Vantiv & Chase Chases a Worldpay Play for $10B

Worldpay Group confirms it has received preliminary approaches from Vantiv and JPMorgan Chase Bank in relation to the potential acquisition of the entire issued, and to be issued, share capital of Worldpay. Any deal is expected to be valued in the US$10 billion range. The companies now have 28 days, or until August 1, to…

First University for Merchant Payment Services Training Now Online

The payments industry first and only online video university for merchant services professionals has been launched. Linkpay.University offers 12 courses and over 64 videos of merchant services training. Courses include everything from introduction into credit card processing, analyzing statements, how to sell merchant services, lead generation and consultants on real sales calls. After each 6-video…

Unbankable Cannabis Industry Looks to Bitcoins & Hydroponics for Growth

The ongoing roadblock for legal marijuana enterprises has been a lack of banking options, which forces these businesses to conduct cash transactions. Therefore, the cannabis industry has identified bitcoin digital currency as an ideal solution to the numerous challenges of the ‘unbankable’ marijuana industry and is creating a proprietary bitcoin payment solution that can be…

Digital Businesses Cannot Compete w/o Local Payment Options

The First Data Local Payments solution is here providing digital businesses and their customers with access to 195 local payment options when fully implemented. With First Data’s Local Payments solution, a merchant can manage varying online payment methods through a single interface, using a single collection model. Now, a retailer can easily enable a customer…

Visa Steps on the Gas to Accelerate B2B Payments – Inks 5 Partners

Visa rolled-out the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help technology companies that integrate with Visa’s business-to-business (B2B) payment services and data solutions ensure that they meet Visa’s standards and are market ready. Bora Payment Systems, Bottomline Technologies, CSI globalVCard, MineralTree and Priority Commercial Payments are the first partners to obtain…

New Soldo Corporate Expense Prepaid Mastercard Targets UK & Italy

Soldo, a London-based FinTech, has ankled Germany’s Wirecard to power its Corporate Expense Prepaid Mastercard. This solution is part of Soldo’s multi-user spending account for businesses which can now take advantage of multiple Mastercard cards for use by employees, collaborators or company departments alongside an intuitive app and a sophisticated Admin Dashboard that allows a…

Debit Cards More Secure with Growing Popularity Among Small Businesses

Purchases of goods and services totaled $9.550 trillion in 2015, up 3.4% year-on-year (YOY). The four card-based methods of payment of credit, debit, prepaid, and electronic benefits transfer generated $5.665 trillion in purchases or 59.32% of all consumer payment systems volume. Credit cards accounted for $2.932 billion, 30.70% of volume. Debit cards accounted for $2.420,…

U.S. Bank Credit Card Q1 Profits Decline As Charge-Offs Rise

U.S. Bank (USB)’s Payment Services division reported solid growth in gross dollar volume (GDV) as well as credit and debit fee revenue for the first quarter (1Q/17). However, rapidly rising charge-offs depressed credit card income, according to CardData. Acquiring volume continued to decline for the fourth consecutive quarter. USB’s Payment Services includes consumer and business…

All-In-One Wedding Registry Platform w/Credit Cards Introduced

Seattle-based Blueprint Registry announced its credit card processing fee is approximately 5% less than their competitors, at 2.5%. In addition, Blueprint Registry also announced the launch of two new features that allow users to aggregate existing registries into one account: one-time import and automatic import. The one-time import feature allows customers who have previously created one…

Payment Solutions for the Cannabis Industry Ready to Explode

Regulated cannabis sales in North America totaled $6.9 billion in 2016, a 30% increase from the previous year, and sales are projected to grow to $21.6 billion by the year 2021, which represents a 26% compound annual growth rate. Voters in four states – California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine, voted legalize recreational Cannabis this November.…

Wix Integrates with Square for mPay and ePay POS Options and Online Management

Wix, a major cloud-based web development platform with more than 97 million registered users worldwide, is integrating with Square to give Wix merchants and entrepreneurs in North America a new way to accept online and in-person credit card payments. Wix’s Square integration improves payment processing and allows both online and in-person payments, via mobile device…