Wednesday , May 5, 2021

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May, 2021

  • 5 May

    PayPal’s Boss Says He’s Out to Make the Company a ‘Leader, Not a Reactor’ in Digital Currencies

    Skeptics abound when it comes to digital currencies, but PayPal Holdings Inc. is out to prove them wrong. Chief executive Dan Schulman, an early enthusiast, made it plain Wednesday he sees the crypto trend not only as the company’s big opportunity, but also as a potential liability if PayPal fumbles …

  • 5 May

    Square Online Courts Bars And Brewers With Delivery Via DoorDash

    Square Inc. continues to build out delivery services for its Square Online platform with the addition of liquor delivery. Merchants using Square Online that sell liquor can offer customers the option to purchase alcohol from the store’s Web site and have the order fulfilled through Square’s delivery partner DoorDash Inc. …

  • 5 May

    Contactless Payments Transactions Are up 426% Among CardFlight Merchants

    More evidence emerged that consumers are still increasing their use of contactless payments, over a year since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Contactless transaction counts among the more than 75,000 small businesses in the latest CardFlight Small Business Report grew 426.7% in the week ending May 2 compared to …

  • 5 May

    Zelle Transactions up 61% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/5/21

    The Zelle peer-to-peer payment network handled $106 billion in volume in the first quarter on 392 million transactions, up 74% and 61%, respectively, year over year. Zelle is owned and operated by Early Warning Services LLC.Jack Henry & Associates Inc., a provider of payments technology to financial institutions, said it has integrated Mastercard …

  • 4 May

    Global Payments Opens Its Wallet for More Deals As Its Amazon And Google Ties Develop

    The big processor Global Payments Inc. announced early Tuesday it will acquire Zego Inc., a payments and technology provider for managers of residential real estate, in a deal valued at approximately $830 million. The company also announced an agreement to buy the PayOne acquiring business in Austria belonging to the …

  • 4 May

    TCH’s Plan to Ease RTP Fees and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/4/21

    The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC announced three processors—Fiserv Inc., FIS Inc., and Jack Henry & Associates—will offer its real-time payment service to minority-owned depository institutions. The processors and TCH will jointly cover the onboarding fees for these financial institutions connecting to TCH’s RTP network.Datacap Systems Inc. said it will offer the digital …

  • 4 May

    PCI Council Expects a New Module to Make Testing Terminal Software Easier

    The PCI Security Standards Council says its new Terminal Software Module, which is part of version 1.1 of the PCI Secure Software Standard introduced last week, offers a more flexible approach to testing the security and integrity of payment software. The Terminal Software Module is the third module to be …

  • 3 May

    Canadian Fintech Mogo Beefs up on Cryptocurrency With a Major Purchase of Ether Coins

    Financial-services technology provider Mogo Inc. on Monday announced the purchase of 146 Ether coins at an average price US$2,780. Ether is the cryptocurrency used by Ethereum, an open-source, blockchain-based, decentralized software platform. The purchase of Ether coins is part of Mogo’s asset-investment strategy, which includes investing up to 5% of …

  • 3 May

    Merchants Put the Fed in the Crosshairs of a Lawsuit Seeking to Have Debit Costs Reduced

    Merchants have complained for years that they pay too much for debit card acceptance. Late last week, they took their beef to the federal courts with a lawsuit alleging a ceiling set on debit card fees a decade ago by the Federal Reserve is too high and seeking to have …

  • 3 May

    Flywire Readies for Possible IPO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/3/21

    Payments company Flywire Corp. has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered and their price range have not yet been determined. The action follows the company’s submission in March of a confidential draft registration statement for …

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