Post Tagged with: "Square"

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

Circle, Square, and Venmo Tie Into Siri & iMessage

by September 20, 2016 at 11:44 am 0 comments

With the launch of iOS 10 on Sept. 13, new payment functionality was enabled for Siri, iOS’s voice-activated virtual assistant, and iMessage, Apple’s text-based messaging platform. The first wave of payments apps on Apple’s newly platformized apps are: Venmo, the P2P payments platform from PayPal; Square Cash, from mobile payments serviceRead More

Why Vantiv Loves Pizza

Why Vantiv Loves Pizza

by September 13, 2016 at 11:07 am 0 comments

Last week, Vantiv Inc. secured a significant card processing deal. And the payments industry barely noticed. It should have. Vantiv, based in Cincinnati, scored the processing business of Papa John’s International Inc., the fourth-largest pizza store chain in the nation. But Vantiv didn’t just secure the payments volume in its 3,300 stores.Read More

Square Brings Payments, SC Offerings to Vend, TouchBistro Partnership

Square Brings Payments, SC Offerings to Vend, TouchBistro Partnership

by August 29, 2016 at 12:08 pm 3 comments

Thought you were done hearing about Square for the month? Think again! The company is building momentum on its already-fabulous year by partnering with point-of-sale companies TouchBistro and Vend, who in previous years probably would have been thought of as Square’s competition. “We’ve always been impressed by Square’s very elegantRead More

Millennials Actually Trust Traditional Banks More than Venmo

Millennials Actually Trust Traditional Banks More than Venmo

by August 23, 2016 at 10:01 am 3 comments

No matter what industry you’re in, the chance of success depends on the knowledge and insight you have regarding your customer base, which for both traditional banking institutions and fintech startups means focusing on millennials. The millennial desire for speed, ease, and efficiency has been remarked upon almost exhaustively in fintech,Read More

Large Seller Growth Swells Square For Favorable Q2

Large Seller Growth Swells Square For Favorable Q2

by August 12, 2016 at 12:36 pm 2 comments

It’s hip to be Square — a Square seller, that is. Square’s Q2 earnings report was released last week, with the company’s results and changes in corporate strategy setting the fintech community abuzz with chatter and speculation. One of the main focuses for analysts and company enthusiasts was seller volume, particularRead More

Fiserv, PayPal and Square Join Visa Direct Realtime Network

Fiserv, PayPal and Square Join Visa Direct Realtime Network

by August 5, 2016 at 11:50 am 2 comments

The ubiquity of realtime money transfers in the U.S. took a step forward with yesterday’s news that Visa Direct was partnering with such major players as PayPal, Fiserv, and Square. Fiserv became one of the many companies choosing to partner with Visa for faster and more secure payment services, it wasRead More

Square Considers Offering Capital to Non-Square Merchants

Square Considers Offering Capital to Non-Square Merchants

by August 4, 2016 at 11:37 am 2 comments

Square Capital may soon be available to non-Square merchants. The payments firm with the famous dongle just reported on a strong quarter and its lending product, Square Capital, played an important role in it. Square put out $189 million in capital on the quarter, an increase of 123% on the year,Read More

How Amex Is Going After Banks with Its New SMB Lending

How Amex Is Going After Banks with Its New SMB Lending

by July 5, 2016 at 2:28 pm 2 comments

American Express is taking a page from Square’s book and launching an online platform for small business loans of up to $750,000 — but its main target may be banks. The news came today via Bloomberg, which reported funds could be available as soon as two days after loan approval.Read More

Citi Appears to Be Pursuing Deal with Square Cash

Citi Appears to Be Pursuing Deal with Square Cash

by June 29, 2016 at 10:51 am 6 comments

Is Citigroup going to partner with Square to offer the startup’s peer-to-peer payments service to Citi customers? That’s the implication from a recently published article in Fortune. Square Cash was launched by Square in 2013 for P2P payments. The service is available in the U.S., and for both personal orRead More

Visa Has Built Private-Label Wallet Apps for More Than 40 Banks

Visa Has Built Private-Label Wallet Apps for More Than 40 Banks

by June 8, 2016 at 3:54 pm 0 comments

Payments network Visa announced a private label digital commerce app yesterday, noting that more than 40 banks have already implemented it, or are soon to. Visa has said it will go to war with PayPal in ways “you’ve never seen before” — and it turns out one of those ways mayRead More