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Post Worldpay, FIS Looks to Share Buybacks And Growth in Digital Payments

Having completed on Feb. 1 a 55% spin-off of its massive Worldpay processing operation, FIS Inc. is now looking to concentrate on priorities including digital banking, real-time payments, and share buybacks, the company’s top executives said early Monday. Nor is the big Jacksonville, Fla.-based processor ignoring its potential gains from …

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Visa and GSMA In Education Tie-up And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/26/2024

Visa Inc. and the GSMA Mobile for Development Foundation launched Digital Finance for All, a five-year program aimed at increasing access to digital finance for some 20 million persons in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. RevSpring Inc. launched a new scoring model for its Engage IQ service that evaluates the quality of …

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Block’s Dorsey: Cash App Is Your New Bank, And Square May Enlist ISOs

Block Inc. posted double-digit increases in net income for its December quarter and for 2023, but its co-founder and chief executive let it be known late Thursday the company has work to do. “Across the board, we’ve been going through an exercise in how we work so we can move …

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Google Pay’s U.S. Sunset And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/23/24

Alphabet Inc. will discontinue Google Pay, including its peer-to-peer payments capability, in the U.S. market on June 4, though it will maintain a Google Pay website.  In the place of Google Pay, which launched amid much fanfare in 2011, Alphabet is promoting Google Wallet, which appeared in 2022 with wider functionality than payments, …

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Will Cap One’s Deal for Discover Create ‘True’ Network Competition? Depends on Whom You Ask

Capital One Corp.’s proposed acquisition of Discover Financial Services may give Cap One an alternative network over which to route credit card transactions, but the deal will not create the “badly needed” network competition that passage of the Credit Card Competition Act would, the Merchants Payments Coalition argues. Without passage …

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Eye on POS: Xenial Is CosMc’s POS System; Olo 2023 Revenue Rises 24%

A new fast-food and beverage concept called CosMc’s is using the Xenial cloud-based point-of-sale system from Global Payments Inc. CosMc’s is a beverage-first restaurant developed by McDonald’s Corp. with one location so far. Xenial, a Global Payments company, supplies it enterprise-level POS system to CosMc’s. Xenial was originally part of …

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Zilch Tries 3-Month BNPL And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/30/23

London-based buy now, pay later platform Zilch said it will launch in April an option allowing users to spread interest-free payments over three months. A trial of the service is in progress with 100,000 Zilch users. The company, whose main offering requires repayment over six weeks, claims 3.6 million users overall. Yardi, …

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Eye on POS Tech: POS Nation Acquires GrazeCart; Toast Signs Caribou Coffee

Point-of-sale technology provider POS Nation has acquired e-commerce platform GrazeCart for an undisclosed sum. The deal will provide POS Nation with access to an e-commerce platform that will expand its reach to new customers in food suppliers, such as farmers and ranchers that sell direct-to-consumer under their own brand, POS …

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Good News for Paze: 44% Would Use a Bank-Provided Digital Wallet

When it comes to online checkout, consumers like using digital wallets. Seventy-two percent of them value digital-payment tools like digital wallets to make the online checkout easier, says Paze in its inaugural Paze Pulse report. Paze is an upcoming digital wallet from Early Warning Services LLC. Backed by seven large …

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AfterShip Apple Wallet Updates And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/21/2024

AfterShip, an e-commerce service, said it has enabled merchant users to get real-time delivery updates and track orders through Apple Wallet. Fortress Payments, a fintech for credit card issuing and acquiring, said it will work with AI-software provider Paravision to update Fortress’s Payment Identity Platform via face-matching and “liveness” technology. …

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