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August, 2021

  • 3 August

    Sezzle’s Deal With BigCommerce Signals BNPL Is Now Table Stakes For E-Commerce Platforms

    On the heels of Square Inc.’s acquisition of Afterpay Ltd., other buy now, pay later providers are jockeying to boost their position in the hotly competitive BNPL market.  Sezzle Inc. struck a deal Tuesday with e-commerce platform BigCommerce Holdings Inc. to become its preferred BNPL partner. BigCommerce will integrate Sezzle …

  • 3 August

    FIS Logs a Record Performance in the June Quarter As Merchant Volume Balloons

    Led by robust growth in its merchant-processing unit, FIS Inc. Tuesday morning heralded a strong second quarter, with record sales and with momentum continuing deeper into the summer, according to the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company’s top executives.  Speaking to equity analysts to discuss the company’s second-quarter results, management also outlined a …

  • 3 August

    Fiserv Debuts New Clover Product and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/3/21

    Fiserv Inc. released Clover Station Solo, a point-of-sale service for full-service restaurants. It provides tools to manage front-of-house tasks, payments, online ordering, and employee scheduling.Cloud-based point-of-sale system provider Appetize launched Appetize+, a subscription plan that bundles software, hardware, payments, and support in a single monthly fee. It launched Appetize Payments in May.Payments provider Lightspeed POS Inc. said …

  • 2 August

    Square Is Set to Become an Overnight Force In BNPL With Its Afterpay Acquisition

    Square Inc.’s acquisition of Afterpay Ltd. is expected to give Square a ready-made product in the hotly competitive buy now, pay later market that it can quickly plug into its consumer and merchant applications to make it an immediate force in BNPL.  Square on Sunday announced it was acquiring Afterpay, …

  • 2 August

    Global Payments Celebrates Its Latest Deals As Its CEO Says, ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

    Global Payments Inc. early Monday announced it will make its Netspend prepaid card services available via Amazon Web Services. While reporting a strong performance for the June quarter, the Atlanta-based processing company also said it is acquiring from Spain’s Caixabank the payments businesses of the bank’s Bankia unit.  The move …

  • 2 August

    NCR To Acquire LibertyX and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/2/21

    NCR Corp. said it will acquire LibertyX, a cryptocurrency software provider. Its software runs on ATMs and point-of-sale systems. Terms were not disclosed. The deal is expected to close later this year.EVO Payments Inc. said it acquired Anderson Zaks Ltd., a payment gateway based in the United Kingdom. Terms were not disclosed.Paysafe Ltd. said it …

July, 2021

  • 30 July

    MoneyGram’s Money Transfer Transactions Experience 20% Growth

    MoneyGram International Inc. said its money-transfer business generated revenue of $304.9 million in the second quarter, a 20% increase from $253.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Transaction growth for the segment increased 20%, too. A full 33% of these transactions were digital, the Dallas-based payments company reported. That’s up from …

  • 30 July

    How Google Figures a Tie-In With Marqeta Can Increase the Utility of Google Pay

    Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit is betting its partnership with Marqeta Inc.to issue a tokenized virtual Google Pay card will entice consumers to use Google Pay more often for day-to-day purchases online and in-store.  The new card, announced this week, allows users to make purchases with their Google Pay balance using a …

  • 30 July

    Amazon Second-Quarter Sales Total $53.2 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/30/21

    Amazon.com Inc. reported its sales for its online stores totaled $53.2 billion in the second quarter, up 16% year-over-year. Physical-store sales rose 11% to $4.2 billion.Cryptocurrency-payments processor BitPay Inc. said it now supports Litecoin in the BitPay Wallet app. Newegg.com is the first merchant to accept Litecoin through BitPay. Litecoin is the 13th-largest …

  • 29 July

    Keep Your Cardholders: Compete with Buy Now, Pay Later Popularity

    By Anita Lemaire, Product Executive, Global Cards and Payments, FIS The buy now, pay later (BNPL) market is expected to grow 181% by 2024, and will account for 13% of all global e-commerce payments that same year, according to the 2021 Global Payments Report by Worldpay from FIS. These post-purchase …

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