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The Card Networks’ Move on Gun Data Raises As Many Questions As Answers

The decision over the weekend by three of the nation’s largest payments networks to introduce a new category code for gun shops could raise more questions for the payments industry than answers. The move by American Express Co., Mastercard Inc., and Visa Inc. would for the first time create a …

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Feeney Will Step Down As CEO of Cantaloupe Following Record Revenue Results

Sean Feeney, the veteran software executive and former U.S. Army officer who took over as chief executive of Cantaloupe Inc. in June 2020, will retire Sept. 30 and will be replaced by Ravi Venkatesan, who has been serving as chief operating officer of the vending-payments specialist since February. The move …

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The Fed Sets a May to July 2023 Window for Its Launch of the FedNow Real-Time Service

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday afternoon narrowed the window for the launch of FedNow, its real-time payment service, to the weeks between May and July of 2023. The announcement, which came in a short address by Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard, is the latest in a series of updates …

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Cashless And Contactless Sales in Unattended Retail Post Robust Gains

Cashless sales in unattended retail locations, such as vending machine and kiosks, jumped significantly in 2021, totaling 62% of sales in October 2021, up from 51% in January 2020, says a report from vending-machine specialist Cantaloupe Inc. As a result of the rise in cashless sales, the percentage of cash …

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BNPL User Counts Are Poised To Explode, So Lenders Must Differentiate Their Offerings

The upward trajectory of buy now, pay later loans shows no signs of leveling off. By 2027, the number of BNPL users globally is projected to more than double, surpassing 900 million, up from 360 million in 2020, according to Juniper Research. The growth will be driven in part by …

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Splitit Expands BNPL To Rent Payments And Relocates Global Base To Atlanta

Splitit USA Inc. furthered the expansion of buy now, pay later loans beyond the point-of-sale Wednesday through its parentship with letus (formerly RentMoola), a Vancouver, B.C.-based fintech that provides rent advances, credit reporting, and other consumer-credit solutions. By partnering with Splitit, letus can offer tenants the option of spreading monthly …

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‘We Are…Regaining Our Momentum,’ Says PayPal’s Boss As Payments Volumes Grow

After a few stumbles in recent months, PayPal Holdings Inc. returned to growth mode in its June quarter as the big payments provider refocused its energies on its basic businesses, including checkout, peer-to-peer payments, and the Braintree processing operation. “We are well under way toward regaining our momentum,” chief executive …

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So-Called Friendly Fraud on P2P Payment Systems Has Caught the Attention of the CFPB

The issue of consumer losses to fraud on peer-to-peer payment apps is about to get hotter as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reportedly preparing a probe of the matter. The bureau’s action will likely include new requirements for banks to reimburse consumers victimized in cases where they sent cash …

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Synchrony Jumps Into The BNPL Game With an Assist From Fiserv’s Clover App Market

Synchrony Financial is the latest entrant in the highly popular, and increasingly crowded, buy now, pay later market. The Stamford, Conn.-based provider of consumer-financing products is partnering with Fiserv Inc. to allow merchants using Fiserv’s Clover platform to offer BNPL as a consumer-financing option. Called SetPay in 4, Synchrony’s BNPL …

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Square’s New Tools Aim to Keep Restaurants a Step Ahead in the Technology Arms Race

Block Inc.’s Square unit late Thursday unveiled a suite of hardware and software tools the company says is aimed at helping restaurants manage orders, payments, and their overall business more efficiently as they wrestle with worker shortages and other fallout from the pandemic. The new technology also comes as competition …

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