Tuesday , September 28, 2021

Digital Currency

AmEx Expands Virtual Card Offerings and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/24/21

American Express Co. said it is working with Extend, a virtual card specialist, to expand its virtual card options for U.S. businesses.Gift card provider Factor4 LLC said it is work with SavorConnect, a cloud-based integration platform, to make its gift cards that can used online, in stores, and with mobile devices available on …

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Eye On Open Banking: Plaid Supports New Payments Services for Nuvei And Circle

The rapidly expanding utility of open banking for instant funding came into sharp relief early Thursday with announcements from payments processors Nuvei Corp. and Circle Internet Financial Corp. Montreal-based Nuvei, which has been cultivating its stake in the U.S. gaming market, said consumers can now move money instantly from their …

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PayPal Launches Its ‘Super App’ With a Raft of Shopping, Payments, And Banking Features

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a new version of its mobile app with a panoply of new shopping and financial features aimed at broadening the product’s appeal with consumers who are increasingly turning to online commerce. The big refresh, the first PayPal has executed on its digital wallet for …

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Priority Completes Finxera Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/20/21

Payments provider Priority Technology Holdings Inc. completed its acquisition of Finxera Holdings Inc., a provider of banking-as-a-service software. Terms of the deal, which was announced in March, were not announced.Payment-fraud prevention provider Inetco Systems Ltd. launched BullzAI, a single technology combining a Web application firewall with a real-time fraud-detection and blocking system.The Tampa Hillsborough …

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Worldpay To Process GOL Transactions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/21

GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A., said to be Brazil’s largest domestic airline, has chosen FIS Inc.’s Worldpay unit for payments processing in the 38 global market where the airline operates.Zum Rails, a provider of payments and open-banking software, launched anti-fraud technology for its Instant Deposit feature, which is enabled by Visa Direct.Humbl …

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Bot Attacks up 41% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/14/21

Bot attack volumes increased 41% year-over-year in the first half of 2021, according to the latest Cybercrime Report from LexisNexis Risk Solutions.Outseer, an RSA Security LLC company, said its 3-D Secure technology has processed $100 billion in transactions to date in 2021. It also released its third quarter “Fraud & Payments …

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Kayak Adds More Uplift BNPL Options and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/10/21

Travel search engine Kayak Corp. said it will expand its offering of buy now, pay later capability through provider Uplift Inc. to include bookings on the mobile Web and through the Kayak app.In related news, Wisetack, which specializes in buy now, pay later services for home and auto repair, said it raised $45 …

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As It Moves Into Crypto, Mastercard Agrees to Buy Digital-Currency Security Firm CipherTrace

The two big card networks are making preparations for big moves into cryptocurrency payments. But crypto is no stranger to fraud, so Mastercard Inc. on Thursday announced it is acquiring CipherTrace Inc., a 6-year-old company specializing in technology to combat money laundering and other crimes involving digital-currency transactions. The deal, …

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Chase To Acquire 75% of Volkswagen Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/8/21

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to buy close to 75% of Volkswagen’s payments platform, operated by Volkswagen Payments S.A. Terms of the deal were not announced. The unit supports in-car payments and other services in 32 markets worldwide.Clickatell, an online chat provider, launched Chat 2 Pay, a service that enables …

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PopID Plans College Campus Expansion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/7/21

PopID, a consumer authentication service, said its PopPay payment service is used more than more 100 restaurant and retail brands. Approximately 70,000 registered users have authenticated their faces more than 4 million times. PopID recently closed on a $10 million Series B funding round and intends to expand to college campuses across …

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