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    Faster payments catch on slowly: survey

    About half of payments players surveyed recently by the U.S. Faster Payments Council said they have integrated faster payment technologies.

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    Affirm CFO doesn’t expect profits from its Apple tie soon

    The company’s finance chief compared the rollout of its partnership with Apple to the launch of its own payment card, saying the company preferred a “very thoughtful and controlled” approach.

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    CFPB House hearing: 6 key takeaways

    House Republicans expressed frustration that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau decided to treat buy now, pay later loans like credit cards, while Democrats pushed for faster, cheaper remittance options.

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    Apple to drop its BNPL option in US

    The tech giant said it will discontinue its buy now, pay later service and shift to offering consumers alternative payment options.

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    Shift4 acquires stake in German firm

    Shift4 is on an acquisition spree after making a new investment in the point-of-sale supplier, and closing of a purchase announced earlier this year.

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    Wise persists with reduced pricing approach

    The fintech plans to continue its strategy of reducing prices for its customers, which is reflected in its forecast, interim CFO Kingsley Kemish said.

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    Landmark Visa, Mastercard settlement in peril

    The judge's likely rejection would scuttle a $29.79 billion deal that was two decades in the making.

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    Brex moves to single-CEO model

    Pedro Franceschi will become sole chief executive, while co-founder Henrique Dubugras will move to board chair as the company aims to go public in 2025.

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    Startup offers ‘credit-building’ debit cards for Gen Z

    Startup Fizz is marketing itself as a company helping college students build credit and manage daily spending.

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    Apple adds BNPL offerings from rivals

    The tech giant will allow installment plans from Affirm, as well from certain debit and credit cards, onto Apple Pay alongside its own BNPL service.

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    EBay to accept Venmo

    A week after dropping American Express, the online auctioneer said it will now accept payments through Venmo, a digital tool popular among Gen Z and millennials.

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    Apple unveils new iPhone touch and pay feature

    The P2P ‘Tap to Cash’, which enables iPhone users to transfer money by holding their phones together, was unveiled along with a slate of other features Monday.

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    Opinion

    Fighting deepfakes via payments

    “Since many of these deepfake software services accept credit cards, payments providers are on the front lines of detecting these companies,” writes one corporate compliance officer.

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    Cash use persists in US beyond pandemic

    Consumers remained committed to cash use last year, even as the share of card payments rose and online payments increased, according to an annual Federal Reserve study.

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    Upcoming ISO 20022 transition leaves some finance players scrambling

    The move to ISO 20022 is coming late next year and many financial institutions remain unprepared for the switch.

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    Rivals Adyen, Stripe partner with Capital One to combat fraud

    The three companies announced last Wednesday that they are teaming up to launch a free service intended to combat fraud and reduce the amount of transactions that are improperly declined.

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    Mastercard shepherds seven startups

    The card network has selected a group of next-generation payment and banking startups for its accelerator program.

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    Illinois heads toward landmark card interchange fee restrictions

    The state may become the first in the nation to outlaw the imposition of credit and debit card interchange fees on state excise tax and tips.

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    Affirm adds new options in bid to battle cards

    The buy now, pay later provider now offers two 30-day payment plans; one that allows for full payment and another that splits a purchase in two, in addition to its “pay in four” offering.

  • CFPB finalizes open banking standard-setter rule

    The bureau will consult public interest groups and app developers on open banking standards, and no single special interest can dominate the standards-making process.

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    New York races to pass BNPL bill

    State lawmakers are negotiating three separate proposals related to the buy now, pay later industry ahead of the end of the legislative session on Thursday.

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    Amex dismisses impact of eBay’s rejection

    EBay will no longer accept American Express, but the credit card company said in a statement that the online auctioneer accounts for a minuscule portion of its total business.

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    Waystar envisions $20B healthcare payments market

    The software provider offered its outlook as it seeks to take the company public and expand its business.

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    Pot payments players crave federal reforms

    The Safer Banking Act and federal rescheduling of marijuana could simplify transactions for payments companies doing business in the arena.

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    Early Warning launches campaign to warn seniors

    The parent to payments service Zelle aims to inform seniors about scams as it faces congressional scrutiny over its fraud reimbursement practices.