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April, 2024

  • 11 April

    As Dining Heats up, Toast And Qu Aim at Increasingly Larger Restaurant Operators

    Restaurants are roaring again, and now the companies that enable digital payments for them are setting their sites on the biggest chains. Two major players, Toast Inc. and Qu POS Inc., separately announced early Thursday initiatives aimed at bolstering their positions with regional and national restaurateurs. The moves come as …

  • 11 April

    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 …

  • 11 April

    PAX Intros New POS Devices and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/11/24

    PAX Technology Inc., a provider of point-of-sale payments technology, released its IM15 device, aimed at unattended, heavy-traffic POS environments. Separately, the company also unveiled its E700Mini SmartPOS POS device. Payments provider Trustly said it is working with games company Light & Wonder to offer RapidPlay to the casino industry. The feature enables immediate cashless …

  • 10 April

    Embedded Payments Platform PayIt Aims at Hunters and Anglers Looking to Buy State Licenses

    PayIt, a government-services platform and embedded-payments provider, has expanded its relationship with the Ohio Division of Wildlife to provide a digital-licensing system for hunters and fishermen. The deal is expected to offer a better process for online purchases and provide the agency’s staff with insights and tools to improve user …

  • 10 April

    Consumer Fraud Recovery Costs Rocket 70% in One Year

    Rising costs aren’t just happening in grocery stores. They have caught up to fraud-recovery costs when consumers work to untangle the mess caused by identity theft and scams. The average out-of-pocket expense for a consumer in that situation ballooned 70% from $119 in 2022 to $202 in 2023, according to …

  • 10 April

    Airwallex’s Borderless Card and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/10/24

    Airwallex launched in Canada what it calls its Borderless Visa Card, a virtual card Canadian business travelers can use for payments where Visa is accepted globally. Peoples Trust Co. is the issuer. Payments provider Talus Pay announced it is rebranding as simply Talus, while its recently acquired Jobox.ai unit will take on the …

  • 9 April

    How Discover Looks to Reap Call-Center Efficiencies With Generative AI

    The generative AI revolution received a significant boost from Discover Financial Services with the card network’s announcement early Tuesday it is deploying the artificial-intelligence technology within the Google Cloud platform in Discover’s call center. With the deployment, Discover’s nearly 10,000 customer-service agents will have access to intelligent document summarization through …

  • 9 April

    Eye on Check Fraud: 61% Still Write Checks, But Face Fraud; DataVisor Picks Mitek Check Fraud Tool

    Despite a severe drop-off in check use, 61% of consumers continue to write paper checks and continue to face the threat of check fraud, says Abrigo, a financial-crime prevention and risk-management services provider. Released Tuesday, Abrigo’s survey of 1,059 U.S. consumers also found that 45% of respondents reported being a …

  • 9 April

    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 …

  • 8 April

    Consumers Don’t See Any Benefit from the Credit Card Bill, a Bankers’ Group Contends

    Merchants and credit and debit card issuers have controlled the bulk of the narrative, pro and con, about the proposed Credit Card Competition Act since the legislation was reintroduced last year. But now a recent poll from Independent Community Bankers of America says that most consumers feel they would not …

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