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Social media payments: An ally or adversary of banks

Social media payments: An ally or adversary of banks
March 21, 2019 By Jennifer Singh, director, channel partnerships at Entersekt In an effort to capitalize on increased levels of user trust and engagement, the last three to four years have...
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Branch rolls out nationwide pay access for hourly workers


March 21, 2019 Branch, a mobile platform that gives hourly workers advance access to their earnings, said it will roll out the service nationwide beyond its existing base of enterprise customers. The...
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Chase to offer mobile-focused checking account targeteting underbanked consumers

March 21, 2019 JP Morgan Chase has announced a low-cost mobile account, called Chase Secure Banking, that provides customers a checking account without overdraft or ATM fees, while giving customers access...
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Razer, Tencent to collaborate on mobile gaming software, services optimization

March 21, 2019 Razer, a maker of gaming smartphones and related services, has announced an agreement with gaming publisher Tencent Holdings Ltd. to collaborate in several areas of mobile gaming and...
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MoviePass to resume unlimited subscription plan

March 20, 2019 MoviePass, the digital movie subscription platform, has announced the return of its uncapped plan of $9.95 per month for a limited time. According to a press release, the...
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Worldpay enters deal to enable Amazon Pay with merchants in U.S.

March 20, 2019 Worldpay Inc. has become the first acquirer to allow its merchants that accept payments in the U.S. to use Amazon Pay on its platform, according to a company release....
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Worldpay, First Data deals reflect globalization of payments space

Payments industry analysts say the blockbuster $35 billion acquisition of Worldpay by FIS is a reflection of a wider consolidation trend in the payments industry fueled by consolidation in the e-commerce...
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Fed Reserve establishes working group on payments fraud data

March 19, 2019 The Federal Reserve has announced the members of its Fraud Definitions Work Group, an initiative to advance the Fed's strategy for improving the U.S. payment system. Over the next...
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PayPal partners with Instagram on new social shopping experience

March 19, 2019 PayPal has entered a partnership with Instagram, called Checkout on Instagram, that allows shoppers to buy, track and manage their purchases with leading retailers directly within the social media...
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NJ governor signs ban on cashless retail


March 19, 2019 New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation that requires retailers and restaurants to accept cash, effectively banning merchants in the state from joining a cashless trend emerging in...
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InstaRem raises $20M in funding to grow cross-border payments


March 19, 2019 InstaRem, a growing cross-border payments firm in the Southeast Asian market, said it has closed on $20M in a funding round led by Singapore’s Vertex Growth Fund. InstaRem...
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FIS agrees to buy Worldpay for $35B, plus assumption of debt

March 18, 2019 FIS, a Jacksonville, Florida-based financial technology firm, has announced an agreement to buy Worldpay Inc. for $35 billion in stock and cash, creating one of the world’s largest...
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ACI Worldwide enters mobile billing partership with Solutions by Text

March 18, 2019 ACI Worldwide has entered an agreement with Dallas-based Solutions by Text to give organizations the ability to bill through SMS, according to a company release. ACI will integrate...
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Mobilizing customer experience requires new levels of collaboration

Mobilizing customer experience requires new levels of collaboration
Commentary March 15, 2019 Photo by iStock.com By Jim Kander, Spectralink director of sales, Retail Americas In today's complex, omnichannel marketplace, ensuring a superior customer experience isn't easy or guaranteed. The...
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Comdata names payments vet King to oversee Fleetcor digital payments strategy

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March 15, 2019 Comdata Inc., a subsidiary of Fleetcor, has named veteran payments executive Justin King as senior vice president of product and innovation for Fleetcor's North American trucking business, according to...
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Alipay, Barclaycard deal caters to Chinese tourists' mobile payments preference

March 15, 2019 Barclaycard, the processor of nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the U.K., has entered an agreement with China's Alipay that will allow retailers to...
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Skrill to sponsor Italian soccer legend Del Piero's LA10 club


March 15, 2019 Skrill Ltd., a digital wallet provider and unit of the Paysafe Group, has announced a high profile sponsorship agreement with the LA10 soccer club, which is backed byItalian...
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Bob Moore Auto Group partners with Aliant Payments to accept cryptocurrency payments

March 14, 2019 The Bob Moore Auto Group, an auto dealership in Oklahoma, has partnered with Aliant Payments Inc. to accept cryptocurrency payments. It will now accept bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin...
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Quiktract intros mobile contract, payment app

March 14, 2019 Quiktract Inc. recently launched its mobile app on the App Store and Google Play. This app provides contracts and mobile payments for the person-to-person "gig" economy, according to...
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What's coming with point-of-purchase trends

What's coming with point-of-purchase trends
March 14, 2019 Photo by iStock.com By Katie Kochelek, marketing specialist, Frank Mayer and Associates Each year Frank Mayer and Associates queries company thought leaders on what they predict will come...
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