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Marketplaces Focus on Loyalty Programs for Media and Telecom Sectors
Marketplaces Focus on Loyalty Programs for Media and Telecom Sectors
March 20, 2024  |  Loyalty & Rewards

Media and telecom organizations are working with payment facilitators (PayFacs), independent software vendors (ISVs) or marketplaces to make embedded finance part of their business models....

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60% of US Shoppers Used Split-Payment Options in the Past Year
60% of US Shoppers Used Split-Payment Options in the Past Year
March 19, 2024  |  Buy Now Pay Later

Split-payment or installment plans such as buy now, pay later (BNPL) enable consumers to spread the costs of purchases over multiple installments. Consumers appear to...

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Inflation Puts Consumers on Alert for Discounts
Inflation Puts Consumers on Alert for Discounts
March 18, 2024  |  Consumer Insights

Consumers closed 2023 by increasing their spending — nearly 7% more over what they spent the previous year, according to PYMNTS intelligence data — indicating...

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Inflation Concerns Sideline Small Business Borrowing
Inflation Concerns Sideline Small Business Borrowing
March 15, 2024  |  SMBs

With the news that inflation climbed upward last month, many small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) may find themselves walking a tightrope with even fewer safety nets...

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Consumers Spend More at Restaurants When Using Digital Wallets
Consumers Spend More at Restaurants When Using Digital Wallets
March 14, 2024  |  Digital Payments

Digital wallets — such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, which use near-field communication tags, and Amazon Pay and PayPal, which use QR codes —...

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Operational Innovations Drive Software Publishing Marketplaces
Operational Innovations Drive Software Publishing Marketplaces
March 13, 2024  |  Innovation

The software publishing industry is in a state of flux right now as it embraces embedded finance to facilitate new growth — and many payment...

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Optimism in Fleet and Mobility Sector Fuels Use of Working Capital
Optimism in Fleet and Mobility Sector Fuels Use of Working Capital
March 12, 2024  |  Business

All companies in growth mode need access to capital, whether to fund short-term operational needs, mitigate unexpected expenses or execute plans for growth. One key...

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Acquirers Eye Expansion of Installment Payment Plans Amid Consumer Demand
Acquirers Eye Expansion of Installment Payment Plans Amid Consumer Demand
March 08, 2024  |  Payment Methods

Acquirers — the financial institutions that provide the infrastructure for merchants and businesses to accept card payments — operate behind the scenes but can play...

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eCommerce Merchants Fail to Connect Failed Payments and Fraud
eCommerce Merchants Fail to Connect Failed Payments and Fraud
March 08, 2024  |  Fraud Prevention

Despite the many fraudsters on the prowl seeking to exploit any vulnerabilities they can find in the payments ecosystem, only about one-third of eCommerce merchants...

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