Thursday , February 27, 2020

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February, 2020

  • 26 February

    Cash App Helps Drive Growth for a Surging Square

    Cash App may be turning into the product that ate Square Inc. The company on Wednesday reported a big fourth quarter for the 4-year-old product as officials pointed to a strong performance overall for the full year. “2019 was a very good year for us,” Square chief executive Jack Dorsey …

  • 26 February

    EBay Sets Its Sights on the U.K. As It Prepares to ‘Go Hard’ With Its Managed-Payments Plan

    Online marketplace giant eBay Inc. said last month it has an aggressive expansion blueprint for its fledgling managed-payments program, and late on Wednesday the company announced its latest gambit by laying out a plan to move into the United Kingdom this summer. The service has been available in the United …

  • 26 February

    Clover Station Pro Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/26/20

    Fiserv Inc. announced its Clover unit has launched Clover Station Pro, a cloud-based point-of-sale device featuring a customer-facing countertop display and software specific to quick-service and full-service restaurants on the Clover platform.Elavon Inc., the merchant acquiring unit of U.S. Bancorp, announced the sale of its Mexico-based operations to banking giant Santander …

  • 25 February

    More Details About FedNow Expected in Coming Months

    The release date for the Federal Reserve’s planned FedNow real-time payments service is still three or four years off, but more details about its features will be released in the coming months, according to a Federal Reserve official. “This year we do plan to make an announcement based on … …

  • 25 February

    Knowing the latest on PCI-DSS Compliance

    PCI-DSS has been an official standard since 2004 and over the last 16 years has guided payment solutions developers and the merchants in protecting card holder data. With every breach the security standards respond and strengthen so it’s important to stay at the forefront of the latest requirements and remain …

  • 25 February

    Ajay Banga, Architect of Mastercard’s ‘Multi-Rail’ Strategy, Will Step Down As CEO in January

    Ajay Banga, chief executive of Mastercard Inc. for the past decade and the strategist who converted what had been mostly a consumer card network into a player in non-card and real-time payments, said Tuesday he will step down Jan. 1 as CEO. He will then assume the role of executive …

  • 25 February

    With $70 Million in Fresh Funding, PayRange Is Ready To Displace Cash in Unattended Payments

    PayRange Inc. said its recent procurement of $70 million in funding will help accelerate its efforts to displace cash and convert cash-and-coin-only machines to electronic payments. Announced Tuesday, the funding will help with PayRange’s 2020 Consumer Choice Program. That is an effort to convert cash-only machines to electronic payments. Laundry operators, …

  • 25 February

    MoneyGram Volume Up and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/25/20

    Wire-transfer provider MoneyGram International Inc. said transaction volume from its MoneyGram Online service grew 39% year-over-year in the fourth quarter; the company reported a net loss of $11.9 million compared with a loss of $12.5 million in 2018’s fourth quarter.Former Fit Pay Inc. shareholders are suing Garmin International, alleging the company, known for its …

  • 24 February

    More Than 600 FIs Join Zelle Via Fiserv and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/24/20

    Fiserv Inc. announced more than 600 financial institutions have joined the Zelle peer-to-peer payments network through its Turnkey Service for Zelle program, with more than 300 of those institutions coming on board last year.Private-equity firm Great Hill Partners and payments provider VersaPay Corp. announced the closing of the previously announced acquisition of VersaPay by an …

  • 21 February

    Shopify Joins Libra, Defying a Wave of Defections From the Cryptocurrency Venture

    The controversial Libra cryptocurrency project gained a new member Friday with Shopify Inc.’s announcement it will join the Libra Association, the governing body for the fledgling venture. Shopify’s decision comes in the face of a string of eight high-profile defections from the association since October, including decisions by Mastercard Inc., …

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