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October, 2021

  • 15 October

    Your Checkout Experience Could Be Killing Your Bottom Line

    By: Kat Ambrose Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, retailers shifted focus to e-commerce. Despite the world gradually returning to in-person experiences, online shopping continues to grow exponentially. In fact, the e-commerce industry is projected to grow from $4.28 trillion this year to $6.39 trillion in 2024. With more people online …

  • 15 October

    MagicCube Pockets a $15-Million Round As Device Shortages Spark Interest in Its Technology

    The global shortage of semiconductor chips that’s plaguing the makers of point-of-sale terminals and other payment devices has left at least one technology firm sitting pretty, its founder and chief executive says. “It’s wind in our sails,” says Sam Shawki, chief executive of MagicCube Inc. That’s because MagicCube’s technology enables …

  • 15 October

    Bakkt Acquisition a Step Closer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/15/21

    VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company, announced its shareholders approved VPC’s acquisition of Bakkt, thus taking the digital-asset marketplace public.Payments-technology provider Worldnet Payments said it is the first integrated payments platform to complete a Level III EMV and contactless certification of Ingenico’s Self Series of devices. Ingenico is a unit of Worldline S.A.Payments …

  • 15 October

    Plaid Announces New Tools to Make It Easier for Developers to Scale Faster

    As part of its strategy to support application developers, open-banking platform provider Plaid Inc. this week introduced at its developer conference several tools to help developers create a broader range of financial technology applications regardless of the programming language developers use. The new suite of tools include Plaid Pattern apps, which …

  • 14 October

    Savvy Solutions for Small Businesses and the ISOs that Support Them

    By: John Newton, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, First American by Deluxe Root. Crux. Nitty-gritty. No matter how you say it, there are essential elements to running a business. But small business owners often get caught up in the day-to-day minutia which, despite their best efforts, can derail their success. That’s …

  • 14 October

    The U.K.’s SumUp Busts Into the U.S. Acquiring Market With Its Deal for Fivestars

    In a deal that could have important implications for payments providers like Square Inc. and Stripe Inc., the United Kingdom’s SumUp Inc. early Thursday announced it has acquired Fivestars Loyalty Inc., a San Francisco-based payment facilitator for some 12,000 small businesses. The acquisition, SumUp’s first in the U.S. market, calls …

  • 14 October

    ZmBIZI’s Tap-to-Pay Smart Phone Released and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/14/21

    ZmBIZI LLC released its Z2 smart phone that accepts tap-and-pay transactions without requiring an external POS terminal. The $550 smart phone was part of a Visa Tap to Phone test earlier this year and is expected to have full commercial availability in early 2022.Visa Inc.’s U.S. Spending Momentum Index fell for the second consecutive month, …

  • 14 October

    KyckGlobal Enables Echo Health To Digitize Claims Payments

    As part of its strategy to automate payouts for health-care and property-and-casualty carriers, Echo Health Inc., a provider of payment technology to insurance carriers, is partnering with KyckGlobal Inc. to enable claimants to receive payments digitally through PayPal, Venmo, push to card through Visa Direct, and the automated clearing house. …

  • 13 October

    Agile Financial Systems Unveils Revolutionary, Innovative Product Suite

    APEX family of products designed to help businesses compete and grow in the marketplace Southlake, Texas based Agile Financial Systems (AFS) is a high growth financial technology company founded in 2017. Backed by an executive team with over 100 years of combined industry experience, the organization’s mission is to revolutionize …

  • 13 October

    Eye on BNPL: Bonsai, Afterpay Ease Shopping on Publisher Sites; Opy USA’s Pay by Text Service

    Shop Bonsai Inc., which provides in-app checkout technology under the Bonsai moniker, said it and buy now, pay later specialist Afterpay are making it easier for consumers to shop on an online publisher’s site without leaving the site. Announced Wednesday, the arrangement enables Bonsai shoppers to potentially reduce the checkout …

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