Five At Five: Instacart Makes A National Play

Five at Five: Payments News

Welcome to Five at Five, your late look at the day’s payments and commerce news. Today’s coverage includes the latest grocery pickup expansion effort, along with SWIFT talking about a rumor of a Ripple integration. American Express might have a database problem, Wells Fargo faces more regulatory issues and Louis Vuitton is beefing up its international commerce efforts.

Instacart Rolls out Grocery Pickup Nationwide

The company said Instacart Pickup provides customers with expanded delivery and/or pickup options, enabling them to order via Instacart and pick up groceries at retailers. Instacart said it will be working with existing and new retail partners to add the service to participating partner stores around the country during the remainder of this year and throughout next year.

SWIFT Denies Rumor It Is Integrating With Ripple

A rumor was circulating that the pending upgrade of the SWIFT network would enable Ripple products to be available to roughly 4,000 more banks.

American Express India Database Accessible to Anyone in October

The database was mostly encrypted, but certain data sets might have included readable data.

Wells Fargo Gets OCC Warning Over Tech and Security Issues

According to a report, the bank in “recent weeks” has been sent a “regulatory warning” from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) regarding the financial institution’s “technology operations.”

Louis Vuitton Does Cross-Border Payments, Connects to SWIFT via FIS

The move will enable the global retailer — which owns 70 luxury brands, including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Fendi and Givenchy — to enhance the efficiency and traceability of its cross-border payments.



The PYMNTS Cross-Border Merchant Friction Index analyzes the key friction points experienced by consumers browsing, shopping and paying for purchases on international eCommerce sites. PYMNTS examined the checkout processes of 266 B2B and B2C eCommerce sites across 12 industries and operating from locations across Europe and the United States to provide a comprehensive overview of their checkout offerings.