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Visa and Kroger Settle Debit-Routing Lawsuit, but Partial Credit Card Boycott Continues

The Kroger Co. and Visa Inc. have settled a 2016 federal lawsuit in which Kroger alleged Visa interfered with its transaction-routing plans for EMV debit cards, Digital Transactions News has learned. In a separate dispute, however, the leading stand-alone supermarket chain is still boycotting Visa credit cards in some of …

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Eye on Acquiring: An End to the BAMS Joint Venture; Global Payments Updates TSYS Merger

The end of Bank of America Merchant Services, a merchant-acquiring joint venture between Bank of America Corp. and First Data Corp., is at hand.  Charlotte, N.C.-based BofA said Monday it will pursue an independent merchant-acquiring strategy beginning in June 2020, though First Data, which that same day became part of …

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POS Payments Provider Revel Systems Debuts a Reseller Program

Cloud-based point-of-sale system provider Revel Systems Inc. launched the Revel Solution Partner program in an effort to get more merchants using its POS systems. Announced Thursday, the program sees qualified resellers managing the complete sales process for Revel Essentials, the San Francisco-based company’s POS system for small and mid-size businesses. …

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Fiserv-First Data Deal Will Close Monday and other Digital Transactions News briefs form 7/25/19

First Data Corp. and Fiserv Inc. expect to close Monday on Fiserv’s $22-billion acquisition of First Data. The deal, announced in January, has received final required regulatory approvals and non-objections, First Data said. First Data announced $2.49 billion in revenue for the second quarter, up 2% year-over-year.A group of Congressional Democrats, including presidential …

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P2P Sizzles for PayPal, Though a Snarled Integration Delays Its Entry Into Bill Pay

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s payments juggernaut shows no signs of weakening, but the company has found its latest product integrations bedeviled by slowdowns, forcing it to postpone some expected revenue. One such integration with bill-payment specialist Paymentus Corp. is a crucial one because it will allow PayPal to enter an enormous, …

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UPDATED: Square Eyes Product Photos As Its Latest Service To Attract And Keep Merchants

Square Inc. is getting into the photography business as yet another way to add auxiliary services beyond payments designed to attract and retain merchants. The new service, dubbed Square Photo Studio, enables merchants, or sellers in Square’s lingo, to ship products to a Square studio in Brooklyn, N.Y., where they …

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AmEx Posts a 6% Jump in Global Discount Revenue As Overall Revenue Rises 8%

American Express Co. on Friday reported worldwide discount revenue of $6.58 billion for the quarter ended June 30, up 6% year-over-year. Discount revenue accounted for fully 61% of total revenue net of interest expense, which came to $10.84 billion, up 8%, the New York City-based card network reported. AmEx’s worldwide …

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PayPal Launches Instant Transfer in Canada Using Visa Direct

PayPal Holdings Inc. added Instant Transfer capability for individuals and small businesses in Canada. The move relies on Visa Direct, a real-time push-payments service. Announced Tuesday, the service can move money from a PayPal account to a bank account via a Visa debit card. All transfers are subject to a …

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Point-of-Sale Credit Resonates Best With Regular Debit Card Holders, Research Finds

Installment lending at the point of sale has drawn both startups and established companies, including banks, in recent years, but who among consumers finds that offer most attractive? The answer, according to New York City-based Auriemma Research, is consumers who pay with debit cards exclusively or say they prefer to. …

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Visa To Acquire Rambus’s Token and Electronic-Ticketing Businesses for $75 Million

In a move to expand its tokenization services, Visa Inc. announced Tuesday that it has a deal to buy the token and smart-ticketing businesses of Rambus Inc., a Silicon Valley chip and software provider. The purchase price is $75 million in cash, according to a regulatory filing from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based …

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