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Companies

The Future Of Payments: Fintech 50 2020

“Payments companies continue to be some of the most highly valued businesses in fintech. They had notable exits in 2019, including Visa’s pending $5.3 billion acquisition of Plaid and the IPO of Bill.com , a $4 billion (market value) business-to-business payment processor that has doubled in value since it went public in December 2019. Last […]
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Systems

Why the Fed Is Taking an Incremental Approach to Faster Payments

“The Federal Reserve faces a dilemma in constructing a real-time payments system. On one hand, the market seemed to demand faster payments solutions yesterday. On the other, the Fed’s undertaking is complex, so making it work will take time. To address both realities, the leader of the central bank’s project says the Fed has adopted […]
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Global

Tech Startups Are Flooding Kenya With Apps Offering High-Interest Loans

“In Kenya, the first country where digital credit has gone mainstream, borrowers are learning that with financial inclusion comes financial risk. With dozens of apps offering short-term advances similar to payday loans, word of debt’s dangers is spreading from the office towers of Nairobi to the grasslands of Maasai Mara. People who once borrowed mainly […]
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On The Wires

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Companies

‘Dine and Dash’ Redefined With New Clover Scan to Pay Feature

“Restaurants can offer guests a more efficient, flexible, and secure payment experience with Scan to Pay, a first of its kind feature available with the Clover® platform from Fiserv, Inc.  With Scan to Pay, guests use their iPhone camera to scan a Clover-generated QR code at the bottom of their receipt to pay their restaurant […]
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Companies

Cardtronics Allpoint+ ATMs Now Enabling Customers to Add Cash to Their Amazon Balance With Amazon Cash

“Cardtronics , the world’s largest ATM operator, today announced that Amazon customers can now complete Amazon Cash transactions at more than 400 cash-accepting Cardtronics ATMs in the U.S. The ATMs, part of the Allpoint+ Network of surcharge-free deposit-taking ATMs for Allpoint members, operate card-free, allowing Amazon customers to add cash to their Amazon Balance to […]
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Companies

Klarna Acquires the Italian `Buy Now, Pay Later’ Startup Moneymour

“Klarna, one of the world’s leading smooth shopping and payment providers, today announced an agreement to acquire Moneymour, an Italian payment company, from the founders and minority investors. Through the acquisition Klarna gains access to intellectual property to further improve underwriting capabilities, and additional expertise and competence, as the full Moneymour team will join Klarna. […]
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Use

I2c and SmartHealth PayCard Deliver First of Its Kind Credit Card to Help U.S. Consumers Better Manage Healthcare Costs

“i2c Inc. , a leading provider of payment and open banking technology, today announced its partnership with SmartHealth PayCard , a leading FinTech pioneer committed to changing the culture of healthcare payments. Enabled with the agile processing of i2c, SmartHealth PayCard provides the first credit card dedicated solely to healthcare, making it easier for consumers […]