Friday , November 27, 2020

Prepaid Cards

PAI Adds Bitcoin Service to its ATMs and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/24/20

Payment Alliance International Inc. said its fleet of more than 95,000 ATMs will redeem Bitcoin for cash under an agreement with B4U Financial LLC, whose BitLoad4U technology will manage authorization, clearing, and settlement and allow redemption from any cryptocurrency mobile wallet.A Bitcoin variant called Bitcoin Latinum announced a pre-sale launch with availability on exchanges in …

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InComm Brings Cashless Payments to Sports And Entertainment Venues Via Prepaid Cards

With the Covid-19 pandemic surging across most of the United States, sports and entertainment venue operators are looking for ways to convert cash transactions to cashless payments. In response, Atlanta-based InComm Payments on Wednesday announced the Jacksonville Jaguars organization of the National Football League is allowing consumers to exchange cash …

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Global Payments Provider Rapyd Seeks to Put a Lid on Fraud Across Multiple Payment Types

As cross-border transfers become a priority with merchants and processors across multiple payment methods, the risk of fraud losses multiplies. That pressure has led Rapyd Financial Networks Ltd. to launch a feature aimed at detecting fraudulent transactions across the company’s network, which operates in more than 100 countries and supports …

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InComm Teams With MoCaFi to Offer Free Reloads to Unbanked Prepaid Card Users

Payment technology provider InComm Payments is partnering with Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), a mobile-based banking platform, to enable MoCaFi Mobility Debit Mastercard cardholders to load their cards at no charge. MoCaFi will absorb any costs related to the reload. The deal enables MoCaFi, which serves unbanked and underbanked customers, to offer …

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PDI in Touch-Free Payment Service with NCR and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/9/20

Professional Datasolutions Inc., which acquired private-label debit provider ZipLine in June, said it is working with NCR Corp. on a touch-free mobile payment service for the convenience-store industry.Payment card use among travel companies remained substantially down year-over-year, according to the Tracking Transaction Trends report from PSCU, a credit union service organization, for the …

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EVO Reverses 3Q Loss and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/5/20

EVO Payments Inc. reported third-quarter revenue of $117 million, a 4.4% decrease from $122.4 million in the same period a year ago. Its profit, however, of $5.8 million reversed a $1.8 million loss last year. In the quarter, EVO launched EVO Direct Deposit, a real-time settlement service for merchants.The Covid-19 pandemic made …

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Mastercard’s Top Brass Points to Signs of a Recovery But Warns of Recent Restrictions

As were all payments networks, Mastercard Inc. was hammered by the novel coronavirus pandemic, but its leaders Wednesday morning pointed to a tentative recovery. “Overall, we see signs of improvement, but we’re not out of the woods yet,” noted Ajay Banga, Mastercard’s outgoing chief executive, during a conference call with …

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Visa To Acquire YellowPepper USA and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/28/20

Visa Inc. has agreed to acquire YellowPepper USA Inc., whose technology supports financial institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean in launching cards and other financial services. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the next few weeks, were not announced.Celero Commerce said it will acquire TransNational Payments. Celero …

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Ria Inks Kroger Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/27/20

Ria Money Transfer, a unit of Euronet Worldwide Inc., said its services will be available in more than 2,000 Kroger stores. Ria also announced that Fiesta Mart, a grocery chain based in Texas with 59 stores, will offer its money-transfer services.A survey from daVinci Payments found that 52% of women intend to spend …

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Gmail Gaining Shopping and Purchasing Capabilities and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/23/20

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit announced it is enabling shopping and purchasing within its Gmail email service via an agreement with Skipify Inc., a payments provider that relies on artificial intelligence technology.North Lane Technologies, formerly Wirecard North America Inc., and daVinci Payments have banded together to create Syncapay Inc., a holding company for payment-technology …

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