Wednesday , July 8, 2020

Person-to-Person Payments

AmEx Launches $200 Million Shop Small Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/29/20

American Express Co. announced a global, $200 million Shop Small campaign to support small businesses, many of which have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. U.S. AmEx cardholders can get $5 back after they spend $10 or more, up to 10 times, when they buy online or in-store at qualified businesses …

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Diebold Nixdorf Eyes $50 Million in Savings and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/19/20

ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf Inc. extended its agreement with consulting firm Accenture plc to streamline its operations by making business processes digital and moving them to the cloud. Diebold Nixdorf says the pact could yield $50 million in savings through 2023.The Federal Reserve released its FraudClassifier model, an effort to bring consistency to the …

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59% Shopping More Online and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/10/20

Fifty-nine percent of all respondents to a survey by CouponFollow LLC, a provider of discount codes for online shoppers, are doing more online shopping as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, and that jumps to 65% when looking just at the Gen-Z generation.A technology startup called BellyMelly launched a food-ordering app that lets …

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Skrill’s Next U.S. Step Beyond Money Transfer

Paysafe Group has big ambitions for its Skrill financial products in the United States. Monday’s U.S. launch of the Skrill Money Transfer service is but the first step of a broader U.S. expansion for Skrill, says Lorenzo Pellegrino, a Paysafe executive. The free money-transfer service followed January’s debut of the …

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VizyPay, Clover, And Cash Discounts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/9/20

Independent sales organization VizyPay LLC launched a cash-discount app for Fiserv Inc.’s Clover point-of-sale systems; the app, an extension of VizyPay’s cash-discount program, is available in the Clover App Market.MoneyGram International Inc. reported a doubling of its digital-transaction volume in May from May a year ago. Growth in this category in the first …

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Covid-19’s Payment Choice Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/8/20

Fearing Covid-19, consumers are less likely to use any method to make a payment in a store these days, but 20% say they have used a smart phone or smart watch do so in the past week, no change from a year ago, even though fewer say they have used a debit …

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Faster Payments Council Releases Interoperability Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/5/20

The U.S. Faster Payments Council’s network committee released a white paper on faster payments interoperability.MoneyGram International Inc. said it has agreed with Al Rajhi Bank, said to be the largest Islamic bank in the world, and its remittance unit, Tahweel al Rajh, to offer money transfers in Saudi Arabia.IBS Software, which serves …

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Konnect’s M-Payments Restaurant Service Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/20

Konnect Solutions Inc. introduced a mobile-payments service for restaurants that allows customers to pay inside or in drive-throughs by choosing the restaurant’s local WiFi wireless access point to view a menu, place an order, and access the restaurant’s point-of-sale system. They can pay on their phone or use options offered by …

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Vesta Notes $125 Million Investment and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/29/20

Vesta, a vendor of fraud-fighting technology, said it has received a $125 million growth-capital investment from Goldfinch Partners.Fiserv Inc. said True Sky Credit Union will move to its platform for core account processing, including access to the Zelle peer-to-peer payments network.Mastercard Inc. launched Recovery Insights, a set of data and tools aimed at …

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Visa Names Chief Strategy Officer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/28/20

Visa Inc. appointed Chris Newkirk as chief strategy officer, a newly created position in which he will lead strategic planning for Visa overall and work with Visa’s regional teams. Newkirk, who will report to chairman and CEO Al Kelly, comes to Visa from Capital One Financial Corp., where he held a …

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