Month: August 2019

Top E-commerce Trends in 2019

Payment Methods – Credit Card Processing & Beyond Making the shopping experience easier for the consumer is the goal of new e-commerce tools. Every year, the e-commerce industry is dynamically transforming, moving in the direction of personalization and new sleeker customer experiences, especially with the increasing integration of AI. Streamlining payment processes and providing multiple …

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Visa Introduces APIs for Merchants to Facilitate Installment Payment Plans

Installment payments are currently being used with great success in other countries but it has yet to become prevalent in the U.S. Based on some recent news from Visa, that might soon be changing. The latest from Visa In June, Visa revealed its intention to enter the POS installment payment business.  By using APIs, this …

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HMS to Exhibit at WSAA 2019

The Western States Acquirers Association is a not-for-profit company that holds a yearly conference aimed at educating about trends and new technology in the payments industry. This year’s conference will take place September 17-19th in sunny Palm Springs, CA. Topics covered at WSAA 2019 will include financial services, payment technology, education, and networking. In addition …

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What is Walmart Coin?

In an attempt to reduce credit card processing fees, Walmart recently filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to launch its own crypto-currency.  Although it’s too soon to say how far this will go, it’s worth paying attention to. Walmart Blockchain The application describes Walmart’s currency as “tied to the US dollars …

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Federal Reserve plans to update its payments system

For some time people have been wondering whether or not the federal government would modernize payment processing, and they received their answer this week. The Federal Reserve Board announced that it is going to build a payment processing system that will be able to process payments in “real-time”. The new system has been coined “FedNow” …

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Molly Bloom to be keynote speaker at WSAA

The Western State Acquirers Association (WSAA) is an organization that provides financial institutions, independent sales organizations, and other businesses involved in the payment processing and merchant services industries within the with up-to-date, industry-related education. Part of this effort is hosting a yearly conference in Palm Springs, CA that offers inspiration and education to the attendees. …

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