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February, 2024

  • 8 February

    Lightspeed Loss Narrows And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/8/24

    Payments provider Lightspeed Commerce Inc. reported December-quarter revenue of $239.7 million, up 27% year-over-year. The company narrowed its net loss to $40.2 million from $814.8 million a year ago. Payments platform FleetCor Technologies Inc. reported December-quarter revenue of $937.3 million, up 6% year-over-year. Net income rose 6% to $255.9 million. For full-year 2023, revenue …

  • 7 February

    Payroc Beefs Up Its Presence in Canada With Its Deal for SterlingCard

    Payments-platform provider Payroc LLC has expanded its footprint in Canada through its acquisition of SterlingCard Payment Solutions Inc., a provider of retail and e-commerce payment solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Tinley Park, Ill.-based Payroc announced mid-day Tuesday it had closed on the deal. The acquisition enables Payroc to offer a …

  • 7 February

    PSCU/Co-op Debuts a BNPL Service for Credit Unions

    Credit union service organization PSCU/Co-op Solutions released its buy now, pay later service to credit unions, enabling their cardholders to make installment payments on their card-based purchases. PSCU/Co-op, which merged Jan. 1, says cardholders whose credit unions enroll in the service can choose qualifying transactions to pay back in installments. …

  • 7 February

    Entrust Eyeing Onfido And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/7/24

    Minneapolis-based Entrust, a provider of identity technology and data security for payments, said it has entered into exclusive talks to acquire London-based Onfido, a platform for identity-verification based on artificial intelligence technology. Pay-at-table technology specialist Toast Inc. said Choice Hotels International has selected its Toast for Hotel Restaurants portfolio for two Choice chains, Cambria …

  • 6 February

    More Salvos Emerge in the Battle Over a Credit Card Networking Bill

    Proponents and opponents of the Credit Card Competition Act continue to press their respective cases for passage and rejection of the CCCA by Congress. Late Monday, the Merchants Payments Coalition fired the latest salvo in its campaign to pass the CCCA, a television commercial that literally shows a consumer getting …

  • 6 February

    Fiserv Logs Robust Results in Its Merchant Unit As Its Clover Tech Surges Ahead

    Fiserv Inc., already a behemoth in merchant processing, is preparing to straddle its twin pillars of acquiring-bank relationships, on the one hand, and its own acquiring operations through a Georgia bank charter, on the other. The charter, which the big processor applied for last month, has “a very specific purpose,” …

  • 6 February

    Affinipay’s Tap-to-Pay Play And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/6/24

    AffiniPay, a specialist in payments for professional offices, launched a refreshed version of its In-Person-Payments service featuring new payments devices that include tap-to-pay functionality. Fiserv Inc.’s Small Business Index for January remained unchanged from December at 138. Year-over-year sales grew 1.7%, down from December’s 2.6% rate. The Index, introduced in January, measures …

  • 5 February

    Fleet Card Startup AtoB Signs an Exclusive Network Deal With Mastercard

    AtoB, a 4-year-old payments platform for the trucking industry, announced Monday that Mastercard Inc. will be the exclusive network for its commercial card program. AtoB’s platform provides such tools as fleet cards, direct-deposit payroll, and access to bank accounts. The San Francisco-based fintech’s fuel card offers discounts of up to …

  • 5 February

    A Bad Start to the Year: Ransomware Spikes 130% in January

    Already, 2024 is starting off with an unrelenting wave of ransomware attacks. The number of attacks last month, as registered by cybersecurity firm BlackFog, increased 130% from January 2023. Cheyenne, Wyo.-based BlackFog says the 76 attacks noted this January are the second-highest it has ever recorded. The highest number came …

  • 5 February

    Speedy Payouts Most Favored Among Bettors And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/5/24

    Sports-betting enthusiasts rank rapid payouts and payment choice most highly when choosing a sportsbook, according to a report from Paysafe Ltd., a payments processor for which gaming is a major market. The research canvassed 3,000 bettors in six states, Canada, and the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy in December. Airwallex, …

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