PayPal Shells Out Over $500M to Buy Hyperwallet and Simility

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No comment 22.06.18

Now Available: The Last VAR Standing

The Last VAR Standing provides TSG’s thought leadership around the changing payments ecosystem and its impact on the value-added reseller (VAR) market. The legacy VAR business model is compared and contrasted to the ISV market »

No comment 20.06.18

David Leppek and Karl MacGregor Join The Strawhecker Group

The Strawhecker Group (TSG), the largest analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry, is pleased to announce that David Leppek, Senior Associate, and Karl MacGregor, Affiliate Associate, have joined the firm. With »

No comment 15.06.18

Adyen Debuts as Europe’s Biggest Tech IPO of 2018

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First Data and Mastercard team on digital disbursements

Finextra First Data (NYSE: FDC), a global leader in commerce-enabling technology, and Mastercard (NYSE: MA) announced they have joined forces, enabling First Data to provide a digital disbursement platform to Mastercard’s business customers. First Data’s »

No comment 14.06.18

Starbucks and Chase Introduce Starbucks Rewards Visa Prepaid Card

Starbucks Today, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Chase (NYSE: JPM) announced the availability of the Starbucks Rewards Visa® Prepaid Card, the first prepaid or debit product where you can earn Stars outside of Starbucks. It is »

No comment 11.06.18

The Strawhecker Group Promotes Mike Strawhecker to Partner

Omaha-based payments consultancy, The Strawhecker Group (TSG), is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Strawhecker to Partner. “Since Mike joined TSG in 2006, he has provided a huge contribution in the growth and success »

Adyen Aims for $1B IPO | Ant Financial Raises $14B in Funding Round

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No comment 08.06.18

TSYS Announces Acquisition of iMobile3

Press of Atlantic City TSYS (NYSE: TSS), a leading global payments solutions provider serving issuers, merchants and consumers, today announced it has acquired iMobile3, a provider of private-labeled, small business solutions within the payments industry. »

No comment 07.06.18

Adyen files for IPO that values fintech company up to $8.3 billion

VentureBeat Amsterdam-based Adyen officially filed to IPO in its home country in a deal that would value the company at up to $8.3 billion. However, in a somewhat unusual move, the entire proceeds of the IPO will »

No comment 06.06.18

Mastercard is looking to integrate its payment tech into Google and Amazon voice assistants

CNBC Mastercard is looking at ways to integrate its payments system into voice assistants made by Google and Amazon to let people pay by talking to a device, a top executive from the company told CNBC on Monday. The U.S. »

No comment 05.06.18

Paysafe completes acquisition of iPayment

GlobeNewsWire: Paysafe Group, a leading global payments provider, announces today that it has completed the acquisition of iPayment Holdings, Inc. (iPayment) which was signed on April 12, 2018.  iPayment, a U.S. based provider of payment »

No comment 04.06.18

Square Valued at Nearly $25B

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No comment 01.06.18

Ten Insights Learned from Analyzing 250+ U.S. Merchant Acquirers

The Strawhecker Group (TSG) recently released its annual Directory of U.S. Merchant Acquirers, a report that details key business statistics on 256 of the nation’s payment processing players. The report covers companies with trillions of dollars »

No comment 30.05.18

China’s Ant Financial Raises $10 billion at $150 Billion Valuation

Reuters Ant Financial Services Group, operator of China’s biggest online payment platform by market share, Alipay, has closed its latest funding round having raised $10 billion from a clutch of global and local investors, five »

No comment 29.05.18

Adyen Prepares for June IPO

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No comment 25.05.18

TSG in Digital Transactions: Worldpay Shoots to Top U.S. Merchant Acquirer Spot As Integrated Software Model Takes Over

What do you get when you add 4 and 11? In the case of Worldpay Inc., it’s 1. The merged version of the former Vantiv Inc. and Worldpay plc moved to the number-one position in »

No comment 23.05.18

Mastercard packages products to help fintech startups Accelerate

Finextra Mastercard today announces the creation of Accelerate, a new initiative to drive growth at scale for the fast-evolving FinTech industry, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to this sector. The initiative is designed to support »

No comment 21.05.18

Now Available: Directory of U.S. Merchant Acquirers

TSG has released the newest edition of the Directory of U.S. Merchant Acquirers. This is the most comprehensive report available on U.S. merchant acquirers, featuring over 7,000 data points on 256 companies; covering national leaders »

PayPal Makes Big Acquisition – Buys iZettle for $2.2B

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No comment 18.05.18