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Dwolla starts white-label service

Dwolla has launched a “white-label” payments processing service, meaning other businesses and banks can sign on to use Dwolla’s money-transfer system, but won’t have to put Dwolla’s label on it. Dwolla CEO Ben Milne said the white-label service is intended for companies that want to use the money-transfer system Dwolla has built without having to ask others to sign up for a Dwolla account…. Continue reading >>

Real-time cross-border payments – ISO 20022

Real-time cross-border payments might soon be a reality, thanks to the efforts of a new payments industry group. But is there a business case for adopting the ISO 20022 standard? With multiple countries implementing real-time payments initiatives around the globe, interoperability between systems is key. Therefore, the ISO Real Time Payments Group (RTPG), a collection of payments experts brought together… Continue reading >>

TSYS signs payments agreement with Metro Bank

TSYS announced that it has signed an agreement to process Metro Bank’s credit and debit card portfolios on TSYS’ TS2 processing platform, as well as provide Metro Bank fraud management services through TSYS Managed Services EMEA. Metro Bank is the UK’s first new high street bank in more than 100 years. It offers personal, business and private banking. Aisling Kane, chief operating… Continue reading >>

Ingenico joins Worldpay bid melee

Ingenico has submitted a bid to buy Worldpay, two sources familiar with the matter say, as the contest heats up to take control of Europe’s leading payments processor. Worldpay, owned by private equity firms Advent and Bain, is heading for a London flotation in the autumn that could value it at around £6 billion ($9.2 billion). But the company has… Continue reading >>

Facebook creates AI-powered virtual assistant

You might wander why an AI story is appearing in a payments blog, but AI payments may well be here sooner than you think. Facebook has created a virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence that can do everything from organising birthday parties to calling companies so users do not have to spend hours on hold. The M service — which… Continue reading >>

Wirecard smashes into Worldpay bid at $9.4bn

The enigmatic German payments processor Wirecard is heavily rumoured to have joined the bidding for UK rival Worldpay. Wirecard is competing against private-equity bidders, including a joint proposal from Blackstone Group and Hellman & Friedman, as Worldpay also prepares for a possibleinitial public offering, the people said, asking not to be identified because the process is private – according to Bloomberg…. Continue reading >>

CurrentC to delay launch

CurrentC, the mobile payment platform developed by MCX, will kick off a public beta test within the next few weeks in Ohio, but may not push its service across the US until 2016, MCX CEO Brian Mooney told Recode in an interview published Wednesday. MCX, which has been working on its mobile-payment platform for three years, had initially planned to… Continue reading >>

Big changes in US Debit industry

The 2015 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, one of the nation’s leading debit/ATM networks, highlights the underlying trends that have contributed to the rise of debit during the 10 years since the study was introduced. The analysis of the past “Decade of Debit” finds the use of debit increasing significantly at the point of sale: “The past decade saw… Continue reading >>

Advanced Payments – Which paths to success?

PCM in partnership with Edgar, Dunn & Co. and American Express unveil the findings of the latest Advanced Payments Survey. The annual Advanced Payments Survey, which this year has been produced by PCM in conjunction with American Express and written by consultancy Edgar, Dunn & Co. (EDC), has become one of the benchmark indicators of where the payment industry is… Continue reading >>

The Omni-channel challenge in Retail payments

More and more merchants in Europe feel the need to offer their services via multiple channels (i.e. physical stores, online, mobile etc.), embracing the so-called omni-channel retail approach. “In terms of payments, an omni-channel approach for merchants means accepting a wide variety of (offline and online) payment methods,” explains Evelien Witlox, General Manager Product Management & Innovation at Equens. “As –… Continue reading >>