Industry News

The latest information about the companies, products and services that are shaping the payments industry, selected by our team of specialists.

Oct 14, 2021

Synchrony and Fiserv Expand Strategic Partnership with Payment Options for Merchants and Their Customers Via Clover

Small businesses will be able to access Synchrony products and services and accept private label credit card payments via the Clover point-of-sale and business management platform from Fiserv, accelerating growth for small businesses and offering more flexibility and choice in how consumers make purchases. > See Article

Oct 14, 2021

Veem Partners with Visa to Enhance Domestic and Cross-Border Money Movement

Over 400,000 of Veem´s customers will have access to a new SMB Visa card program and digital money movement capabilities through Visa Direct, Visa´s real-time push payments platform. > See Article

Oct 14, 2021

ZmBIZI is the First Smartphone Brand in the U.S. to Accept Contactless Payments

The new Z2 smartphone combines the power of payments within the simplicity of a smartphone to create a smart point of-sale for businesses to get paid on the go. > See Article

Oct 13, 2021

Alliance Data Board Approves Spinoff of Loyalty Ventures Inc.

The Board of Directors has approved the separation of Alliance Data´s LoyaltyOne segment, consisting of its Canadian Air Miles Reward Program and Netherlands-based BrandLoyalty businesses, into an independent, publicly traded company, Loyalty Ventures Inc.   > See Article

Oct 12, 2021

Factor4 Announces Gift Card Integration on Equinox Payments´ Voyager App

The Voyager app runs on the Equinox Luxe family of fixed and mobile devices and supports features for any business vertical. > See Article

Oct 12, 2021

BofA Advances Global B2C Payments with "Recipient Select"

Bank of America has launched a new solution, which enables companies with frequent payments to consumers to provide their beneficiaries with the ability to choose how they want to be paid. > See Article

Oct 12, 2021

Spreedly Adds Ability to Access Stripe via Its Connect Platform

Stripe Connect will enable the adoption of advanced fraud fighting features and other value-added services. > See Article

Oct 12, 2021

Splitit Brings Installment Payments to Discover Global Network Cardholders

Merchants can offer shoppers the ability to use their Discover, Diners Club International or network alliance credit card at checkout for Splitit to spread payments out over time. > See Article

Oct 11, 2021

Moneybrain Joins Visa´s Fintech Fast Track Program

Through Fast Track, Moneybrain is working to bring its U.K. offering--specifically the ability to convert and spend crypto at 70 million merchants worldwide--to consumers in the U.S. > See Article

Oct 11, 2021

Ecrid, the New Credit Bureau, Files New IPO

Ecrid is a new credit bureau that that offers the public an opportunity to create a new credit report with conventional and/or unconventional creditors (rent, electric, telephone, etc.) that have been paid in a timely manner in order to validate an individual´s credit worthiness to future lenders. > See Article

Oct 8, 2021

Nuvei Expands Digital Payouts in the U.S. with Visa Direct

Initially available in Europe, this offering will now enhance Nuvei´s payout capabilities in the U.S. and help create a more efficient, secure and seamless payment experience for its merchant clients across virtually any industry. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

Klarna and FreedomPay Partner to Provide Stores Across the United States a Modern Payment Makeover Ahead of the Holidays

Upon implementing the new Klarna and FreedomPay solution, shoppers can check out with Klarna simply by downloading the Klarna app and performing a one-time registration to generate their unique in-store QR code. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

Visa Installments Expands to Australia, Offering a New Way to Buy Now, Pay Later

ANZ and Quest Payment Systems will launch Visa Installments, letting Australian shoppers access to popular BNPL financing via their existing ANZ credit cards, during checkout and without any extra steps. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

United Becomes First Airline to Introduce PayPal QR Codes as Inflight Payment Option

The touch-free payment offering lets customers buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while on board by scanning a QR code--with or without Wi-Fi. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

Blackhawk Network and Magstar Bring Expanded Digital Payment Acceptance to Retailers

Through this relationship, merchants and retailers can easily expand payment access beyond traditional payment methods without adopting an entirely new POS system to meet the needs of shifting digital payment preferences for consumers. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

Visa Chooses Callsign as Its Preferred Behavioral Biometric and Device Intelligence Identity Partner

Under the agreement, Visa will introduce Callsign´s behavioral biometric and device fingerprinting solutions to the Visa network of financial institutions, payment service providers (PSPs) and merchants across Europe. > See Article

Oct 7, 2021

Fobi Announces Acquisition of PassWallet, a Leading Android Wallet Pass Issuer with 6,000,000+ Downloads

PassWallet works with other leading wallet pass companies and supports more than 150 countries where Google Pay is not supported. > See Article


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