Saturday , February 4, 2023

Mobile Wallets

Air Travelers Pay For Checked Luggage Via Mobile Messaging App And Clickatell

Clickatell, a U.S. provider of mobile commerce and messaging solutions, announced late Thursday it is partnering with South Africa-based airline FlySafair to enable the airline’s customers to pay for checked luggage using the WhatsApp messaging channel. To make a payment, the airline’s customers access the WhatsApp channel on their mobile …

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The CFPB Proposes a Dramatic Cut in Fees for Credit Card Late Payments

Observers have warned that an activist Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is likely to act on multiple fronts that involve the payments industry. Early Wednesday it released its latest proposal, a move to cut the $12 billion it estimates consumers pay annually in credit card late fees. While the proposal could …

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P97 Networks Taps Visa’s Token Technology For In-Car Payments

P97 Networks, a provider of cloud-based mobile-commerce technology to convenience stores, gas stations, and the automotive industry, is teaming with Visa Inc. to deploy Visa’s token technology as a way to reduce friction with in-car payments, as well as create new customer experiences for mobile-wallet users. P97 will use Visa’s …

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Cash App’s Latest Feature Aims to Help Consumers Meet Their Savings Goals

Block Inc.’s Cash App unit says it is attempting to make it easier for consumers to salt away money with the introduction of Cash App Savings. The new feature allows Cash App users to deposit savings into a separate account within the app, build additional savings by rounding up their …

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Musk Is Engineering a Return to Payments Via Twitter, Reports Say

Elon Musk helped found what became PayPal back at the turn of the century, and now it appears he is moving on an ambition he outlined months ago to add a payments feature to Twitter, the social-media platform he paid $44 billion to acquire in October. The San Francisco-based company …

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Despite Headwinds, E-Commerce Remained a Juggernaut Throughout the ‘22 Holiday Season

E-commerce transactions for the 2022 holiday-shopping season bested predictions for growth, despite signs of a weakening economy, according to research from ACI Worldwide Inc. From October through December, online transactions increased 21% from the same period in 2021, besting pre-holiday shopping- growth estimates by six percentage points, says ACI. In …

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AmEx Posts a Double-Digit Rise in ’22 Volume But Faces Queries About Its Card Take

American Express Co., whose travel-and-entertainment focus took a beating during the pandemic and is now rebounding, reported strong growth early Friday for its latest quarter, but left at least some equity analysts questioning whether the growth is strong enough. Analysts zeroed in on revenue growth and card-acquisition rates, in particular, …

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Visa’s Kelly Stresses Stability As He Prepares to Hand Off The Reins of Leadership

Following years of pandemic restrictions that all card companies had to contend with, Visa Inc.’s top executives late Thursday highlighted stable transaction and processing volumes and growing cross-border travel as the United States and other global regions continued to recover. The event also featured an appearance by Visa president Ryan …

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Mobile Wallet Usage Is Up, But Many Consumers Still Prefer to Pay With Plastic

Consumer adoption of mobile wallets may be growing, but a lot of consumers still prefer to pay using a physical card, a report from J.D. Power finds. The report, which surveyed 3,588 retail-bank customers nationwide between the first quarter of 2021 and third quarter of 2022, found that 49% of …

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Mastercard Celebrates Pay by Bank And Its ‘Multi-Rail Strategy’ As It Records Its ’22 Results

Mastercard Inc. has made some big news in recent months, but you wouldn’t know all of it from the company’s conference call early Thursday to discuss its fourth-quarter 2022 and full-year results. Mastercard celebrated recently concluded major deals that make the global payments company the exclusive provider of debit branding …

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