Tuesday , January 25, 2022

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January, 2022

  • 25 January

    Bluefin Invests in Payfactory to Bring Payments Services to Its Security Clients

    Seeing an opportunity to offer payment acceptance along with its encryption and tokenization technologies to its enterprise clients, Bluefin Payment Systems LLC has invested an undisclosed sum in payment facilitator Payfactory Inc. The investment, which will create a strategic relationship between the two companies, will enable Payfactory to expand its …

  • 25 January

    AmEx Downplays Crypto And BNPL As It Posts a Revenue Jump ‘Beyond Our Expectations’

    American Express Co. saw its crucial travel-and-entertainment business continue to recover in the final three months of 2021, leading top company executives Tuesday morning to express considerable optimism for 2022. But don’t look any time soon for the New York City-based card giant to make any major forays into buy …

  • 25 January

    Digital River’s New Drop-in Checkout Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/25/22

    Payments provider Digital River Inc. unveiled Drop-in Checkout, technology that streamlines payments acceptance for brands on Digital River’s platform.Payments provider Shift4 Payments Inc. said it will process payments for Concessions International, a provider of food-and-beverage technology for airports, at almost 40 of the company’s locations.Cantaloupe Inc., a payments provider for unattended locations, said it …

  • 24 January

    No Time to Relax: Data Compromises Reached An All-Time High in 2021

    Data-compromise incidents hit an all-time high in 2021, totaling 1,862, up 23% from the previous record high of 1,506 in 2017, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center’s Annual Data Breach Report. On a year-over-year basis, the number of the compromises increased 68% in 2021, compared to 2020. The number …

  • 24 January

    A Digital Dollar Backer Applauds the Fed But Stresses a Need for Privacy Protections

    The Federal Reserve’s release last week of a discussion paper exploring a central bank digital currency for the United States has evoked interest from a group that emerged two years ago to help launch just such an initiative. The Digital Dollar Project on Friday applauded the Fed’s effort and underscored …

  • 24 January

    XDC Network Issues Blockchain Stats and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/24/22

    Blockchain platform XDC Network, working with blockchain developer LeewayHertz, released the XDC Network Stats platform, a presentation of key statistics about the network’s performance.RevoluGroup Canada Inc., a technology provider for banking, mobile apps, and remittances, announced a private placement of up to 10 million units at 20 cents each to raise …

  • 21 January

    Unit’s Application Development Environment Looks to Save Fintechs Time With New Apps

    Looking to help fintechs speed development of new banking applications, Unit, a banking-as-a-service platform, announced Thursday a pilot production environment that allows fintechs to instantly build and validate applications using real funds. The new product is expected to enable fintechs to build and test live bank accounts and issue virtual …

  • 21 January

    The Fed’s Paper on a U.S. Digital Currency Offers Few Signs of How the Regulator Is Leaning

    The Federal Reserve Board released a paper Thursday afternoon on the question of a central bank digital currency for the United States, and even though the Fed would play a crucial role in any such venture, observers looking for hints on how the central bank is leaning on the issue …

  • 21 January

    Pulse Volume Jumps 17.8% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/21/22

    Discover Financial Services reported a net income of $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter, a 37.6% increase from $799 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. Net income for 2021 totaled $5.4 billion, a 391% increase from $1.1 billion in 2020. Discover said volume on its Pulse debit network was $64.8 …

  • 20 January

    Shift4 Expands Its Sports-Stadium Portfolio to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

    Add Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena to Shift4 Payments Inc.’s growing list of sports and entertainment venues to which the company provides payment processing. T-Mobile Arena is home to the National Hockey League’s Las Vegas Golden Knights franchise and hosts other entertainment events on the Las Vegas strip.  Shift4 will process …

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