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    How Visa handled ‘BidenCash’ card fraud incident

    The card network giant identified 556,000 card accounts that were put at risk as a result of the cybercrime ring BidenCash’s release of data online in December.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris and Lynne Marek • March 25, 2024
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    Digital wallets to overtake debit cards in stores: report

    Having already dominated e-commerce transactions, digital wallets are projected to overtake at least one traditional form of payment in stores, according a Thursday report by Worldpay.

    By March 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    E-commerce drives digital payment advances

    As e-commerce activity continues to climb, providers of digital payment tools are likely to keep evolving their online offerings.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    PayPal’s new CEO takes the Venmo challenge

    PayPal has been striving for more than a decade to better connect Venmo to merchants and make it pay off. Now, a new CEO has inherited the challenge.

    By March 21, 2024
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    Meta’s payment plays may pay off this year: report

    A partnership between tech giants Meta and Amazon “could represent the tipping point of transforming social media into a transaction platform,” Mizuho Securities analysts said in a report this week.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Fed banks analyze consumer use of card promos

    New research from the Philadelphia and Boston Feds finds that consumers are cycling through low APR credit card offers.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 20, 2024
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    Ballooning credit card balances loom over retail sales

    The level of debt may surpass the all-time record this year, even when adjusted for inflation, some analysts say.

    By Daphne Howland • March 19, 2024
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    Nuvei forms committee to evaluate ‘strategic alternatives’

    The Canadian payments company confirmed it’s in talks about a potential transaction with a third party, noting the committee will explore possibilities.

    By March 18, 2024
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    Q&A

    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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    Afterpay extends reach beyond apparel

    The Block-owned buy now, pay later provider said its expansion is a response to younger consumers looking for new tools to manage inflation.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 18, 2024
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    Fiserv searches for ‘tuck-in type’ deals

    Despite a focus on smaller acquisition options, the processor doesn’t feel confined to a particular price range, CFO Bob Hau suggested Thursday.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 15, 2024
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    Opinion

    Fintech founder backs Google, Apple

    “It’s easy for giant app companies to pick fights with Apple and Google, but when billionaire companies fight about who gets richer, it’s usually the little guy that loses,” writes CashEx’s CEO.

    By Kingsley Ezeani • March 15, 2024
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    ACI CEO weighs in on FedNow, cross-border payments

    The federal real-time payments system may spool up slowly, but it could ultimately transform U.S. cross-border payments, ACI Worldwide's CEO predicted.

    By March 14, 2024
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    Visa teams with SAP’s Taulia on embedded payments

    The card network giant wants to simplify payment processes for chief financial officers, accounts payable staff and procurement professionals, via the new tie.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 14, 2024
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    Klarna’s IPO prospects grab spotlight

    The BNPL provider’s CEO has suggested the company could IPO “quite soon,” but fintech investors expect the market will first want to see a stronger track record of profitability.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 13, 2024
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    PayPal, Mastercard add C-suite hires

    Payments firms are loading up on new C-suite hires this year as some in the industry build out new management teams.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Stripe reports payments volume increase

    The digital payments company processed $1 trillion in total payments volume last year, according to its annual letter released Wednesday.

    By March 13, 2024
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    PayPal may axe straggler business units

    On the fringes of the digital payment pioneer’s two main businesses are some in a third category that could be jettisoned this year, CEO Alex Chriss said last week.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Affirm CFO swears off auto lending, for now

    The buy now, pay later company seeks to be involved in more consumer spending opportunities, but finance chief Michael Linford all but ruled out auto lending.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 12, 2024
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    Hertz taps Stripe for digital payments

    The digital payments company will power website and app-based reservations for the car rental business, along with providing a point-of-sale system.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Visa spends ‘billions’ battling cybersecurity threats

    “We are all in an arms race to protect this ecosystem, to protect the network,” Visa CEO Ryan McInerney said at an investor conference last week.

    By March 11, 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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    IHG approves slew of hotel digital tipping solutions

    The hotel group announced that it had newly approved several payment vendors to expand the company’s digital tipping capabilities.

    By Noelle Mateer • March 11, 2024
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    Biden, Republicans clash over card fees

    President Biden and Republican lawmakers sparred Thursday over credit card late fees, as some House members also challenged the Federal Reserve’s proposed cap on debit card fees.

    By March 8, 2024
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    Capital One angles to push Discover upmarket

    With its acquisition of the card network, Capital One seeks to elevate Discover’s brand while also working to expand its acceptance abroad.

    By Caitlin Mullen • March 7, 2024
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    PayPal CEO prioritizes bettering branded services

    Alex Chriss aims to use the company’s faster-growing unbranded Braintree business to give a boost to the legacy PayPal brand.

    By March 7, 2024