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Visa Moves ‘Beyond the Card’ With an Expansion of Visa Direct to Bank Accounts

As payments providers ramp up fast-payment capabilities that don’t depend on existing card-payment rails, pressure has mounted on the dominant U.S. card networks to enable quick transfers from senders to accounts held by receivers worldwide. Visa Inc. on Tuesday, for example, announced Visa Direct Payouts, which allows users to send …

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A DoJ Investigation of Visa Is the Latest Chapter in a Long History of Probes Into Network Policies

The news that the U.S. Department of Justice is probing debit card routing practices at Visa Inc. follows on a long history of such investigations and could portend a more serious attitude by regulators to address longstanding merchant complaints about network routing and pricing. “This is one more heavy step …

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Interchange Adjustments Will Add a Net $889 Million to Merchants’ Costs, an Analysis Says

With the two big payment networks set to raise by hundreds of millions of dollars the cost U.S. merchants pay for card acceptance, e-commerce merchants could see fee boosts while some segments—like travel-and-entertainment and low-ticket-value, quick-service merchants—could see some reductions.  In total, rate tweaks scheduled by Visa Inc. and Mastercard …

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Why NMI Has Scooped up Long-Time Gateway Provider USAePay

Payment platform provider NMI’s acquisition of gateway provider USAePay for an undisclosed sum is based on the rationale that it better positions NMI to meet merchants’ need for connected, multichannel payment technology, which has become especially valuable in the face of the pandemic. It also bolsters NMI’s economies of scale. …

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With a Federal Lawsuit, Intuit Challenges the Card Networks’ Interchange Regime

Lawsuits brought by merchants against Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. have become almost routine for the two network giants, but now they face an unusual action—a suit from Intuit Inc., which is not only a card-accepting merchant but also an independent sales organization and payment facilitator. Filed Feb. 19 in …

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Fully 30% of Retailers Plan POS Software Replacement in Next 12 Months, Report Finds

As digital commerce sees greater consumer adoption, the impact is being felt at the point of sale. Retailers’ top priority for 2021 is to grow or enhance their digital-commerce efforts, with 85% citing this ambition in the 2021 POS & Customer Engagement Survey Report released this week by Retail Consulting …

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With Google Cloud’s Technology, Global Payments Looks for a ‘Substantially’ Expanded Merchant Base

Global Payments Inc. will move its acquiring technology to Google Cloud and serve as a worldwide merchant acquirer for Google under a sweeping agreement announced Monday morning. The pact will also allow Global’s merchant clients to access a long list of Google Cloud services, ranging from payments to data and …

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As Visa Stages a Comeback From Covid, It Scopes Out Its Chances in Open Banking

Visa Inc. along with many other payments companies was thrown for a loop by the coronavirus pandemic, but now it’s clawing it’s way back on the strength of debit cards, e-commerce, and a real-time payments service called Visa Direct. “In the United States, we are actually back to our prepandemic …

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How Mastercard’s Optimism Rides on Stimulus, Vaccines, And Debit Spending

Mastercard Inc. saw overall payment volumes inch up in the final quarter of 2020, buoyed by rising debit card volumes and such factors as federal stimulus payments in the U.S. market, the card network’s top executives reported Thursday. Looking ahead, the arrival of vaccines to combat the coronavirus pandemic will …

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AmEx’s Top Exec Looks to Vaccines To Help Spur a Comeback for T&E Spending

In a wide-ranging session, American Express Co.’s top brass Tuesday expressed optimism that increasing availability of coronavirus vaccines will soon induce consumers to travel and that the new Biden Administration’s policies are unlikely to have much impact on the New York City-based company’s core business. On an early morning conference …

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