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January, 2022

  • 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 …

  • 20 January

    The ACH Posts a Big Quarterly Gain As Same-Day, B2B, And Health-Care Payments Soar

    The nation’s automated clearing house network handled 7.5 billion transactions in the fourth quarter of 2021, up 6.1% over the same period in 2020, Nacha reported Thursday. The growth was driven largely by gains in health-care and business-to-business payments, as well as robust increases in same-day ACH, the network’s faster-payments …

  • 20 January

    Mastercard Track Instant Pay Unveiled and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/20/22

    Mastercard Inc. launched Mastercard Track Instant Pay, a platform enabling instant payment of supplier invoices via virtual card transactions supported by machine learning. The service is available in the United States now, with plans to expand globally.Nuvei Corp. has been approved by the New York State Gaming Commission to process payments for …

  • 19 January

    Eye on BNPL: Verifone And Affirm; Uplift and Southwest Airlines; Sezzle’s New Options

    Terminal maker Verifone Inc. expanded its buy now pay later options Tuesday through a partnership with Affirm Inc. The deal will enable merchants using Verifone terminals to automatically offer Affirm as a payment option online and in-store. Merchants will be able to offer Affirm’s full range of payment options, including …

  • 19 January

    Celero’s Omega Acquisition, Its Second in a Month, Brings Strength in Software

    Celero Commerce made its second acquisition in a month with its deal to acquire Omega Technology, a Fort Thomas, Ky.-based payments provider. Nashville, Tenn.-based Celero says the combined company will process payments for more than 50,000 merchants at approximately $20 billion in annual card volume. Celero acquired Everest Payment Solutions in …

  • 19 January

    Boku To Sell its Identity Unit and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/19/22

    Mobile-payments provider Boku Inc. is selling its Boku Identity Inc. unit to cloud-communication platform Twilio Inc. for $26.1 million upfront and another $6.2 million payable later to cover indemnities.Payments provider Lightspeed Commerce said its NuOrder technology will support orders and payments for women’s fashion platform Intermix, which operates 31 boutiques and an e-commerce site.Text …

  • 18 January

    Going Beyond the Gateway, NMI Acquires A Payment-Specific Services Firm in IRIS CRM

    As part of its strategy to expand its offering of multichannel payment technology, payment-platform provider NMI announced Tuesday the acquisition of IRIS CRM, a merchant-services customer relationship management and merchant-management platform that services clients in the payments industry. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The addition of IRIS CRM …

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