Saturday , February 4, 2023

Prepaid Cards

Mastercard Celebrates Pay by Bank And Its ‘Multi-Rail Strategy’ As It Records Its ’22 Results

Mastercard Inc. has made some big news in recent months, but you wouldn’t know all of it from the company’s conference call early Thursday to discuss its fourth-quarter 2022 and full-year results. Mastercard celebrated recently concluded major deals that make the global payments company the exclusive provider of debit branding …

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iVertical Picks Sionic And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/24/23

Payments provider Sionic said it has agreed to provide its Pay-by-Bank faster-payments service to payments platform iVertical Payments Network to allow consumers to load gift cards directly from their bank accounts. A buy now, pay later startup called Tranch said it has raised $100 million in seed equity and debt funding. The round was …

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Priority Lines up Gift Card Providers Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/20/23

Priority Technology Holdings Inc. said it will offer merchants gift card products from Factor4 and GiftYa. Doma Holdings Inc., a technology platform for the real-estate industry, said it linked to payments provider paymints.io to allow home buyers to deposit earnest money digitally. The Electronic Transactions Association announced its 2023 board of directors. Eric Hoffman, …

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Fiserv Wins Desjardins Card Account Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/19/23

Desjardins Group, said to be the biggest financial cooperative in North America, said it will transfer its credit card processing function to Fiserv Inc. The deal is said to be the first such “large-scale” engagement in Canada for Fiserv. Business-to-business buy now, pay later platform Playter launched Paid, a service that lets Playter clients …

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DealerPay Shifts to a Higher Gear And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/29/22

Dealer-Pay, a payments-technology provider for automobile dealerships, has integrated its platform with Dealertrack, a management system serving the same industry. Guarda, whose cryptocurrency wallet includes a prepaid Visa card, added five more digital currencies to the 14 it already supports. Supported cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin and Ethereum. Japan-based Smartpay has launched Smartpay …

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Afterpay Most Used BNPL Option by Gen Z And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/15/22

Afterpay, the buy now, pay later service owned by Block Inc.’s Square, is the one most used by Gen Z consumers—those between 18 and 25 years old—according to a survey from Insights in Marketing, a marketing consultancy, with 58% of them having used Afterpay. Next was Klarna at 44%; Affirm …

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Blackhawk Launches One4All Gift Card And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/9/22

Prepaid card platform Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. launched its One4All gift card, a single gift card accepted at more than 100 merchants and restaurants. The card is issued by Pathward N.A., a unit of Pathward Financial. Matera, a Brazil-based instant payments and QR code payments company, opened an office in San Francisco …

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Curve Lines up $1 Billion for Flex And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/6/22

Curve OS Ltd. said it secured a deal with Credit Suisse to fund its first $1 billion in installment loans, via its Curve Flex product, in the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. London-based Curve announced Curve Flex in 2021. A survey from Bango PLC of 2,500 U.S. subscription users found that 65% said …

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Thales Launches Technology to Support Card Transactions for the Visually Impaired

Thales, a French company known in the payments industry for its digital-identity technology, on Thursday introduced a product that it says will allow visually impaired shoppers to verify the details of a card transaction while standing at the point of sale. The Voice Payment Card, which Thales announced has been …

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Moneybird Picks Adyen And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/30/22

Payments provider Adyen Inc. said Moneybird, a software-as-a-service platform, has agreed to use card-issuing and business-accounts services the payments company has recently released. Prepaid card specialist Blackhawk Network announced its rebates-redemption platform has exceeded 1 billion transactions. Rebates are processed via branded gift or prepaid cards. POSaBIT Systems Corp., a specialist in payments processing …

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