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Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 21, 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:23:08 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Blackstone, CVC Join Payments-Sector Deal Frenzy With $3.8 Billion Paysafe Bid - Wall Street Journal (Paywall) - "Blackstone Group and CVC Capital Partners have teamed up on a $3.8 billion bid for U.K. online payments processor Paysafe Group, joining a wave of consolidation in the payments sector. The bid, if successful, comes as businesses and consumers are increasingly carrying out transactions online using smartphones and other mobile devices. The trend is expected to drive demand for the...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 20, 2017

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:01:34 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Ingenico Buys Swedish Rival in $1.7 Billion Payments Deal - Bloomberg - "Ingenico Group SA agreed to buy Swedish rival Bambora for 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in the latest deal to jolt the payments industry as the French company accelerates a shift away from hardware to gain scale in online transactions. " New banking regulator defends agency effort to regulate fintech - Reuters - "The new head of a U.S. banking regulatory agency on Wednesday defended...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 19, 2017

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:46:28 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB Is Amazon Best-in-Class for Online Payments? - Payments Views by Glenbrook’s Russ Jones - "Amazon.com is in the news all the time with its continued expansion of markets and fulfillment centers, its focus on innovation and long term R&D, and, recently, some very non-intuitive acquisitions. It’s easy to get swept up in their story. But when a company gets as big and powerful as Amazon has become, it’s helpful to step back and see what lessons can...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 18, 2017

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:54:30 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB P2P Payment Transactions to Exceed $120 Billion This Year - eMarketer - "The use of mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) payment apps such as Venmo in the US will continue to grow by double digits through 2021, according to eMarketer’s latest mobile banking and payments forecast." Instant bank transfers are coming to PayPal and Venmo - TechCrunch - "PayPal announced this morning a plan to speed up money transfers between its service, Venmo and users’ bank accounts for those...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 17, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 05:49:39 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB In Urban China, Cash Is Rapidly Becoming Obsolete - New York Times (Paywall) - "Almost everyone in major Chinese cities is using a smartphone to pay for just about everything. At restaurants, a waiter will ask if you want to use WeChat or Alipay — the two smartphone payment options — before bringing up cash as a third, remote possibility." You'll soon be able to use PayPal to fund Samsung Pay purchases - The Verge - "Samsung...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 14, 2017

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:50:17 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB EPC gears up for pan-European instant payments - Finextra - "A new voluntary pan-European instant credit transfer scheme that will bring real-time money transfers across the Single Euro Payments Area (Sepa) is on course to go live in November, with five countries onboard from the off. The European Payments Council is introducing the Sepa Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst) scheme in response to concerns that the emergence of new domestic platforms, such as the UK's Faster Payments,...



Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 13, 2017

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 03:53:22 -0700

Headline News is brought to you by Glenbrook Partners. Glenbrook provides payments consulting and education services to payments professionals worldwide! ON THE WEB As Apple Warms to PayPal, Investors Cheer - Barron’s Next - "More importantly, though, it signals that future partnerships with Apple could be on the way. The ultimate goal would be for PayPal to work with the iPhone’s NFC capabilities, so that users could use PayPal on their phones to pay for in-store items." Google awaiting RBI nod to begin mobile payments service: NPCI - New Indian Express - "Google has completed the testing of its Unified...