Monday , November 23, 2020

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68% of Consumers Will Use Contactless Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/20/20

A Discover Financial Services survey found that 68% of consumers said they will use contactless payments more to avoid touching public surfaces and 66% would use less cash because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey of 2,000 U.S. adults also found that 35% said they plan to spend less this holiday shopping …

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A Revamped Google Pay Seeks Wider Appeal by Pushing Beyond Payments

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit on Wednesday announced a major overhaul of its 5-year-old Google Pay wallet to push beyond mobile payments and incorporate links and data Google says will generate daily usage. The move comes as major payment apps such as Apple Pay and Google Pay have sought to boost …

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Eye on BNPL: Klarna Adds 1 Million Customers in 3 Weeks And Affirm Readies an IPO

Consumers appear to be flocking to buy now, pay later options. Evidence of that comes from Klarna US, which says it gained 1 million customers in three weeks, pushing its total to 11 million. It has grown from 9 million customers only since August. Among the reasons for the rapid …

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Payroc Acquires Bluestone Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/19/20

Payroc World Access LLC announced the acquisition of Bluestone Payments LLC, an independent sales organization founded by Linda Rossetti. Rossetti will remain Bluestone president and take on the executive vice president, strategic initiatives, role at Payroc. Terms were not disclosed.Payments processor Nuvei Corp. said its Nuvei Technologies Inc. unit has been approved by …

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USAT To Trade Again on Nasdaq and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/17/20

Unattended payments provider USA Technologies inc. said it received approval from The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC to relist its common stock, which it expects will happen Nov. 19 under the USAT ticker. The stock was delisted in early 2019 following an accounting probe.American Express Co. has slated its Small Business Saturday promotion for …

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Contactless Payment a First for 53% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/11/20

Research from Inmar Intelligence found that 53% of shoppers used a mobile contactless payment option for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, most—55%—of the 1,000 respondents surveyed said they have been avoiding using cash in general in the same period. A full 28% will avoid retailers not offering …

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Contactless Payment Provider Purewrist Partners With Processor i2c

Purewrist, a provider of contactless transaction technology, announced Tuesday its Purewrist GO wearable bracelet will go live on card issuer and processor i2c Inc.’s platform. Purewrist chose i2c as its payment processor because of i2c’s global footprint and its platform’s support for devices that enable contactless and mobile transactions, says …

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Walmart in Canada Will Introduce Debit on Apple Pay And Google Pay Via Interac

Walmart Inc. will start next spring allowing customers in Canada to pay with debit in-app and in-browser using wallets like Apple Pay and Google Pay, the Canadian national payments network Interac announced Tuesday. Interac positions the new service as enabling so-called proprietary wallets, which it confirmed includes the apps from …

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Eye on Digital Payments: How Covid Is Impacting Business Payments; Contactless Guidance Emerges

The Covid-19 pandemic, which is surging again in many parts of North America, has proven to be a tipping point for digital business payments, says a white paper released Monday from WEX Inc., a provider of payment technology for fleet operators and travel and health-care businesses. Of the 308 senior …

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PDI in Touch-Free Payment Service with NCR and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/9/20

Professional Datasolutions Inc., which acquired private-label debit provider ZipLine in June, said it is working with NCR Corp. on a touch-free mobile payment service for the convenience-store industry.Payment card use among travel companies remained substantially down year-over-year, according to the Tracking Transaction Trends report from PSCU, a credit union service organization, for the …

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