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The U.K.’s SumUp Busts Into the U.S. Acquiring Market With Its Deal for Fivestars

In a deal that could have important implications for payments providers like Square Inc. and Stripe Inc., the United Kingdom’s SumUp Inc. early Thursday announced it has acquired Fivestars Loyalty Inc., a San Francisco-based payment facilitator for some 12,000 small businesses. The acquisition, SumUp’s first in the U.S. market, calls …

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Mastercard Joins An Increasingly Crowded BNPL Field With the Debut Of Mastercard Installments

Mastercard Inc. joined the BNPL fray Tuesday with the introduction of Mastercard Installments. Consumers can access BNPL offers, either pre-approved through their lender’s mobile banking app or through instant approval at checkout, that can be used online or in-store wherever Mastercard is accepted. Consumers can choose from a variety of …

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PayPal Launches Its ‘Super App’ With a Raft of Shopping, Payments, And Banking Features

PayPal Holdings Inc. on Tuesday launched a new version of its mobile app with a panoply of new shopping and financial features aimed at broadening the product’s appeal with consumers who are increasingly turning to online commerce. The big refresh, the first PayPal has executed on its digital wallet for …

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Pulse Debit Study: Online And Contactless Usage Surges While Wallets Assert Themselves

The story of debit cards in the pandemic year of 2020 turns out to have several chapters—including higher average tickets, a sharp swing to card-not-present usage, a dramatic surge in contactless adoption, and higher mobile-wallet usage. Meanwhile, account-to-account transfers turned out to be the fastest-growing form of debit, though usage …

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The DoJ Supports the Fed’s Debit-Routing Proposal, But Would Like to See it Toughened

The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday lent its weight to a proposed rule from the Federal Reserve Board that would reinforce merchants’ choice of networks for e-commerce transactions arising from debit cards. At the same time, it suggested the rule could be made more stringent. Justice’s support for the …

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Merchants Redouble Their Efforts to Push the Fed on Debit’s Routing And Pricing Rules

With a Federal Reserve deadline hitting Wednesday for comments on decade-old debit card regulations, large merchants are firing some last-minute salvos in hopes of influencing the Fed to make major revisions to rules governing transaction routing and pricing. “[M]ajor banks and networks continue to interfere with competition for debit business,” …

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