Wednesday , April 24, 2024


April, 2024

  • 24 April

    DoorDash’s SNAP at 7,800 Walgreens Stores

    Consumers using SNAP and electronic benefits transfer payments at a U.S. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. store now have broader access to the services through DoorDash Inc., a third-party delivery service. Announced Wednesday, the deal means Walgreens shoppers can use their SNAP/EBT payments card at any Walgreens, regardless of where they …

  • 24 April

    Steady Consumer Spending Helps Buoy Visa As It Strikes Deals for Open Banking

    Citing “relative stability” across key business metrics, such as cross-border volume, Visa Inc. late Tuesday reported March-quarter increases of 10% year-over-year in both net revenue ($8.8 billion) and net income ($4.7 billion). Driven by stable consumer spending, dollar volume grew 8%, while total cross-border dollar volume grew 16% and processed …

  • 24 April

    Square Broadens Offline Mode and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/24/24

    Block Inc.’s Square point-of-sale unit announced offline-payments capability is now available on all Square devices in all geographies around the world. The move covers Square Stand and Square Reader for contactless and chip, in addition to Square Register and Square Terminal. Square Reader for magstripe, the original Square device, has been covered …

  • 23 April

    Beyond payment acceptance – Leveraging APIs and open banking to provide more value

    By Steven Velasquez, Senior Vice President and Head of Partner Business Development – U.S. Bank | Elavon The emergence of open banking, financial services APIs, and banking as a service has changed the landscape of the payments ecosystem. It is no longer enough to offer integrated payments with your software …

  • 23 April

    Same-Day ACH Volume Maintains Growth Pace

    Same-day ACH transactions helped fuel a strong first quarter for the automated clearinghouse network. Nacha, the governing body for the automated clearing house network, reported early Tuesday that same-day ACH transactions totaled 273.7 million during the quarter, a 47% increase from the same period a year ago. The dollar value …

  • 23 April

    A Fast-Expanding Clover Provides a Hot Engine for Growth at Fiserv

    Fiserv Inc. has been an acquisitive payments processor in recent years, but it’s a deal the company concluded nearly five years ago that is energizing growth at the company. Fiserv’s $22-billion acquisition of First Data Corp. in the summer of 2019 brought Clover, a set of point-of-sale technologies that today …

  • 23 April

    MPC’s New CCCA Ad and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/23/24

    The Merchants Payments Coalition released a 30-second TV ad that says the Credit Card Competition Act, a measure that would stipulate merchants have credit card routing choices, would prohibit China’s credit card network UnionPay from processing U.S. credit card transactions. Currently, no regulation prohibits that the MPC says. The CCCA, if passed, would …

  • 22 April

    Despite Increasing Ransomware Attacks, Fewer Victims Are Paying 

    Despite a spike in ransomware attacks, fewer companies are paying ransom demands to free their data. A report from ransomware-remediation firm, Coveware Inc. reveals that just 28% of companies hit by a ransomware attack during the first quarter of 2024 paid, a record low. The trend comes as ransomware attacks …

  • 22 April

    Amid Many Changes, Acquirers Retain Their Importance Among Card Brands

    Though the big news about Discover Financial Services is its pending acquisition by Capital One Financial Corp., the acquiring segment remains vital to the card brand. “Our business model, being a network rail, is the right space for us,” Judith McGuire, Discover senior vice president of global products, told Digital …

  • 22 April

    Apple Wallet Open in Europe? and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/22/24

    The European Commission’s antitrust regulators are likely to approve, perhaps as early as next month, proposals from Apple Inc. that would open the iPhone’s NFC capability to wallets that rival Apple Pay, Reuters has reported. If accepted by the regulator, the proposals would end a four-year inquiry that otherwise could have led …

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