Tuesday , October 4, 2022

Prepaid Cards

The Fed Makes It Final: All Issuers Must Offer a Choice of Unrelated Networks for All Debit

The Federal Reserve said late Monday it has completed work on a clarification that reinforces a more than decade-old requirement that issuers enable a choice of at least two completing networks for online debit card transactions. The release follows months of research and investigation by the Fed and will go …

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Boston Consulting Group: Payments Revenues Will Stay Resilient Despite Headwinds

Despite economic headwinds from supply-chain bottlenecks and geopolitical instability, the payments industry continues to show resilient revenue growth, says a new report from the Boston Consulting Group. Global payments revenues are projected to grow about 9.5% in 2022, according to the report. Beyond this year, revenues are projected to grow …

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Blackhawk Teams With Fashion Merchant H&M for B2B Gift Cards

Fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz LP has partnered with the payments platform Blackhawk Network to offer business-to-business gift cards. H&M is expected to use the cards as employee and consumer incentives. “As our gift card program has continued to evolve, it has become a significant driver of sales for …

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Dwolla And MX Aim at a Broader Approach to Open Banking

The open-banking platform MX Technologies Inc. has become the latest partner in Dwolla Inc.’s Secure Exchange solution. Through the partnership, which builds on the two companies’ existing relationship, digital-payments fintech Dwolla will be able to offer clients and reseller partners it has in common with MX access to account-verification services …

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CFPB Readies BNPL Rules Effort And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/15/22

Rohit Chopra, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said the agency will begin to identity potential “interpretive guidance or rules to issue with the goal of ensuring that Buy Now, Pay Later firms adhere to many of the baseline protections that Congress has already established for credit cards.” This …

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A Lack of Payment Choices Figures in the Reasons Why Online Shoppers Walk Away

An absence of such payment features as one-click checkout and alternative payment methods at shopping sites is contributing to an overall cart-abandonment rate for online merchants that came to 75.7% of carts initiated in the year through March, according to a study released late Tuesday. The report, from Coresight Research …

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Retailers Are Getting Better at Managing Gift Card Programs, a Report Finds

Grocers and home-improvement retailers may have something to take pride in. These two merchant categories are among the most improved in terms of managing their gift card programs. That’s the insight from the fifth 2022 Merchant Gift Card Omnicommerce Evaluation–U.S. Edition released by Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. The rankings of …

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The SNAP Network Goes Down Nationally, Leaving Millions Of Recipients Out of Pocket

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides low-income families with benefits to supplement their food budget, suffered a nationwide outage on Sunday, according to news reports. The cause of the outage, which reportedly affected millions of recipients, is unknown. On Sunday several state agencies that help the U.S. Department …

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RentSpree’s New Funding And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/29/22

A startup rent-payment processor called RentSpree closed on $17.3 million in Series B funding led by Green Visor Capital. The company projects it will process more than $160 million in rent payments over the next 12 months.Truist Financial Corp. launched Truist Invest and Truist Invest Pro, an automated investment advisory service and a …

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MoviePass Picks Usio’s Prepaid Service And Other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/25/22

MoviePass, a movie-theater subscription service, selected Usio Inc. as its exclusive prepaid card issuing platform. Usio will be the program manager and processor for the upcoming MoviePass debit card it plans to issue to all subscribers.PayPal Holdings Inc., in conjunction with National Philanthropic Trust and Vanguard Charitable, launched Grant Payments, a product …

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