B2B: Page 2


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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 Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 18, 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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    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 Caitlin Mullen • 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 , Caitlin Mullen , 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 , Caitlin Mullen • 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 Caitlin Mullen • 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 Caitlin Mullen • 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 Caitlin Mullen • 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 Caitlin Mullen • Nov. 15, 2023
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    DailyPay wage payments delayed due to Friday snafu

    The early wage access company didn’t immediately make some payments to workers because of a snag related to the Veterans Day holiday.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Flywire scoops up Australian firm

    The $38.8 million acquisition of StudyLink will expand Flywire’s presence in the Australian higher education market, the company said.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Nov. 10, 2023
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    FIS forms board committee to review litigant demands

    Fidelity National Information Services disclosed that its board has formed a committee and hired an independent counsel to review demands tied to a stockholder lawsuit.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Cross-border payment headaches burden consumers: Mastercard report

    As international groups examine cross-border payment challenges, consumers and small businesses are worried about the costs and risks associated with sending money or receiving funds internationally.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Nov. 7, 2023
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    Wex buys Payzer for $250M

    The purchase continues a spate of payments industry acquisitions this month, and will let the fleet management services company cross-sell more software. 

    By Oct. 27, 2023
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    PayPal taps Fiserv as ‘core’ payments partner

    Fiserv CEO Frank Bisignano said Tuesday that his company is now PayPal’s “core U.S. partner for payment services.”

    By Caitlin Mullen • Oct. 25, 2023
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    Global Payments B2B leader mulls M&A

    The head of B2B at Global Payments is keeping an eye out for acquisitions as he focuses on bringing the company’s business-to-business services to market.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Oct. 17, 2023
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    Fiserv exec talks Carat competition, growth

    Carat’s recent expansion of its relationship with customer Inspire Brands “is what ‘good’ looks like in many ways for us,” said Casey Klyszeiko, the head of Fiserv’s global commerce platform for large clients.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Oct. 16, 2023
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    Cash use falls as instant payments gain ground: McKinsey

    Global cash use declined four percentage points last year, continuing a pandemic-era trend, consulting firm McKinsey said in a recent report.

    By Debbie Carlson • Oct. 13, 2023
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    Check use persists in B2B, despite digital acceptance

    Although roughly 99% of vendors surveyed accept ACH payment, the share of payments made via check was neck-and-neck with that for ACH this year, according to a MineralTree report.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    Orum uses FedNow to launch account verification tool

    The service, built on top of the Fed’s instant payments network, allows customers to verify a bank account within 15 seconds before sending a payment, Orum said.

    By Oct. 10, 2023