Friday , January 22, 2021

Blackhawk To Distribute Covid-19 Relief Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/19/20

  • Payments provider Blackhawk Network Inc. said it is working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to distribute a total of $25 million in aid on 50,000 prepaid cards to health-care professionals battling Covid-19. The money was donated by Facebook Inc.
  • Payroll-services provider PayActiv Inc. said its study of usage data from a sample of more than 16,000 users from November through June indicates 80% of users prefer wage access in real time versus the firm’s other means of distributing pay. PayActiv relies on Visa Inc.’s Visa Direct service for real-time service.
  • Payments provider BlueSnap Inc. announced it is supporting a billing facility for Tadpoles, a program management and communications platform supporting early-childhood development for more than 43,000 families.
  • Clearsale, a provider of fraud protection for e-commerce transactions, said the rapid increase in online shopping during the pandemic has led it to look to hire 500 new employees in August and September.
  • The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. announced it is inviting interested parties to apply to participate in efforts to develop two new standards for mobile banking and payments.

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