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Volumes Soar for Visa As the Payments Network Looks to Its Next Move in Open Banking

The big network executives aren’t quite ready to come right out and say it, but they’re certainly coming close to declaring their systems are just about at pre-pandemic performance levels. The latest example came Tuesday afternoon, when Visa Inc.’s results for the quarter ended June 30 prompted chairman and chief …

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Appetize Payments Served up and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/18/21

Appetize Technologies Inc., a provider of point-of-sale technology for the hospitality and entertainment industries, launched Appetize Payments, which combines payment processing with the company’s cloud-based software.Ally Lending, the personal-lending unit of Ally Bank, a subsidiary of Ally Financial Inc., said buy now, pay later provider Sezzle Inc. will offer Ally’s longer-term …

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Repay To Acquire BillingTree and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/11/21

Repay Holdings Corp. said it is acquiring BillingTree, which provides payment services to the healthcare, credit union, accounts receivable management, and energy industries, for $503 million. BillingTree was founded in 2003. Repay also released its first quarter results with $47.5 million in revenue, a 20.3% increase from $39.5 million in the 2020 first …

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With the EMV-At-The-Pump Deadline Looming, a Retrofit Kit Promises to Ease Installation

With the deadline for EMV-at-the-pump compliance up to four days away—and with a shortage of installation technicians slowing compliance—Sound Payments Petro Solutions, a provider of technology solutions for the petroleum industry, announced Monday it is partnering with fuel-dispenser parts specialist Freedom Electronics to provide preconfigured EMV retrofit kits to simplify …

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AmEx’s Top Exec Looks to Vaccines To Help Spur a Comeback for T&E Spending

In a wide-ranging session, American Express Co.’s top brass Tuesday expressed optimism that increasing availability of coronavirus vaccines will soon induce consumers to travel and that the new Biden Administration’s policies are unlikely to have much impact on the New York City-based company’s core business. On an early morning conference …

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COMMENTARY: What To Think About When You Implement Contactless Payments

At UL, we have seen both customers and merchants are experiencing an increased need for contactless payment options in brick-and-mortar stores. The current pandemic is a large factor in this, of course, but so also is the convenience and speed that contactless payments bring when compared to the traditional contact …

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P97 Networks Partners With Cybersource to Expand Mobile Payments at the Pump Globally

Houston-based P97 Networks Inc., a provider of cloud-based mobile-commerce technology, including pay-at-pump, has partnered with Cybersource, Visa Inc.’s fraud-management platform, to expand its PetroZone platform offering to fuel retailers both in North America and overseas. P97 has installations in 140 countries. PetroZone is an EMV-compliant application that enables mobile payment …

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With an Assist From Visa, MagicCube Looks for Rapid Expansion in the U.S. And Abroad

The Covid-19 pandemic is driving consumers and merchants to opt for contactless options, and now software that can enable an ordinary smart phone to accept cards via near-field communication is moving faster toward the point of sale. Visa Inc. on Wednesday granted a so-called security compliance allowance to MagicCube Inc.’s …

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By 2030, Cards May Linger, But Digital And Contactless Payments Will Dominate: Report

The future of digital payments is being created now with the adoption of contactless payments, new digital transactions such as buy online, pick up in store, and reduced friction within the payments ecosystem. That’s the assessment in the “Future-Proof Payments: From the EMV Chip to a Fully Digital Future” report …

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As a Deadline Nears, TNS Offers Deferred Payments for Installing EMV at the Pump

With gas stations and convenience stores feeling the economic pinch from the slowdown in sales caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and uncertainty over the economy, Transaction Network Services Inc. announced a new pricing structure to help cut station owners’ telecom-network installation costs for EMV at the pump. Transaction Networks Services (TNS) …

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