Saturday , August 8, 2020

Automated Clearing House

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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Processor Paya Will Go Public Via a So-Called SPAC Merger

Payments provider Paya Inc. today announced a merger with special acquisition merger company (SPAC) FinTech Acquisition Corp III. The merger is being consummated as part of Atlanta.-Ga.based Paya’s plans to take the company public. Currently, the company is owned by private-equity firm GTCR LLC.  Because Fintech Acquisition is already a …

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Galileo Inks Plaid Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/30/20

Payments-technology provider Galileo Financial Technologies LLC announced an integration with data aggregator Plaid Inc. Through Plaid’s links to financial institutions, the tie-in will allow Galileo clients to more readily authorize users for automated clearing house transactions. Visa Inc. announced in January a deal to acquire Plaid for $5.3 billion. Social Finance Inc. (SoFi) agreed in April …

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Covid-Fighting Stimulus Programs Help Deliver an Unexpected Growth Surge for the ACH

Thanks to federal programs to deliver stimulus funds to businesses and individuals, the second-quarter slowdown automated clearing house governing body Nacha expected due to Covid-19 didn’t happen. In fact, the massive ACH network saw year-over-year growth in the April-through-June quarter of 7.9%, Nacha reported late Wednesday. The second quarter’s growth …

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Will Consumers’ Payment Habits Return to Their Pre-Covid-19 Patterns?

Before being upended by the Covid-19 pandemic, the payment choices U.S. consumers made were fairly stable. The biggest changes from 2018 to 2019 were an upswing in online bill payments and continued slippage in cash usage, according to new findings from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Based on a …

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New ACH Contact-Registry Rule Takes Effect With the Goal of Reducing Fraud and Exceptions

A new rule requiring all financial institutions in the automated clearing house network to participate in ACH governing body Nacha’s contact registry took effect Wednesday. The registry’s purpose is to enable financial institutions to quickly find the appropriate person to resolve issues when a transaction looks fraudulent or presents other …

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With an $825-Million Deal for Finicity, Mastercard Picks up Open-Banking Tech for POS Credit

Mastercard Inc.’s $825-million deal for Finicity Corp., announced Tuesday, may be aimed at ensuring a strong position in burgeoning markets like point-of-sale credit, but it could also prove handy as consumers struggle with the financial fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, observers say. The acquisition, which Mastercard says should close by …

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Private-Label Debit Provider ZipLine Sold to PDI

ZipLine, the provider of private-label debit payment services for convenience stores like Cumberland Farms, has been acquired by Professional Datasolutions Inc., a c-store software developer and services company. Announced Thursday, the deal will enable Alpharetta, Ga.-based PDI to bundle ZipLine’s private-label debit and mobile-payment app with its Marketing Cloud Platform. …

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Processor Bill.com ‘Upsizes’ Its New Stock Offering

It’s not yet profitable, but Bill.com Holdings Inc. must be doing something Wall Street likes. The processor, which had its initial public offering in December at $22 per share, on Wednesday announced an “upsized” follow-on offering of 7.2 million shares of common stock priced at $74.25 per share.  It was …

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ACH Sender Receives Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/20

Nacha, the automated clearing house rule maker, awarded its Nacha Certified status to Secure Payment Systems. Nacha Certified is a voluntary program for third-party senders.ACI Worldwide Inc. said Conductor, a Brazil-based processor, is entering the Latin American acquiring business using ACI’s UP Retail Payments and UP Payments Risk Management software products.Tokyo-based …

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