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January 20, 2022

On the wires

IXOPAY Partners With GoCardless

“The leading payment orchestration platform, IXOPAY, partners with GoCardless, a leading fintech in direct bank payment solutions. This partnership will make it easy for merchants to collect both recurring and one-off payments across over 30 countries…Merchants that use GoCardless via the IXOPAY platform can streamline their recurring payments across Europe, North America, and Australia by leveraging the company’s global bank debit network. GoCardless also uses the power of Open Banking to fight fraud by verifying mandates at the time of creation, and to collect payments instantly, offering a low-cost alternative to cards for merchants that take one-off payments.”

April 13, 2021

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February 9, 2021

On the wires

Spreedly Partners With Visa to Accelerate Network Tokenization in Latin America, Making Online Payments Easier and Secure

“Spreedly, the provider of a secure, agnostic, and flexible platform that welcomes all payments participants, today announced a new initiative with Visa. The organizations have launched a program to foster and grow the adoption of network tokenization via Spreedly’s Payments Orchestration solution throughout Latin America. The joint work will kick off in various countries including a project in Argentina, and soon expand into other markets across the region.”

August 11, 2020

On the wires

May 11, 2020

On the web

Balderton Capital backs Primer, a fintech helping merchants consolidate the payments stack


Primer, a U.K. fintech that wants to help merchants consolidate their payments stack and easily support new payment methods in the future, has quietly raised £3.8 million in funding. Founded by ex-PayPal employees – via PayPal’s acquisition of Braintree — Primer is busy building out a payments API to (hopefully) rule them all, with the explicit aim of bringing greater transparency to a merchant’s payment stack.”

August 21, 2019

On the wires

Organic Payment Gateways Launches New Service Dedicated to Topical CBD Websites

“Even now, after the passage of the industry-changing Farm Bill, few domestic payment gateways and merchant providers allow CBD in any form, even topical only products as benign as a hemp soap. As the newly refreshed Organic Payment Gateways site states, “traditional, US-based credit card processing for topical CBD sites are available, you simply need to know the right players in the industry. The process can be confusing due to the layers of brokers and resellers involved, but with our guidance, you can accept payments for topical CBD.”

May 30, 2019

On the web

Leverage Payment Platforms For Precision Marketing Aimed At Chinese Consumers

Retail Touch Points

“For retailers targeting Chinese consumers specifically — which is a dynamic and fast-growing sector in markets like luxury goods, fashion and travel and hospitality — marketing programs driven by payment companies can provide an edge to precisely target this affluent buying segment. More importantly, it can be done in a context with which these consumers are familiar and comfortable, making it even more effective. The Chinese consumer opportunity is impressive: last year, Chinese travelers took a record 130 million overseas trips and spent a whopping $115 billion on-the-go. In total, globetrotting Chinese consumers — buoyed by a growing middle class with larger disposable incomes, as well as relaxed international travel restrictions — represented 21% of the entire world’s tourism spending.”

May 13, 2019

On the wires

Mazooma Gateway to Provide Unified Platform for Suite of Premium Payment Products

“Leading U.S. payments provider Mazooma announces launch of their Mazooma Gateway, a platform that will provide access to its full suite of verified bank payments through a single API integration. Mazooma’s two premier payment methods–eCheck Select and OBT–will be available to igaming and sports betting operators in the U.S., and will be showcased at ICE North America in Boston this week.”

January 7, 2019

On the wires

BlueSnap Announces Global Availability of Google Pay, Improving the Payment Experience for All B2B and B2C Customers

BlueSnap, an online payments technology company, today announced the global availability of Google Pay™ in the All-in-One Payment Platform. With this integration customers across Australia, Europe and North America can now leverage Google Pay to accept payments made via online and mobile checkout, marketplaces, subscriptions, invoices and virtual terminals.”

December 11, 2018

On the wires

Organic Payment Gateways Launches New Site Dedicated to CBD Websites and Payment Gateways

“On their new CBD and supplement focused site, Organic Payment Gateways explores the fundamental points a CBD site owner should consider when they need a payment gateway in order to sell online. Even in late 2018, few domestic payment gateways and merchant service providers are willing to give CBD website owners an account; however, as the new Organic Payment Gateways site states, “payment gateway options for CBD do exist, you simply need to know the right players in the industry.””

October 16, 2018

On the wires

NMI Unveils Unified Payments Engine to Enable New Era of Commerce

“his unprecedented solution enables NMI partners to deliver a simplified payments platform that meets today’s expectations for seamless recognition across all merchant points of engagement, including in-store, mobile, online and self-service. Using a unified token, NMI is able to deliver a singular view of customer and payment data that can be used to develop cross-channel solutions, generate new revenue streams and improve customer experience.”

September 7, 2018

On the web

As even small merchants sell globally, payments industry faces bigger demands


“Within the past decade or so, a growing number of payments platforms has targeted international e-commerce transactions, and with good reason. Research firm Forrester predicts that cross-border e-commerce will outpace domestic growth, with a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent between 2017 and 2022, compared with 12 percent for overall B2C ecommerce.”

December 5, 2017

On the web

The Rise of the Payments Facilitator – Embracing new forms of Payment, By Anderson Zaks

Daily Telescope

“Consumers today expect the way they pay for products and services to be effortless, instant and secure. Whereas the market was once dominated by just a few banks and a handful of payment companies, now there are more like 500 more agile companies and new payment technologies which have revolutionized the industry. All this change is creating a perfect storm where we could see a new type of service provider, a Payments Facilitator, that will offer acquiring, a payment gateway and a whole range of value added services.”

June 1, 2017

On the web

Banks And Non-Banks Play to Their Strengths As They Eye a $1.2 Trillion P2P Market

Digital Transactions News – “The P2P payments arena is hotly contested, with bank providers such as JPMorgan Chase & Co., Capital One, USAA, and Bank of America—all participants in Zelle, a soon-to-be-launched P2P service—contending for adoption with entities such as PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo, Square Cash, and Facebook Messenger. Popmoney, a P2P service from Fiserv Inc., also is popular with banks.”

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