Tuesday , September 22, 2020

Prepaid Cards

The PureWrist Go Bracelet Launches With Contactless EMV And Prepaid Funding Capability

PureWrist, a contactless-transaction technology provider, on Thursday debuted PureWrist Go, a reloadable flexible bracelet with an embedded EMV chip that allows consumers to make prepaid contactless transactions. PureWrist GO, which retails for $25, plus the amount preloaded on to device, is the flagship product on the PureWrist platform. New York …

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Online Gift Card Sales Soar As Pandemic Restrictions Send Consumers to Their Laptops

The pandemic has sparked a huge lift in online gift card sales as consumers make shopping for the plastic part of their e-commerce routine. The number of cards purchased online soared 57% in the first six months of this year compared to the first half of 2019. Some 52% of …

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Shift4 and Sionic Target Restaurants and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/1/20

Shift4 Payments Inc. will provide tokenization, gateway, and end-to-end payment processing for a digital-commerce platform from Sionic Mobile Corp., according to a joint announcement from the companies. The initial focus is on restaurants, including services for online ordering and existing mobile payment and loyalty apps.Fiserv Inc. announced that starting Tuesday consumers with Alexa-enabled cars or …

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Blackhawk To Distribute Covid-19 Relief Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/19/20

Payments provider Blackhawk Network Inc. said it is working with the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to distribute a total of $25 million in aid on 50,000 prepaid cards to health-care professionals battling Covid-19. The money was donated by Facebook Inc.Payroll-services provider PayActiv Inc. said its study of usage data from a sample …

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InComm Is Expanding in Canada With a Payments Deal With the Metro Grocery Chain

Prepaid payments specialist InComm Inc. announced a big step in the Canadian market this week with a deal to expand its services this summer to some 704 grocery stores in Ontario and Quebec using the Metro banner or affiliated brands owned by Metro Inc. InComm says it will offer Metro …

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Green Dot Starts to Realize the Fruits of Its New CEO’s Insistence on Keeping Its Bank

Green Dot Corp. may be starting to show the fruits of new chief executive Dan Henry’s insistence on holding on tightly to the company’s bank and making it a linchpin of his strategy. The Provo, Utah-based institution, which Green Dot acquired in 2010, is key to three major card and …

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Five Banks Link to TCH RTP Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/29/20

Five banks linked to The Clearing House Payments Co.’s Real Time Payments (RTP) network on a single day. The five—Dogwood State Bank, First Fidelity Bank, National Bank of Texas, Royal Bank, and Signature Bank—joined through Jack Henry & Associates Inc.’s JHA PayCenter. A Jack Henry executive said the company expects to “onboard …

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Payments Gripes Soar During the Pandemic, According to CFPB Data

Consumer complaints about payment products and services have shot up since March, when the national emergency was declared to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. Complaints about credit and prepaid card products are up 29% over the same period last year, and gripes about money-transfer, virtual-currency, and money services have soared …

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Paysafe To Buy Openbucks and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/27/20

Payment processor Paysafe said it has a deal to acquire the gateway Openbucks for an undisclosed price.The Missouri Department of Social Services said it now allows child-support payments via Apple Pay, Google Pay, and PayPal.Mogo Inc., a Canadian fintech, made publicly available MogoSpend, a so-called spending account that comes with a cobranded Visa Platinum prepaid …

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Small Businesses Continue to Rebound and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/22/20

Sales at small businesses included in the CardFlight Small Business Impact Report for July 22 experienced a 2.6% increase in sales week-over-week and are 25% above the baseline week of March 2-8. Food and drink sales were up 4.5% for the week and retail sales increased 4% week-over-week.Wells Fargo & Co. launched My …

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