Tuesday , September 22, 2020

Vending

Affirms Cements $500 Million Funding Round and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/18/20

Point-of-sale credit provider Affirm Inc. said it raised $500 million in a series G funding round. Lead investors were GIC and Durable Capital Partners LP. Affirm also introduced an interest-free biweekly payment product for transactions of as little as $50. It also announced that NutriBullet, a small-appliance maker, offers Affirm as a payment …

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Amid a Reset, USA Technologies Added More Than 3,600 Customers for the Year

Unattended-payments specialist USA Technologies Inc. said it added more than 3,600 new customers in its fiscal year ending June 30, bringing its customer count to approximately 23,000. It ended its 2019 fiscal year with 19,400 customers. The addition comes as Malvern, Pa.-based USAT finds itself with new management, a reorganized …

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Movie Chain Promotes Contactless Payments as It Reopens and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/14/20

Movie theater chain Cinemark Holdings Inc. announced it is encouraging consumers to use contactless payments when it reopens its locations beginning Friday.Curb, a mobile platform for taxi-ride hailing and payments, said the city of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection is the first client for a new service aimed at …

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USA Technologies Is ‘Re-energized And Digging in,’ New CEO Says

The new regime at unattended-payments provider USA Technologies Inc. is now in place after a proxy fight that deposed the old management team and board of directors, and it’s looking for growth from underexploited opportunities and cost-cutting. “With the uncertainties of the proxy contest now behind us combined with a …

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Discover Postpones Fuel-Pump EMV Shift and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/14/20

In line with previous decisions from Visa Inc. and American Express Co., Discover Network said it is postponing its deadline for EMV capability at gas pumps to April 16, 2021. The original deadline was Oct. 16.Micro Merchant Systems, a provider of pharmacy technology, launched a service that allows patients to make contactless copays by …

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Sour Ratings for Some Payments Companies and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/30/20

Citing the risk to their businesses from the coronavirus pandemic, securities rating agency Fitch Ratings revised its outlook to negative for seven publicly traded consumer-finance companies, including American Express Co., Discover Financial Services, and Synchrony Financial.Main Event Entertainment Inc. issued a notification indicating malware collected data from cards used on point-of-sale devices for food-and-beverage and entertainment …

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USA Technologies Folds in Proxy Fight; Bergeron Named New Chairman

The proxy fight between vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc.’s board of directors and top management on one side and the company’s largest shareholder, Hudson Executive Capital, on the other ended Monday with Hudson Executive the victor. Malvern, Pa.-based USAT announced an agreement with the New York City-based investment …

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USA Technologies’ Proxy Puts Three of Its Challenger’s Director Nominees on Its Own Slate

Annual stockholder meetings usually are staid affairs involving such exciting matters as appointing a company’s auditing firm, but the upcoming meeting for vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. could be a real barn burner. The months-long battle between Malvern, Pa.-based USAT’s management and board on the one side and …

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USAT Names CEO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 3/2/20

Donald W. Layden Jr. has been appointed chief executive of USA Technologies Inc., a specialist in unattended payments. Layden, who has been serving as interim CEO since October, will continue to serve on the company’s board but will step down as executive chairman. Among other moves at the board and executive …

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USA Technologies Eyes Growth in Software-Based Services And Expansion Into Japan

While playing defense in a proxy war with the company’s largest shareholder, vending-machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc.’s top executives are looking for growth through software-based services, and expansion into adjacent markets and other countries, particularly Japan.  “Our go-to-market strategy is to advance our sales efforts as an integrated software …

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