Sunday , September 20, 2020

Credit Cards

The PureWrist Go Bracelet Launches With Contactless EMV And Prepaid Funding Capability

PureWrist, a contactless-transaction technology provider, on Thursday debuted PureWrist Go, a reloadable flexible bracelet with an embedded EMV chip that allows consumers to make prepaid contactless transactions. PureWrist GO, which retails for $25, plus the amount preloaded on to device, is the flagship product on the PureWrist platform. New York …

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In the Midst of the Pandemic, Fintechs Launch Services to Speed Wages to Workers

As workers struggle with cash-flow issues that in some cases were worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, banks and fintechs are working to get wages into employees’ hands faster—sometimes in real time. Two such developments emerged this week from Square Inc. and Immediate Solutions Inc., a company that specializes in speeding …

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Payroc Acquires eConduit and other Digital Transactions News brief from 9/15/20

Payments provider Payroc Intermediate Holdings LLC has acquired technology provider Blackline Partners LLC, which does business as eConduit. Blackline provides a Web-based API by which software companies can enable clients to accept EMV payments.Visa Canada launched Click to Pay in that country. Click to Pay is based on the EMV Secure Remote Commerce standard for …

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As FDX Brings Its Membership to 140, Momentum Builds for a Data-Exchange Standard

Momentum behind a standard for the exchange of consumers’ financial data between fintech apps and banks gained strength Monday with an announcement that a trade group supporting the standard has added 39 members since April. The group, the Reston, Va.-based Financial Data Exchange LLC, now claims a membership of 140 firms, …

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ATM Withdrawals Decrease and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/20

Cash ATM withdrawals were down 14.6% for the week ending Sept. 6 among credit unions serviced by PSCU. The credit union service organization’s weekly transaction trends report found that while down, the rate is better than the 21.8% average decrease for the past four weeks.Co-Op Financial Services said an alliance with debit …

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AmEx Hires Wells Fargo’s Taylor To Lead U.S. Merchant Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/11/20

American Express Co. named Colleen Taylor president of U.S. merchant services. Taylor has been executive vice president of merchant services at Wells Fargo & Co. and had worked at Mastercard Inc.The financial newspaper Barron’s is reporting that publicly held Puerto Rico-based payments processor Evertec has hired Goldman Sachs to advise on plans for a sale …

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Fanatics Adds Installment Payments and other Digital Transaction News briefs from 9/9/20

Fanatics, a retailer selling sports merchandise, is one of the first merchants to sign up for a point-of-sale installment payment service from Fiserv Inc. and QuadPay.Lightspeed POS Inc. made its shares available for purchase in the United States. The Canadian point-of-sale system developer also filed its application to list its shares …

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Debit Card Spending up Last Week and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/8/20

Debit card spending increased 9.4% for the week ending Aug. 30 from the week ending Sept. 1, 2019, for credit unions working with PSCU, a credit union service organization. For the same period, credit card spending was down 2.5%. Mobile wallet use with a debit card increased 68% and those with …

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COMMENTARY: Is Your Business Paying From the Cloud Or the Checkbook?

Nearly all persons use the cloud in their personal lives, from storing photos and accessing financial accounts to sharing documents and watching movies. But when it comes to the business world, the transition to cloud-based systems has been a slower migration, especially when it comes to business-to-business payments.  While check …

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TransferMate Receives Payment License in Mexico and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/4/20

TransferMate Ltd., a provider of cross-border business-to-business payments technology, said it has won a payments license in Mexico.The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants and CPA.com announced they are seeking applicants for the 2021 startup accelerator program, whose specialty is accounting, finance, and regulatory technology.Cryptocurrency provider Crypto.com launched a French version of its app …

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