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    Opinion

    CFPB open banking proposal will be crucial

    The agency’s open banking proposal is a step in the right direction, but details of the policy will shape how the market develops, a regulatory adviser writes in this op-ed.

    By Jonah Crane • Feb. 8, 2024
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    Fiserv CEO details special bank charter pursuit

    The processing and acquiring company, which seeks a “very specific” special bank charter, doesn’t intend to compete with its financial institution partners, Fiserv CEO Frank Bisignano said Tuesday.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Payments industry seeks to keep pace with fraudsters

    As losses from fraud in payments have climbed, companies are seeking new tools to combat illicit schemes.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    USDA offers online payment tool for farm loan borrowers

    The new online option will give farmers and ranchers an alternative to making payments by phone, mail or visits to a USDA office.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Fiserv lands Uber, eBay as debit network clients

    The payment processing giant has signed more than a dozen large e-commerce clients following the Federal Reserve’s clarification of the debit routing rule.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Apple CEO pushes back on European regulation

    The company’s customers may experience a drop in quality thanks to EU regulation slated to take effect next month, said Tim Cook, chief executive of the tech giant.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Lawmakers clash on CFPB digital payment rule

    Democratic senators said the proposed rule would curb “rampant” fraud, while Republican Congress members said it would introduce “regulatory uncertainty.”

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    NY AG sues Citi over denied fraud claims

    “If a bank cannot secure its customers’ accounts, they are failing in their most basic duty,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement Tuesday.

    By Dan Ennis • Jan. 31, 2024
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    What’s ahead for payments in 2024

    The industry faces more upheaval this year as legacy companies and upstart fintechs jockey for the upper hand, and regulators monitor the competition closely. 

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    Colorado lawmakers seek to require gun code use

    Democratic legislators in the state have introduced a bill that’s similar to the law California passed last year requiring use of a gun merchant category code. 

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    The expansion of the enforcement team is meant “to send a clear deterrent message to entities that are within our authority,” CFPB enforcement attorney Molly McOwen said.

    By Jan. 31, 2024
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    NY may drive out BNPL firms: attorneys

    If the state’s buy now, pay later legislation passes, new requirements piling on additional compliance burdens may lead some providers to pull their operations in New York, attorneys said. 

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    Payments regulation and legislation abound in 2024

    Payments players can expect this year to be heavy with regulatory and legislative moves, both at the federal and state levels.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    FTC, FloatMe reach $3M settlement

    The cash advance provider “lured consumers in with false promises of free money advances,” and then made it difficult for them to cancel, FTC Director Samuel Levine said in a press release.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Apple opens up payments under EU pressure

    Apple plans to give software developers the option to use third-party payment systems, but warned that the change will expose consumers to new threats.

    By Jan. 26, 2024
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    CFPB eyes NSF fee ban for transactions declined in real time

    It’s an uncommon penalty, but the federal agency asserts that as technology advances, financial institutions may be able to block more transactions at the time of a swipe, tap or click.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Jan. 26, 2024
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    Manhattan DA seeks tighter payment app security

    “No longer is the smartphone itself the most lucrative target for scammers and robbers – it’s the financial apps contained within,” District Attorney Alvin Bragg Jr. said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Maryland EWA legislation draws protest

    A Maryland bill calling for some earned wage access providers to be registered and licensed has triggered opposition from fintech advocates.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Rivals may chase Fiserv special bank charter lead

    If the payments giant receives a special Georgia charter and gains access to the card networks, it could open the floodgates for other merchant acquirers, attorneys said.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Fed extends comment period on debit card fee proposal

    The Federal Reserve extended the time period during which it will accept public comments on its proposal to reduce the cap on debit card fees.

    By Jan. 23, 2024
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    Opinion

    Congressional card bill won’t yield benefit

    If it were to pass, the Credit Card Competition Act proposal would result in additional costs without any gains, argues one payments industry consultant.

    By Ken Musante • Jan. 22, 2024
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    DailyPay lands more financial support

    The earned wage access company said it raised $75 million in new equity funding and $100 million in debt financing.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Law firms jockey for payments action

    A proliferation of payments and fintech players has sparked a contest for talent among law firms seeking to meet clients’ needs.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Credit card surcharge bills lurk in state legislatures

    The state legislation relating to credit card surcharges is poised to keep percolating in a pack of states this year, following new laws in some last year.

    By Jan. 19, 2024
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    FedNow draws some banks, as others lag

    The Federal Reserve is building up bank participation in FedNow, but some big financial institutions remain on the sidelines.

    By Jan. 18, 2024
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    Discover lands servicer for student loan portfolio

    Student loan servicer Nelnet will handle servicing of Discover’s portfolio while the card issuer markets it for sale, said CFO John Greene.

    By Jan. 18, 2024