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Brightwell Teams With Travelex to Offer Cash on Cruise Ships

“Travelex will manage the cash distribution of numerous currencies to over 75 ATMs provided by Brightwell on cruise ships throughout the world, according to a company press release. The partnership allows crew members to easily and securely access cash onboard while also bringing cash access to passengers. While cruise lines do offer employees free room, […]
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Mastercard Expands Bill Pay Exchange Partners

“Mastercard today announced that it is working with several new partners, including ConEd , to roll out Mastercard Bill Pay Exchange. Avidia Bank , Aliaswire Inc. , OSG Billing Services and Transactis will be among the first to offer Bill Pay Exchange to their customers.. Mastercard rolled out Bill Pay Exchange to make it easier […]
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Japanese Merchants Report Sharp Increase in Mobile Transactions

“Launched on 1 October , Cashless Japan lets consumers avoid a new increase in sales tax from 8% to 10% by selecting a non-cash payment method when they check out at any of some 500,000 merchants around the country. Convenience stores are already seeing a 50-60% increase in mobile transactions, the Nikkei Asian Review reports […]

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U.S. Bank Announces New EBill Service Offering Simplicity, Speed, and Flexibility in Bill Payments | U.S. Bancorp

“U.S. Bank today announced eBill Service, a simple-to-use electronic bill presentment and payment solution designed for both billers and payers. For billers, eBill Service streamlines operations, reduces billing costs and delivers innovative payment experiences. For payers, it provides numerous flexible payment options — from online and mobile to text, digital assistant, and Intelligent Voice Response (IVR).”
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Citi® Supplier Finance Launches With WorldLink® Payment Services

“Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) has launched an enhanced Citi Supplier Finance offering, now with WorldLink® Payment Services (WorldLink), providing our clients access to the combined strength of two powerful, industry-recognized platforms. Leveraging one single point of implementation, this virtual interface delivers a streamlined setup and the opportunity for clients to transact across multiple major […]
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Ingenico Launches Full Suite of Chinese Payment Methods for International Ecommerce Players

“As 82% of the local Chinese population are unique mobile users, Ingenico has partnered with leading mobile payment platforms, Alipay and WeChat Pay, as well as with local card scheme UnionPay. Ingenico is one of the very first international payment service providers (PSP) to support all use cases for WeChat Pay, including the capability to […]