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    Affirm reports better outlook, sidesteps Peloton question

    The BNPL payments company provided a brighter sales and revenue forecast for the fiscal year, but it skirted a question about the impact of a gloomier outlook at its long-time big customer Peloton.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Crypto creeps into the checkout line

    Payments firms are betting on crypto's growth as an asset class to fuel crypto adoption at checkout.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Nov. 10, 2021
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    Payments heads toward record venture funding year: CB Insights

    Payments startups are sopping up what's likely to be a record amount of venture capital this year, as the industry collects money that's transforming the financial sphere.

    By Nov. 5, 2021
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    Payments tech to draw $40B next year: Forrester

    The research firm's 2022 outlook also anticipates IPOs for major payments players as well as increased use of digital wallets and QR codes.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 3, 2021
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    Early wage payments draw scrutiny

    Companies that offer earned wage access, aka on-demand pay, have proliferated in the U.S. Now, legislators and regulators are targeting the industry for more oversight.

    By Updated Nov. 4, 2021
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    BNPL needs Visa to scale, CEO argues

    Visa CEO Al Kelly contends that the new entrant buy now-pay later providers will need the card company's network to scale the business, and Visa is partnering to make that happen.

    By Oct. 27, 2021
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    Elavon eyes BNPL arena

    Payments processor Elavon will do what it takes to get into the buy now-pay later market--whether that means buying, building or partnering, said CEO Jamie Walker.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Stripe and Klarna hook up

    Two of the biggest fintech companies in the payments sphere said they are locking arms to share their services and customers.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    PayPal douses reports of a Pinterest purchase

    With one sentence, PayPal dismissed a bevy of reports last week that it's pursuing a purchase of the social media site Pinterest.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    ACH payments rise to new record

    ACH Network electronic payments volume climbed 7.7% during the third quarter to a new quarterly record, though the rate of increase slowed as stimulus payments ebbed.

    By Ted Jackson • Oct. 25, 2021
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    Vast Bank's new offering lures "crypto curious"

    "Banks for centuries have been safe keepers and custodians of what people value," said CEO Brad Scrivner. "In today's world, that's now digital assets."

    By Anna Hrushka • Oct. 22, 2021
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    Is PayPal pining for Pinterest?

    A reported $45 billion PayPal purchase of Pinterest would cap a big year for deal-making fueled by the payments industry. 

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Goldman Sachs, AmEx debut corporate payments service

    The investment bank partnership with the largest issuer of business cards aims to make payments easier and more efficient for institutional clients.

    By Robin Bradley • Oct. 20, 2021
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    Stripe agrees to buy Recko

    The payments fintech giant is buying Bangalore-based Recko to add more accounting capabilities to its quiver of financial tools for businesses. 

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Fiserv expands restaurant reach with BentoBox purchase

    The global payments processor said it would buy BentoBox to expand the reach of its Clover unit in servicing restaurants.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    Billtrust makes $58M acquisition in Europe

    The business-to-business software company aims to attract more European clients with the purchase of collections management software firm iController.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 15, 2021
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    AvidXchange's IPO swells to $660M

    The debut offering from the payments software firm AvidXchange ballooned this week when the company sold more shares than previously expected at top dollar.

    By Updated Oct. 14, 2021
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    Andreessen Horowitz poaches Facebook digital wallet execs

    Two executives who had been working on the Novi wallet project backed by Facebook will pivot to crypto investing for Andreessen Horowitz.

    By Dan Ennis • Oct. 13, 2021
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    Cross-border payments competition heats up

    Three bank-backed payments companies are attempting to increase the speed of cross-border payments, jumping into an arena teeming with fintech rivals. 

    By Oct. 12, 2021
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    Paytech firms outside US gain ground

    Payment technology companies based outside the U.S. were big venture capital winners during the third quarter as funding soared to a new record, according to a report from research firm CB Insights. 

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    Affirm, Sezzle buy now-pay later options arrive at Target

    As the holiday season nears, the big retailer has tapped BNPL providers Sezzle and Affirm to give consumers more payment choices. The BNPL players are building their US profiles by gathering in more partners.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 8, 2021
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    Payment tech lifts construction venture funding

    New venture funding for Built Technologies, which provides finance and payment tech for the construction industry, contributed to contech firms attracting $2.1 billion this year, a Construction Dive analysis has found.

    By Sebastian Obando • Oct. 8, 2021
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    Rich payment startups target B2B market

    Veem and Melio are among the fintechs bulging with new capital and taking aim at the small and mid-sized end of the trillion-dollar business-to-business payments market.

    By Oct. 4, 2021
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    Fiserv to create New Jersey corporate tech hub

    The Wisconsin-based payments giant will invest $105 million in the new Berkeley Heights corporate campus where it expects to employ about 3,000 workers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 30, 2021
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    NovoPayment sets sights on US market

    NovoPayment expects to land its first venture investment soon, just as it's extending its Latin American-focused financial services software business into the U.S.

    By Sept. 8, 2021