Tuesday , September 22, 2020

Digital Currency

Avon Calls on Apexx for Processing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/16/20

Beauty-products marketer Avon International has recruited payments provider Apexx Global to process consumer payments to Avon representatives across global markets. Apexx supports credit and debit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, and Android Pay as well as local payment methods.As the holiday shopping season nears, 39% of merchants surveyed by PayPal Holdings Inc. plan to sell …

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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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So Far, a Nice Rise But Not a Wild Runup for Bitcoin Since the May Halving Event

In the nearly four months since it underwent a major downgrade in the incentive it offers miners, Bitcoin has seen its price rise nicely, but holders of the digital currency have not yet, at least, witnessed the wild upswing that followed the last such adjustment. Bitcoin was trading at $10,483 …

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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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Paystand Business Clients up 40% and Other Digital Transactions News Briefs from 8/21/20

Blockchain-based business-to-business payments platform Paystand Inc. reported its service now supports 140,000 businesses, up 40% year-over-year, including 150 new enterprise clients. It also said its revenue has grown 1007% over the past three years.Cryptocurrency provider PayFBit announced it is organizing an initial coin offering to help fund the company, which offers a wallet, peer-to-peer …

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Fortis and Blue Dog Merge and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/11/20

Payments providers Fortis Payment Systems LLC and Blue Dog Business Services LLC announced they have merged. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.ATM portfolio manager Payment Alliance International Inc. said it has acquired the Cash-N-Go ATM portfolio of Cash N Go ATM Network Inc. The deal adds almost 400 machines to Payment Alliance’s portfolio, …

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Payments Gripes Soar During the Pandemic, According to CFPB Data

Consumer complaints about payment products and services have shot up since March, when the national emergency was declared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Complaints about credit and prepaid card products are up 29% over the same period last year, and gripes about money-transfer, virtual-currency, and money services have soared …

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A Ripple Executive Sets up a Digital Wallet for One-Click Checkout With XRP

The big card networks have been introducing a one-click e-commerce checkout and plan to take it overseas by next year, but now a Ripple Labs Inc. executive may beat them to the punch with a single-click capability for Ripple’s XRP cryptocurrency. In what he characterizes as a “personal project,” Ripple director …

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