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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
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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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    Affirm CFO doesn’t expect profits from its Apple tie soon

    The company’s finance chief compared the rollout of its partnership with Apple to the launch of its own payment card, saying the company preferred a “very thoughtful and controlled” approach.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Apple to drop its BNPL option in US

    The tech giant said it will discontinue its buy now, pay later service and shift to offering consumers alternative payment options.

    By , June 17, 2024
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    Shift4 acquires stake in German firm

    Shift4 is on an acquisition spree after making a new investment in the point-of-sale supplier, and closing of a purchase announced earlier this year.

    By June 17, 2024
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    Landmark Visa, Mastercard settlement in peril

    The judge's likely rejection would scuttle a $29.79 billion deal that was two decades in the making.

    By June 14, 2024
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    Startup offers ‘credit-building’ debit cards for Gen Z

    Startup Fizz is marketing itself as a company helping college students build credit and manage daily spending.

    By June 13, 2024
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    EBay to accept Venmo

    A week after dropping American Express, the online auctioneer said it will now accept payments through Venmo, a digital tool popular among Gen Z and millennials.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Apple unveils new iPhone touch and pay feature

    The P2P ‘Tap to Cash’, which enables iPhone users to transfer money by holding their phones together, was unveiled along with a slate of other features Monday.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Rivals Adyen, Stripe partner with Capital One to combat fraud

    The three companies announced last Wednesday that they are teaming up to launch a free service intended to combat fraud and reduce the amount of transactions that are improperly declined.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Mastercard shepherds seven startups

    The card network has selected a group of next-generation payment and banking startups for its accelerator program.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 10, 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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    Affirm adds new options in bid to battle cards

    The buy now, pay later provider now offers two 30-day payment plans; one that allows for full payment and another that splits a purchase in two, in addition to its “pay in four” offering.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Amex dismisses impact of eBay’s rejection

    EBay will no longer accept American Express, but the credit card company said in a statement that the online auctioneer accounts for a minuscule portion of its total business.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Pot payments players crave federal reforms

    The Safer Banking Act and federal rescheduling of marijuana could simplify transactions for payments companies doing business in the arena.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Early Warning launches campaign to warn seniors

    The parent to payments service Zelle aims to inform seniors about scams as it faces congressional scrutiny over its fraud reimbursement practices.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • June 5, 2024
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    Cash App exec hints at Square integration

    Block is working to make its peer-to-peer payments tool, Cash App, a consumer app for interacting with merchants using its Square point-of-sale software.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Sponsored by Adobe

    5 ways unified commerce transforms the retail experience

    Customers have multiple ways to access your products and brand, but do those experiences work together for their benefit—and yours?

    June 3, 2024
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    Dollar General to eliminate ‘vast majority’ of self-checkout

    The store chain has already removed self-checkouts from 12,000 of its more than 20,000 stores, the CEO said.

    By Nate Delesline III • May 31, 2024
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    Are digital wallets safer than debit cards?

    Research shows young people see digital wallets as a more secure option than debit and credit cards. Cybersecurity professionals mostly agree, despite caveats.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Mastercard floats crypto credential service

    The card issuer joins its tech and payments peers in integrating crypto into the traditional financial system.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • May 31, 2024
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    Investments for payments startups trickle in

    Venture capital flowing to startups in the payments sphere remains reduced this year, extending a rut from last year.

    By May 30, 2024
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    Klarna uses AI to cut marketing costs

    The Stockholm-based buy now, pay later company said more than a third of its first-quarter savings on sales and marketing expense was attributable to artificial intelligence.

    By Chris Kelly • May 29, 2024
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    Debit cards face rising digital wallet competition

    Roughly 72% of consumers say they swipe, dip or tap a debit card at the point of sale, a larger portion than credit cards, checks and digital wallets, according to a consumer survey by research firm J.D. Power.

    By May 29, 2024
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    PayPal pursues ad platform tied to data

    The new offering by the digital payments pioneer will be led by Mark Grether, who helped grow Uber Advertising into a $1 billion business.

    By Chris Kelly • May 28, 2024