Monday , March 1, 2021

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Clearent in Merger Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/25/21

Payments provider Clearent LLC and Transaction Services Group, a New Zealand-based software and integrated payments provider, will merge and form Xplor Technologies, TSG announced. Terms were not disclosed. Both companies are part of investor Advent International’s portfolio. The combined company will serve more than 82,000 businesses that processed more than $27 billion …

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Vanco Acquires SmartcareOS and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/21

Vanco Payment Solutions Inc., a payments provider specializing in the educational and faith-based sectors, said it acquired SmartcareOS LLC, a software provider for child-care centers. Terms were not announced.Entrust Corp., a provider of technology for identity, payments, and data protection, announced it acquired HyTrust Inc., a vendor of data-encryption, key …

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Small Business Transaction Update and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/12/20

Card-present and card-not-present transactions for small businesses in the CardFlight Small Business Report for Nov. 11 held steady from the week prior. Card-present transactions stood at 14.6% of sales, compared to 12.9% the week before. Card-not-present transactions were at 38.4%, compared with 37.2% a week earlier.MerchantE, a provider of technology to merchants …

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USA Technologies Adds 15,000 New Connections and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/6/20

USA Technologies Inc., which provides technology to the vending industry for payments acceptance, reported 15,000 net new connections in its fiscal 2021 first quarter, bringing the total to 1,335,000. Revenue rose 13% from the previous quarter to $36.9 million, but was down 15% from the year-ago quarter. The company shaved …

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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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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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