Friday , November 27, 2020

John Stewart

Starting as an editor on Bank Network News at Faulkner & Gray, John ultimately played a key role in starting, editing, and publishing many of F&G's flagship publications, including Credit Card Management, Card Technology, Card Marketing, and Collections & Credit Risk. Before co-founding Boland Hill Media, John was a group publisher at Thomson Media responsible for a $10 million division embracing magazines, newsletters, and Web sites.

ATM Operators Praise a Proposed OCC Rule That Would Wipe Away Years-Old Regulatory Roadblocks

Independent ATM operators are lauding a proposed rulemaking from the federal Office of the Comptroller of the Currency they say would correct a history of denial of access to banking services for entrepreneurs that install and operate ATMs in retail stores and other locations. Observers say the rulemaking, if adopted, …

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XTM Announces an Unsecured Visa Card With a Dynamically Determined Credit Line

Credit cards historically have either been secured by a deposit or tied to a credit limit that remains fixed over time. On Friday, a Toronto-based payments-technology provider announced it is developing an unsecured card that comes with a credit line that varies with cardholder behavior. The Visa-branded Vert card, managed …

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Why Regulators Are Saying ‘Yes’ to Mastercard-Finicity But ‘No’ to Visa-Plaid

Visa Inc. may be stymied for the time being in its quest to enter the increasingly crucial data-networking business, but its archrival Mastercard Inc. now expects to become a key player in that arena by the end of the year. That’s when the number-two card network says it will close …

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CVS Pharmacy’s Big QR Code Deployment Goes Live With PayPal And Venmo Options

Payments based on QR codes went live Monday at 8,200 CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide, the largest such deployment so far in the U.S. market and a major step forward for PayPal Holdings Inc., which announced in July its plans to enable the technology for CVS and other chains. With the …

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BitPay Brings Crypto to the Mass Payout Market With BitPay Send

As firms look for ways to speed up and secure simultaneous payments to multiple workers or contractors, cryptocurrency has entered the picture. BitPay Inc., an Atlanta-based processor that offers crypto e-wallets, on Thursday said it has added a mass-payout service that will let companies pay gig workers, contractors, and other …

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Global Payments Provider Rapyd Seeks to Put a Lid on Fraud Across Multiple Payment Types

As cross-border transfers become a priority with merchants and processors across multiple payment methods, the risk of fraud losses multiplies. That pressure has led Rapyd Financial Networks Ltd. to launch a feature aimed at detecting fraudulent transactions across the company’s network, which operates in more than 100 countries and supports …

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Walmart in Canada Will Introduce Debit on Apple Pay And Google Pay Via Interac

Walmart Inc. will start next spring allowing customers in Canada to pay with debit in-app and in-browser using wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay, the Canadian national payments network Interac announced Tuesday. Interac positions the new service as enabling so-called proprietary wallets, which it confirmed includes the apps from …

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Its SPAC Merger Behind It, Paya Reports Growth ‘Momentum’ From ACH

Paya Holdings Inc. is known for its base in integrated payments and for its processing concentration in card-not-present transactions. But what also became clear early Monday is its growing strength in bringing capability for automated clearing house payments to its roster of clients. “We have good momentum there,” said chief …

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Cash App Delivers for Square in a Tough Year for Merchant Processing

In a year in which a fearsomely spreading virus has shut down many businesses and wrecked some, merchant-services provider Square Inc. has had to lean more heavily than ever on the other part of its business—the 7-year-old peer-to-peer payment service Cash App. And in the quarter ended Sept. 30, Cash …

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Its Deal for 3dcart Catapults an Ambitious Shift4 Into E-Commerce Processing

Shift4 Payments Inc. on Thursday jumped into e-commerce payments processing with both feet with its acquisition of 3dcart, a 23-year-old web-store platform with some 14,000 clients globally. Terms were not announced. The deal diversifies Allentown, Pa.-based Shift4’s product mix but also buttresses its long-term strategy aimed at moving merchants from …

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