Monday , November 23, 2020

Starbucks Expands Reward-Eligible Payment Methods and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/21/20

  • Coffee king Starbucks Corp. announced new options beginning this fall for earning loyalty points, or stars, in the Starbucks Rewards program without paying with a registered Starbucks physical card or card loaded into the Starbucks mobile app. The options to be available at company-owned stores in the United States and Canada will include cash and will earn the program member one star per dollar spent compared with two stars per dollar spent when using a registered card.
  • Health-care payments specialist Patientco Holdings Inc. announced an agreement to provide billing and payment services for patients of BJC HealthCare, a large nonprofit health-care organization.
  • About two-thirds of U.S. consumers prefer to pay one-time bills via Web sites or mobile apps, according to a survey whose results were announced Tuesday in the ACI Speedpay Pulse report by ACI Worldwide. The survey canvassed more than 3,000 consumers in March and April, as the Covid-19 pandemic was spreading throughout the country.
  • ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf Inc. issued an alert about so-called jackpotting attacks against its ProCash 2050ex ATMs in several European countries that caused the machines to dispense cash on demand.
  • Payment services provider CardX announced Lightbox, an option that enables merchants to surcharge online payments.
  • Travel and navigation app GasBuddy said its Pay with GasBuddy payments program has surpassed $500 million in fuel transactions since it was introduced in August 2017.
  • Focus POS said it now offers an integrated online-ordering service with its point-of-sale product.
  • Payments-industry veteran O.B. Rawls has become strategic advisor at payments-technology provider Boom Commerce. Rawls retired in June after serving as chief executive for the global payments processing unit at Paysafe Group.

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