Post Tagged with: "First Data"

Amex Shoots Down OptBlue Rumor

Amex Shoots Down OptBlue Rumor

by August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm 2 comments

American Express today dispelled market rumors that it would expand its OptBlue program. The program, launched in May 2014, allows merchants who charge less than $1 million a year through American Express, to use one of 18 merchant processors to secure a lower discount rate. Market participants tell Bank InnovationRead More

31 Highest Paid CEOs in Financial Services

31 Highest Paid CEOs in Financial Services

by May 31, 2016 at 10:54 am 2 comments

Which CEOs are making the most in financial services? King of the Comp was Frank J. Bisignano, the CEO of First Data, who pulled in nearly $52 million of total compensation last year, a whopping 454% year-over-year increase, according to new data from Equilar provided to The New York Times*.Read More

Coolest Brands 2016: AdyenSecret Ubiquity

Coolest Brands 2016: Adyen

Secret Ubiquity

by February 16, 2016 at 8:47 am 2 comments

Netflix, Uber, Facebook, AirBnB, Spotify., Evernote. What do they have in common? In terms of payments, they all use the services of Adyen, the Amsterdam-based payments giant. Adyen operates in more countries and currencies than competitor Stripe, and serves large, international operations, while Stripe works with startups and developers. Adyen’sRead More

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

Merrick Bank Starts E-Gifting with Yiftee Partnership

by September 17, 2014 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Utah-based Merrick Bank is entering the digital gift space with a partnership with the startup Yiftee, which enables online and mobile gifting.

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

Digital Gifting Alive and Well After Facebook Kills ‘Gifts’

by July 31, 2014 at 11:09 am 1 comment

Facebook announced yesterday that it would on August 12 shut down Facebook Gifts, its program selling virtual and physical gift cards for retailers such as Best Buy and Starbucks. Does this mean digital gift cards done? Hardly. Several payments players are placing bets on gift cards just as Facebook backs off. Payment processor First DataRead More

First Data Acquires Another Startup, Rewards Company Perka

First Data Acquires Another Startup, Rewards Company Perka

by October 29, 2013 at 11:24 am 0 comments

First Data is paying a lot of attention to startups (and small businesses) these days, and as part of that effort, announced its second acquisition of a payments startup this month. The company announced today that it has acquired Perka, a cardless mobile-based loyalty platform that designs customer loyalty programsRead More

PayPal Integrates with Revel Systems at the Point of Sale

PayPal Integrates with Revel Systems at the Point of Sale

by October 15, 2013 at 10:48 am 1 comment

Not going it alone is PayPal‘s new mantra, and Revel is the newest company to join forces with the eBay subsidiary as it dives deeper into retail. Revel Systems is a provider of cloud-based iPad point-of-sale software. Custom solutions are offered for a variety of merchants, from food truck vendors toRead More

VIDEO: Introducing First Data’s New Clover Station POS System

by October 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

First Data CEO Frank Bisignano introduced the new Clover Station point-of-sale solution at Money2020 in Las Vegas Wednesday. The station, shown in the video below, is the same bright white color as Square‘s point-of-sale system. Coincidence? First Data bought payments startup Clover last year and quickly initiated development of this POSRead More

Eye-Popping PIN Debit

Eye-Popping PIN Debit

by November 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

Here’s a data point that deserves notice: PIN debit volume in the US spiked 6.7% last month. Yes, you read that right, 6.7%. With growth rates like that, PIN debit could finally hit the big time in this nation sooner rather than later. That growth rate was October was healthyRead More