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October 23, 2015

Headline News from - October 23, 2015

What I'm Reading...

  • This weekend your editor will be reading Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance by John Kay, a visiting professor of economics at the London School of Economics. From the book's description: "In a dazzling and revelatory tour of the financial world as it has emerged from the wreckage of the 2008 crisis, Kay does not flinch in his criticism: we do need some of the things that Citigroup and Goldman Sachs do, but we do not need Citigroup and Goldman to do them."
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On the Web

  • Take Your Brick-and-Mortar Store Online: Square Now Integrates with Ecwid - Square Blog - "But here’s what’s extra cool about Ecwid: You can use it to sell your goods not only on your website but also on any other platform (think: Facebook, Tumblr, other online marketplaces)."
  • Global Payments (GPN) held its annual Investor Day earlier this week.
  • Payment Cards Center Updates Consumer Credit & Payments Statistics - "The Payment Cards Center (PCC) Consumer Statistics page provides updated statistics related to consumer credit and consumer payments. The PCC compiles statistics on a quarterly basis that are relevant to researchers, reporters, and others interested in consumer credit and payments."
  • What VCs Really Think of Banks - LendAcademy - "Investments into FinTech startups recently quadrupled, growing to over ~$12 billion in 2014 from ~$3 billion in 2013. It appears 2015 is on track to dwarf the previous year..."
  • Have you noticed Amazon Web Services? - New York Times - "Amazon had more operating income from Amazon Web Services, its business renting computing and software applications, than it did from combined sales of goods in the United States and internationally."

On the Wires

  • It's a slow day for press releases - presumably everything interesting is now waiting to be announced next week at Money20/20 in Las Vegas! Have a great weekend and trip to the conference - if you're going! Several partners from Glenbrook will be attending.
  • Statement by CFPB Director Richard Cordray on RushCard Prepaid Card Incident - "Today, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray issued the following statement in response to the RushCard situation, a prepaid card owned by UniRush LLC, in which many consumers have indicated that they have been unable to access funds in their accounts for more than a week..."
  • Visa Checkout Brings Simplified Online Shopping to Brazil - "In the US, shoppers made purchase more often when using Visa Checkout compared to customers using other payment options,” says Percival Jatoba, vice president, products, Visa do Brasil. “With this streamlined approach to payments, merchants and financial institutions see higher conversion rates which ultimately brings new customers and drives higher sales."

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May 20, 2015

Headline News from - May 20, 2015

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  • NYSE to Launch NYSE Bitcoin Index, NYXBT - “Bitcoin values are quickly becoming a data point that our customers want to follow as they consider transacting, trading or investing with this emerging asset class,” said NYSE Group President Thomas Farley. “As a global index leader and administrator of ICE LIBOR, ICE Futures U.S. Dollar Index and many other notable benchmarks, we are pleased to bring transparency to this market. By combining our technology infrastructure with our expertise in index calculation and data management, we will continue to launch complimentary products based on our rigorous standards and proprietary index methodology.”
  • The BPCE Group and Oberthur Technologies Launch a World-Exclusive Innovation: the First Dynamic Cryptogram Payment Card - "Banque Populaire and Caisse d’Epargne, in association with Natixis Payment Solutions and Oberthur Technologies (OT), a world leader in digital security solutions, announce the pilot of the first payment card integrating Motion CodeTM, OT’s dynamic cryptogram solution. This world-first replaces the three-figure security code on the back of the card with a 'mini-screen' displaying a code that automatically changes periodically."
  • TA Associates Announces Investment in Procare Software - "Procare’s payment processing offering, Tuition Express®, allows for automated collection of tuition, fees and other payments, and is directly integrated into the company’s software suite. Tuition Express helps increase the reliability of billing information, simplify reconciliation and reduce duplicate data entry."
  • Telecom Companies Gain Easy, Digital Way to Collect Cash Payments Through PayNearMe and Telinta Partnership - "Having an easy way to pay for telecom services is a necessity for all consumers," said Danny Shader, PayNearMe's founder and CEO. "This partnership helps friends and families stay in touch across thousands of miles, regardless of whether they choose to pay through plastic or cash. Telecom service providers who use PayNearMe will find that it is a unique competitive advantage over others in the industry who are not yet serving this segment of the population."

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August 27, 2013

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May 29, 2013

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December 07, 2010

Amazon Cloud Achieves Level 1 PCI Compliance

aws_logo_140px.png Amazon Web Services has announced that "it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). Merchants and other service providers can now run their applications on AWS PCI-compliant technology infrastructure to store, process and transmit credit card information in the cloud."

July 14, 2009

The Amazon Payments Prize for 2009

AWS-Startup-Challenge.jpgAmazon Web Services 2009 Startup Challenge includes a prize from Amazon Payments for the AWS Start-Up Challenge finalist with the most creative monetization strategy and use of Amazon Payments solutions. Winner of the Amazon Payments prize will go home with $10,000 in combined cash and Amazon Payments credits. Details here.

February 05, 2009

Amazon Flexible Payments Service Out of Beta has announced that the Amazon Flexible Payments Service (Amazon FPS) is now out of beta and also easier to use with Amazon FPS Quick Starts. Using FPS, developers can enable your applications with common payment transactions such as one time payments, recurring payments and pre-payments in hours rather than days. Amazon is also offering free payment processing for a limited time to developers who build an application using Amazon FPS. More info on the Amazon Payments Blog.

July 29, 2008

Amazon Launches Checkout by Amazon, Amazon Simple Pay

Amazon Payments has launched both Checkout by Amazon, a complete ecommerce checkout solution including payments, shipping, sales tax, promotions, etc., and Amazon Simple Pay , a set of payment-only products that allows websites to enable their customers to use their payment information for payments. A comparison chart shows the key differences between Checkout by Amazon, Amazon Simple Pay, and Amazon's Flexible Payment Service.

May 19, 2008 Enhances Flexible Payments Service

Last wee, announced a new Amazon Flexible Payments Service Marketplace Widget that provides developers the ability to create a widget for moving money between two other parties, with complete control of fees paid to the developer. Money moves from buyer to seller, and the seller pays a fee to the developer. The fee can be a fixed amount and/or a percentage of the transaction. Amazon also added several other features to FPS including instant payment notification and new transaction details including providing the buyer's email address to the seller.

March 20, 2008

Amazon Introduces Fulfillment Web Service

For some time, has offered merchants Fulfillment by Amazon - where they could have Amazon hold their goods for shipment at Amazon's fulfillment centers. Now, Amazon's introduced a new Fulfillment Web Service that enables merchants to programmatically manage their inventories, replenishment and shipment activities using FBA. "Products that are fulfilled by Amazon qualify for all of Amazon's buyer shipping and customer promotions (such as free Super Saver shipping and Amazon Prime) and Amazon takes care of customer service and returns." More on the Amazon Web Services blog.

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