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    Cross-border payments remain focus for Fed

    Tools that “automate processes, reduce costs and promote effective safeguards across jurisdictions” may help improve cross-border payments, a Federal Reserve official said last week.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Same-day payments drive ACH increase: Nacha

    Peer-to-peer transactions also contributed to a 4.8% increase in payments volume for the ACH Network last year over 2022.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 15, 2024
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    Cross-border payments targeted for upgrades

    When it comes to cross-border payments, businesses, non-profits and governments alike are determined to increase the speed of transactions and cut the cost.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    Global Payments may pare operations

    While there has been industry speculation about the company making an acquisition, CEO Cameron Bready was more ready to talk “pruning” this week.

    By Feb. 15, 2024
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    Adyen eyes growth in North America

    Davi Strazza, North America president at Adyen, pointed to the Dutch processor’s single technology platform as setting it apart in a crowded field of payments players.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Bill Holdings, Bank of America revamp contract

    The provider of bill-pay software services was expecting to extend its services to more of the bank's clients, but now the bank is changing its plans.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Fleet fintech ditches Visa for Mastercard

    Fuel card startup AtoB, with $112 million in financial backing, plans to take on dominant fleet service rivals Wex and Fleetcor.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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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.

    By Julio Gomez • Feb. 5, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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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.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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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. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 29, 2024
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    Payments startups face pivotal year

    Many venture-dependent startups that put off fundraising will be forced to do so this year or find an exit plan.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Mastercard lines up B2B payments partners

    The card network has grown its roster of partners in an effort to streamline transactions between businesses.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 19, 2024
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    Payments M&A poised to rise this year

    Conditions could be ripe for more payments deals in 2024, as legacy players seek to add unique technologies and struggling startups find themselves in need of an exit plan.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Maximizing the value of B2B payments

    Here are three ways that B2B payments can be a source of growth.

    Jan. 16, 2024
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    Payments M&A in 2023 amounts to a whimper

    October’s uptick in activity didn’t continue through the remainder of the year, capping a quiet year for merger and acquisition activity in payments.

    By Jan. 12, 2024
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    Visa debuts Web3 loyalty program

    As the card network behemoth ventures into the Web3 experience, some firms are scaling back there.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 10, 2024
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    6 payments trends to watch in 2024

    Swipe fee battles, real-time payments, fraud prevention and acquisition plans will be among the hot topics pulsing through the industry this year.

    By , , Jan. 9, 2024
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    Canadian payments firms chart US growth

    Versapay and Brim Financial, both based in Toronto, have already lured U.S. customers, and are seeking to expand their clientele south of the border.

    By , Dec. 22, 2023
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    Visa leans on fintech partners

    Teaming with emerging fintechs is “a way of staying very, very relevant,” said Jim Schinella, Visa’s global head of digital partnerships.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Visa seeks majority stake in Mexico payments processor

    The card network giant said it plans to purchase a controlling interest in Prosa, with banks retaining a minority stake, subject to regulatory approvals.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Tipalti investigating ransomware attack

    The AlphV ransomware group claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday and threatened to extort the business payments company's customers with allegedly stolen data.

    By Matt Kapko • Dec. 5, 2023
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    Bill to cut 15% of workforce

    The business payments software provider also said it’s closing its office in Sydney, Australia, as part of a broader restructuring.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Bill beats back Melio speculation

    Payments software company Bill isn’t in the market for “transformational” M&A and is more likely to pursue “tuck-in technology” type purchases, President John Rettig said on Friday.

    By Nov. 22, 2023
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    Wex CEO taps endurance to lead

    Melissa Smith has led the payments software and services company for nearly a decade, navigating once-in-a-lifetime events and spearheading an aggressive acquisition strategy.

    By Nov. 16, 2023
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    Affirm adds account to bolster card

    The buy now, pay later provider’s account will offer savings-level interest, ATM access and direct deposit, Affirm executives said. 

    By Nov. 15, 2023