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Square CFO: ‘We think we can go to the biggest businesses in the world’

“Square Inc., the company once known for its small payment dongles, revealed big objectives at Recode’s Code Commerce event in New York on Tuesday. “We think we can go to the biggest businesses in the world,” Chief Financial Officer Sarah Friar said at the event. She explained that the company “doesn’t see a cap anymore” when […]
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Square sellers no longer need signatures for card payments

“The process uses a new “dip transaction flow” that prioritizes the parts of a transaction that are critical to security, which means less time standing in line, waiting for your card info to churn through to the issuer. More pertinently, though, Square sellers in the US and Canada can now skip collecting signatures on all […]
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Square expands its bank-like offerings, letting sellers charge customers in installments

“The San Francisco-based tech company announced Thursday it will let businesses using Square’s payment network give customers the option to break big payments into smaller, fixed monthly ones. “It’s a seamless and transparent way to offer installment payments to customers who might otherwise walk away, or might not be able to buy something in that particular […]
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Square falls 9% on concerns of ‘overlooked credit risk’

“”The market appears to be overlooking any risks to the company’s business model, and credit risk in particular,” Palmer said in a note to clients Monday. “Our bearish thesis on Square (SQ) is predicated in part on our view that the company’s increasing dependence on the extension of credit to its customers to spur its […]
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Square earnings beat on top and bottom line but miss on guidance

“Adjusted revenue grew 68 percent year over year. The company reported its first quarterly profit of $20 million, compared with a net loss of $16 million in the third quarter of last year. Square’s chief financial officer, Sarah Friar, said a “big driver” of the profitability was the investment in EventBrite, which went public in […]
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Square launches Terminal, an all-in-one device for card and mobile payments

“Square’s goal with Terminal is to get businesses to replace their legacy payment terminals with Square Payments point-of-sale software. Business owners can charge customers by manually inputting a payment amount, or by selecting from the inventory displayed on the screen. Sellers can add items and track sales through Square software, which they can set up […]

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Square Announces Solutions Partner Program

“Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) today announced the Square Solutions Partner Program to better connect sellers of all sizes with best in class partners that can build solutions specific to a business’s needs. Square small business owners who are just getting started, as well as large scale sellers with complex needs, will be able to easily […]
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Square Payroll Introduces Benefits Offerings for Small Businesses and Their Employees

“Square, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) today launched employee benefit offerings within Square Payroll, providing small businesses who use Square Payroll access to quality, affordable benefits like health insurance and retirement savings. Benefits are flexible, easy-to-use, and seamlessly integrate with the rest of Square Payroll, removing the administrative complexity businesses typically face with offering benefits.”