Saturday , October 23, 2021

Marketing

Stripe Strikes Again In Executing Its Strategy to Expand Beyond Online Payments Acceptance

Building on its strategy of expanding beyond payments acceptance, Stripe Inc. on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Recko Inc., a provider of payments-reconciliation software for Internet businesses. Terms were not disclosed. The deal follows the debut of new applications this year intended to carry out this strategy, such as Stripe …

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How Consumers’ Growing Adoption of BNPL Is Getting the Ad Dollars Flowing

The heady times for buy now, pay later just keep on rolling. Now, with 44% of consumers saying they have used BNPL options to make a purchase, according to personal-finance company Credit Karma LLC, providers of the point-of-sale financing have opened the ad-spending spigot.  A new report from MediaRadar, a …

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Intuit Expands Its Payments Reach to Small Businesses And Takes Aim At Square

Sensing an opportunity to expand the reach of its financial services to more small businesses, Intuit Inc. on Tuesday introduced Money by QuickBooks, a mobile app intended to make it easier for small sellers to accept payment, manage their cash flow, and pay bills. Intuit launched the app in response …

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Paysafe Relaunches its Partner Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/19/21

Paysafe Ltd. said it relaunched its U.S. partner program for independent sales organizations, independent software vendors, and financial institutions.Anaheim Arena Management, manager of the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., has selected SpotOn Transact Inc.’s Appetize unit to manage all concessions through cloud technology. The move comes in advance of the new National Hockey …

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Visa’s Latest Debit Card Perk Is Eligibility for ReadyLink, its Prepaid Reload Network

In a move aimed in part at accommodating digital-only financial institutions, Visa Inc. on Saturday opened its ReadyLink prepaid top-up network for the first time to debit cards. “The expansion makes Visa ReadyLink available to all consumer and business debit cards. The service is optional and issuers need to opt-in,” …

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Fiserv Acquires BentoBox and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/18/21

Fiserv Inc. announced the acquisition of BentoBox, a specialist in online restaurant platforms and technology. BentoBox serves more than 14,000 restaurant locations. Terms were not disclosed.Mindbody, a payments and technology platform for the fitness industry, announced it has closed on its acquisition of ClassPass, a monthly subscription service also focused on …

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MagicCube Pockets a $15-Million Round As Device Shortages Spark Interest in Its Technology

The global shortage of semiconductor chips that’s plaguing the makers of point-of-sale terminals and other payment devices has left at least one technology firm sitting pretty, its founder and chief executive says. “It’s wind in our sails,” says Sam Shawki, chief executive of MagicCube Inc. That’s because MagicCube’s technology enables …

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Bakkt Acquisition a Step Closer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/15/21

VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings, a special-purpose acquisition company, announced its shareholders approved VPC’s acquisition of Bakkt, thus taking the digital-asset marketplace public.Payments-technology provider Worldnet Payments said it is the first integrated payments platform to complete a Level III EMV and contactless certification of Ingenico’s Self Series of devices. Ingenico is a unit of Worldline S.A.Payments …

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Plaid Announces New Tools to Make It Easier for Developers to Scale Faster

As part of its strategy to support application developers, open-banking platform provider Plaid Inc. this week introduced at its developer conference several tools to help developers create a broader range of financial technology applications regardless of the programming language developers use. The new suite of tools include Plaid Pattern apps, which …

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The U.K.’s SumUp Busts Into the U.S. Acquiring Market With Its Deal for Fivestars

In a deal that could have important implications for payments providers like Square Inc. and Stripe Inc., the United Kingdom’s SumUp Inc. early Thursday announced it has acquired Fivestars Loyalty Inc., a San Francisco-based payment facilitator for some 12,000 small businesses. The acquisition, SumUp’s first in the U.S. market, calls …

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