In today’s top payments news, in Paris, six men were convicted of an impersonation plot that garnered $50 million, and Wirecard has partnered with Klarna to integrate digital payment methods into its commerce platform. Also, in a televised address on Wednesday, March 11, President Trump unveiled a number of measures to combat the economic impact of the coronavirus.
In Paris, six men were convicted of stealing $50 million by impersonating France’s former defense minister, conning wealthy residents into giving money to help the government with covert operations involving hostages.
German payments company Wirecard is partnering with Sweden’s FinTech startup Klarna to integrate digital payment methods — Pay Now, Pay Later and Klarna Financing — to merchants’ checkout process on Wirecard’s commerce platform.
President Donald Trump unveiled a number of executive actions designed to address the economic impact of the coronavirus, which continues to spread across the United States. Among the mandates: suspension of all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days beginning Friday.
With the recent volatility in the market, it comes as no surprise that there has been significant pullback in planned initial public offerings (IPOs) in all industries and verticals. This follows a year that was filled with a slew of canceled IPOs.
The coronavirus scare threatens to throw the world into a global recession as workers and consumers stay home. But smart businesses that use online technology can not only survive, but thrive, Ning Wang, co-founder and chief business officer of Chinese payments processor PingPong tells Karen Webster. In fact, he says the pandemic could speed up the adoption of digital platforms, virtual reality and more.
In the latest Credit Union Innovation Index, PYMNTS surveys 3,908 U.S. consumers to learn how competition to meet members’ needs is fueling CUs’ drive to develop new payment options, from peer-to-peer (P2P) apps to point-of-sale (POS) credit tools and beyond.
The battle for share of wallet between eCommerce giant Amazon and ultra-merchant Walmart rages on, as the latest PYMNTS Whole Paycheck Tracker data shows. Amazon enjoys an early 2020 lead, riding high on its strong fourth quarter earnings report.