Retail


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    Opponents of Capital One-Discover merger to air grievances

    Consumer advocates say the merger will stifle competition and give the combined company an easy avenue to raise fees on card payments.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Stripe leads the way to Q2 fundraising recovery

    Payment startups, particularly Stripe, benefitted from a revival of venture capital flows during the second quarter.

    By July 17, 2024
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    Real-time payments are on the rise

    As the U.S. makes a move to encourage use of real-time payments, it’s following other nations in adopting the real-time advance.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    Prepaid card spending accelerates

    The rise of digital wallets hasn't dampened prepaid card use, including the payroll cards some employers use to pay their workers.

    By July 16, 2024
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    Bolt advances strategy under new CEO

    Justin Grooms, who was promoted to the checkout software firm’s CEO post this year, is taking its strategy to the next level with merchant clients.

    By July 15, 2024
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    Mastercard updates travelers on latest card precautions

    With summer vacation season in full swing, the card network suggested ways that its card clients can better protect themselves against the latest fraud threats.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 15, 2024
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    Self checkout boasts ‘record’ year: report

    The U.S. is the world’s largest self-checkout market, driven in part by supermarket chains and convenience stores, even as some retailers pull back on the tech.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 12, 2024
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    Versapay plunges ahead with new C-suite team

    The business-to-business accounts receivable player is weighing its strategic options as CEO Carey O’Connor Kolaja lines up her new management team.  

    By July 11, 2024
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    Target to stop accepting personal checks

    The retailer’s customers will still have six payment options after the change takes effect in about a week.

    By Nate Delesline III • July 10, 2024
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    Klarna, Adobe partner on buy now, pay later services

    The tie-up will extend Klarna’s installment payment services to more customers buying from sellers on Adobe Commerce.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • July 9, 2024
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    Visa-Mastercard settlement generates thousands of claim conflicts

    Lawyers hope a court-approved extension of the claims filing deadline will provide time for resolution of conflicts and allow other business owners to file new claims in the interchange fee case.

    By Lyle Moran • July 9, 2024
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    Congress members egg on US payments system expansion

    A bipartisan group is nudging the Federal Reserve to explain why it can’t speed up a plan to extend the operational availability of the U.S. payments system.

    By July 8, 2024
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    Discover to settle card class actions for $1.2B

    The card company has warned it could face an additional financial toll related to the misclassification legal matter, in which it overcharged merchants for years.

    By Caitlin Mullen • July 8, 2024
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    NCR Voyix terminates staff across several units

    The tech company, whose tools are used by numerous stores, cut employees in its sales, engineering, professional services, data and product management teams last week.

    By Brett Dworski • July 3, 2024
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    New York BNPL bill is dead, for now

    Hopes for passing a 2024 buy now, pay later bill in New York state to regulate the nascent industry expired with the end of the legislative session last month. But next year could be a different story.

    By July 2, 2024
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    Visa-Mastercard settlement failed to treat merchants ‘equitably’

    A proposed Visa-Mastercard settlement failed partly because a judge overseeing the case determined large merchants wouldn’t benefit as much as smaller merchants.

    By July 1, 2024
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    How buy now, pay later benefits merchants

    Research from online payments processor Stripe found that providing BNPL increases the average size and total number of  sales.

    By July 1, 2024
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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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    Chuck morphs into a new Alloy Labs-backed effort

    Community banks partnered with Alloy Labs and Payrailz a few years ago on a project called Chuck, in a bid to rival Zelle, but that effort has been subsumed by a stealthy successor.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Travelers want to use credit cards, but often can’t

    Spending by travelers and tourists is often done in cash or by debit card, even if most travelers would prefer to pay another way.

    By June 27, 2024
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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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    BNPL to shift toward larger-ticket expenses: CEO

    The short-term financing option, which already costs more than cards for merchants, will eventually retreat from daily purchases, Priority Technology CEO Tom Priore predicted.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Affirm may see payment volume bump from Apple Pay: Mizuho report

    The partnership is estimated to represent a $12 billion opportunity for buy now, pay later provider Affirm, according to an analyst note last week.

    By June 24, 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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    Faster payments catch on slowly: survey

    About half of payments players surveyed recently by the U.S. Faster Payments Council said they have integrated faster payment technologies.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 20, 2024