Friday , September 25, 2020

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FreedomPay Adds Google Pay Support and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/17/20

Payments provider FreedomPay has added support for Google Pay, enabling Google Pay users to make e-commerce payments in Android apps and in Web browsers. This can be done on a merchant’s Web site regardless of browser or operating system or within an Android app, with FreedomPay securely integrating to the Google Payments …

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Stripe Raises $600 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/16/20

Saying the Covid-19 pandemic “is pushing the economy online,” e-commerce payment processor Stripe Inc. announced it has raised another $600 million through an extension of its Series G funding round. Stripe said it will use the funding “to step up product development, global expansion, and strategic initiatives.”Payments provider Clearent launched Clearent EDU, a free …

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March Retail Sales Fall 8.7% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/15/20

U.S. retail sales for March decreased 8.7% from February, according to figures released by the Census Bureau. One bright spot was a 28% increase in sales at food and beverage stores from March 2019. Clothing and clothing accessories store sales were down 50.7%.Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) said it is supporting …

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eBay Names Walmart Exec as New CEO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/14/20

EBay Inc. named former Walmart Inc. executive Jamie Iannone chief executive officer, effective April 27. Iannone, who will succeed interim CEO Scott Schenkel, most recently served as chief operating officer of Walmart eCommerce and was at one time chief executive of SamsClub.com. EBay indicated earlier this year it has plans to …

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Stimulus Payments Begin and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/13/20

The Internal Revenue Service has begun sending $1,200 stimulus payments to individuals as provided for under the CARES Act. Payments are first going to about 60 million persons for whom the IRS has bank-account information, making direct deposit possible. Others will receive checks. The process is expected to take until April 20, …

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Kount Releases A Weekly E-Commerce Purchase Tracker and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/10/20

Fraud prevention firm Kount Inc. released a weekly tracker of e-commerce purchase trends. In mid-March it showed that U.S. online sales of home office furniture and electronics increased 54%.Installment payments provider Klarna Bank AB said data from consumer use of its shopping app shows that e-commerce purchases are shifting to health and beauty and …

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Repay Adds Funding Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/20

Payments-software provider Repay Holdings Corp. said it has integrated with lending-software vendor TurnKey Lender Inc., allowing financial institutions to fund loans at any time of day and accept loan payments by card or via the automated clearing house network through TurnKey’s platform or through mobile apps or other channels available to consumers.Upgrade …

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No Delay for Fuel EMV Shift Yet and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/8/20

Visa Inc. reportedly denied a request to delay the Oct. 1 EMV liability shift for petroleum businesses, according to a ConvenienceStoreNews.com article, which says several fuel-retailing groups petitioned Visa for the delay. Visa, the Web site said, attributing it to NACS, an association for convenience store operators, is said to be monitoring the …

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Global Payments Notes Covid-19 Revenue Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/7/20

Payments processor Global Payments Inc. reported it began to see a significant impact on its results in mid-March from the Covid-19 pandemic, and now expects first-quarter adjusted net revenue to be up “slightly” for the quarter year-over-year. Citing the unknown “duration and severity” of the pandemic on its business, Global Payments suspended …

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Scammers Target Stimulus Money and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/6/20

Scammers are calling consumers to gull them into giving up personal financial details as a way of allegedly receiving stimulus money sooner from the CARES Act, warned the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons.Prepaid card program manager Paysign Inc. reported its 2019 revenue increased 48% year-over-year to $34.7 million. Net …

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