Thursday , July 29, 2021

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.

Court’s Critique Sparks NetSpend To Mull New Offers As Alternatives to TSYS Bid

Prepaid card program manager NetSpend Holdings Inc. on Wednesday said it will postpone until June 18 the shareholder meeting it planned for Friday to approve its $1.4 billion sale to processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS). The delay is an attempt in the wake of two shareholder lawsuits to create …

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NEBA Sale Will Close the Book on the Regional Bank Card Processing Associations

  The pending acquisition of the processing business of NEBA (formerly the New England Bankcard Association), a Wakefield, Mass.-based bank card issuing and merchant-acquiring association, by processor Primax will mark the end of an era. Founded in 1969, NEBA is the last of the 12 original regional processing associations for …

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TSYS Plans To Go Big-Time in Prepaid With Its $1.4 Billion NetSpend Acquisition

No stranger to prepaid cards, payment card processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) will become a major force in the prepaid niche with its planned cash acquisition of program manager NetSpend Holdings Inc. that values NetSpend at $1.4 billion. The deal the two companies announced late Tuesday would pay NetSpend …

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With FSV Under Its Wing, U.S. Bank Poised To Become a Full-Service Prepaid Card Provider

Already a major player in the prepaid card industry, U.S. Bancorp on Tuesday announced plans to bolster that part of its payment card business by acquiring FSV Payment Services, a Jacksonville, Fla.-based prepaid card program manager and processor. Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank issues prepaid cards for more than 4 million account …

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Eye on Prepaid: NetSpend Nets 7-Eleven for Distribution; Green Dot Buys a Processor

Prepaid card program manager NetSpend Holdings Inc. beefed up its retail distribution channels through a new agreement announced on Wednesday with leading convenience-store chain 7-Eleven Inc. The news came just a day after NetSpend rival Green Dot Corp. revealed that it bought assets from eCommLink Inc. that will advance its …

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Eye on Prepaid: Intuit’s GoPayment Card, Green Dot’s Bank

The prepaid card industry is marching to new frontiers as November heads toward a close. Intuit Inc. on Tuesday is expected to launch a prepaid Visa card for new merchants in its GoPayment smart-phone-based service, and the Federal Reserve Board approved prepaid card program manager Green Dot Corp.’s plan to …

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Hypercom Makes Nice With VeriFone, Agrees to Buyout

Six weeks ago, point-of-sale terminal maker VeriFone Systems Inc. made an unsolicited, $283 million cash bid for smaller U.S. rival Hypercom Corp., an offer Hypercom immediately rejected as too low and described as “opportunistic and intended to disrupt our business.” Hypercom went so far as to adopt a so-called poison …

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Consolidation Marches on As Fifth Third Buys NPC

Another seismic merger rumbled through the merchant-acquiring industry on Wednesday when the big acquirer Fifth Third Processing Solutions LLC announced it had struck an agreement to buy Louisville, Ky.-based National Processing Co. When the deal closes, Cincinnati-based Fifth Third will have more than 420,000 merchant locations and annualized charge volume …

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Fast-Growing Green Dot Plans To Do an IPO And Buy a Bank

More than 10 years after its founding, prepaid card reload network and distributor Green Dot Corp. is considering an initial public offering to raise up to $150 million for its next growth phase. The registration statement Monrovia, Calif.-based Green Dot filed last week for the proposed stock offering is a …

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