Industry News

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

Oct 15, 2019

RS2 Focuses on North America, Pursues Single, Global Payment-as-a-Service Platform

Drawing on its success in Europe, RS2 is looking to power global commerce initiatives in North America, built for growth and profitability with particular emphasis on allowing developers to build and own their own payment ecosystem.  > See Article

Oct 15, 2019

PayPal´s Partnership with Amex: Split the Bill and Keep the Points

American Express Card Members can now make a purchase and seamlessly request payment back directly through the Amex mobile app, with friends and family receiving payment requests on their linked PayPal or Venmo accounts.   > See Article

Oct 15, 2019 Partners with Klarna to Offer Hassle-Free Payment Plans

The partnership introduces three new payment methods for customers. Shoppers can buy now and pay in 30 days, buy now and pay in three monthly payments, or spread the cost over as many as four years. > See Article

Oct 14, 2019

Divido Announces Global Partnership With Splitit for Point-of-sale Finance

The partnership will see Divido offer Split´s monthly instalment payment solution to its customers. > See Article

Oct 14, 2019

Repay Announces the Acquisition of APS Payments

Repay has acquired APS Payments for $60 million, $30 million of which was paid at closing. The remaining $30 million may become payable upon the achievement of performance growth targets. > See Article

Oct 11, 2019

Royal Mint Launches the First Debit Card Made from Solid Gold--and It Costs More than $20,000

Made for customers who sign up for a Raris account, the 18-carat debit card costs £18,750 ($23,440) and can be personalized. > See Article

Oct 11, 2019

Wirecard Launches Fully Digital Installment Payment Plan in Germany

After the launch in Germany, Wirecard will extend the offering across Europe, allowing customers to pay for all online purchases in installments. > See Article

Oct 10, 2019

Upgrade, Inc. Launches Upgrade Card

Upgrade Card offers the flexibility and convenience of a credit card accepted by millions of merchants, coupled with the lower cost and responsible use of credit of installment loans. Personal credit lines range from $500 to $50,000. > See Article

Oct 10, 2019

TNS Secures MNSP Certification for Innovative New Gilbarco Passport System

Retailers that deploy Gilbarco Passport can now use TNSLink to connect their in-store terminals securely and cost-effectively to TNS´s global payment community. > See Article

Oct 10, 2019

Ingenico Launches Full Suite of Chinese Payment Methods for International Ecommerce Players

As 82% of the local Chinese population are unique mobile users, Ingenico has partnered with leading mobile payment platforms, Alipay and WeChat Pay, as well as with local card scheme UnionPay. > See Article

Oct 10, 2019

UATP Partners With EBanx To Address Growing Latin American Market Payment Needs

Through this partnership, EBanx will work closely with UATP to provide demand-driven payment solutions to airlines that have routes in Latin America. > See Article

Oct 9, 2019

Real-Time Access to Funds Anytime, Anywhere for Small Businesses

Instant Deposit is a new feature that enables real-time disbursements for small business owners using QuickBooks Payments to directly access funds with their eligible debit card using Visa Direct. > See Article

Oct 9, 2019

CardFlight Announces SwipeSimple Customers, a Simple and Secure Way for Merchants to Save Customer Data and Cards on File

Merchants will be able to create and maintain a customer database with an option to store credit card details on file. > See Article

Oct 9, 2019

Intesa SanPaolo Invests in MatiPay

The 7-million-euro transaction enables the bank to access a new payment system that allows cash purchases using the vending machine network. > See Article

Oct 8, 2019

Wirecard and SES-imagotag to Accelerate In-store Mobile Payment Adoption

The two companies are developing a "pay to tag" solution connecting Wirecard´s mobile payment platform with all SES-imagotag cloud-connected IoT labels.  > See Article

Oct 8, 2019

Wex Launches Virtual Payment Solutions with Mastercard in the Middle East

Wex virtual payments will let clients in the Middle Eastern travel industry optimize cash flow by maximising working capital through a credit line. It will also reduce the cost of international payments by avoiding exchange rate mark-ups and cross-currency fees. > See Article

Oct 7, 2019

Stripe Launches in Malaysia

Stripe has become a third-party acquirer for FPX and will launch a beta program to support payments via 17 local banks. > See Article

Oct 7, 2019

Resourced Globally, Serving Locally: NCR Acquires Midwest POS, Growing Hospitality Presence in America´s Heartland

Midwest POS is one of the first dealers of NCR Aloha, a POS solution used by more than 75,000 restaurants worldwide. The acquisition expands NCR´s regional presence to an additional 1,000 restaurants throughout Indiana and Kentucky. > See Article

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