Tuesday , March 28, 2023


March, 2023

  • 10 March

    Mercedes pay+ Will Have U.S. Presence, One Day And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/10/23

    A Mercedes-Benz spokesperson tells Digital Transactions News its Mercedes pay+ in-car payment service that turns the vehicle into a payment device will appear in its U.S. models, though it cannot share a timeframe for that. Announced earlier this week, Mercedes pay+ will initially be available in Germany and in other European markets later this …

  • 9 March

    Bad Times or Good Times, Fraudsters Show No Signs of Slowing Down

    If there is one constant about fraud, it’s that it never takes a holiday. A new report from Nice Actimize, a provider of fraud-prevention solutions, reveals that attempted fraud transactions skyrocketed in 2022 by 92%, compared to 2021, and that the money criminals attempted to steal soared by 146%. The …

  • 9 March

    Paysafe’s Boss Presents a Sunnier Outlook As He Points to Improved Results

    Bruce Lowthers came over from FIS Inc. last spring to run a stumbling Paysafe Ltd., and in the ensuing months the new chief executive delivered a series of candid assessments of his new company. “Bluntly, we’ve lost our way here,” he told equity analysts in November, adding, “We’re impeding our …

  • 9 March

    Silvergate To Wind Down And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/9/23

    Silvergate Capital Corp. said it will wind down its operations and return deposits to customers after it was forced to sell assets at a loss. Silergate last year acquired the assets of stablecoin venture Diem Group, formerly known as Libra. U.S. retail sales in February, excluding automotive, were up 6.9% from February 2022, …

  • 8 March

    Amazon Expands Its ‘Just Walk Out’ Store Technology to College Campuses

    In an expansion of the Just Walk Out technology that powers cashierless Amazon Go stores, Amazon.com Inc. is partnering with Transact Campus Inc., a provider of campus identification systems that enable student access to buildings and payments for such campus services as dining, laundry, and vending. Under the terms of …

  • 8 March

    Eye on Acquirers: Shift4’s Online Ticketing Move; Nuvei Records Double-Digit Volume Jumps

    Shift4 Payments Inc. has been cementing its position as a major payments provider for stadiums and arenas, and early on Wednesday it announced a big move into a closely related market: online ticketing. The Allentown, Pa.-based processor said it will handle payments for all tickets sold through Premier Productions’ iTickets.com …

  • 8 March

    Fintechs Eat into Bank Payments Volume And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/8/23

    Among some 108 banks in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, nearly half indicate they have lost at least 10% of their payments volume to fintechs, according to an Aite-Novarica report supported by payments platform Finastra. As a result, some 65% plan to make a significant or moderate investment in payments technology …

  • 7 March

    Embedded Banking Solutions Are Assuming a Higher Profile for Software Vendors

    Businesses are increasingly looking for software developers that can integrate payments and other traditional banking products and services and generate new revenue for the platforms that offer them, according to a recent report from The Strawhecker Group (TSG) and KeyBank. The trend, known as embedded banking, is a way for …

  • 7 March

    Mercedes Adds Biometric Payments to Five Models, Turning the Car into a Payment Device

    Mercedes-Benz’s new Mercedes pay+ in-car payment service is coming to five models manufactured by the Germany-based luxury-car maker. Though earlier efforts from a variety of car makers put in-car payments on the road, Mercedes-Benz is the first, with its Mercedes pay+ technology, to use Visa Inc.’s Delegated Authentication and Cloud …

  • 7 March

    Spreedly’s Multiple Integrations And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/7/23

    The payments orchestration platform Spreedly announced integrations to Venmo, PayPal Credit, PayPal Pay Later, and automated clearing house payments for clients of PayPal and Spreedly who process through PayPal’s Braintree unit. In related news, payments provider CellPoint Digital said airline Icelandair will use its Velocity payment orchestration platform to access payment providers in countries …

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