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    There's cheaper gas if you pay with cash

    About a third of convenience stores are now giving a discount to consumers who pay for gas with cash, according to the results of a retailer survey issued this week.

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    Wagestream jumps into US on-demand pay fray

    With $175 million in recently raised capital, the British new entrant in the U.S. earned wage access arena is setting lofty goals for expansion.

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    Self-checkout terminal sales jump: report

    Cashless systems are growing in popularity, with the sale of self-checkout terminals expected to surge 50% to 300,000 annually by 2027, according to an industry research firm.

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    Fundbox nudges SMBs to shift strategies in face of inflation

    The San Francisco-based provider of credit and payment solutions to small businesses recently announced partnerships with both card network Visa and payment processing platform Stripe.

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    Fintech Amount cuts about 18% of workforce

    The Chicago-based banking technology provider, valued at $1 billion last year, said this week it had pared 108 workers in what the company called “proactive adjustments.”

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    PayPal launches small business credit card

    The digital payments company is targeting small business owners as they seek credit financing and loans.

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    BurgerFi and Anthony's launch co-branded Visa rewards card

    The card offers customers 3% cashback on all purchases at any of the restaurant brands’ 185 locations.

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    Brex's move has fellow fintechs ready to pounce

    Brex cutting small business customers — the handling of which prompted a mea culpa from the co-founder — may provide opportunity for B2B fintechs like Ramp or Divvy. But big banks still dominate the space. 

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    BNPL faces tough economic challenges

    Evidence suggests that BNPL borrowers are increasingly having trouble paying off their loans, based on a report from one analyst who follows the U.S. buy now-pay later provider Affirm.

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    Bed Bath & Beyond adds BNPL option

    The retailer said its buy now-pay later option, Welcome Pay, allows customers to pay for purchases in four payments.

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    PayPal changes up its pricing

    In a move that could increase or decrease charges for merchants, the company said it aims to better distinguish between personal and commercial payments on its system.

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    Alviere sets sights on Europe, Latam expansion

    Embedded payments player Alviere has raised money from Silicon Valley Bank to support expansion in Europe and Latin America, following the hiring of a pack of new executives.

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    CFPB takes aim at card late fees

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seems to think credit card late fees are out of control. Now, it plans to do something about it.

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    EVO Payments finds deals harder to come by, CEO says

    EVO Payments has grown over the past decade through dozens of acquisitions, but it’s not so eager to buy now.

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    Mastercard shareholders reject ghost guns proposal

    A shareholder who is also a state official and candidate for Congress urged the card giant’s board to issue a report related to untraceable guns, but the proposal didn’t win enough support to pass at the company’s annual meeting.

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    Alo Yoga accepts crypto payments, allows crypto paychecks

    The direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand is betting big on Web3 technology, although U.S. data suggest minimal usage of crypto for purchasing goods.

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    Walmart, Roku partner to evolve shoppable streaming ads 'beyond the QR code'

    The mega-retailer is the exclusive partner on a new Roku feature that allows people to purchase products by clicking on ads with their remote.

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    Mastercard expands sonic branding with 'Priceless' album

    The multi-artist album, a first-time marketing move by the card company, features original songs that incorporate Mastercard’s brand sound.

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    Discover eyes benefits of downturn

    As smaller fintechs grapple with restructuring challenges, the card company expects there will be more opportunities for it in hiring talent and acquiring businesses.

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    Friendly fraud: How should fintechs view the risks?

    With friendly fraud, fintechs don’t always consider the whole picture when it comes to fraudulent disputes.

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    Tipalti spearheads digitization in middle market

    B2B fintech Tipalti aims to scoop up some additional businesses as startups struggle with a slowdown in equity funding.

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    CFPB urges standardization in BNPL credit reporting

    The agency isn’t pleased about the three big credit reporting bureaus taking different approaches to tracking consumer data for buy now-pay later financing.

    Updated June 17, 2022
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    Affirm takes on BNPL skeptics

    Apple's entry into the buy now-pay later market isn't a concern for Affirm, the company's Chief Financial Officer Michael Linford asserted Tuesday.

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    Samsung debuts a new digital wallet with crypto

    The new wallet will store IDs, cards and crypto, giving the South Korean company more leverage to compete with digital payment apps from tech giants Apple and Google.

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    Grubhub adds instant pay option for delivery drivers

    Food delivery company GrubHub will make an instant payout option available to its couriers, with an assist from PayPal and Visa, so drivers can deposit earnings to a debit card.