Tuesday , May 11, 2021

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May, 2021

  • 11 May

    Past Its SPAC, Paysafe Logs First-Quarter Gains While Seeking to Expand in U.S. iGaming

    Paysafe Group Holdings Ltd. has had an eventful six months, and on Tuesday the big processor indicated it’s going to be busy cultivating its stakes in U.S. online gambling and other specialized markets. “Our goal is to be the leading specialized payments platform,” declared chief executive Philip McHugh during a …

  • 10 May

    BNPL Player Affirm Looks to Its Fast-Growing Shopify Link for Near-Term Growth

    Affirm Holdings Inc. on Monday described an arc that traced deals to process for tens of thousands of Shopify Inc. merchants on the upside and returns for $2,500 Peloton Inc. treadmills on the downside. In a conference call with stock analysts to discuss its fiscal third-quarter results, the San Francisco-based …

  • 10 May

    Prices Are Booming for Stolen Credit Card And Cryptocurrency Accounts

    Prices for cloned credit cards and the accompanying account data for sale on the dark Web are on the rise, while data from hacked cryptocurrency accounts command some of the highest prices, according to a report from PrivacyAffairs.com, an online publication from Romania-based Zisk Web Ltd. From October 2020 through February …

  • 10 May

    A Fed Report on Debit Costs Could Fuel a Movement to Reduce a Decade-Old Fee Cap

    Pressure may be building on the Federal Reserve to take action on a debit card interchange-fee regulation that it has left intact for 10 years despite sweeping changes in the payments business, including an onrush of e-commerce transactions over the past year. In part, observers are reacting to a report …

  • 10 May

    Nuvei Volume Soars 132% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/10/21

    Payments provider Nuvei Corp. reported first-quarter volume of $20.6 billion, up 132% year-over-year, with e-commerce accounting for 87% of that total. Revenue grew 80% to $149.9 million. Nuvei was known as Pivotal Payments until rebranding in 2018.Kount, an authentication and fraud prevention provider, announced Kount Dispute and Chargeback Management Solution, a service that integrates …

  • 7 May

    Square Posts a Strong Quarter As Larger Sellers And Bitcoin Play a More Prominent Role

    An influx of larger merchants helped drive first-quarter payment volume for Square Inc., while on the consumer side the company’s Cash App benefited from a runup in value for Bitcoin as well as increasing adoption by business users. Sellers’ gross payment volume totaled $29.8 billion in the quarter, up 21% …

  • 7 May

    Nuvei To Acquire SimplexCC for $250 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/21

    Payments provider Nuvei Corp. announced an agreement to acquire SimplexCC Ltd., whose technology enables market participants to buy or sell cryptocurrencies. The $250-million deal is expected to close in the second half of the year and comes on the heels of Nuvei’s agreement to acquire sports-betting technology specialist Mazooma Technical Services Inc. for $56 …

  • 7 May

    After a Robust Q1, Zelle Says It is ‘Just Scratching the Surface’ When It Comes to P2P Payments

    Despite posting significant gains in dollar and transaction volume in the first quarter, Zelle, the fast-growing peer-to-peer network operated by Early Warning Services LLC, says it has just begun to mine P2P payments’ growth potential.  Earlier this week, Zelle announced $106 billion was sent through its network on 392 million …

  • 6 May

    Shift4 Notches Record Volume As It Looks to Stadiums And Casinos for Future Growth

    Shift4 Payments Inc. on Thursday reported record quarterly end-to-end payment volume and gross revenue as it notched what chief executive Jared Isaacman called a “strong first quarter.” Stronger performance in the company’s core hospitality market helped drive end-to-end volume to a record $8 billion, with most growth coming from new …

  • 6 May

    Flywire Adds Discover Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/6/21

    Flywire Corp. said users of its education payment service can now use Discover and Diners Club International cards to pay tuition and fees at educational institutions served by Flywire.The chief executives of 21 banks plus Fiserv Inc. and Jack Henry & Associates signed a letter committing their organizations to real-time bill …

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