Thursday , June 30, 2022

Jim Daly

Jim Daly joined Digital Transactions in 2006 after covering payments and merchant acquiring at Thomson Media’s Credit Card Management, Credit Card News, and CardLine publications. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at the daily Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis.

Fleetcor Will Expand Cross-Border Payments With Pending U.K. Acquisition

In a diversification move, business-to-business payments provider Fleetcor Technologies Inc. reported Thursday it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Global Reach Group, a London-based cross-border payments provider. Terms of the deal were not announced, and a Fleetcor spokesperson could not be reached for comment Friday. Atlanta-based Fleetcor expects the …

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With Its In-House Move, Apple Once Again Could Shake Up Payments

Almost eight years after it launched the Apple Pay mobile-payment service, Apple Inc.’s purported move to bring some of its payment-processing and financial-services operations in-house once again could shake up the payments industry. Just how, though, is a big unknown at the moment. Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple is not commenting on …

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European And Google Moves Portend More Billing Options for Consumers in Online App Stores

The European Union on Thursday advanced legislation to curb the power of tech companies, legislation that would force them to provide more billing options to consumers on their highly popular app stores. In related news, Google and the big music streaming service Spotify this week announced Spotify users with Android …

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Group Shines Spotlight on Online Debit Routing Choice and Security

The popularity of debit cards for card-not-present transactions, particularly online payments, is surging, and a new proposal from an industry trade group could expand that popularity while preventing fraud and facilitating merchants’ transaction-routing choices. The proposal is contained in a white paper released Tuesday by the U.S. Payments Forum, an …

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POSaBIT Adds Two More States As the Market for Electronic Cannabis Payments Grows

POSaBIT Systems Corp., a payments provider for the legal cannabis industry, today added Texas and Georgia to its roster of states in which the fintech operates. The expansion provides further confirmation of growing demand for electronic payments in marijuana dispensaries. Kirkland, Wash.-based POSaBIT said in a news release that it …

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Fiserv and MX Pair Up for Expanded Open Banking

The fast-growing field of open banking got another boost Monday when the big payment processor Fiserv Inc. announced a major industry player, MX Technologies Inc., will use its AllData Connect service. AllData Connect is part of Fiserv’s AllData Aggregation platform that provides consumer-permitted access to tokenized financial account and transaction …

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ACH and Card Processing Services Lift Usio’s Volumes

Boosted by strong growth in its automated clearing house services, credit card acquiring, and other business lines, merchant processor Usio Inc. reported Thursday that its total dollars processed grew 215% in 2021’s fourth quarter from a year earlier and 184% for the full year. San Antonio, Texas-based Usio processed $9.5 …

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Shift4 Emerges From Its IPO With Less Debt and More Cash

Shift4 Payments Inc. is scheduled to have its first quarterly earnings call as a publicly held company on Thursday. Ahead of that call, company founder and chief executive Jared Isaacman is expressing satisfaction with the merchant acquirer’s June 4 initial public offering.  The oversubscribed IPO was priced at $23 per share, …

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Debit And Services Help Mastercard Stay Afloat During the Pandemic

Like its bigger rival Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. managed to remain profitable during the pandemic-ravaged second quarter and in recent weeks has been seeing improving transaction trends. Mastercard on Thursday reported total U.S. purchase volume of $405 billion in the quarter ended June 30, down 5% from $427 billion a …

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Visa Remains Profitable Despite Pandemic Hits; eBay Volume Jumps 26%

Visa Inc. reported Tuesday that it managed to make nearly $2.4 billion in its June-ending quarter despite massive hits to its international volumes and credit card spending caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, and its chief executive also addressed the latest debit card controversy. Separately, online marketplace eBay Inc. reported its …

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