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    Synchrony mulls creating a digital wallet

    The private label card company behind many retailers’ credit options may develop its own digital wallet, but for now it’s deferring to others’ wallets.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Apple rolls out initial BNPL service

    The tech giant delivered an initial version of its long-awaited buy now, pay later service for select U.S. users, with plans for a broader launch later this year.

    By March 29, 2023
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    Growing fraud boosts focus on identifying customers

    With cybercriminals morphing and multiplying in the COVID-19 era, businesses on the counter-attack and government regulators are racing to keep up.  

    By Payments Dive staff
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    Senators urge BNPL crackdown

    Three Democratic U.S. senators pressed the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring big buy now, pay later providers under federal oversight.

    By March 28, 2023
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    DoorDash to offer SNAP online purchasing for grocery orders

    Offering the payment option will reduce accessibility barriers to getting groceries, as well as boost convenience for SNAP users, DoorDash said.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • March 28, 2023
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    Credit card spending topped $13T last year: FIS report

    Global credit card transaction value rose both online and in stores last year, despite an earlier FIS projection of a decline. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 28, 2023
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    BNPL remains mainly absent from consumer credit histories

    The lack of BNPL data being furnished to credit bureaus more than a year after inclusion efforts were announced points to the complexity involved with fitting the burgeoning payment method into the traditional credit scoring framework.

    By March 27, 2023
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    Tandym adds retailers for rewards programs

    The private label digital credit card company is stacking up online retail customers, with plans to add debit options and in-store clients this year.

    By March 27, 2023
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    CFPB seeks to improve credit card transparency

    The agency wants to give consumers more information from credit card issuers so that it’s easier to compare the cards’ offers, especially their interest rates.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 24, 2023
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    Buy now, pay later explodes in grocery

    The percentage of online transactions involving groceries where shoppers opted to delay payment grew 40% during the first two months of 2023, according to Adobe data.

    By Sam Silverstein • March 23, 2023
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    Panera tests Amazon One palm payments at 2 cafes

    Panera plans to expand the palm payments technology to as many as 20 cafes in the second stage of the test, depending on the outcome of the initial test.

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • March 22, 2023
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    Convenience chain to install bitcoin ATMs

    GetGo joins a growing list of convenience store operators adding bitcoin ATMs, as retailers seek new ways to bring customers inside their stores.

    By Brett Dworski • March 22, 2023
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    DoorDash adds cash payment option

    The company’s white label delivery service can now accept cash payments, which drivers would collect as part of their pay.

    By Julie Littman • March 21, 2023
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    Mastercard buys Baffin Bay Networks

    The card network company said it bought the cybersecurity business to better combat cyber-attacks in an increasingly threatening environment.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Western Union CEO gives rivals respect

    The legacy money transfer company has lost the advantage of scale over younger fintechs like Remitly and Wise, but it’s discounting digital services to claw back customers.

    By March 20, 2023
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    BNPL firms snag consumers at checkout: J.D. Power

    As buy now, pay later use rises, consumers are learning about the payment option at checkout, more so than from social media or family and friends.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 17, 2023
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    Democrats slam card CEOs on gun code

    A group of attorneys general took card company CEOs to task for pulling an about-face on implementing the gun merchant category code.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Payments execs detail SVB impact

    The Silicon Valley Bank downfall that sent shockwaves through the financial industry forced fintechs, such as Affirm and Marqeta, to react fast.

    By , March 16, 2023
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    Meijer, Flashfood expand tie-up to include SNAP payments

    The Midwestern grocer is the first of the food waste solution company’s partners to make the payment method accessible on the company’s app. 

    By Peyton Bigora • March 16, 2023
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    Visa, Mastercard depict bank failure impact

    As bank card issuers faltered this past weekend, the card networks monitored payments closely, Visa and Mastercard executives said at a conference.

    By March 15, 2023
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    Fiserv, Jack Henry CEOs react to bank crisis

    Payments processors’ CEOs this week described how their companies were affected by the recent bank industry turmoil, downplaying the impact.

    By , March 15, 2023
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    Amex bets on millennials, Gen Z for growth

    As it pursues younger consumers, the company is angling to ensure its high-fee cards offer enough value for millennials and Gen Zers.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Tilia C-suite gets overhaul

    The payments startup has a new team of top executives to spearhead payments for gaming, social media and other next-generation marketplaces.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Retail brands react to Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse

    The merchants explained how the SVB situation had affected their sales, online commerce, payments and finances.

    By Dani James • March 13, 2023
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    Affirm courts Amazon for more business

    Even as it angles for an increase, the buy now, pay later provider’s CFO acknowledged Thursday that its juggernaut e-commerce partner has other BNPL options.

    By March 10, 2023
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    February retail, restaurant sales rise: Mastercard

    U.S. retail sales climbed about 7% in February over last year, alongside increases in restaurant and travel spending, Mastercard said in a report.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 10, 2023