Tuesday , August 16, 2022

Mobile Commerce

Ninety Days Into the Role, Paysafe’s New CEO Has Tough Love for His New Company

Bruce Lowthers took over a stumbling Paysafe Ltd. back in May, and now with three months evaluating the company behind him, the new chief executive early Wednesday offered encouragement mixed with some tough talk. Speaking particularly about product innovation, Lowthers lowered the boom, citing what he sees as an imbalance …

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Jack Henry Snaps up Payrailz And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/10/22

Financial-technology provider Jack Henry & Associates Inc. said it will acquire Payrailz, a provider of digital-payments technology, including real-time peer-to-peer payments capability. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close by the end of the month, were not disclosed.Payments platform BlueSnap has agreed to support KeyBank’s U.S payments gateway for e-commerce transactions by middle-market …

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Eye on Acquiring: Nuvei and Priority Post Revenue Bumps

Merchant acquirers continue to reap the benefits of a bustling economy. Nuvei Corp., a Montreal-based acquirer, said its payments volume increased 38% in the second quarter, and Alpharetta, Ga.-based Priority Technology Holdings Inc. said its bank card processing volume increased 14.3% in the quarter. Nuvei said its payments volume topped …

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BNPL User Counts Are Poised To Explode, So Lenders Must Differentiate Their Offerings

The upward trajectory of buy now, pay later loans shows no signs of leveling off. By 2027, the number of BNPL users globally is projected to more than double, surpassing 900 million, up from 360 million in 2020, according to Juniper Research. The growth will be driven in part by …

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Forage Raises $22 Million And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/8/22

Forage Technology Corp., a payment processor specializing in SNAP EBT acceptance for grocers, said it raised $22 million in Series A funding led by venture capital firm Nyca with participation from PayPal Ventures, EO Ventures, and the founder of Instacart, a grocery delivery provider.Infinicept, an embedded payments specialist, launched Infiniport, its …

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Insurer State Farm Adds PayPal as an Option for Digitally Receiving Claims Payouts

State Farm Insurance has expanded its relationship with Fiserv Inc. to enable claims payouts into customers’ PayPal accounts. The agreement expands the capabilities State Farm’s Digital Pay solution, which digitally reviews, approves, and disburses auto and fire claims payments. Consumers can select their preferred payout method, such as sending the …

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Paya’s Boss Says the Acquisitive Processor Could Go Big on Future Deals

Paya Holdings Inc. has been among the payments industry’s more acquisitive processors, and on Friday morning its chief executive made plain the company isn’t ruling out bigger deals. “You can see our balance sheet, our leverage, and the powder is certainly there to do larger transactions,” chief executive Jeff Hack …

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E-Commerce Merchants Drive Big Growth in FIS’s Second Quarter

Processing and banking services giant FIS Inc. said revenue from its digital-only merchants increased 28% in the first half of the year, while its merchant solutions overall experienced a 12% growth in revenue in the second quarter. Jacksonville, Fla.-based FIS said continued e-commerce growth aided to that expansion. And it …

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July Sales up 11.2% And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/4/22

Mastercard Inc. said July retail sales increased 11.2% from July 2021. E-commerce sales were up 11.7% and in-store sales increased 11.1% for the same period.Payments provider ACI Worldwide Inc. reported $340 million in revenue for its June quarter, up 13% year-over-year.In related news, ACI’s Speedpay will integrate with the Vindicia platform from technology firm Amdocs …

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Splitit Expands BNPL To Rent Payments And Relocates Global Base To Atlanta

Splitit USA Inc. furthered the expansion of buy now, pay later loans beyond the point-of-sale Wednesday through its parentship with letus (formerly RentMoola), a Vancouver, B.C.-based fintech that provides rent advances, credit reporting, and other consumer-credit solutions. By partnering with Splitit, letus can offer tenants the option of spreading monthly …

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