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    Convenience retailer Maverik taps Relay’s fuel payment tech

    The Salt Lake City-based convenience store retailer joins Yesway and Pilot in implementing Relay’s contactless purchasing platform.

    By Brett Dworski • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Visa debuts Web3 loyalty program

    As the card network behemoth ventures into the Web3 experience, some firms are scaling back there.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 10, 2024
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    Embedded payment tools make inroads

    Business customers demanding integrated tools is likely to keep driving a trend toward more embedded payments tools.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    California’s DFPI fines Credova $50K

    The buy now, pay later provider catering to gun sellers didn’t inform consumers of potential convenience fees, the state agency said.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    Remitly taps ads to woo new clients

    The cross-border payments company has boosted marketing to build up its remittance clientele.

    By Jan. 10, 2024
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    6 payments trends to watch in 2024

    Swipe fee battles, real-time payments, fraud prevention and acquisition plans will be among the hot topics pulsing through the industry this year.

    By , , Jan. 9, 2024
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    Visa cracks down on surcharge programs

    The card network company is boosting efforts to enforce surcharge rules, with non-compliance potentially resulting in fines up to $1 million, according to one card processor.

    By Jan. 8, 2024
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    Florida weighs cashless ban

    Lawmakers in the state are considering legislation that would require merchants to accept cash payments.

    By Jan. 5, 2024
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    Holiday shoppers spent $16.6B online using BNPL: report

    BNPL usage hit an all-time high during the season, with Cyber Monday as the largest day on record for the payment method, according to Adobe.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Jan. 4, 2024
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    NY governor pursues BNPL regulation

    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul is seeking to require buy now, pay later providers to obtain a license to operate in the state, in addition to other potential regulations for the industry.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Endava exec talks super apps, Paze and embedded payments

    The consulting firm’s global marketing head explained in an interview why a bank-backed digital wallet won’t be “the PayPal killer” and why the U.S. hasn’t seen a super app for payments.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    New York enacts surcharge law

    The state’s new law will force merchants to limit credit card surcharges and more clearly disclose them to consumers. If the businesses don’t, they could face a $500 penalty.

    By Jan. 3, 2024
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    Trade group girds for 2024 CCCA fight

    The Electronic Payments Coalition is “fully funded” for the continuing fight over the proposed Credit Card Competition Act this year, said the organization’s executive chairman.

    By Dec. 22, 2023
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    How Google’s settlement will change in-app payments

    Google’s settlement with attorneys general this week includes a lengthy list of changes the tech titan must make in its approach to in-app payments.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    Walmart adds Affirm to self-checkout kiosks

    In an expanded partnership between the two companies, Walmart is adding Affirm’s buy now, pay later option at its checkout kiosks at most stores.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Dec. 21, 2023
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    Visa leans on fintech partners

    Teaming with emerging fintechs is “a way of staying very, very relevant,” said Jim Schinella, Visa’s global head of digital partnerships.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Don’t know what a digital wallet is? We’ve got you covered.

    This primer fills in the gaps on how digital wallets work, what companies compete to provide such payment tools and what to expect from them in the future.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Senators prod CFPB on BNPL oversight

    Three Democratic lawmakers worried about financially vulnerable consumers during the holiday shopping season urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to keep an eye on buy now, pay later offerings.

    By Dec. 19, 2023
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    Visa seeks majority stake in Mexico payments processor

    The card network giant said it plans to purchase a controlling interest in Prosa, with banks retaining a minority stake, subject to regulatory approvals.

    By Dec. 15, 2023
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    Senators keep pressure on PayPal, Block

    Senate Democrats urged top executives at PayPal and Block, in another round of letters, to improve reimbursement for victims of payment scams.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Synchrony, Bread plan offsets to late fee cap

    “I want that shoe to drop so we can start mitigating that issue,” Bread CEO Ralph Andretta said last week, as the industry awaits the CFPB’s final rule.

    By Dec. 14, 2023
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    Google-Epic trial outcome undercuts app payment model

    The jury verdict in favor of Epic Games challenges the Google Play app store model that forces payments through its system, with fees up to 30% on sales.

    By Robert Freedman • Dec. 13, 2023
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    Google Pay taps Affirm, Zip for BNPL

    The tech giant has linked with the buy now, pay later companies to develop installment payment options to be offered next year.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    ValueAct chops Fiserv stake: analyst

    The activist investor has cut its ownership by about two-thirds, a sign that it might be satisfied with the payment company’s progress, Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co. analyst Gus Galá says.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Mastercard ties growth to digital strategy

    The network is advancing technologies to let consumers and businesses more easily use its cards, after doubling the number of merchants that accept them over the past five years.

    By Dec. 11, 2023
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    Durbin bashes United Airlines in CCCA fight

    Sen. Dick Durbin took to the Senate floor Thursday to push for a vote on the Credit Card Competition Act, taking a swipe at United Airlines along the way.

    By Dec. 8, 2023