Tuesday , February 27, 2024

Person-to-Person Payments

As P2P Transfers Rise Via Apps, Visa Responds With an Interoperability Play

The payments industry continues to reckon with the myriad ways the pandemic has permanently reshaped how people pay businesses and other people. One key example is how individuals are paying each other compared to just a couple of years ago, and how payment networks are responding. In just the two …

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How Fiserv Clients Are Gearing up to Pilot FedNow

Fiserv Inc. announced Wednesday that Salem Five, a Salem, Mass.-based mutual savings bank, is piloting FedNow, the Federal Reserve System’s real-time payments network, which is expected to launch in July. In addition to Salem Five, nearly 20 financial institutions, including Peoples Bank and Mediaoplis, Iowa-based Mediapolis Savings Bank, have signed …

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Visa+ P2P Service in Tests And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/11/23

Visa Inc. announced a pilot for Visa+, a service that allows users to move payments between rival peer-to-peer payments networks. The pilot, set to launch later this year, will begin with transfers between PayPal and Venmo, a PayPal-owned network, but plans are to include P2P services DailyPay, i2c, TabaPay, and Western …

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PayPal Becomes Ticketmaster’s Preferred Payment Partner, a Boon for Braintree

PayPal Holdings Inc. says it is now the preferred payments partner of Ticketmaster, the big and often controversial multi-national ticketing business owned by Live Nation Entertainment Inc. The deal announced Monday is a boon for PayPal’s Braintree merchant-processing unit, which will become Ticketmaster’s main processor. Monday’s announcement essentially is an …

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U.S. Real-Time Payments Will Climb Fast But Will Still Account for a Small Fraction of Activity

The Federal Reserve’s planned launch in July of its FedNow service is widely expected to spur big growth in real-time payments in the U.S. market. That’s likely to happen, but the overall share of transaction volume for instant payments is expected to remain under 5% for at least the next …

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ID Fraud Losses Fell 17% And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/28/23

Losses to identity fraud fell 17% last year, to $43 billion, compared to 2021, thanks to beefed-up prevention at banks and credit unions and more active outreach by consumer-advocacy groups, according to the 20th edition of Javelin Strategy & Research’s Identity Fraud Study. Payments provider Paysafe said Greyhound Lines Inc. will use the Paysafecash …

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PayPal’s Passkey Makes Android Debut And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/24/23

Buy now, pay later provider Affirm Inc. announced its users can deploy the service at VersaClimber, a vendor of exercise machines. Cybersecurity firm McAfee Corp. will offer savings on online protection via a new agreement with Mastercard Inc.’s Easy Savings program, a service through which business cardholders receive rebates on common business expenses. Strike, …

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As Real-Time Payments Systems Gear Up, Finastra Launches a Multi-Network Software Offering

With the Federal Reserve’s announcement last week that it will launch its FedNow real-time payments service in July, technology firms are jockeying for position as the appetite for faster payments grows worldwide. One big development emerged early Tuesday with an announcement from London-based payments-software firm Finastra Group Holdings Ltd. that …

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Bitcoin Depot Adds More ATMs And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/21/23

Lux Vending LLC, which does business as Bitcoin ATM operator Bitcoin Depot Inc., has agreed to deploy its machines in 125 locations owned by convenience-store chain GetGo Cafe + Market. Overall, Bitcoin Depot operates approximately 7,000 machines in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. Digital-currency provider Circle Internet Financial LLC said it has …

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WebbRes Picks Preferred And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/20/23

Payments-technology fintech Preferred Payments is working with WebbRes, a provider of management systems for trailer dealers, to enable dealers to process payments within the WebbRes platform. Ascend, a provider of payments technology to the insurance industry, announced an integration with the AMS360 agency-management platform from Vertafore. The Western Union Co. said money transfers …

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