Sunday , March 7, 2021

Person-to-Person Payments

BJ’s Wholesale Adds Online SNAP Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/5/21

The warehouse-store chain BJ’s Wholesale Club said it has added electronic benefits transfer payment capability to its Web site for in-store or curbside pickup of SNAP-eligible items. The service applies to stores in Florida and North Carolina. The processor is FIS Inc.’s Worldpay. SNAP is the federal Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program.Independent …

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Zelle Gets Access to TCH’s Real Time Payments Network As an Integration Goes Live

Peer-to-peer transactions have taken off as a way to pay digitally during the pandemic, and now the biggest bank-owned P2P network is getting a big lift through its integration with the country’s most extensive real-time payments network. Early Warning Services LLC announced early Thursday payments on its fast-growing Zelle P2P payments …

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As Users Flock to Cash App, the Product Delivers Nearly Half of Square’s Profit

Square Inc. started out in 2009 as a slick new way for micro merchants and small sellers to get sophisticated point-of-sale gear along with payment processing. On Tuesday, the company showed it’s still getting more than half its gross profit from its merchant business, but its Cash App trade is …

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NMI Acquires USAePay and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/23/21

Gateway provider NMI said it acquired USAePay in a deal that will strengthen NMI’s coverage in verticals, including retail and restaurant, where USAePay has had success. The deal, terms of which were not disclosed, also will help create a stronger omnichannel capability for NMI. The combined company had more than $100 billion in annual …

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Eye on P2P Payments: MoneyGram’s Digital Business Grows 79% And Zelle Finds Another Bank Home

MoneyGram International Inc. reported its digital business generated $57.4 million in the fourth quarter, up 79% year-over-year. Real-time transfers via Visa Direct transactions grew 650%. Meanwhile, Rising Bank, a division of Midwest BankCentre, has added Zelle, a person-to-person payments service, to its product roster. Dallas-based MoneyGram said MoneyGram Online, its …

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PayPal Opens Its New Venmo Credit Card to Users Generally

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday threw the door wide open for applications for its new Venmo credit card. The Visa-branded card, which the company has had in the works since 2019 and began issuing to select users in October, includes a Quick Response code, a rewards structure, and, through the Venmo …

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BitPay Moves to Boost Cryptocurrency’s Acceptance by Striking a Deal with Apple Pay

The push to increase the utility of cryptocurrency for purchases got a shot in the arm Friday as BitPay Inc., an Atlanta-based processor that offers crypto e-wallets, announced its prepaid Mastercard cardholders can add their card to the Apple Wallet and make purchases using Apple Pay. The BitPay Mastercard is …

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Despite a Tough Year, Digital Transfers Shone Brightly for Western Union

Hampered early on by Covid-19, The Western Union Co. late Wednesday said its growing digital-transfer business helped buoy its results for the fourth quarter and the full year. Overall, revenue from digital transfers, including activity on Westernunion.com, grew 36% in the fourth quarter year-over-year and accounted for just over one-fifth …

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Fiserv Looks to Units Like Clover And Carat to Help Bend Its Growth Trajectory Upward

Like many of its rivals, Fiserv Inc. is looking for ways to prosper as hope begins to rise for a recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic that has ravaged much of the world. Tuesday afternoon, the Brookfield, Wis.-based payments provider revealed a promising report card for its fourth-quarter performance, with high-flying …

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PayPal Registered a Record Year in 2020 And Looks for an Even Bigger 2021

Buoyed by an explosion of e-commerce activity following the onset of Covid-19, PayPal Holdings Inc. last year enjoyed what turned out to be a record year for growth. Now, it looks to roll out a flurry of new services. “We released more products and services in 2020 than in any …

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