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A Fast-Growing Affirm Looks to Supercharge Its Expansion With an Exclusive Amazon Deal

Buy now, pay later powerhouse Affirm Inc. will be the exclusive provider of BNPL services for Amazon.com until the end of January, 2023, under a deal Affirm announced Wednesday. Affirm will also be included as an option in Amazon’s wallet, Amazon Pay, according to the agreement. The agreement represents a …

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PayPal Announces a Venmo Deal With Amazon And a Promising Launch for Its ‘Super App’

PayPal Holdings Inc. announced late Monday U.S. users of its Venmo wallet will be able to use Venmo on Amazon.com Inc.’s massive marketplace and on the Amazon shopping app in the U.S. market, starting in 2022. The news comes as the latest development in a long effort PayPal has engaged …

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A Bread Partnership Adds More Long-Term Financing Power to Sezzle’s BNPL Arsenal

As part of its strategy to become a full-service payments provider and serve a wider consumer base, buy now, pay later provider Sezzle Inc. on Monday announced a partnership with Alliance Data Systems Corp. to offer Alliance Data’s Bread installment-loan service to Sezzle merchants. The partnership builds on a deal …

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Plaid Launches an Initiative With Multiple Fintechs to Enable a Wider Reach for Account-Based Payments

The big open-banking provider Plaid Inc. on Thursday launched a major international campaign to support so-called account-based payments, working in league with almost 50 fintech companies and service providers in North America and Europe. The partners include long-time Plaid allies Dwolla Inc. and Square Inc., as well as new connections …

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Affirm Tests a New Debit Card While Preparing to Begin BNPL Operations With Amazon

A new card product that taps the user’s checking account for in-full purchases or installments is in beta testing with “several hundred people,” at buy now, pay later specialist Affirm Holdings Inc., the company’s chief executive, Max Levchin, told equity analysts late Thursday during a session to discuss the company’s …

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Grocer Giant Eagle Furthers PayPal’s Push to Capture In-store Volume At Checkout

With consumer use of mobile wallets growing, supermarket chain Giant Eagle, Inc. is adding PayPal and Venmo acceptance at checkout in its 474 Giant Eagle supermarkets and GetGo convenience stores. The move, announced Thursday, furthers PayPay Holdings Inc.’s efforts to capture in-store transactions through its mobile wallet. PayPal began its …

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FTNI Supplies Digital Payment Tech to C-Store And Food Distributor

Grocers and convenience stores that use distributor Hardec’s to buy products to sell now have an online and digital payment option. Omaha, Neb.-based Financial Transmission Network Inc. said it is supplying Hardec’s with an online payment portal that enables its customers to pay invoices via automated clearing house transactions and …

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PayPal’s CEO Promises an ‘Aggressive’ Play for Merchant Business in the Wake of New Pricing

PayPal’s boss made a declaration Wednesday afternoon that may have been as much a warning to incumbent merchant acquirers as it was a promise to storefront merchants. Referring to PayPal’s new transaction pricing schedule, expected to go into effect Aug. 2, chief executive Dan Schulman made it clear PayPal will …

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And Then There Were Two: Colorado’s Passage of Surcharge Law Leaves Massachusetts and Connecticut As Only States With Surcharge Bans

With Colorado Governor Jared Polis signing Senate Bill 21-091, repealing the state’s ban on credit card surcharging, Colorado has a surcharging law that not only ensures proper disclosure about surcharges to consumers, but mirrors the surcharging rules implemented by Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. The new law, signed by Polis …

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Eye on Equities: A Post-SPAC Payoneer Starts Trading; Cantaloupe Hits the Russell 2000

Having completed its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, Payoneer Global Inc.’s common stock and warrants began trading Monday on the Nasdaq under the symbols PAYO and PAYOW, respectively. The shares were trading at $10.82 at mid-morning, slightly up from their opening price. “We are just scratching the surface …

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