Month: September 2020

American Express Acceptance is Increasing

Overcoming the impression that American Express acceptance is rare among merchants, especially compared to Visa and MasterCard, the credit card company is in the middle of a five-year campaign to increase acceptance at merchants across the globe. From increased fraud protection to the business-friendly OptBlue program, Amex has invested heavily in building relationships with merchants …

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Four Trends in Point of Sale Systems That Can Benefit Your Business – Fall 2020

From smartphones with card readers to traditional point of sale (POS) terminals with near-field communications (NFC) capabilities, the future of payment technology is literally flying through the ether. Offering flexibility and versatility to businesses and customers alike, the trends that can benefit your business provide a win-win for everyone. 1. Near-Field Communication While most credit …

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Contactless Trends in Corporate Cards and B2B Payments

Both banks and B2B FinTechs are integrating vendor payments and employee expense management into the mobilization and digitization of the corporate card. With contactless payments accelerating among retail customers, commercial card innovation is following suit with card payment capabilities across a variety of scenarios. Bank of America Expands Contactless Business Cards First launching a mobile …

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AfterPay Announces In-Store Availability for Apple Pay and Google Pay Users

Putting further pressure on credit cards, AfterPay now offers support for Apple Pay and Google Pay in select US retailers starting in July 2020. The Australian-based mobile app that offers “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) installment options, AfterPay is offering Apple Pay online and in physical stores and Google Pay as an in-store option in the U.S. …

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MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments

MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments MasterCard and AptPay announced on Wednesday, August 19, the integration of MasterCard Send into the AptPay platform. MasterCard Send is a global push payments platform, enabling funds to be sent securely in near real-time into any payment card or account. AptPay is a Canadian FinTech company. The partnership allows …

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Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments During COVID-19

Contactless payments allow consumers to pay for goods or services without needing to physically swipe a card in a machine or pass the card to another person. By tapping a phone or card on or near a terminal, near-field communication (NFC) enables the consumer to transmit payment information without physically touching anything. For a variety …

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