Wednesday , January 20, 2021

Mobile Wallets

PPRO Secures $180 Million in Funding and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/19/21

Payments provide PPRO Financial Ltd. announced a $180-million funding round valuing the company at more than $1 billion.AeroPay, a payments provider specializing in the cannabis industry, said it is working with Blackbird, a cannabis software and delivery company, to process online ordering for cannabis businesses.U.S. payments provider WEX Inc. announced it will process …

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PDI Expands Its Relationship With EG Group to All of EG’s U.S. Convenience Stores

Professional Datasolutions Inc., which provides software, including payments services, to convenience stores and gasoline wholesalers, announced Monday it has reached an agreement with c-store and gas-station operator EG Group to expand the use of its payment technology to about 1,700 EG Group sites across the United States. The agreement builds …

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Transit App Gets Onboard and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/18/21

The Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority in Reading, Pa., will launch its Go Mobile payment app Jan. 26, allowing riders to use a mobile device to pay for bus fares and passes. The app was developed by Modeshift Inc., a specialist in technology for transit agencies.Bestpass, a processor of toll payments for …

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Frictionless Payouts Are Key When It Comes to Online Sports Betting, Paysafe Says

As consumers’ comfort level with online sports betting grows, a quick and frictionless payout of winnings will play a key role in their choice of an online gaming vendor, says a study released Thursday by payment-platform provider Paysafe Group. Of the more than 2,000 online-sports bettors surveyed by Paysafe across …

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More Debit Card Use Translates Into More Debit-Based Returns, PSCU Data Finds

The holiday shopping season may be over, but the holiday returns are coming in at full force. Data from PSCU, a credit union service organization, showcases the impact the rise in e-commerce spending is having on returns. Return purchases using debit cards were up 76.2% for the week ending Jan. …

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Mastercard And Partners Will Test Common Android Phones And Tablets As Contactless POS Devices

Mastercard Inc. will test contactless payment acceptance using common Android smart phones and tablets in the United States. The technology, relying on software developed by Mastercard Labs, enables these off-the-shelf devices to accept contactless payments with no special hardware.  Announced Monday, the service, called Tap on Phone, intends to capitalize …

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NCR Makes Its Cardtronics Bid and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/11/21

NCR Corp. confirmed it is the party that has made a $39-per-share cash offer to acquire international ATM network operator Cardtronics plc. The last-minute bid trumps a previous, $35-per-share offer from investment firms Hudson Executive Capital and Apollo Global Management.Citizens Financial Group Inc. said it has expanded the reach of its point-of-sale …

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Shift4 Adds to Its In-Venue Gambling Business Via an Expansion Into Online Sports Betting

Processor Shift4 Payments Inc. on Thursday expanded its presence in the gambling industry to include online gambling and fantasy leagues through a partnership with Sightline Payments, a provider of cashless gaming and betting solutions. The partnership complements Shift4’s existing relationships with Las Vegas casinos and other betting venues around the …

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Covid—And a New Partnership—Help Push ParkMobile Into the Garage

The pandemic has in a few months’ time brought changes to the payments business that otherwise might have taken years—even in mundane environments like parking. One big development emerged Thursday with the announcement that TIBA Parking Systems, which manages access to more than 1.9 million parking spaces in the United …

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A Last-Minute Presidential Ban on China-Based Payment Apps Puzzles Payments Experts

An executive order by President Donald Trump banning a pair of major Chinese payments apps comes in the waning days of his administration and may leave more questions than it answers, observers say. The order, issued Tuesday, prohibits transactions on eight China-based apps, including the hugely popular Alipay and WeChat …

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