Thursday , August 5, 2021

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Cashless Payments Via Clover Will Greet Returning Chelsea Fans

Fiserv Inc. will field more than 200 Clover point-of-sale devices and handheld Clover Flex devices in Stamford Bridge, the home stadium of England’s Chelsea Football Club, as the processor continues to champion contactless payments. Announced Wednesday, the debut of the Clover devices in the stadium means attendees will be able …

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Sezzle’s Deal With BigCommerce Signals BNPL Is Now Table Stakes For E-Commerce Platforms

On the heels of Square Inc.’s acquisition of Afterpay Ltd., other buy now, pay later providers are jockeying to boost their position in the hotly competitive BNPL market.  Sezzle Inc. struck a deal Tuesday with e-commerce platform BigCommerce Holdings Inc. to become its preferred BNPL partner. BigCommerce will integrate Sezzle …

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Fiserv Debuts New Clover Product and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/3/21

Fiserv Inc. released Clover Station Solo, a point-of-sale service for full-service restaurants. It provides tools to manage front-of-house tasks, payments, online ordering, and employee scheduling.Cloud-based point-of-sale system provider Appetize launched Appetize+, a subscription plan that bundles software, hardware, payments, and support in a single monthly fee. It launched Appetize Payments in May.Payments provider Lightspeed POS Inc. said …

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Square Is Set to Become an Overnight Force In BNPL With Its Afterpay Acquisition

Square Inc.’s acquisition of Afterpay Ltd. is expected to give Square a ready-made product in the hotly competitive buy now, pay later market that it can quickly plug into its consumer and merchant applications to make it an immediate force in BNPL.  Square on Sunday announced it was acquiring Afterpay, …

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Global Payments Celebrates Its Latest Deals As Its CEO Says, ‘The Best Is Yet to Come’

Global Payments Inc. early Monday announced it will make its Netspend prepaid card services available via Amazon Web Services. While reporting a strong performance for the June quarter, the Atlanta-based processing company also said it is acquiring from Spain’s Caixabank the payments businesses of the bank’s Bankia unit.  The move …

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How Google Figures a Tie-In With Marqeta Can Increase the Utility of Google Pay

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit is betting its partnership with Marqeta Inc.to issue a tokenized virtual Google Pay card will entice consumers to use Google Pay more often for day-to-day purchases online and in-store.  The new card, announced this week, allows users to make purchases with their Google Pay balance using a …

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Mastercard Outlines a Strong Quarter As It Pursues Strategies in Crypto, 5G, And Open Banking

As they have for rival Visa Inc., transaction volumes are continuing to improve for Mastercard Inc. as world commerce stages its recovery from the impact of the pandemic. “The strong momentum we started the year with accelerated this quarter,” chief executive Michael Miebach said Thursday morning during a session with …

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Zelle Volume up 68% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/29/21

The Zelle peer-to-peer payment network processed $120 billion on 436 million transactions in the second quarter, up 58% and 68%, respectively, year-over-year, according to network operator Early Warning Services LLC.Card-present transactions at small businesses are up 83% over the pre-Covid baseline of March 2020, according to the latest CardFlight Small Business Report. The …

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Eye On Open Banking: Plaid Partners With Nymbus, And MX Works With Dwolla to Reach All Accounts

As open banking continues to gain momentum, providers of the technology continue to grow their ecosystem of partners to make it easier for financial institutions to validate accounts and the availability of funds within an account. Nymbus, a provider of banking-technology solutions, has partnered with Plaid Inc. to authenticate and fund …

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Euronet’s Revenue Jumps 35% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/28/21

Euronet Worldwide Inc., a Kansas-based company that provides digital-payments services in Europe, reported second-quarter revenue of $714.7 million, up 35% year-over-year.Chargebee Inc., a subscription and recurring-billing platform, announced an update that includes automated usage-based billing, dedicated data centers, item-level discounts, and new checkout features.IR, whose technology enables merchants to analyze …

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