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    Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

    Pay-by-bank has been catching on only slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point-of-sale anytime soon.

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    Aldi debuts Grabango checkout tech at Chicago-area store

    The retailer is working with artificial intelligence startup Grabango to offer a faster payments option for the first time in the U.S. at a location just outside Chicago.

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    Apple CEO pushes back on European regulation

    The company’s customers may experience a drop in quality thanks to EU regulation slated to take effect next month, said Tim Cook, chief executive of the tech giant.

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    Where will embedded payments flourish in 2024?

    There are three areas where embedded finance is a good fit, and they are characterized by high volume and frequent payments, writes one industry executive.

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    Payments companies’ job cuts may not be done

    PayPal, Block and Brex all started cutting employees in January in pursuit of efficiency and profits.

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    Why Discover went all-in on open source

    The card network’s tech leadership eased the product development process, removing barriers to innovation and opening pathways for engineers to advance.

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    Emburse chases large customers

    The expense management company plans to pursue bigger clients that offer a better value proposition, said new CEO Marne Martin.

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    Lawmakers clash on CFPB digital payment rule

    Democratic senators said the proposed rule would curb “rampant” fraud, while Republican Congress members said it would introduce “regulatory uncertainty.”

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    BP adds new way to pay for fuel

    Customers can redeem uChoose Rewards points for up to 50 cents off at about 7,000 of the gas company’s fueling locations. 

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    Mastercard preps for China business

    The card network is readying to offer Chinese consumers its card services domestically after winning approval last year for a joint venture in that country.

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    Blackhawk Network to buy Tango Card

    Acquiring the digital rewards startup will bolster Blackhawk Network’s rewards platform, the gift card company said.

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    NY AG sues Citi over denied fraud claims

    “If a bank cannot secure its customers’ accounts, they are failing in their most basic duty,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement Tuesday.

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    PayPal to cut 9% of workforce to bolster efficiency

    The digital payments company plans to cut about 2,500 jobs, according to multiple news reports, shrinking the company as it seeks to jump-start profitable growth.

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    The expansion of the enforcement team is meant “to send a clear deterrent message to entities that are within our authority,” CFPB enforcement attorney Molly McOwen said.

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    Colorado lawmakers seek to require gun code use

    Democratic legislators in the state have introduced a bill that’s similar to the law California passed last year requiring use of a gun merchant category code. 

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    What’s ahead for payments in 2024

    The industry faces more upheaval this year as legacy companies and upstart fintechs jockey for the upper hand, and regulators monitor the competition closely. 

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    Payments regulation and legislation abound in 2024

    Payments players can expect this year to be heavy with regulatory and legislative moves, both at the federal and state levels.

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    Pardon the Disruption: Self-checkout needs a better strategy, not just better tech

    Contrary to recent reports, grocers aren’t pulling machines from their stores in droves. But they know there’s significant work to be done to improve the experience and reduce shrink.

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    NY may drive out BNPL firms: attorneys

    If the state’s buy now, pay later legislation passes, new requirements piling on additional compliance burdens may lead some providers to pull their operations in New York, attorneys said. 

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    Visa debit payments growth slows

    The card network reported a slowdown in U.S. payments growth in recent months, attributing the drag partly to new competition in online debit transactions.

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    FTC, FloatMe reach $3M settlement

    The cash advance provider “lured consumers in with false promises of free money advances,” and then made it difficult for them to cancel, FTC Director Samuel Levine said in a press release.

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    Mastercard, TCH to enhance RTP network

    The extended partnership between the two companies “focuses on co-development of new real-time payments capabilities,” a spokesperson for The Clearing House said. 

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    Customer demand ebbs for Amex

    Cardholders’ spending on airline tickets in particular decelerated during the fourth quarter, American Express CFO Christophe Le Caillec said Friday.

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    Apple opens up payments under EU pressure

    Apple plans to give software developers the option to use third-party payment systems, but warned that the change will expose consumers to new threats.

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    PayPal floats service enhancements

    PayPal this year plans to roll out the “biggest changes in a decade” to its pioneering payments tool in a bid to better serve merchants and customers.