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A Fight Over an Illinois Interchange Prohibition Law Is Far From Over

Groups representing Illinois financial institutions, along with the Electronic Payments Coalition, say they will fight to overturn the Illinois Interchange Fee Prohibition Act, which was passed earlier this month and is set to go into effect July 1 next year. Opponents of the bill are continuing an ad campaign to …

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Eye on Ticketing: Shift4’s San Diego FC Ticket Win; Passport Preps for College World Series

A new soccer club in San Diego will use Shift4 Payments Inc. for its ticketing transactions, while Passport Inc. readies its parking expertise for the NCAA Men’s College World Series this week. Allentown, Pa.-based Shift4 says its payments technology will undergird ticket transactions for the new Major League Soccer team, …

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Yardi’s Rent-Payment Integrations and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/17/24

Yardi Systems Inc. a provider of property-management software, announced integrations with two rent-payment platforms, Best Egg and Flex, in a move that the company says will enable tenants with a direct payment option through Yardi’s service. Online bill pay provider doxo Inc. launched the Cost of Bills Index, which is based on doxo’s …

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The Big Credit Card Settlement Now Appears to Be Headed for a Trial. Who Will Win?

With the judge in the massive credit card interchange litigation apparently insisting on a trial, a new and unsettling element of uncertainty now hangs over the nearly 20-year-old case, in which merchants allege anti-competitive behavior by the big credit card networks in setting interchange fees. The latest development comes nearly …

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Shift4 Closes Revel Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/14/24

Shift4 Payments Inc. announced it has acquired a majority interest in Germany-based point-of-sale provider Vectron Systems AG in a transaction previously reported by Digital Transactions News. Vectron serves roughly 65,000 merchant locations throughout Europe. Shift4 also said it has closed on its previously announced deal for Revel Systems, a point-of-sale technology company serving more than …

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Looking to Snag Millennials and Gen Zers, eBay Adds Venmo

EBay Inc. is recruiting Venmo as a payment option, the big e-commerce marketplace announced early Thursday. The move, which comes about a week after eBay announced it will no longer accept American Express cards effective Aug. 17, is part of a strategy to add alternative payment options that appeal to …

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Shopify Makes Sendbird’s AI Chatbot Available in Its App Store

Shopify Inc. merchants looking for a way to add a chatbot with artificial-intelligence capabilities to their Web sites have a new option with the Sendbird Inc. chatbot. San Mateo, Calif.-based Sendbird’s chatbot is used by 4,000 apps, including DoorDash, Noom, and Yahoo Sports. Ottawa, Ontario-based Shopify says the Sendbird AI …

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Dash’s Visa Real-Time Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/12/24

Payments platform Dash Solutions has expanded an agreement with Visa Inc. to include a capability for Dash users to send real-time payments to cards, bank accounts, and mobile wallets using Visa Direct, Visa’s faster-payments platform. The payments fintech Bread Financial said its Comenity Capital Bank will issue Saks Fifth Avenue’s World Elite Mastercard and …

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Affirm’s BNPL And Tap to Cash Are Coming to Apple Pay Later This Year

Apple Inc. says iPhone users will be able to send funds to each other by simply holding their iPhones next to each other. It’s a further refinement of Apple’s financial services, which jumped off in 2014 with the launch of Apple Pay. In a video presentation Monday, Apple executives say …

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NMI’s Shopify Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/11/24

Payments provider NMI announced what it calls an “enhanced” integration with Shopify, the Canada-based e-commerce platform. The integration is meant to assure independent sales organizations and software providers that integrations comply with updated Shopify requirements. Chase Payment Solutions has brought its Tap to Pay on iPhone capability to Canada, with beauty retailer Sephora …

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