Tuesday , April 16, 2024

Mobile Wallets

Nium’s New Zealand Expansion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/16/24

Cross-border payments platform Nium has registered as a financial-service provider in New Zealand. The company, which maintains headquarters offices in San Francisco and Singapore, claims licenses and registrations in more than 40 countries. Payments provider Dejavoo announced a corporate rebranding and an overhauled Web site. Cigo Tracker, a delivery app, released a digital-tipping application …

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Despite BNPL’s Popularity, Overspending and Missed Payments Remain Top Issues, Bankrate Finds

Consumer demand for buy now, pay later loans may be high, but consumers are still at risk of overspending when using BNPL to finance a purchase or missing a payment. A survey released Thursday by Bankrate LLC reveals that overspending and missing a payment are two of the most common …

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Mastercard Realigns Units and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/24

Mastercard Inc. announced an organizational realignment that centers on core payments, commercial and new payment flows, and services. Jorn Lambert will lead core payments as chief product officer. Raj Seshadri will head commercial and new payment flows as chief commercial payments officer. Craig Vosburg becomes the chief services officer in charge …

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Mobile Wallets and Contactless Payments Growing in Popularity, NFC Forum Says

Consumers are not only favoring contactless payments more, they are relying more on their mobile wallets to initiate payments, according to the NFC Forum’s bi-annual Near Field Communication Usage and Adoption study. The study, conducted by ABI Research, reveals that 95% of respondents have left their physical wallets at home …

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PayPal And Venmo’s Visa+ Entry Could Aid Interoperable P2P Payments

Enrolling PayPal and Venmo into the Visa+ interoperable peer-to-peer payments system may help foster even more P2P transactions, an analyst says. Visa Inc. earlier this week announced the two P2P wallets from PayPal Holdings Inc. had been enabled in the United States for Visa+. Users can sign up for a …

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Wallets Aren’t Prepaid Cards, Says a Federal Judge in Opposing Fee Disclosure Rules From the CFPB

For the second time, PayPal Holdings Inc. has prevailed against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. This time, the case involved the Bureau’s effort to require PayPal to make disclosures regarding its fees associated with digital wallets. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled Friday that wallets are not prepaid cards and …

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With a Lower Cost and a No-Chargebacks Promise for Merchants, Pay by Bank Emerges as a Fiserv Priority

Pay by bank is not a new electronic-payments concept—consumers have been paying utility bills with their bank accounts for years—but the promise of lower fees and reduced merchant headaches is energizing the service, and work is at hand developing new use cases. Witness Radial Inc., an e-commerce platform adopting Link …

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PayPal, Amazon, Apple, And Walmart Are Among the Big Winners in the Interchange Deal

The transaction-cost savings and tender steering provided for in the big interchange settlement reached earlier this week will be worth hundreds of millions of dollars annually for major merchants and the big mobile-wallet providers, according to estimates provided to Digital Transactions News by San Carlos, Calif.-based payments researcher Crone Consulting. …

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Ant’s Deal With Air Asia and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/29/24

The big digital-payments platform Ant International said it will support local payment methods and payment orchestration for Capital A Berhad, owner of AirAsia. Tink, a payments provider acquired by Visa Inc. in 2022, has agreed to provide pay-by-bank payout options in Europe for checkout platform Payop. Adyen NV will process online and offline …

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Visa’s AI-Powered Trio and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/27/24

Visa Inc. announced three technologies leveraging artificial intelligence and aimed at controlling fraud risk, including Visa Deep Authorization, real-time account-to-account payment protection, and extension of Visa Advanced Authorization and Visa Risk Manager to non-Visa card transactions. The services are expected to launch by mid-year. Cantaloupe Inc., a specialist in payments for …

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