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    Supreme Court lets complaint on debit fees proceed

    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a case challenging a debit card interchange rate set by the Federal Reserve can proceed.

    By July 1, 2024
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    Amex banks on spending at high-end restaurants

    Analysts say American Express wants to cash in on the restaurant industry’s success and give customers admission to hard-to-access premium experiences.

    By June 26, 2024
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    Top 5 stories from Payments Dive

    The evolution of how payments are processed, and associated costs involved, are roiling the industry this year, forcing companies to rethink pricing schemes and revamp corporate strategies. Fallout from the failure of several U.S. banks added another twist.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    Judge sways away from Visa-Mastercard settlement

    On Tuesday, Judge Margo Brodie denied a preliminary settlement proposal made by the card networks Visa and Mastercard, and merchants who sued them in federal court nearly two decades ago.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Pennsylvania may ban interchange fees on sales tax

    Democrats in the Keystone state’s House of Representatives are pushing a bill that would prohibit interchange fees from applying to sales tax when consumers make credit or debit card payments.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Amex to buy Tock for $400M

    American Express said it will buy the reservation platform Tock from website builder Squarespace to buttress its dining digital services.

    By June 21, 2024
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    Illinois heads toward landmark card interchange fee restrictions

    The state may become the first in the nation to outlaw the imposition of credit and debit card interchange fees on state excise tax and tips.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Supreme Court upholds CFPB’s funding structure

    The 7-2 ruling puts an end to a case that threatened the bureau's existence and pushed at least two federal judges to pause CFPB rules, pending the high court's opinion.

    By Dan Ennis • May 16, 2024
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    Shift4 to buy rival POS firm Revel for $250M

    The payments processing company plans to incorporate Revel’s point-of-sale capabilities into its SkyTab POS system, Shift4 CEO Jared Isaacson said.

    By , May 15, 2024
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    Toast CFO weighs in on Visa-Mastercard settlement

    The restaurant-focused payments company expects to see an impact from lowered interchange fees by the second half of 2025.

    By May 13, 2024
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    Visa debit card volume growth keeps sliding

    The card network behemoth’s latest earnings report showed a contraction in card volume growth during the first three months of the year, and into April.

    By April 24, 2024
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    Steak ‘n Shake installs facial recognition at self-ordering kiosks

    The chain first tested the technology that lets customers pay using their face in October, and began deploying it in January.

    By Julie Littman • April 16, 2024
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    Fiserv has ambitious goals for Clover. Can it meet them?

    To achieve growth targets, Clover will need to fend off competition from rivals, especially Square, and make headway in new verticals and geographic regions, analysts and consultants said.

    By Caitlin Mullen • April 1, 2024
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    FreedomPay doubles down on gateway focus

    The company, which provides point-of-sale payments and other technology services to merchants, isn’t interested in handling acquiring, said President Chris Kronenthal. 

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 18, 2024
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    JPMorgan to launch biometric checkout next year

    The bank’s payments unit plans to engage in more pilots this year before rolling out the checkout service broadly next year, said Prashant Sharma, JPMorgan’s executive director of biometrics and identity solutions.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 11, 2024
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    Fiserv ponders M&A

    CEO Frank Bisignano declined to comment Wednesday on a potential acquisition of Shift4, but would like to see Fiserv make more purchases that further its digital capabilities.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Toast to cut 550 employees

    The company’s CEO acknowledged during an earnings call that “we grew our team too quickly in some areas,” while reporting a presence in 106,000 locations as of the end of 2023.

    By Feb. 16, 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 Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 14, 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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    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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    Customer demand ebbs for Amex

    Cardholders’ spending on airline tickets in particular decelerated during the fourth quarter, American Express CFO Christophe Le Caillec said Friday.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 26, 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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    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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    Will Toast raise prices this year?

    The restaurant point-of-sale provider may give clients a choice when it makes price adjustments, following a fee flub last year.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Restaurant gift card sales rose during Thanksgiving weekend

    Guests spent 7.3% more on restaurant gift cards during the Thanksgiving weekend compared to the same period in 2022, according to Paytronix data. 

    By Julie Littman • Dec. 5, 2023
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    Why quick service restaurants are doubling down on kiosks

    Burger King, Taco Bell and Shake Shack are among the chains adding this technology to boost tabs and reduce labor pressure.

    By Julie Littman • Nov. 27, 2023