Monday , June 14, 2021

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LG Pay To Shut Down and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/3/21

Not quite two years old, LG Pay, the mobile payment service from LG Electronics USA, is shutting down, according to a report on Droid-Life.com. It captured a screenshot of an alert declaring the service will be phased out and discontinued “over the remainder of 2021.” In April, LG announced it was exiting …

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SpotOn Sponsors Guy Fieri Special and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/27/21

SpotOn Transact Inc. said it will offer its point-of-sale services free for one year to aspiring restaurateurs under a program with the TV show “Guy’s Restaurant Reboot.”In related news, SpotOn said it has raised $125 million in Series D funding in a round led by Andreessen Horowitz. The round values the company at …

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How Insurers Have Proven To Be a Big Growth Market for Digital Payouts

The advent of real-time payments, account-to-account transfers, and card-based disbursements is making it easier for consumers to receive claims funds much quick than waiting for a paper check. State Farm Insurance Cos. is one of the latest providers with its release earlier this month of Digital Pay, a service provided …

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QR Codes And Digital Wallets Are Gaining Popularity Fast Among Consumers

Quick Response codes are one of the many payment options to flourish as consumers embrace digital and contactless payments in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a report from Blackhawk Network Inc.  Of the 13,000 respondents surveyed across nine countries representing nearly half of the world’s card-payment volume, 18% …

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Eye on Acquirers: Paysafe Launches a Virtual Visa for Skrill, And Nuvei Advances in Sports Betting

Paysafe Group Holdings Ltd. said Thursday it is launching in the U.S. market a digital version of its Visa-branded Skrill prepaid card. A Web version is available now, while an app that works with Paysafe’s Skrill wallet coming later this year. As with physical version of the card, the virtual …

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Afterpay Adds Another Retailer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/17/21

The Container Store Group Inc. next month will start offering installment payments from buy now, pay later specialist Afterpay Ltd.With the accelerating conversion of cash to electronic payments, the total value of transactions processed by point-of-sale terminals will grow to more than $17.3 trillion globally in 2026, up from $14.8 trillion this year, …

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Nuvei To Acquire SimplexCC for $250 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/21

Payments provider Nuvei Corp. announced an agreement to acquire SimplexCC Ltd., whose technology enables market participants to buy or sell cryptocurrencies. The $250-million deal is expected to close in the second half of the year and comes on the heels of Nuvei’s agreement to acquire sports-betting technology specialist Mazooma Technical Services Inc. for $56 …

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SMBs Value Digital Payments More Than a Year Ago and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/29/21

A survey from the Electronic Transactions Association and The Strawhecker Group found that 43% of small and mid-size businesses view digital payments as more important to their operations now than before the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey of 528 SMBs also found that 34% said they are experiencing an increase in contactless payments.InComm …

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Southwest Offers Uplift BNPL Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/23/21

Uplift Inc., a buy now, pay later provider specializing in travel, said consumers can now buy tickets on Southwest Airlines Co. flights and pay in installments.Some 79% of gift card buyers expect to increase spending on gifts when pandemic restrictions are relaxed or lifted, according to a survey of 1,056 …

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Pulse Volume up 23% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/22/21

Discover Financial Services reported $1.6 billion in net income in the 2021 first quarter, a reversal of a $61 million loss in the same quarter in 2020. Discover said its payment services volume was $75.9 billion, a 19% increase year-over-year. Dollar volume on its Pulse debit network increased 23% year-over-year, driven …

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