Wednesday , October 28, 2020

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COMMENTARY: How Coronavirus Will Shape the Future of Self-Service Banking

Self-service banking has long had a strong reputation as a safe, trusted, and convenient channel. This is a key part of its value proposition to both financial institutions and their customers. While Covid-19 has temporarily reduced cash use and impacted transaction volumes based on the many restrictions large parts of …

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AmEx To Acquire Kabbage and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/20

American Express Co. announced it has agreed to acquire digital lender Kabbage Inc. in a deal expected to close later this year. Kabbage’s existing loan portfolio is not included in the transaction, for which terms were not announced. Eleven-year-old Kabbage entered the payment processing business in 2018.Restaurants and other businesses in Pasadena, Calif., …

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Fortis and Blue Dog Merge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/11/20

Payments providers Fortis Payment Systems LLC and Blue Dog Business Services LLC announced they have merged. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.ATM portfolio manager Payment Alliance International Inc. said it has acquired the Cash-N-Go ATM portfolio of Cash N Go ATM Network Inc. The deal adds almost 400 machines to Payment Alliance’s portfolio, …

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Billtrust BPN Volume Increases and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/10/20

Helped by a collaboration with Visa Inc., Billtrust’s Business Payments Network recorded a 118% increase in payments volume in the first half of 2020 compared to the same period last year. BPN enables banks and corporate buyers to send digital payments to suppliers’ acceptance platforms.Capital Bank N.A. said it has upgraded its digital …

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E-Commerce And Other Payment Trends Were Catching Fire Even Before Covid, a Debit Study Shows

Key payment trends now being driven by the Covid-19 pandemic were already gaining a full head of steam much earlier, according to debit card transaction data released early Monday by the Houston-based Pulse electronic funds transfer network. Stay-at-home policies and business closings starting in March drove consumers to spend online and …

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Kroger To Test Contactless Payment Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/7/20

The Kroger Co. is testing contactless payments at some of its QFC (Quality Food Center) locations. The test includes acceptance of Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit Pay, mobile banking apps, and contactless NFC cards. Kroger already accepts its Kroger Pay app. The QFC division is based in Seattle.ATM operator Cardtronics …

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Digital Services And Clover Help Fiserv Return to Growth in the Wake of a ‘Tumultuous’ Covid Impact

It’s been an eventful summer so far for Fiserv Inc., which was hammered by the recession caused by the Covid-19 pandemic but in July began to regain its footing, according to top executives who spoke Wednesday afternoon. Revenue for the Brookfield, Wis.-based payments processor dipped 1% in June but began …

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Five Banks Link to TCH RTP Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/29/20

Five banks linked to The Clearing House Payments Co.’s Real Time Payments (RTP) network on a single day. The five—Dogwood State Bank, First Fidelity Bank, National Bank of Texas, Royal Bank, and Signature Bank—joined through Jack Henry & Associates Inc.’s JHA PayCenter. A Jack Henry executive said the company expects to “onboard …

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Payments Gripes Soar During the Pandemic, According to CFPB Data

Consumer complaints about payment products and services have shot up since March, when the national emergency was declared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Complaints about credit and prepaid card products are up 29% over the same period last year, and gripes about money-transfer, virtual-currency, and money services have soared …

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Mastercard Agrees to Nets Concessions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/28/20

Mastercard Inc. is offering some concessions in its bid to win approval from European Union competition authorities for its planned $3.2 billion acquisition of major parts of Denmark-based payment processor Nets Group, Reuters reported.California’s Department of Motor Vehicles selected payments provider Forte Payment Systems to oversee the DMV’s e-check verification process.Digital-banking technology provider Tyfone Inc. has …

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