor-league affiliate, will have a new name with the next baseball season: Clover Park. The name highlights the Clover line of payment hardware and software from processor First Data Corp., which has had naming rights to the stadium since 2017 under a 10-year deal. Fiserv Inc. acquired First Data last year.
- Shift4Payments LLC said it completed certification with the ChecOut M mobile point-of-sale device from Innowi.
- NCR Corp. said beverage retailer BevMo! will use the NCR Emerald point-of-sale system for its 156 stores.
- Convenient Payments Holdings LLC, a holding company whose properties include Intellipay, a provider of software for online and card-present transactions, said its subsidiary, Mainstreet Computers LLC, has acquired Dialmark LLC, one of whose lines of business is a point-of-sale application for ticketing, invoicing, and other services. Terms were not disclosed.
- Mobile-payments technology specialist Citcon said it will provide a gateway to Chinese quick-response code payment methods Alipay, WeChat Pay, and UnionPay to Cegid, a French provider of point-of-sale technology for 70,000 stores in 75 countries, including fashion merchants Estee Lauder, Lacoste, and L’Occitane.
- The Co-operative, a food retailer based in the United Kingdom, has chosen the ReD Shield fraud-management product from ACI Worldwide Inc. to combat e-commerce fraud.
- Gift-card provider NGC US LLC opened a technology and development office in Holland, Mich.
- Payments provider Euronet Worldwide Inc. said it has an agreement with the Amber Alert Europe foundation under which it will publish Amber Alerts on its European ATM screens to help locate missing children.
- Kount Inc. released a report, conducted by Javelin Strategy & Research, that found more than 40% of businesses said fraud impedes their expansion into new digital channels and services.
- Mastercard Inc. named Raj Seshadri president of the company’s data-services unit, succeeding Kevin Stanton, who has become chief transformation officer. Sashedri joined Mastercard in 2016 and has served as president of U.S. issuers, a role in which she is being succeeded by Linda Kirkpatrick, who has been executive vice president of U.S. merchants and acceptance. Succeeding Kirkpatrick is Kush Saxena, a five-year Mastercard veteran.
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