Wednesday , December 8, 2021


December, 2021

  • 8 December

    Eye on Crypto: Visa Launches a Consulting Unit; Nextech Links to Coinbase for Acceptance

    With interest in cryptocurrency increasing at the two major card networks, it was only a matter of time before one of them launched a consulting service specializing in the subject. Visa Inc. early Wednesday announced it is launching its Global Crypto Advisory Practice as part of its existing Visa Consulting …

  • 7 December

    Eye on BNPL: Klarna And Marqeta Expand in Europe, And Afterpay Brings BNPL To Belk

    Klarna AB has expanded its relationship in Europe with virtual card issuing platform Marqeta to 13 new markets. Working with Marqeta, Klarna will offer one-time virtual cards to consumers in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Austria, Ireland, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. The deal is the …

  • 7 December

    With At-Pump EMV a Work in Progress, Providers Look to Mask Card Transactions With Encryption

    The switchover of gasoline stations in the United States to the EMV chip card standard has been a work in progress, but now products are emerging that can secure card data at the pump through a technology known as point-to-point encryption. Payments provider ACI Worldwide Inc. early Tuesday said it …

  • 7 December

    Stripe Acquires OpenChannel and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/7/21

    Processor Stripe Inc. said it acquired OpenChannel, which provides app marketplace software. Terms were not disclosed.Payments provider Payoneer Inc. announced a worldwide working-capital offer for sellers on the Walmart U.S. marketplace.In related news, Facepay Inc., a payments provider specializing in auto-repair shops, said its Facepay Capital service is available to all shops on its platform.Money transmitter LianLian …

  • 6 December

    Consumers Expect More E-Commerce Fraud During the Holidays, And They Blame Marketplaces

    The risk of being defrauded by online sellers is a major concern for consumers this holiday-shopping season, according to a survey by Socure Inc., a provider of identity-verification and fraud-detection technology. And consumers are poised to blame not just the fraudulent sellers, but the marketplaces that host them, the survey …

  • 6 December

    In the Latest BNPL Twist, Afterpay Users Can Rack up Cash Back in a Rakuten Program

    Consumers have flocked to buy now, pay later services, but providers still have to find ways to stand out. Afterpay Ltd. hopes to do that by enabling consumers who have a Rakuten account to earn cash back in the Rakuten program. Announced Monday, the Afterpay program enables Afterpay users who also …

  • 6 December

    Black Friday Traffic up 40% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/6/21

    Of the so-called Cyber 5 shopping days—Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday—Black Friday generated the most shopping traffic online last month, with traffic at its peak nearly 40% higher than the peak at Thanksgiving and 5% higher than on Cyber Monday, according to data from Fastly, an e-commerce platform provider.Issuer processor Paymentology Ltd. said …

  • 3 December

    Why Integrated Payables are the Future of B2B Payments

    The “digital first” world has arrived—and there’s no turning back. While B2B payments have lagged behind consumer payments in digital adoption, that’s changing quickly. Goldman Sachs Research has predicted that B2B payments are on the verge of a technological breakthrough, leading to a $1.5 trillion revenue-saving opportunity by 2028.  One …

  • 3 December

    A Dwolla And Infinicept Link Aims to Make Embedded Payment More Accessible to ISVs

    Payment-platform provider Dwolla and Infinicept, a Denver-based firm that specializes in embedded payments, are teaming up on new technology for independent software vendors.  The partnership is aimed at making it more economical for business-software providers to include payment processing in their application and reduce their time to market by months. …

  • 3 December

    Tassat Scores Western Alliance Bank for Its Bank-Based Blockchain-Payment Technology

    Stablecoins have come in for government scrutiny in recent weeks, but use of this blockchain-based technology to enable immediate business-to-business payments between bank clients is moving forward nonetheless. Late Thursday, Tassat Group Inc. announced Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bank will use the company’s TassatPay technology to allow business clients to pay …

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