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Shift4 Grows Its Relationship With the Orlando Magic; Cheq Partners With Loud And Live

Shift4 Payments Inc. continues to build out its footprint in sports and entertainment venues through an expanded deal with the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. Under the terms of the deal, announced early Wednesday, Shift4 will process transactions at all concession stands within the Amway Center, home of …

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Nuvei Launches Issuing Program And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/29/23

Nuvei Corp. launched card issuing in 30 markets in Europe with 2024 plans to expand it to the United Kingdom, the United States, and Latin America. The program enables clients to offer physical and virtual white-labeled cards. Payments-technology provider BHMI said it will market its software through a reseller agreement with NCR …

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Ackroo’s Deal for GiftFly.com Comes As Sales of E-Gift Cards Are Set to Take off

Digital gift cards are a hot product, and that’s attracting the interest of payments players looking to make acquisitions to enter or bulk up their assets in this market. In the latest deal, the Hamilton, Ontario-based point-of-sale payments platform Ackroo Inc. early Tuesday announced it has agreed to acquire the …

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Square Holiday Shopping up 14% And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/28/23

Square and Afterpay merchants counted 70 million transactions over the Black Friday-Cyber Monday holiday weekend, up 14% from the same period in 2022, Square said. In-person shopping increased 15% year-over-year. Amendments under consideration by Australia’s national government would impose on digital wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay the same regulations as those enacted …

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Why Cyber Monday Sales Are Expected to Reach an All-Time High

Holiday shoppers are projected to spend a record $12 billion to 12.4 billion online on Cyber Monday 2023, according to Adobe Analytics. Cyber Monday caps off the first weekend of the traditional holiday shopping season that begins Thanksgiving Day. Overall, Adobe projects online sales for the five days between Thanksgiving …

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3-D Secure Use Drives Down CNP Fraud Rates, Report Finds

Merchants and financial institutions that use 3-D Secure to help vet online transactions in markets that require its use see fraud rates that are three to six times lower than for all card-not-present transactions. That’s one finding from a Outseer-sponsored report completed by the research and consulting firm Datos Insights. …

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A New York Times Op-Ed Video Favoring the CCCA Sparks a New Tussle Over the Bill

The Electronic Payments Coalition issued a press release late Tuesday taking issue with a New York Times op-ed video that argues merchants and consumers already pay a high price for rewards cards and expresses support for the Credit Card Competition Act. In its rebuttal responding to the video, Richard Hunt, …

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Marqeta in BNPL Deal And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/22/23

The U.S.-based card-issuing platform Marqeta Inc. announced it is working with Credi2, a Europe-focused provider of embedded-finance technology, to offer a buy now, pay later service tailored for bank cards. Topper, a fiat-to-crypto utility that is part of the Uphold financial platform, has added Apple Pay and Google Pay as payment options …

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AppBrilliance Lands Truist Outlay And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/21/23

Real-time account-to-account payments provider AppBrilliance announced it closed an investment from Truist Ventures, the venture-capital arm of Truist Financial. Terms were not announced. AppBrilliance works with The Clearing House’s Real Time Payments network as well as FedNow, the real-time network from the Federal Reserve. Pay Plantation LLC, whose payment gateway allows merchants to accept e-checks …

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Eye on Mastercard: Bankcard Clearing in China; a Partnership With Feedzai to Attack Crypto Risk

The People’s Bank of China and the National Administration of Financial Regulation, China’s financial regulatory body, on Monday greenlighted Mastercard Inc.’s joint venture, Mastercard NUCC Information Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd, to commence domestic bankcard clearing in China. The approval process took about three years. In February 2020, China’s central bank …

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