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In Pursuit of an Ambitious Omnichannel Strategy, PayPal Goes All-in With Apple

During its third-quarter earnings call late Thursday, PayPal Holdings Inc. announced a multi-pronged omnichannel strategy with Apple Inc. to enhance the company’s offerings for PayPal and Venmo merchants, as well as consumers. Topping the list was PayPal’s announcement that it plans to support Apple Tap to Pay on iPhones. The initiative …

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Visa’s Top Executives See Little Impact from the Fed’s Ruling on Debit Transaction Choice

It was only a matter of time before the two big international card networks responded to a recent Federal Reserve requirement that issuers make at least two unrelated networks available to merchants for debit card transactions. Late Tuesday, Visa Inc.’s chief financial officer, Vasant Prabhu, said the impact of the …

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The CFPB’s Buy Now, Pay Later Report Offers a Regulatory Outline, But No Sweeping Overhaul

Long anticipated, a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers suggestions on how regulation might aid the buy now, pay later industry, but doesn’t recommend a wholesale review of its practices. Among the risks outlined in the “Buy Now, Pay Later: Market trends and consumer impacts” report, released Thursday, are …

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The Fed Sets a May to July 2023 Window for Its Launch of the FedNow Real-Time Service

The Federal Reserve Board on Monday afternoon narrowed the window for the launch of FedNow, its real-time payment service, to the weeks between May and July of 2023. The announcement, which came in a short address by Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard, is the latest in a series of updates …

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Average ATM Withdrawals Are Bigger, But Transactions Still Lag Pre-Pandemic Levels

ATM traffic worldwide is on the rebound after two years of pandemic, but it will take years for cash withdrawal transactions to return to 2019 levels, according to “Global ATM Markets and Forecasts to 2027,” a report released this week by RBR, a London-based research firm. ATM activity declined in …

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Dueling Trade Groups Seek to Sway the Payments Industry Over Durbin’s Credit Card Bill

With the introduction in Congress on Thursday of a bill that attacks rising credit card acceptance costs, lobbyists for both sides of the issue lost no time firing broadsides, pro and con, over the matter. The legislation, co-sponsored by Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan., seeks to ratchet down …

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