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Kroger’s California Boycott of Visa Credit Cards Begins as the Grocer Mulls a Possible Expansion

The boycott of Visa credit cards by The Kroger Co.’s Foods Co chain in central and northern California began Tuesday as planned, but the parent company still won’t say whether the boycott will be expanded to its many other units. Citing what it calls high costs to accept Visa credit …

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Canada’s Credit Card Interchange Is Going Down, But Will It Make Much of a Difference?

The Department of Finance Canada on Thursday issued its latest merchant-friendly announcement regarding payment cards, this one disclosing agreements with Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. for an average 10-basis-point reduction in credit card interchange for small and mid-size businesses to take effect in 2020. The department also said American Express …

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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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Global Payments To Buy Medical Software Provider AdvancedMD for $700 Million

Furthering its reach into software services for card-accepting merchants, Global Payments Inc. announced Thursday that it has a deal to buy AdvancedMD Inc., a software-as-a-service provider for 33,000 doctors and 11,000 practices, from Marlin Equity Partners for $700 million in cash. The announcement came as Atlanta-based Global Payments reported second-quarter …

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ISOs Urged To Begin Thinking Beyond Pure Profit

The independent sales organization business is one that has spawned multimillion-dollar fortunes for numerous entrepreneurs. But perhaps it’s time for the industry to begin thinking beyond pure profit, merchant-acquiring executives suggested Thursday. The executives participated in a panel dubbed “Payments Doing Good” at the MidWest Acquirers Association annual conference in …

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PayPal Looks to Cash in on P2P And Stresses It’s Shopping for More Acquisitions

Person-to-person payments are hot these days, and PayPal Holdings Inc. has one of the hottest products in the market with its Venmo service. But as PayPal revealed Wednesday, Venmo can create some friction for its parent even as it vitally expands its payments business. PayPal reported $14.2 billion in payment …

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