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    Restaurant gift card sales dip

    Restaurant gift card sales for the first half of this year were down about 2% over the period last year, according to software provider Paytronix.

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    Paysign aims to grow prepaid card services for drugs

    Paysign aims to boost its prepaid card services for consumers shouldering the high cost of pharmaceuticals by offering drugmakers transparent pricing for such services.

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    Circular Board, Mastercard unveil small business card

    As a slew of fintechs try to capture small business customers, Circular Board’s Hello Alice brand is targeting entrepreneurs from marginalized backgrounds.

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    Central Payments snags $30M

    The banking-as-a-service company wants to expand its reach as it spins off from the Central Bank of Kansas City.

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    Square integrates with digital signage provider Raydiant

    New digital integrations could differentiate Block-owned Square within an increasingly competitive point-of-sale and fintech category.

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    Whole Foods expands use of Amazon One paytech

    After rolling out the bio-authentication and payment technology to a handful of stores earlier this year, the grocery chain will add it to 65 locations in California.

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    Toast gets growth spurt in restaurant payments

    The restaurant software management company placed its digital tools at another 6,000 locations in the second quarter, for the biggest quarterly jump in that figure. 

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    Auto dealers tap U.S. Bank for real-time payments

    U.S. Bank is using The Clearing House’s real-time payments system to offer auto dealers the option for speedier delivery of loan funding.

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    Green Dot battles Uber, loses contracts

    Green Dot disclosed in its recent quarterly report that it’s in a dispute with ride-share company Uber over their agreements. It also noted its failure to renew contracts with several other customers.

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    Flywire posts net loss despite customer wins

    The payments software company posted a second-quarter loss despite client wins being higher than usual and revenue jumping more than 50 percent.

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    BNPL faces headwinds from rising rates, inflation: Fitch

    Higher interest rates may make it more expensive for buy now-pay later providers to offer financing while inflation may put off lower-income consumers.

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    Jack Henry & Associates buys Payrailz

    Jack Henry management expects the Payrailz purchase to help its bank, credit union and other financial institution clients modernize their payments services.

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    Payments buyout burst in August signals more M&A

    A burst of acquisitions in the payments industry this month portend a jump in deal-making for the remainder of the year.

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    Paystand buys Yaydoo in Latin American push

    Paystand’s purchase of the Mexico-based company was its first acquisition, and the company said it’s prepared to do more deals.

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    Let the credit card battle begin

    Banks that issue credit cards and the retailers who hate their fees are lining up allies on Capitol Hill to fight over a new bill that calls for more competition in the industry. Visa and Mastercard are at the center of the conflict.

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    Consumer spending rises despite inflation: Mastercard

    While card issuers are bracing for economic headwinds, consumer spending has continued to rise recently, including for apparel, jewelry and travel.

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    Payments companies swap out CFOs

    Amid macroeconomic pressures, FIS, PayPal, MoneyGram and Shift4 all appointed new CFOs this week. The trend may also mean they’re paying more for them.

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    Visa, Mastercard react to Pornhub ruling

    The two card companies took action against an advertising entity tangled up in a California lawsuit against the pornography website, which the plaintiff alleges illicitly posted images of her when she was a teenager.

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    Block pulls back on expenses

    The parent of Square is cutting $250 million in planned expenses for the year, after reporting another quarterly net loss on Thursday.

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    Fiserv whittles workforce

    The payments processor cut employees in the first half of the year and shouldered higher severance expenses, following a string of acquisitions in recent years.

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    FIS extends tie with Chargebacks911 to fight fraud

    The partnership is aimed at arming merchants with digital tools to reduce chargebacks, cut costs and combat fraud.

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    Gucci expands crypto payment options to ApeCoin, Euro Coin

    More brands have entered the cryptocurrency and NFT markets despite signs of declining consumer interest.

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    FIS reduces 2022 outlook

    The major payments processing company said higher interest rates, increased wages and foreign exchange rates were putting pressure on the business.

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    PayPal takes new direction with Elliott

    The payments pioneer is fine-tuning its strategy with Elliott Investment Management, which now has a $2 billion investment in the company.

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    Amex rolls out B2B digital payment tool

    American Express cited data showing nearly two-thirds of small and mid-sized business owners expect increases in their cross-border spending.