Monday , January 18, 2021

Hale & Hearty Picks Appetize and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/17/20

  • The Hale & Hearty Soups fast-casual chain of 20 locations in Boston and the New York City area has chosen Appetize Technologies Inc. to upgrade its point-of-sale operations. The deployment is expected to conclude next month.
  • With consumers worldwide reluctant to travel by air because of fears of catching Covid-19, some 78% of U.S. passengers say contactless payments would increase their confidence in air travel, while 73% say the ability to access inflight entertainment on their mobile devices rather than on a seatback screen would have the same effect, according to a global survey by Inmarsat Aviation that included responses from 1,000 U.S. passengers.
  • HomeAdvisor, an online service to help find home improvement contractors, is offering Affirm Inc. transactional credit, Affirm announced.
  • PayBright Inc., a Canada-based buy now, pay later provider, announced shoe retailer Journeys has adopted its service. The chain includes more than 840 stores in Canada, the United States, and Puerto Rico. Affirm is buying PayBright.
  • Payments provider FreedomPay said it has selected Kount Inc. to add its authentication technology to FreedomPay’s commerce platform.
  • The Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. released a glossary of terms and definitions associated with distributed ledger technology.
  • Bestpass, a toll-payment provider for trucks and other commercial operators, said it has surpassed the 10,000 mark for clients and has more than 630,000 active transponders on the road performing 280,000 daily transactions.
  • In related news, trucking-technology provider CloudTrucks introduced CT Cash, a Visa prepaid card for truck drivers on the CloudTrucks network to use for such expenses as fuel and maintenance.
  • Nuvei Corp. said it updated its payment authorization platform to be compliant with Strong Customer Authentication requirements in Europe due to start Dec. 31.
  • Nuvei also named Neil Erlick chief corporate development officer. Erlick previously worked at Paysafe Group most recently as executive vice president of business development.
  • Private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners, which focuses on financial services, named Edward Creasy and Valeria Soranno Keating to its advisory council. Both are executives with two of the firm’s portfolio companies.

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