Monday , January 18, 2021

Openpay Joins U.S. BNPL Market and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/16/20

  • Openpay Group Ltd., an Australian buy now, pay later processor, began operations in the U.S market. Simultaneously, the company announced former Deloitte executive Brian Shniderman has been appointed chief executive of the U.S. operation.
  • Fidel Ltd., a provider of financial application programming interfaces, said its API is enabling cash-back offers for the Google Pay mobile wallet.
  • In related news, Jackpocket, an app that lets players buy state lottery tickets, said it is accepting Apple Pay.
  • Processor Sionic Mobile said it is offering a free ordering service to small restaurants. The company said its system works with any point-of-sale technology.
  • DraftKings Inc., a sports gaming provider, will offer retail gift cards, said InComm Payments, which is providing the service. The cards will be available in stores like 7-Eleven, Speedway, Dollar General, and Sheetz in $25 and $50 denominations.
  • Payments providers FreedomPay Inc. and Sightline Payments announced they are working on a new cashless digital payments patron loyalty platform for the gaming and entertainment industries.
  • Payments technology provider Datacap Systems Inc. completed Level 3 certifications for Verifone Inc.’s Engage point-of-sale terminals across multiple processors.
  • IBM Corp. has acquired Expertus Technologies Inc., a cloud-based payments provider for financial institutions and corporations. Terms were not announced.
  • The Visa Foundation announced nearly $5 million in support for minority-led small and mid-size businesses.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it will be the exclusive issuer of the Aeroplan U.S. credit card from Air Canada, cobranded with Mastercard Inc.
  • Entrust, a provider of authentication technology for payments, announced Mirantis has certified its hardware security module for the Mirantis Kubernetes Engine transaction processor.

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