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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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Lightspeed’s Latest Acquisitions Position the Processor to Become An Omnichannel Platform

As part of its strategy to create an all-encompassing platform for merchants and their suppliers, Lightspeed POS Inc. on Monday announced the acquisition of two companies: Ecwid Inc., a consumer e-commerce platform, and NuOrder Inc., an e-commerce platform for suppliers, for a combined $925 million in cash and equity in …

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‘We’re Building the Plane While We’re Flying It,’ Says Green Dot’s Boss About Soaring Go2Bank

Green Dot Corp.’s big bet on the underbanked has gotten off to a flying start, to hear the company’s top executives tell it. The bet is on Go2Bank, a mobile bank account that offers credit and debit cards, direct deposit, and a savings account. “It’s been great to see the …

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Visa Will Waive Fees for Authorize.Net on Super Bowl Sunday, Launches VisaNet+AI

Visa Inc. is leveraging its sponsorship of the National Football League with a new one-day promotion geared to attract small businesses to its Authorize.Net payment gateway on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. Visa announced Tuesday that it will waive Authorize.Net’s monthly gateway fee for the life of an account, along …

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In Covid’s Wake, Consumers—And Now Businesses—Are Lining up for P2P Payments

Much attention in the payments industry has focused on how the coronavirus pandemic has boosted contactless technology in stores, but it’s also leading more consumers and now businesses to adopt peer-to-peer payments networks, as well. After initial success with consumers, banks are starting to adapt P2P systems especially for small …

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A Planned Pilot for FedNow Spurs More Than 110 Banks And Processors to Sign up

The Federal Reserve reported late Monday it has received more than 110 expressions of interest from financial institutions and processors for a real-time payments pilot program slated to start later this quarter. That number exceeds the 80 entities the Fed expected to participate in the pilot for the FedNow service, …

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As Digital Payments Heat Up, Fiserv Agrees to Acquire Card-Control Technology Provider Ondot

Fiserv Inc. announced Wednesday an agreement to acquire, for an undisclosed sum, Ondot Systems Inc., whose technology includes so-called card controls, or tools that allow cardholders to switch usage on or off according to considerations of security or preferred usage. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter …

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With an Assist From Visa, MagicCube Looks for Rapid Expansion in the U.S. And Abroad

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving consumers and merchants to opt for contactless options, and now software that can enable an ordinary smart phone to accept cards via near-field communication is moving faster toward the point of sale. Visa Inc. on Wednesday granted a so-called security compliance allowance to MagicCube Inc.’s …

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