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September, 2022

  • 23 September

    Blackhawk Teams With Fashion Merchant H&M for B2B Gift Cards

    Fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP has partnered with the payments platform Blackhawk Network to offer business-to-business gift cards. H&M is expected to use the cards as employee and consumer incentives. “As our gift card program has continued to evolve, it has become a significant driver of sales for …

  • 23 September

    Eye on BNPL: Square’s Afterpay Marks Canada Debut; Allegiant Taps Uplift

    Square, the payment-processing unit of Block Inc., is integrating its Afterpay buy now, pay later service into its e-commerce products across Canada. Meanwhile, airline Allegiant introduced Allegiant Pay Powered by Uplift for flights, hotels, and car-rental bookings made by its customers. Uplift is a travel-specific buy now, pay later provider. …

  • 23 September

    Finastra Adds Visa Direct for Payouts And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/23/22

    Financial-technology provider Finastra said it is incorporating Visa Direct, a real-time push-payment capability developed by Visa Inc., as a cross-border payout offering for banks.Coinsquare, a crypto asset trading platform based in Canada, said it has agreed to acquire Simply Digital Technologies Inc., owner of the CoinSmart trading platform and a unit of …

  • 22 September

    Agility with e-commerce: Enabling e-commerce payments is no longer negotiable

    By Dustin Siner, Chief Revenue Officer, Agile Financial Systems The rise of e-commerce and social commerce is unmistakable. What was once viewed as an alternative shopping method for a select few is now the preferred shopping method for a significant portion of consumers. A report by Statista forecasts that by …

  • 22 September

    Four Trends Are Affecting U.S. Retail, a Checkout.com Report Finds

    Everybody knows the U.S. retail arena is changing, but a new report from Checkout.com reveals that four trends, among them the growth in digital payments, currently are most affecting it. Rising prices, consumers seeking new shopping channels, and increased competitiveness are the other three trends altering the retail landscape. United …

  • 22 September

    Nacha Issues a New ‘Framework’ Aimed at Shifting Industry Emphasis to Credit Push Frauds

    As payments fraud grows more threatening by the year, a report on Thursday from the governing body for the automated clearing house network recommends the payments industry shift its emphasis from combatting unauthorized debits to preventing crimes involving credit payments. Dubbed a “new risk-management framework,” the recommendation issued by Nacha …

  • 22 September

    Affirm, Amazon Mark Canada Expansion And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/22/22

    Affirm Inc. expanded its installment payment service with Amazon.com Inc. to consumers in Canada.Digital personal finance provider Achieve said the percentage of Achieve users with buy now, pay later accounts on their credit reports grew 58% in June compared to January 2021.The “2022 State of Credit” report from Marqeta Inc. found that 64% of BNPL users reported …

  • 21 September

    Processing Innovation: Automating Integrated Payments

    By Tom Byrnes, SVP, Marketing If you’re an Independent Software Vendor (ISV), one of the necessary elements of the business you’re in is a relationship with a payment processor. While the rest of the technology landscape has shifted to cloud-hosted platforms, processors have clung on to their mainframe-based legacy stacks …

  • 21 September

    Galileo Teams With DataVisor to Launch All-in-One Fraud Detection Beyond Credit Cards

    Galileo Financial Technologies LLC said late Tuesday it is partnering with DataVisor Inc. to enhance its fraud-detection technology beyond credit cards to include such payments options as debit cards and the automated clearing house. The new technology will also include provisioning and onboarding of new accounts. The partnership comes as …

  • 21 September

    Looking to Upgrade Their Skills, Consumers Take BNPL to School

    As consumers look to improve their education and gain new skills, many are turning to buy now, pay later services to finance these efforts. On Wednesday, the Atlanta-based BNPL provider Splitit USA Inc. said its merchant sales volume in digital education and professional development ballooned 350% from 2019 to 2022. …

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