Saturday , October 23, 2021

Mobile Wallets

Plaid Launches an Initiative With Multiple Fintechs to Enable a Wider Reach for Account-Based Payments

The big open-banking provider Plaid Inc. on Thursday launched a major international campaign to support so-called account-based payments, working in league with almost 50 fintech companies and service providers in North America and Europe. The partners include long-time Plaid allies Dwolla Inc. and Square Inc., as well as new connections …

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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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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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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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KyckGlobal Enables Echo Health To Digitize Claims Payments

As part of its strategy to automate payouts for health-care and property-and-casualty carriers, Echo Health Inc., a provider of payment technology to insurance carriers, is partnering with KyckGlobal Inc. to enable claimants to receive payments digitally through PayPal, Venmo, push to card through Visa Direct, and the automated clearing house. …

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Consumers Are Flocking to E-Commerce, But They’re Hitting Too Many Brick Walls, Stripe Says

Despite consumers’ expectation that checkout during an e-commerce purchase should be fast and instinctive, most online merchants still have checkout procedures that add unnecessary friction, says a survey from online-payments powerhouse Stripe Inc. The report, released Tuesday, reveals that 96% of 200 North American e-commerce merchants surveyed had committed at …

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Computop Leverages NFC Tags to Enable Mobile Contactless Payment Without An App

NFC tags, a technology commonly used to enable contactless payments through a mobile device at the pump and at vending machines, are making their way to the physical point-of-sale. Computop, a Bamberg, Germany-based provider of omnichannel and fraud-prevention solutions, announced on Tuesday Computop Close-by, a payment solution that uses NFC …

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Merchant Acquiring Returns to Fast Growth As Specialized Players Claim an Increasing Share

Despite a temporary setback at the start of the pandemic, merchant acquiring is getting back on a growth track that will see revenue expand at an 11.3% annual clip through 2025, nearly equaling the 11.8% rate chalked up from 2015 to 2019, according to a report and forecast released Monday …

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Fiserv’s Clover Brings Cashless Payments to Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union

Subaru Park, home of major league soccer’s Philadelphia Union, is the latest sports stadium to go entirely cashless. The team announced Thursday it was deploying more than 130 Clover point-of-sale devices from Fiserv Inc. to enable contactless purchases at concession stands and premium seating areas in the stadium. Like many professional …

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Bakkt Users Gain Access to Google Pay Crypto Purchases at Merchants Online And in Stores

Bakkt, a digital-asset marketplace, said its users can now load their Bakkt Visa debit cards into Google Pay and use the crypto-backed cards to make online and in-store payments where Google Pay is accepted. The consumer’s digital asset, such as Bitcoin, will be converted to fiat currency for these payments. …

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