BigCommerce raises $64 million to take on Shopify, fuel expansion

ZDNet: BigCommerce says it has raised $64 million in equity funding led by Goldman Sachs to fuel a range of expansion efforts. The Austin, Texas-based company is also looking to the cash injection to help »

No comment 25.04.18

TRANSACT 18 Wrap-Up

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No comment 20.04.18

Chevrolet and Shell let you pay for gas from inside the car

CNET: Even though you have to get out of your car to pump gas (in most states, at least), you don’t necessarily have to leave the vehicle’s cushy confines to pay for it. Chevrolet’s new Marketplace in-car app »

No comment 19.04.18

Visa, Mastercard may team up on shared payment button for online shopping

MarketWatch: Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc., the two largest U.S. card networks, said Wednesday that they’re planning to drop their longstanding initiatives to get online shoppers to use dedicated payment buttons. The two payments giants instead want »

No comment 18.04.18

TSG is the Middle-Market Leader

The U.S. Merchant Acquiring transaction market remains extremely active well into 2018. At TRANSACT 18, The Strawhecker Group (TSG) is pleased to announce its growth in the buy/sell advisory space over the past year. Highlights Recently Advised »

The Strawhecker Group Sees Growth in Leading Analytics Products

Business Wire: The Strawhecker Group (TSG), the largest analytics and consulting firm focused on the payments acceptance industry, is pleased to announce new milestones for the firm’s industry-first analytic products today at ETA’s TRANSACT 18. »

No comment 17.04.18

Worldpay adds smart terminal from PAX to its SmartPay Series™

PR Newswire: Vantiv, now Worldpay, Inc. (NYSE: WP) announced today at ETA TRANSACT (Booth #410) it is adding the handheld PAX A920 to its line of SmartPay Series terminals. These devices feature a single software platform »

Paysafe to Acquire iPayment | Francisco Partners to Take Verifone Private

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No comment 13.04.18

25 restaurants add LevelUp support

Mobile Payments Today: LevelUp has added 25 restaurant brands as partners, including national chains Smoothie King and Zaxby’s, and up-and-coming brands honeygrow, Wings Over and Evergreens, among others, according to a press release. Eight of »

No comment 12.04.18

TSG in Digital Transactions: A $3.4 Billion Deal Aims To Take VeriFone Private Again

“Legacy POS hardware players, like VeriFone, have recently struggled with the EMV transition as well as the cloud-based POS evolution (which may have been fueled in part by the EMV transition),” Jared Drieling, senior director »

No comment 10.04.18

TSG in n>genuity: How Net Neutrality Threats May Result in ‘Preferential Payments’

By Trevor Forbes, Director of Metrics, The Strawhecker Group The topic of net neutrality has recently been beaming around all corners of the internet, generating 33 million search hits on Google. Many are discussing how »

Breaches, Breaches Everywhere

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No comment 06.04.18

Delta, Sears are part of credit card data breach at tech firm

MarketWatch Delta Air Lines Inc. and Sears Holding Corp., including its Kmart stores, confirmed late Wednesday that select customer payment information may have been exposed in a cybersecurity breach at a software service provider they »

No comment 05.04.18

Square makes peer-to-peer Cash app available in the U.K.

MarketWatch: Square Inc. said Tuesday that it would be making its peer-to-peer Cash app available in the U.K. This marks the first international market for the app. As in the U.S., users will be able to send »

No comment 04.04.18

Walmart launches global money transfer service

Finextra: Retailer Walmart is pushing further into the financial sector through a service that lets people transfer money from its US stores to 200 countries. The firm has teamed up with Moneygram on Walmart2World, promising »

No comment 03.04.18

Bitcoin Slumps Below $7K

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No comment 30.03.18

HSBC to offer Paypal as global disbursement option for corporate clients

Finextra: PayPal’s strategy of making deals with big banks is bearing fruit, as HSBC becomes the latest to add the payment method to its global disbursement service for corporate customers. The HSBC disbursements business already »

No comment 29.03.18

Braintree intros new services to help merchants with the customer experience

Mobile Payments Today: Braintree has introduced a suite of new services focused on three areas for merchants: transaction services, rewards and loyalty and contextual commerce. Together, the new services are called Braintree Extend. Braintree wrote »

No comment 28.03.18

Dorsey Infatuated with Crypto

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No comment 23.03.18

Google Assistant now has the power to send and request money

Engadget: Google is making it easy to pay Bob and Kate for last weekend’s barbecue by connecting its voice assistant to its mobile payment platform. You can now ask Assistant to pay your contacts — or »

No comment 22.03.18