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5 Benefits of Using Discover Card

5 Benefits of Using Discover Card

  • On September 15, 2020
…and Why Your Business Should Accept It! Accepted across the country by 99 percent of merchants who accept credit cards, Discover is a lot more popular than people think. While some merchants may not display the Discover decal on their window or point-of-sale register, Discover does go by several decals, including Diners Club. Customers are […]
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Retail Ecommerce Sales Booming with 44% Year Over Year Growth in Q2

Retail Ecommerce Sales Booming with 44% Year Over Year Growth in Q2

  • On September 11, 2020
On Tuesday, August 18th, the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Census Bureau reported that retail eCommerce sales for the second quarter were up 37 percent from the first quarter of the year. And as measured year over year, eCommerce sales were up 44 percent while the total US retail sales were down 3.4 percent, to $1.1 […]
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Four Trends in Point of Sale Systems That Can Benefit Your Business – Fall 2020

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

  • On September 11, 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

Contactless Trends in Corporate Cards and B2B Payments

  • On September 10, 2020
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

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

  • On September 2, 2020
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 […]
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MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments

MasterCard and AptPay Partner for Faster B2B Payments

  • On September 1, 2020
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 […]
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Everything You Need to Know About Contactless Payments During COVID-19

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

  • On September 1, 2020
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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Google Pay to Offer Digital Bank Accounts by 2021

Google Pay to Offer Digital Bank Accounts by 2021

  • On August 28, 2020
In early August 2020, eight banks in the US have announced that they are partnering with Google to offer digital-first bank accounts directly in the Google Pay app. The partner banks will manage the financial side of these accounts while Google will provide the front-end, intuitive user experience, as well as financial insights exclusive to […]
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How Will the Pandemic Change the Landscape for Restaurants in the US?

How Will the Pandemic Change the Landscape for Restaurants in the US?

  • On August 5, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic has been wreaking havoc on the hospitality industry worldwide. However, some unexpected casualties are on their way for the US as a surprisingly large percentage of its restaurants decline and are forced to shutter their doors permanently. Due to a mix of lockdowns and social distancing restrictions, many restaurants have frantically tried […]
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Coca-Cola Introduces New “Pour by Phone” Contactless Technology

Coca-Cola Introduces New “Pour by Phone” Contactless Technology

  • On July 27, 2020
Contactless payments have been there since the 1990s, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought it to the limelight. Moreover, the trend is here to stay for a more extended period, given the circumstances. Recently, the global beverage brand, Coca-Cola, is all set to add a variant by launching a contactless option for its consumers’ feasibility […]
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