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Is Facebook Paying $0 for Payment Processing?

Is Facebook Paying $0 for Payment Processing?

by March 24, 2015 at 10:41 am 1 comment

One of the rumors circulating around Facebook’s new payments service is that the social media giant will not pay even 1 basis point to process payments. While this is just an unlikely rumor, the scuttlebutt is indicative. It shows that: a) Facebook may have negotiated hard with the payments networks; b) theRead More

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

Square Cash Opens to Businesses, Introducing $Cashtags [Video]

by March 23, 2015 at 11:21 am 1 comment

Just days after Facebook sent shock waves through the peer-to-peer payments world, Square announced $cashtags, simple addresses that will allow individuals, and now businesses, to accept payments. In a way, today’s announcement continues Square’s suite of services for businesses, but it is also likely another move to get cards on files, aRead More

Card Not Present — For a Day

Card Not Present — For a Day

by March 18, 2015 at 11:14 am 1 comment

I left my payment cards at home yesterday. And… it didn’t matter. It’s getting easier these days to keep that card in your pocket — or wherever. For example, BMO Harris announced this week it is enabling cardless cash withdrawals at 750 ATMs — about half its total fleet. Customers willRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: AppleThe Global Brand Cometh

Coolest Brands 2015: Apple

The Global Brand Cometh

by March 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm 2 comments

Perhaps you’ve heard of this thing called Apple Pay? Perhaps you will also recall that more than a few “experts” proclaimed NFC dead. Years ago. Yet, along comes Apple — bolstered by a little something called the iPhone — and completely turns the payments game upside down to the pointRead More

Coolest Brands 2015: Top 10 Alphabetical List

by March 15, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

American Express Apple Fidor Lending Club Ripple Starbucks Stripe US Bank Venmo Xignite Coolest Brands 2015 Home

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

Citibank Releases First Apple Watch Bank App

by March 10, 2015 at 6:16 pm 0 comments

Citigroup announced today that it will release a mobile banking app for the Apple Watch on April 24, the day the watch enters the marketplace. Citi’s app is currently the only bank app for the Apple Watch, though Mint and an app called Invoice2go are also available. Moven also has anRead More

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

Stratos Card, Another ‘Card to Rule Them All,’ Launches

by March 3, 2015 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Stratos Card, an all-in-one card like Coin, Plastc (not yet launched), and Wallaby (bought and repurposed by BankRate in December) launches today. The card was conceived several years ago by CEO Thiago Olson and differs from Coin in significant ways. It feels different than other credit cards, with a textured finish, andRead More

Samsung Pay Hits the Scene With 4 Megabanks on Board

Samsung Pay Hits the Scene With 4 Megabanks on Board

by March 2, 2015 at 11:23 am 1 comment

Samsung didn’t just introduce Samsung Pay yesterday. It introduced it with four megabanks as partners. JP Morgan Chase & Co., Bank of America, Citigroup and US Bancorp all are launch partners of Samsung Pay. The four are among the largest card-issuing banks in the nation. Oh, and all four areRead More

Fastacash Deal Will Let Visa Power Payments on Facebook

Fastacash Deal Will Let Visa Power Payments on Facebook

by February 27, 2015 at 10:35 am 1 comment

It seems Visa will soon make it very easy to pay people on Facebook. Earlier this week Visa Europe announced a partnership with Singapore-based Fastacash, a social payments service. Most of the announcement focused on the rebranding of Visa Europe’s peer-to-peer payment service from Visa Personal Payments to Visa Direct,Read More

Associated Bank Cutting Branches to Fund Mobile

Associated Bank Cutting Branches to Fund Mobile

by February 25, 2015 at 11:52 am 1 comment

Associated Bank, a Green Bay, Wisc.-based institution with $26.5 billion in assets, had 315 branches in 2007. Today, it has 225. Is the bank in trouble? Far from it. The bank is pursuing the cost savings from branch closures, in part, to fuel the bank’s digital efforts. Cutting its branch network byRead More

No, Google Did Not ‘Level the Playing Field’ Buying Softcard

No, Google Did Not ‘Level the Playing Field’ Buying Softcard

by February 24, 2015 at 11:35 am 0 comments

Where does the acquisition (read: assumption) of Softcard leave Google in its drive to compete with Apple Pay? Not as far along as some industry observers would suggest. Wired offered a glowing review of the deal. But with Softcard out of the running, and wireless carriers now doing the distribution legworkRead More