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    Lightspeed bets on bigger customers

    In pursuing profitable growth, point-of-sale software and payments provider Lightspeed Commerce is zeroing in on larger merchants as clients.

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    Stripe CFO exiting to handle ‘family matters’

    Dhivya Suryadevara will leave the digital payments startup in April, as Stripe executives weigh taking the company public.

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    Merchants frustrated with fees, tech issues

    Inflation-weary business owners are less satisfied with their merchant service providers this year, a J.D. Power survey showed.

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    Payments firms make C-suite changes

    In addition to new CEO appointments at Visa and Marqeta, payments companies Paysend, AvidXchange, TreviPay and LeafLink recently installed new executives.

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    The company promoted Céline Dufétel to president and elevated Nirupam Sinha to CFO as it pursues U.S. expansion and battles Stripe.

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    FIS sheds 2,600 employees: report

    Amid a strategic review of operations, the payments processor and fintech giant has dismissed 2,600 workers, Bloomberg reported.

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    Standard AI to acquire Skip Checkout

    The deal would create the first company to combine self-checkout and AI-powered autonomous checkout for retailers, according to the announcement.

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    Is Affirm out as Amazon’s sole BNPL provider?

    An exclusivity provision between the two companies has lapsed as the buy now, pay later arena becomes more competitive.

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    CFPB attacks credit card late fees

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a new rule that would effectively cap credit card late fees and potentially save Americans $9 billion.

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    Zip pauses acquisitions

    The Australia-based buy now, pay later provider’s acquisitive days “are behind us, for now,” said CEO Larry Diamond.

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    PayPal to cut 7% of its workforce

    The digital payments pioneer said it’s cutting 2,000 employees as the company seeks to adapt to a new, more competitive environment.

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    Marqeta’s new CEO targets embedded finance

    Simon Khalaf, who takes the top job Tuesday, is counting on new embedded offerings to help expand the company’s services for corporate clients.

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    Jack Henry earnings grab spotlight

    Customer appetite for Jack Henry's services is likely to attract analysts' attention in the upcoming earnings report.

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    Marqeta to buy Power Finance

    The virtual card company said it would pay $275 million to buy the New York fintech that allows companies to manage their credit card programs.

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    Visa gets snarled in probes

    The card giant disclosed Friday that the Justice Department demanded more documents in an ongoing antitrust investigation, and the European Commission has opened a separate “preliminary investigation.”

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    Crypto may yet upend payments

    Nearly 2,000 crypto workers have been laid off in 2023, but the value of Bitcoin climbed enough in January for Goldman Sachs to take note.

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    Visa’s incoming CEO taps new team

    Ryan McInerney, who takes over as CEO of the card network giant this week, recently appointed a pack of new leaders.

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    Visa, Mastercard, Amex results buoyed by consumer spending

    The card companies said that consumer demand, including for travel, remained healthy in the fourth quarter of 2022, though growth moderated.

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    FIS sees another director resign

    A second director resigned this month from the mega payment processor’s board as it undertakes a comprehensive review of its operations.

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    Visa stands by crypto

    At the card giant’s annual meeting Tuesday, CEO Al Kelly showed no signs of backing off crypto. He also suggested Visa’s management team may change after he exits as CEO.

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    Warren calls for more regulation of crypto

    The Democratic senator called SEC Chair Gary Gensler “the right leader to get the job done,” but said regulators need to do more to bolster their scrutiny of the industry.

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    DailyPay lands $260M in debt financing

    The early wage access provider has been raising capital to fund expansion in the U.S. and internationally.

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    Retailer targets Mexican Americans for digital wallet

    The largest department store in Mexico is carving out a niche in offering digital and physical debit cards, as well as remittance services, to people sending payments over the border.

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    Bluefin, Visa pursue network tokenization

    Bluefin is entering a partnership with card network giant Visa as worldwide payment fraud is predicted to rise in the coming years.

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    Why the Arizona AG opinion on EWA matters

    “The Arizona decision is in line with decades of decisions across the country that have found that non-recourse products are not loans,” the Payactiv authors write in this opinion piece.