- Chargebacks911, a dispute-mitigation and risk-management provider, said Santa Barbara, Calif., has the highest rate of fraudulent credit card chargebacks at 6.79%, followed by Paradise Valley, Ariz., 6.73%, and La Mirada, Calif., 6.68%. Other top 10 cites are listed in the company’s chargeback study, the second since 2014.
- Mobile-shopping and -payments app provider Ibotta Inc. released its 2019 Holiday Shopping and Mobile Payments Survey that found almost 60% of the more than 1,000 respondents said they are likely to use a mobile-payments service for some of their holiday purchases this year.
- Tasker Payment Gateways LLC announced a three-tier gateway program for CBD merchants that includes an initial assessment of the merchant, assistance with the application, and integration support once approved.
- Deluxe Corp. said it will expand its remittance-processing service for retail and cobranded card issuer Synchrony Financial. Under the agreement, employees in Synchrony’s Longwood, Fla., and Atlanta remittance sites will become Deluxe employees on Jan. 1
- Bluefin Payment Systems LLC said Saturn Corp., which provides a fundraising-database technology platform, is providing Bluefin’s point-to-point encryption technology to its clients.
- VoPay, which specializes in enabling consumers to make digital payments directly from bank accounts, announced a partnership with Plaid, a network that links more than 15,000 financial institutions.
- Payments provider PayJunction released its TouchTerminal point-of-sale device that it is offering at no cost to merchants with at least $25,000 in monthly card transactions.
- ACH Alert, a provider of fraud-prevention technology for payments providers, said it will offer its services to the more than 450 clients using digital-banking capabilities from Apiture.
- Corporate card issuer Brex announced an integration with human-resources platform Rippling. The integration will allow companies to automatically issue cards when employees are hired and disable them when employees leave.
- Citigroup Inc. launched Citi Global Collect, a cross-border payment platform for international business-to-business payments.
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