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    Discover CEO plans payments push

    Discover's Payments business could have a much bigger impact on the company's bottom line, according to analysts at William Blair.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Elavon eyes BNPL arena

    Payments processor Elavon will do what it takes to get into the buy now-pay later market--whether that means buying, building or partnering, said CEO Jamie Walker.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Stripe and Klarna hook up

    Two of the biggest fintech companies in the payments sphere said they are locking arms to share their services and customers.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    PayPal douses reports of a Pinterest purchase

    With one sentence, PayPal dismissed a bevy of reports last week that it's pursuing a purchase of the social media site Pinterest.

    By Oct. 25, 2021
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    Sponsored by Onbe

    Payment choice is rapidly diversifying. Here's why it matters for brands.

    Today's customers and workers want to choose how they get paid. Is your brand ready?

    Oct. 25, 2021
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    Klarna delivers BNPL to WIX sellers

    The Swedish buy now-pay later company adds the new Wix collaboration to a busy year of raising funds and buying startups.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 22, 2021
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    Is PayPal pining for Pinterest?

    A reported $45 billion PayPal purchase of Pinterest would cap a big year for deal-making fueled by the payments industry. 

    By Oct. 21, 2021
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    Retail groups urge credit swipe routing changes

    Retail and merchant trade groups have long pressed policymakers for regulatory changes to reduce card interchange fees. Now, they're urging that routing of credit card transactions be regulated just as debit transactions already are. 

    By Doug Kantor • Oct. 19, 2021
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    Fiserv expands restaurant reach with BentoBox purchase

    The global payments processor said it would buy BentoBox to expand the reach of its Clover unit in servicing restaurants.

    By Oct. 18, 2021
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    PayPal takes stake in LatAm SPAC

    The digital payments giant disclosed that it bought a minority stake in the SPAC rolled out this month by Latin American e-commerce behemoth MercadoLibre and venture capital firm Kaszek.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    SumUp spearheads US growth with $317M Fivestars acquisition

    The acquisition of San Francisco-based Fivestars is central to SumUp's expansion strategy in the Americas and its global ambitions.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Andreessen Horowitz poaches Facebook digital wallet execs

    Two executives who had been working on the Novi wallet project backed by Facebook will pivot to crypto investing for Andreessen Horowitz.

    By Dan Ennis • Oct. 13, 2021
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    Paytech firms outside US gain ground

    Payment technology companies based outside the U.S. were big venture capital winners during the third quarter as funding soared to a new record, according to a report from research firm CB Insights. 

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    Affirm, Sezzle buy now-pay later options arrive at Target

    As the holiday season nears, the big retailer has tapped BNPL providers Sezzle and Affirm to give consumers more payment choices. The BNPL players are building their US profiles by gathering in more partners.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Oct. 8, 2021
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    Rich payment startups target B2B market

    Veem and Melio are among the fintechs bulging with new capital and taking aim at the small and mid-sized end of the trillion-dollar business-to-business payments market.

    By Oct. 4, 2021
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    Card critics call for credit routing scrutiny

    One merchant group has opened up a new front in the battle against Visa and Mastercard, calling for more federal antitrust scrutiny of credit card routing.

    By Oct. 1, 2021
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    Square, TikTok tie-up will deliver fans to sellers

    As part of the new partnership, TikTok users will be able to link to Square sellers' sites by clicking on videos and ads.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 30, 2021
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    Visa to add big new office in Atlanta

    The card behemoth said some of its top executives will move to the new Atlanta office, set to open next year and eventually host 1,000 employees.

    By Sept. 29, 2021
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    PayPal's Happy Returns partners with Staples

    With the latest agreement in a series of retailer ties, 75% of Americans will reside within 10 miles of a Happy Returns location.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 29, 2021
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    Mastercard to launch new BNPL service

    Mastercard is teaming with some of the biggest companies in payments, including FIS, Synchrony, Barclays and Marqeta, to launch a new buy now-pay later service next year.

    By Sept. 28, 2021
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    Toast raises $870M in IPO

    Toast expects restaurants to increase technology spending to $55 billion by 2024, more than doubling the $25 billion spent in 2019.

    By Julie Littman • Sept. 23, 2021
  • Mastercard Executive Chairman to exit

    Mastercard's long-time leader Ajay Banga will retire at the end of the year, leaving the card company in the hands of new CEO Michael Miebach.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    Airwallex raises $200M, targets US expansion

    The Australian company's latest fundraising round was led by a U.S.-based venture firm, and it's setting its sights on U.S. expansion too.

    By Sept. 21, 2021
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    Visa taps Shipt for delivery offer

    Target-owned Shipt is one of three new partners that card behemoth Visa lined up in a bid to offer new customer benefits.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Sept. 21, 2021
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    Payment industry racks up two more deals

    The two latest deals continue to move the payments industry toward what is likely to be a record-breaking year in acquisitions.

    By Updated Sept. 20, 2021