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    Global Payments tops Worldpay debt rating

    Global Payments landed a better mark from debt rating agency Fitch than did Worldpay in recent reports. That may matter as they pursue acquisitions.

    By Sept. 29, 2023
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    Keeping track of multiple BNPL loans? There’s an app for that.

    Cushion CEO Paul Kesserwani felt overwhelmed when he tried to keep track of several BNPL loans at once, so he shifted his fintech’s focus to help others in the same boat.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Rising payments fraud triggers new cyber-security tools

    As criminals advance their schemes for digital payments fraud, cyber-security firms are racing to keep up. In-person payments fraud hasn’t gone away either.

    By Payments Dive staff
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    Chase to ban crypto payments for UK customers

    “If we think you're making a payment related to crypto assets, we'll decline it,” Chase U.K. told customers in an email reported by CoinDesk.

    By Gabrielle Saulsbery • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Deluxe to offer direct-biller payment services

    Though checks have been vital to its business, the company is venturing further into digital payments, with an assist from Aliaswire.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 28, 2023
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    Jack Dorsey faces full Square agenda

    The billionaire co-founder is likely to focus on large clients, sales strategy and IT issues after he takes over the Block merchant unit next week, analysts predicted.

    By Sept. 28, 2023
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    TikTok moves to add ‘in-app’ wallet

    The social media app has taken another step toward providing in-app commerce and payments, but may face regulatory resistance.

    By Andrew Hutchinson • Sept. 27, 2023
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    Modern Treasury CEO targets bigger customers

    The digital payment services company brought on a chief revenue officer last year to better serve larger companies, according to CEO Dimitri Dadiomov.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    Social apps face challenges in implementing shopping tools

    Facilitating digital payments would be a big win for social apps, but regulators are less enthused.

    By Andrew Hutchinson • Sept. 27, 2023
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    FTC lawsuit knocks Amazon on payments play

    The FTC alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the online retail juggernaut that it maintained a monopoly partly through its checkout process.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    Square adds merchant tools

    Block’s merchant business, facing stiffer competition in the point-of-sale space, has added about a dozen new features for its sellers.

    By Sept. 27, 2023
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    Andreessen Horowitz pushes cross-border payment improvements

    While money is much older than software, it’s still more difficult to move payments around the world, the venture capital firm said in a recent report advocating cross-border improvements.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    BNPL users ‘financially fragile,’ NY Fed says

    Consumers using BNPL have lower credit scores, have been delinquent on a loan or have been rejected for a credit application over the past year, New York Fed researchers said.

    By Sept. 26, 2023
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    Opinion

    Is FedNow pivotal for payments or overhyped?

    FedNow won’t fill the gap between the U.S. and other countries in payments innovation, writes one fintech CEO.

    By Eric Shoykhet • Sept. 26, 2023
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    Congressional committee passes bill to thwart CBDC

    The House Financial Services Committee advanced a bill last week that would block the creation of a central bank digital currency.  

    By Sept. 25, 2023
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    PCI security is costing you more than you think

    PCI compliance has many hidden costs as companies work to bring systems into compliance and maintain compliance throughout the year.

    Sept. 25, 2023
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    Hassle-free holidays — how Quick Checkout transforms first-time customers into fans

    Quick Checkout helps merchants streamline the checkout process.

    Sept. 25, 2023
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    Payments processing can get complicated. Here’s a primer.

    How many companies does it take to process a credit card payment?

    By Sept. 22, 2023
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    Varo aims to displace Venmo, Cash App volume with P2P feature

    The bank has launched a feature enabling Varo account holders to instantly transfer funds at no cost to anyone with a U.S. debit card.

    By Anna Hrushka • Sept. 21, 2023
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    Uber to add more payments tools to its app

    The planned updates to Uber Eats include the addition of SNAP and healthcare benefits payments starting next year.

    By Catherine Douglas Moran • Sept. 21, 2023
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    Is X unfit to hold state money licenses?

    Lawyers who sued the company on behalf of an imprisoned Saudi activist urged states to apply “heavy scrutiny” in reviewing the social media platform’s license requests.

    By Sept. 21, 2023
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    Amazon adds RFID to cashierless tech

    The new capability enables cashierless shopping for goods such as clothing, fan gear, hats and shoes.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 20, 2023
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    EMVCo floats click-to-pay guidelines

    The proposed guidelines are the latest effort by the organization to introduce more industry standards for payments processing.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Sept. 20, 2023
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    Stadium payments competition heats up

    Fiserv, Shift4 and rival payments players are vying aggressively for a bigger share of the market catering to pro teams, stadiums and other venues.

    By Sept. 20, 2023
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    Citi launches token service for institutional clients

    The service uses blockchain technology to convert clients’ deposits into digital tokens that can be used for instant, cross-border payments 24/7, the bank said.

    By Rajashree Chakravarty • Sept. 19, 2023
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    Connecticut moves to regulate EWA

    The state is instituting new lending regulations that are likely to apply to some earned wage access providers starting next month.

    By Sept. 19, 2023