Monday , November 29, 2021

Prepaid Cards

Paycast, Marqeta, And Mastercard Launch a Virtual Card for Marketplace Sellers

Paycast Inc., a payments provider for online merchants, e-commerce platforms, and marketplaces, is partnering with Marqeta Inc. and Mastercard Inc. to launch a digital card product for marketplace sellers. The card will enable marketplace sellers to have immediate access to funds from the proceeds of a sale once the transaction …

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45% of Holiday Spending Slotted for Gift Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/23/21

Consumer concerns about slow deliveries and worldwide inventory issues means some 45% of holiday-season spending this year will go to gift cards, according to survey results from consumers in 10 countries gathered by Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. That represents a 27% increase in gift card spending from last year’s holidays, Blackhawk says. …

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Crypto Platform Bakkt Reports 38% Revenue Jump and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/12/21

Cryptocurrency platform Bakkt Holdings Inc. reported $9.1 million in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30, up 38% year-over-year. The company’s net loss expanded 61% to $28.8 million. Bakkt has recently formed partnerships with Mastercard Inc. to allow banks to issue crypto-linked credit and debit cards and with Fiserv Inc. for a future integration …

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Tipalti Launches a Prepaid Debit Card to Help Facilitate Payroll for the Unbanked

Payables-automation company Tipalti Inc. is partnering with Intercash, a provider of prepaid card solutions, to offer Mastercard-branded prepaid cards in 192 countries, including Latin America and Southeast Asia. Tipalti views the cards, which are available to the general public, as a way for businesses to pay unbanked and underbanked workers …

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Tidal Commerce To Acquire Merchant Bancard Processing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/5/21

Payments company Tidal Commerce said it will acquire Merchant Bancard Processing, a merchant-services company. Terms were not disclosed.Gift card and loyalty provider Factor4 LLC announced an integration with Valor Paytech, a gateway and point-of-sale terminal provider.BNPL provider Zip Co. Ltd. found in its “Holidays Unzipped: 20201 Holiday Spending Report” that nearly 51% of U.S. consumers intend …

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Fiserv’s Merchant Volume Jumps 20% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/27/21

Global merchant dollar volume grew 20% in the third quarter year-over-year for processor Fiserv Inc., while global e-commerce volume increased 21%, the company reported. Overall global transactions expanded 16%. The company did not report actual figures. Revenue for the quarter was $3.96 billion, up 10%. Year-to-date revenue was $11.37 billion, an …

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Fiserv’s New Platform-as-a-Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/26/21

Independent software vendors can integrate technology directly into Fiserv Inc.’s Clover point-of-sale terminals under Fiserv’s new platform-as-a-service program, the company announced.Processor Usio Inc. signed an agreement with independent software vendor BoosterHub LLC that will integrate Usio’s payment services into BoosterHub’s cloud-based software for thousands of school booster clubs.Payment gateway Cardknox Inc. said its processing capabilities can …

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Klarna Acquires Inspirock and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/22/21

International payments provider Klarna Bank AB acquired Inspirock, an online trip planner used by 25 million customers annually. Terms were not disclosed.In related news, Klarna said it is working with software-as-a-service platform provider Wix.com Inc. to enable Wix’s e-commerce merchants in 17 countries to accept payments through Klarna.Processor Lightspeed Commerce Inc. expanded its Lightspeed Capital program …

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Visa’s Latest Debit Card Perk Is Eligibility for ReadyLink, its Prepaid Reload Network

In a move aimed in part at accommodating digital-only financial institutions, Visa Inc. on Saturday opened its ReadyLink prepaid top-up network for the first time to debit cards. “The expansion makes Visa ReadyLink available to all consumer and business debit cards. The service is optional and issuers need to opt-in,” …

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Nuvei Merchants and Visa Direct and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/11/21

Payments provider Nuvei Corp. said it will offer its U.S. merchant clients access to Visa Direct, Visa Inc.’s real-time push-payment network, for near real-time payouts.Ecrid Inc., a startup credit bureau that includes a bill-payment capability, announced it has filed for an initial public offering expected to raise $20 million.Payments provider Usio Inc. said the …

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