Tuesday , April 16, 2024

Peter Lucas

As Data Drives Sales, Shift4 Adds A Business Intelligence Module to Its SkyTab POS System

Shift4 Payments Inc. says it has added a new business-intelligence module to its SkyTab POS platform for restaurants. The new module, aimed at dining establishments of any size, provides more granular data-filtering options for restaurants’ point-of-sale system, such as detailed transaction-management and revenue-center reporting. Chains can use the module to …

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Restaurant Price Strategies Come Under Fire As Advocates Push to Pass a Credit Card Bill

As restaurants turn to surcharging and dynamic pricing to offset rising operating costs, consumer backlash is raising concerns the practice could negatively affect customer loyalty and ultimately, restaurant profits. The backlash comes hard on the heels of the Electronic Payments Coalition’s attacks on restaurant surcharges and other price increases. The …

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A Card Industry Group Cites Retailers’ Price Boosts And Surcharges in Its Latest Campaign to Stop the CCCA

A trade group representing card networks and issuers is taking aim at restaurant surcharges and price increases by large grocers as part of its efforts to defeat the Credit Card Competition Act. The Electronic Payments Coalition’s first salvo in its new campaign against the CCCA was fired last week. In …

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Despite BNPL’s Popularity, Overspending and Missed Payments Remain Top Issues, Bankrate Finds

Consumer demand for buy now, pay later loans may be high, but consumers are still at risk of overspending when using BNPL to finance a purchase or missing a payment. A survey released Thursday by Bankrate LLC reveals that overspending and missing a payment are two of the most common …

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Embedded Payments Platform PayIt Aims at Hunters and Anglers Looking to Buy State Licenses

PayIt, a government-services platform and embedded-payments provider, has expanded its relationship with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to provide a digital-licensing system for hunters and fishermen. The deal is expected to offer a better process for online purchases and provide the agency’s staff with insights and tools to improve user …

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How Discover Looks to Reap Call-Center Efficiencies With Generative AI

The generative AI revolution received a significant boost from Discover Financial Services with the card network’s announcement early Tuesday it is deploying the artificial-intelligence technology within the Google Cloud platform in Discover’s call center. With the deployment, Discover’s nearly 10,000 customer-service agents will have access to intelligent document summarization through …

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Consumers Don’t See Any Benefit from the Credit Card Bill, a Bankers’ Group Contends

Merchants and credit and debit card issuers have controlled the bulk of the narrative, pro and con, about the proposed Credit Card Competition Act since the legislation was reintroduced last year. But now a recent poll from Independent Community Bankers of America says that most consumers feel they would not …

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Mobile Wallets and Contactless Payments Growing in Popularity, NFC Forum Says

Consumers are not only favoring contactless payments more, they are relying more on their mobile wallets to initiate payments, according to the NFC Forum’s bi-annual Near Field Communication Usage and Adoption study. The study, conducted by ABI Research, reveals that 95% of respondents have left their physical wallets at home …

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Klarna Launches a Web Page to Rebut the Idea That BNPL Burdens Consumers With Debt

Looking to dispel criticism that buy now, pay later loans are predatory-lending products, BNPL provider Klarna AB has launched Wikipink, a Web page that details information about its BNPL business, such as repayment rates, late fee rates, and consumer demographics. “By publishing our facts and figures with full transparency, including …

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Mastercard Plans a Network Fee Hike for Later This Month. Merchants Aren’t Happy

Mastercard merchants will see a network fee increase later this month when Mastercard increases its Acquirer Brand Volume Fee from 0.13% to 0.14%, effective April 15. The increase comes on the heels of last week’s settlement between Visa and Mastercard, on one hand, and merchants, on the other, in their …

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