Monday , November 28, 2022

Person-to-Person Payments

Community Banks Launch Chuck, Their Own Peer-to-Peer Payments Network

A new competitor in the peer-to-peer payments landscape emerged Wednesday with the introduction of CHUCK, an open-loop P2P network founded by 10 community banks. The new network uses technology from digital payments platform provider Payrailz that enables customers of any of the member banks to send money to a debit card …

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Waitr Plans Cova Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/17/21

Food-ordering and delivery provider Waitr Holdings Inc. said it has entered into a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Retail Innovation Labs Inc., known as Cova, a provider of point-of-sale software for cannabis dispensaries. The deal calls for a price of $90 million in cash and stock.Agilysys Inc., a provider of payments …

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BofA Introduces a Zelle Widget to Help Veil Account Details for P2P Transfers

To make it more convenient for its customers to send money using Zelle, the major peer-to-peer payment network operated by Early Warning Services LLC, Bank of America Corp. has developed a Zelle widget that can be added on the home screen of a mobile device. The widget will take BofA …

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Waitr Adds Harbortouch Devices and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/30/21

Waitr Holdings Inc., an ordering and delivery platform for restaurants, has agreed to offer the Harbortouch point-of-sale system from payments provider Shift4 Payments Inc. to Waitr’s 26,000 clients.Payments provider Nuvei Corp. said a subsidiary has won approval to provide payment processing to support daily fantasy sports and sports-wagering operators in Louisiana. The …

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74% of Consumers Intend to Keep Using Contactless Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/24/21

Some 74% of consumers who tried using contactless cards this year plan to keep using them, up from 61% who said the same thing last year, according to a report from the Electronic Transactions Association and The Strawhecker Group.Humbl Inc. released a new version of its Humbl Pay mobile wallet, including upgrades …

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Shift4 Denies EVO Rumors and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/18/21

Shift4 Payments Inc. denied what it called “media reports” that it is pursuing an acquisition of EVO Payments Inc. Shift4 is “focused on supporting … new growth verticals” instead, the company said.Microsoft Corp. is testing buy now, pay later capability in its Edge browser. In conjunction with Zip Co. Ltd., the BNPL service is at the …

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EVO Notes Oracle Integration and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/16/21

EVO Payments Inc. reached an agreement with Oracle that will see EVO able to enable Oracle’s enterprise payment services to EVO’s hospitality and retail merchants. EVO will be able to offer its acquiring services to Oracle customers. EVO also will develop a direct integration to the Oracle Payments Interface, which provides …

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Western Union Taps Fiserv Exec as CEO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/15/21

The Western Union Co. named Devin B. McGranahan as its new chief executive, replacing Hikmet Ersek, who is retiring at the end of 2021. Ersek’s 21-year Western Union career includes the past 11 years as CEO. McGranahan comes to the money-transfer giant from processor Fiserv Inc. where he most recently was …

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Western Union Deepens Its Mastercard Integration With Send And Cross-Border Additions

The Western Union Co. is boosting its tie-ins with Mastercard Inc. by integrating the card brand’s direct-to-card and cross-border payments products. Announced Friday, the integration sees Mastercard Send added to broaden Western Union’s payout capabilities in the United States. U.S. recipients of any Western Union transfer will be able to …

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Crypto Platform Bakkt Reports 38% Revenue Jump and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/12/21

Cryptocurrency platform Bakkt Holdings Inc. reported $9.1 million in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 38% year-over-year. The company’s net loss expanded 61% to $28.8 million. Bakkt has recently formed partnerships with Mastercard Inc. to allow banks to issue crypto-linked credit and debit cards and with Fiserv Inc. for a future integration …

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