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Person-to-Person Payments

The Fed Zeros in on July for the Launch of the FedNow Real-Time Payments Service

The Federal Reserve late Wednesday narrowed the launch window for its FedNow real-time payments network to July of this year. The move comes seven months after the banking regulator announced it would introduce the service some time between May and July. Formal certification of system participants will start the first …

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Big Bank Failures Will Spur Big Consequences for Crypto, Experts Argue

The stunning bank failures of recent days, all of them involving institutions with wide exposure to cryptocurrency, are likely to have a deep impact not only on blockchain products but on payments more broadly, experts say. A stronger case for a digital dollar, stricter regulation of digital currencies in general, …

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RevoluGroup To Add Visa Direct And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/13/23

RevoluGroup Canada Inc. said its RevoluPay mobile-payments app has added payments on the automated clearing house in the United States, the Faster Payments Service (FPS) in the United Kingdom, and SEPA Instant in Europe. The company said it will add Visa Direct in May. The total value of payments made with …

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Eye On Crytpo: Mercuryo Enables Fiat to Crypto Conversion; Bakkt’s Sunny Outlook

Digital-currency operators are working behind the scenes despite a depressed outlook brought on by the collapse of the major exchange FTX and a general rout in most cryptocurrency values. One example is Mercuryo, a London-based fintech, which on Friday said it has introduced a banking-as-a-service (BaaS) application that enables digital-asset …

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Western Union Expands Its U.S.-to-Cuba Remittance Pilot

Nearly two months after announcing it was resuming money transfers from the United States to Cuba, The Western Union Co. is significantly expanding the service to include more than 4,400 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico from which remittances to the island nation can be initiated. In addition, U.S. …

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Western Union And 7-Eleven Team Up To Enable Cross Border Remittances in Mexico

Western Union Co. expanded its cross-border remittance capabilities Wednesday with the announcement it is partnering with 7-Eleven Mexico to enable money transfers from 1,800 7-Eleven locations in Mexico. The agreement will enable Mexican citizens to send money to more than 200 countries and territories in which Western Union operates, in …

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Elo Adds Tap to Pay Tech And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/1/23

Felix announced its Terminal Tap to Pay technology has been integrated with the Android-based M50 Mobile Computer from Elo, enabling contactless payments on the Elo device. The move follows Stripe Inc.’s move last week to launch Tap to Pay for Android technology in six countries, including the United States. Payments provider ACI Worldwide Inc. reported …

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Use of Digital Identity Apps Is Set To Explode

More than 4.1 billion apps to enable consumers to verify their identity online are projected to be in use globally by 2027, up 82% from 2.3 billion this year, according to Juniper Research. Use of government-backed digital identities that replace physical-identity documents as a source of verification for third-party apps, …

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Western Union in Money Transfer Boost Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/24/23

The Western Union Co. has collaborated with the fintech Beforepay to offer users in Australia the option of boosting money transfers with loans up to 2,000 Australian dollars ($1,349 US) in a service billed as send now, pay later. American Express Co., working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, will …

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Block Resets to Focus on Slowing Expenses And Speeding Profit Growth

Block Inc. has been a fast-growing payments machine over the years since its founding in 2009, and now the company is looking to slow down somewhat and focus more intently on profit growth, according to top executives. That move could start with personnel. “We plan on slowing our pace of …

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