Monday , May 17, 2021

Acquiring

Afterpay Adds Another Retailer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/17/21

The Container Store Group Inc. next month will start offering installment payments from buy now, pay later specialist Afterpay Ltd.With the accelerating conversion of cash to electronic payments, the total value of transactions processed by point-of-sale terminals will grow to more than $17.3 trillion globally in 2026, up from $14.8 trillion this year, …

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PayPal Makes Greater Use of Google Cloud and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/14/21

With its active user count having jumped 24% to 392 million during the pandemic, PayPal Holdings Inc. said it is moving more of its infrastructure and workloads to Google Cloud.CareTime, a software platform for home caregivers, introduced a capability to accept credit cards and e-checks within the platform.Wirex Ltd., whose platform allows consumers …

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Square Introduces New Developer Tools for Square Online And Online Selling

At its fifth annual partner and developer conference, Square Inc. on Thursday announced three new tools for software developers: Snippets API for Square Online, Loyalty API, and the Web Payments software development kit (SDK). The new tools arrive as e-commerce volume has exploded in the past year and as larger …

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The Numbers Behind Younger Users’ Love Affair With Mobile Wallets And Online Banking

While mobile-wallet ownership holds steady at 45%, younger consumers are embracing the payment technology more readily than they were 10 months ago, according to a research from the big processor FIS Inc. As of February, 65% of young Millennials use a mobile wallet, compared to 59% in April 2020. In …

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Priority’s Revenue up 22% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/13/21

Payments technology provider Priority Technology Holdings Inc. reported first-quarter revenue of $113.3 million, up almost 22% from $93.1 million. The latter figure omits $3.5 million in revenue from the company’s RentPayments business, which it sold in September.The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta formed the Special Committee on Payments Inclusion that will focus on advancing …

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U.S. Consumer Spending Is Gaining Strength Fast, a New Index Based on Visa Data Shows

Visa Inc. on Wednesday introduced to the general public its Visa Spending Momentum Index, a measure of what the global payments network calls “the health of consumer spending,” and the latest number indicates the U.S. economy is doing far better in the wake of business reopenings. In April, the index …

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MoneyGram’s Bitcoin Gambit and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/12/21

MoneyGram International Inc. said it and Coinme Inc., a cryptocurrency exchange, are jointly offering a service to enable consumers to purchase Bitcoin with cash and withdraw Bitcoin value in cash. Initially, the service will be available at select U.S. MoneyGram locations in coming weeks. Eventually, the service will expand to include …

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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 …

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Repay To Acquire BillingTree and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/11/21

Repay Holdings Corp. said it is acquiring BillingTree, which provides payment services to the healthcare, credit union, accounts receivable management, and energy industries, for $503 million. BillingTree was founded in 2003. Repay also released its first quarter results with $47.5 million in revenue, a 20.3% increase from $39.5 million in the 2020 first …

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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 …

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