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Peter Lucas

FIS Rolls Out a Set of APIs Aimed at Easing Multiple Payment Options Without Multiple Providers

Payments provider FIS Inc. on Wednesday began rolling out Access Worldpay, a suite of application programming interfaces intended to make it easier and quicker for merchants to implement new payment capabilities, such as mobile payments or tokenization, without having to work with multiple payment partners. Access Worldpay provides a single …

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ATMIA Offers a Discounted Membership As Covid-19 Ravages In-Store ATMs

With the economy still reeling from the Covid-19 pandemic, the ATM Industry Association is betting that offering a new Start Up membership category at a reduced cost will attract new members and entice back into the fold former members that dropped out during the pandemic for financial reasons. The new …

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Google Pay Comes to Parking Via Google Maps And Passport Labs’ Deal With the City of Austin

Passport Labs Inc., a provider of transportation software, is teaming with Alphabet Inc.’s Google to allow consumers in Austin, Texas, to pay for parking through Google Maps using Google Pay at on-street and municipally controlled parking spaces. Drivers using Google Maps on their iPhone or Android phone to navigate to …

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Beyond Contactless: Giant Eagle Recruits Grabango for Checkout-Free Stores

Cashierless technology is spreading as stores hunt for ways to automate service and payments while keeping operating costs in check. The latest example is supermarket chain Giant Eagle Inc., which has teamed up with Grabango Co., a Berkeley, Calif.-based provider of checkout-free technology, to introduce cashierless technology to its GetGo …

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As Point-of-Sale Credit Grows, PayPal Adds Pay in 4, a New Installment Option

PayPal Holdings Inc. is expanding its portfolio of installment-payment options by introducing Pay in 4, a short-term financing program. PayPal says the new option, which allows consumers to pay for a purchase over four interest-free payments, can help merchants drive customer conversions, hike revenue, and enhance loyalty without taking on additional …

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A Covid-Inspired Push for Embedded Payments Helps Spur Four-Fold Growth for Finix

With more independent software providers and financial-technology companies embedding payment capabilities in their applications, Finix Payments Inc., a provider of payment applications, has seen its transaction volume jump more than fourfold from the second quarter of 2019 through the second quarter of 2020. Key drivers of the growth include a …

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One-Third of Fuel Retailers Are Unlikely To Meet the April 2021 EMV Deadline, a Survey Reveals

With less than a year to go before gas stations are scheduled to become EMV-compliant at the pump, readiness among fuel merchants remains uneven. A recent study by Naples, Fla.-based ACI Worldwide reveals 47% of major petroleum merchants remain unprepared to meet the deadline and 20% are still in the …

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Amid Covid-19, Fintechs Use Debit to Boost Their Lending, Savings, And Investing Apps

With underbanked consumers and gig workers looking for financial products to help them track spending, create savings, and manage debt, many financial-technology companies are layering debit products onto their core application to attract and retain customers. A driving force behind fintechs’ growing fondness for debit is that it is a …

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Payments Will Help Lead a Post-Pandemic Rebound, a New Report Argues

Payments are expected to play a significant role in the economic recovery that will take place as the Covid-19 pandemic eases, says a new report from Boston-based Aite Group. The ways payments can help jump-start the economic recovery include reducing friction at the point-of-sale, increasing payment access, and integrating the …

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The Pandemic Has Stoked Merchant Risk Along With Contactless Payments

With the Covid-19 pandemic accelerating consumers’ use of contactless cards and mobile wallets, merchants can expect hackers to target contactless transaction data at the point-of-sale, says Ruston Miles, founder and advisor at Atlanta-based Bluefin Payment Systems LLC. The main point of vulnerability in a contactless environment at the physical point-of-sale …

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