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Visa, Mastercard Draw FTC Inquiry Over Debit Card Transactions

“Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. are once again in the crosshairs of U.S. antitrust regulators over policies that can prohibit merchants from routing card transactions over alternative debit networks. The Federal Trade Commission has been reaching out to large merchants and their trade groups over the issue as part of a preliminary inquiry, according to people […]
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Ripple Raises $200 Million to Push Adoption of XRP Cryptocurrency

“Ripple, a San Francisco-based company that uses cryptocurrency to move money across borders, announced a massive funding round on Thursday that values the company at $10 billion. The $200 million Series C funding round, which was led by global investment firm Tetragon , could help validate Ripple’s claim that more banks and money transmitters will […]

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Mastercard Partners With WHSmith, Funky Pigeon for ‘Pay by Bank App’

“Mastercard has entered into an agreement with global retailer WHSmith and its brands Funky Pigeon, Cult Pens and The Card Gallery in a move to launch online payments via a Pay by Bank app (PbBa) offering. PbBa was created by Vocalink, a Mastercard company, and will offer online shoppers a solution which meets PSD2 standards […]
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Central Bank Digital Currency Policy-Maker Toolkit

“The World Economic Forum’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Policy‑Maker Toolkit seeks to address the need for a concise CBDC decision guide that provides comprehensive and risk‑aware information to policy‑makers. This document serves as a possible framework to ensure that any CBDC deployment fully considers the costs as well as the potential benefits, appraising a […]
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The Financial Data Exchange Reports Strong First-Year Growth

“The Financial Data Exchange was launched in October 2018 to unite the financial industry around a single, interoperable and royalty-free standard for consumer and business access to their financial data, addressing common challenges around the way the industry shares account information and enhancing security, innovation and consumer control.”
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Adyen Launches Card Issuing Offering

“Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global payments platform of choice for many of the world’s leading companies, today announced the addition of card issuing to its offering. Adyen Issuing will enable clients to provide virtual and/or physical cards to their customers. Cards issued by Adyen can be used online, in-app, in-store, and can be integrated into […]