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August, 2022

  • 11 August

    COMMENTARY: The Strange Compatibility of Human Connection And QR Codes

    At the end of 2021, comedian Grace Mulvey brought smiles to many on Twitter when she reflected on the unexpected rise of a technology that was laughed off by many. “I can’t think of anyone who has had a better year than the QR code. What a comeback.”  While our …

  • 11 August

    BitPay Launches a Rewards Program for Its Crypto-Based Prepaid Card

    The drive to encourage consumers to use cryptocurrency to pay for transactions at the point-of-sale shifted into a higher gear Wednesday as BitPay Inc. announced the launch of a cash-back rewards program for its prepaid card. Cardholders, who will be automatically enrolled in the rewards program, can earn up to …

  • 11 August

    Marqeta Posts Big Numbers As Gardner Says He’s Moving Out of His CEO Role

    The card-issuing platform Marqeta Inc. on Wednesday reported processing volume of $40 billion for the June quarter, a 53% increase over the same time last year, but the 12-year-old company also announced its founding chief executive is leaving that position. Jason Gardner, a well-known payments entrepreneur, said he will move …

  • 11 August

    Finix Raises $30 Million And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/11/22

    Finix, a payments provider for software platforms, raised $30 million in its latest funding round, bringing its total funding to $133 million. American Express was among investors.Unit, whose technology allows firms to weave accounts, payments, cards, and other banking services into their products, said it has partnered with Thread Bank, a …

  • 10 August

    Bank-Transfer Specialist Sionic Is Set to Launch a Reseller Program

    Sionic Mobile Corp., a provider of consumer-to-business payments technology, will launch a program that enables independent sales organizations, agents, independent software vendors and other resellers to provide merchant clients with a new Pay-by-Bank service in the United States. The program, which will launch Sept. 1, is intended to help resellers …

  • 10 August

    Ninety Days Into the Role, Paysafe’s New CEO Has Tough Love for His New Company

    Bruce Lowthers took over a stumbling Paysafe Ltd. back in May, and now with three months evaluating the company behind him, the new chief executive early Wednesday offered encouragement mixed with some tough talk. Speaking particularly about product innovation, Lowthers lowered the boom, citing what he sees as an imbalance …

  • 10 August

    Jack Henry Snaps up Payrailz And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/10/22

    Financial-technology provider Jack Henry & Associates Inc. said it will acquire Payrailz, a provider of digital-payments technology, including real-time peer-to-peer payments capability. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the month, were not disclosed.Payments platform BlueSnap has agreed to support KeyBank’s U.S payments gateway for e-commerce transactions by middle-market …

  • 9 August

    Cashless And Contactless Sales in Unattended Retail Post Robust Gains

    Cashless sales in unattended retail locations, such as vending machine and kiosks, jumped significantly in 2021, totaling 62% of sales in October 2021, up from 51% in January 2020, says a report from vending-machine specialist Cantaloupe Inc. As a result of the rise in cashless sales, the percentage of cash …

  • 9 August

    Eye on Acquiring: Nuvei and Priority Post Revenue Bumps

    Merchant acquirers continue to reap the benefits of a bustling economy. Nuvei Corp., a Montreal-based acquirer, said its payments volume increased 38% in the second quarter, and Alpharetta, Ga.-based Priority Technology Holdings Inc. said its bank card processing volume increased 14.3% in the quarter. Nuvei said its payments volume topped …

  • 9 August

    ParTech Acquires Menu Technologies And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/9/22

    Restaurant-technology provider ParTech Inc. announced it has acquired Menu Technologies AG, an omnichannel ordering platform serving international restaurant brands. Terms were not disclosed.The Western Union Co. expanded its integration of Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time payment service, to its U.S. network, enabling consumers to send or receive funds directly to their eligible Visa debit …

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