Wednesday , July 8, 2020

Prepaid Cards

Wirecard’s U.S. Unit Bids for a New Owner As Rivals Sense an Opportunity to Win New Business

The fallout from the Wirecard AG financial scandal has hit the U.S. market as the processor’s North American unit announced late Monday it is seeking a buyer. Wirecard North America Inc., based in Conshohocken, Pa., said it has engaged an unnamed investment bank to assist in the transaction. In the …

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Wix Payments Unveiled and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/30/20

Website-creation platform Wix.com Ltd. launched its e-commerce service that offers Wix Payments, a payment-processing service.The Regal movie-theater chain, a unit of Cineworld Group, said it will reopen its 541 U.S. theaters July 31 and will implement contactless payments along with other measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.Marqeta Inc. said it will support issuance …

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Square’s PPP Lending and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/16/20

Merchant processor Square Inc. said that as of June 10 its Square Capital service had facilitated more than $820 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans to 76,000 small businesses since April 29. PPP loans are part of the federal government’s stimulus program to combat the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.In …

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BitPay Launches a Prepaid Mastercard to Bring Spending Utility to Bitcoin And Other Cryptos

Bitcoin may be the most popular cryptocurrency, but acceptance of any digital currency is limited to just a few thousand merchants. Crypto processor BitPay Inc. on Thursday introduced a solution with a service that lets users spend their holdings via a prepaid Mastercard that features an EMV chip and contactless capability. …

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Skrill’s Next U.S. Step Beyond Money Transfer

Paysafe Group has big ambitions for its Skrill financial products in the United States. Monday’s U.S. launch of the Skrill Money Transfer service is but the first step of a broader U.S. expansion for Skrill, says Lorenzo Pellegrino, a Paysafe executive. The free money-transfer service followed January’s debut of the …

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How PayPal’s Case Against the CFPB Could Spawn ‘Uncomfortable’ Results for Payments Players

It was easy to lose track of it in the midst of all the impacts of the novel coronavirus, but a crucial federal lawsuit filed six months ago still hangs over the payments industry, carrying far-reaching implications for nearly all players. It’s PayPal Holdings Inc.’s  action against the Consumer Financial Protection …

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ACH Sender Receives Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/1/20

Nacha, the automated clearing house rule maker, awarded its Nacha Certified status to Secure Payment Systems. Nacha Certified is a voluntary program for third-party senders.ACI Worldwide Inc. said Conductor, a Brazil-based processor, is entering the Latin American acquiring business using ACI’s UP Retail Payments and UP Payments Risk Management software products.Tokyo-based …

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Green Dot Links With Welcome Technologies to Bring Banking Services to Hispanic Immigrants

Green Dot Corp.’s new chief executive, Dan Henry, made no bones earlier this month about the strategic importance of the company’s bank, and now a new banking-as-a-service program from the Pasadena, Calif.-based company shows how that asset can be deployed to win the loyalty of one of America’s largest immigrant …

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Walmart And Green Dot Beef up the MoneyCard With a New Savings Rate And Other Features

Looking to make their reloadable prepaid card more attractive as retailers and consumers alike deal with the uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic, Walmart Inc. and Green Dot Corp. on Tuesday said they are now offering a 2% rate on the Walmart MoneyCard’s associated savings account.  The rate is applicable …

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Lending USA Launches Instant ID-Verification Tool and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/22/20

Point-of-sale lender LendingUSA LLC launched an instant ID-verification capability, which involves applicants using a smart phone to take and transmit photos of government-issued ID cards and selfie photos. The company says its merchant base exceeds 8,000 nationally.A startup called Skyflow said it has raised $7.5 million in a seed funding round aimed at developing …

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