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Huffman said he wants to know if the payments were a violation of campaign finance law. "At a minimum, we need to ask some hard questions about whether this truly came out of Trump's lawyer's personal funds, what if anything Trump knew about it, and why there wasn't any attempt to comply with ...
President Ed Somerville said he believed to have a secure spot to leave their payments is opportunity for customers who may work odd hours. Other council members spoke of the inconvenience of needing to mail a payment, finding they did not have a stamp and being required to make a trip to the post ...

Danish acquirer Clearhaus today announced support for Apple Pay, bringing Apple's mobile payment platform to over 5,000 Nordic online merchants who ... N26, and ST1 quickly adopted the digital wallet system, allowing physical stores across the region to accept contactless payments with iOS devices.
In an interview with PYMNTS, Steve Callis, SVP of integrated payments at Sterling Payment Technologies (acquired early in 2017 by EVO Payments International) talked about the trends that make integrated payments top of mind. Among them is the fact that "there's a lot of activity taking place in our space ...
Coinbase -- which is best known for its service that converts fiat into bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or Bitcoin Cash -- is valued at $1.6 billion after raising $100 million last year. The company reportedly booked $1 billion in revenue last year, according to Recode, and it claims to have served over 10 million ...

President Donald Trump's long-time attorney, Michael D. Cohen, admitted on Wednesday that in a "private transaction" in 2016, he used his "own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000" to Stephanie Clifford, a porn star known as Stormy Daniels. Clifford has claimed that she had an affair with ...
I had written about an ongoing payments experiment by WhatsApp (FB) two months ago. Almost everyone in the comments section suggested there was considerable interest in the story and one reader even asked that I do periodic updates on it. Well, the update is despite its slow approach at this game, ...
Anecdotally, Reuters offered a scene where a car wash business stated that it accepts transfers and payment apps, including Tpago and Vippo, among others, with a source quoted as saying that "we don't handle cash because our clients don't have it. With the applications I use, I've [received] their money before they've ...
The payment to Clifford has drawn comparisons to the scandal that enveloped former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) after his 2008 presidential campaign. Edwards was indicted following accusations that donors made close to $1 million in improper payments to videographer Rielle Hunter after she became ...
Five banks in The Philippines are reportedly grouping up to use Visa's blockchain-based payment platform. As part of a new arrangement, the Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) will assist four unnamed rural banks that are seeking to boost the efficiency of their payments processes by building a ...
For instance, you can pay on Cdiscount with your Lydia account, France's second e-commerce website behind Amazon.fr. E-commerce websites usually ask you for your phone number for the delivery. When you choose Lydia as your payment method, you receive a push notification on your phone as your ...
The lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, told The New York Times on Tuesday that he had used his own funds to facilitate the payment to the actress, Stormy ... the two men had made any arrangement at the time of the payment, or whether he had made any payments to other women or accusers of the president.
While the Takata Corp. and the U.S. government agreed earlier this month how to divvy up $850 million in restitution payments to automakers, the two are ... and that the plea agreement it reached in February 2017 did not preclude victims outside the U.S. from receiving payment, its lawyers said in a Jan.
Arizona is poised to become the first state to accept tax payments in cryptocurrencies. On Thursday, the state's Senate passed a bill that would allow payment of state income taxes via cryptocurrencies to be "recognized" by the state's revenue authorities. The law has moved on to be considered by Arizona's ...
He explained that Ripple uses blockchain technology--one of the underlying accounting technologies used for bitcoin--to record transactions between banks. And he said that his company uses its own XRP cryptocurrency as a payment method to make it easier for banks to move money internationally.
A good forecast is a notoriously difficult thing to write - particularly if one is trying to write it about the payments and commerce ecosystem. Had we told the world a year ago today that Amazon was going to buy Whole Foods, that Walmart Pay would surpass Apple Pay as a consistently favored mobile payment method, that ...

The NPP enables customers of different participating financial institutions to make and receive real-time domestic payments between accounts. With the new platform comes the ability to include much more data with the payment; up to 280 characters of information, as opposed to the 18 currently allowed by ...
WhatsApp has only launched the beta version of the payments feature for now. It is partnering with large banks and will use the Indian government-backed Unified Payment Interface (UPI) that allows inter-bank transfers. To transfer funds via UPI, customers don't even need to remember the recipients' bank ...
Molina's costly company overhaul, missing CSR payments lead to fourth-quarter loss. By Shelby Livingston ... based insurer said late Monday that the federal government's decision to cut off CSR payments to insurers increased its fourth-quarter loss by $73 million. Molina said it intends to "pursue all ...
Sears Canada Inc. creditors are targeting Eddie Lampert, its former controlling shareholder and the chief executive of its U.S. namesake Sears Holdings Corp., over payments he received before the Canadian business collapsed last year. A group of unhappy pensioners served court papers Friday in ...
Another firefighter who sued over the promotion tests, Prudencia Fraysavage, filed a settlement notice on her case in November, but it's still pending while details on subjects including payments are worked out. In addition to the suit black firefighters jointly filed over the tests, a suit brought by the U.S. ...
A near-field communication chip inside the devices allows data to be sent over short distances to payment terminals that can complete the transaction. Ahuna said about five in 10 retailers are currently equipped for contactless payments. U.S. credit cards also began offering contactless payments in the last ...
The Arizona Senate has recently passed a bill that could potentially allow residents to pay their taxes with bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies that are "recognized" by Arizona state revenue authorities. Public records show that Senate Bill 1091, which aims to enable tax payment via cryptocurrencies, was ...
In addition to existing card processing services and coverage, Worldpay also supports a range of alternative payment methods, such as iDEAL in the Netherlands and SOFORT in Germany, allowing merchants to accept more payments via local consumers' preferred methods. The drone manufacturer has ...
While a part of the fintech world remains abuzz with crypo-talk, a startup that's built a business around the more traditional world of payments has raised a significant round of funding as it vies to take on the likes of PayPal, Stripe, Adyen and Dwolla. YapStone, which provides payment services to ...
If you look in the balance of payments data at the reported locations of "reinvested" earnings (e.g. funds that stayed abroad and were not repatriated, so they remained tax-deferred), countries like Ireland, Bermuda, and the Netherlands are giants. While the world's biggest economies--countries like ...
... making P-to-P payments truly real-time from front to back continues to revolve around enrollment difficulties. If that process isn't smoothed out, instant gratification is a pipedream. The other area where I presume we'll see continued innovation and investment is around tying those P-to-P payment options, ...
Four years ago, Stripe, a large payment processor for many e-commerce companies, attempted to get ahead of the cryptocurrency curve by being the first online platform to accept bitcoin as a payment. Recently, however, the company announced that it will discontinue accepting the cryptocurrency, ...
WhatsApp Payments is now rolling out in India in beta for select Android smartphone as well as iPhone users, bringing yet another digital payment option to the country. The new WhatsApp payments feature is pretty convenient, and potentially has a huge user base in the country because of the app's ...
David Brock It's time for the Federal Election Commission to examine Trump's payment to Stormy Daniels. I'm filing a complaint to force them to investigate. The American people deserve the truth. Feb.12.2018 / 1:48 AM ET. Donald Trump during an event at the Hilton Midtown Hotel on July 16, 2016 in New York City.
After the great success of the September 2017 event, we will have our next annual European Payments Forum in March 2018. This time, the hosting city is going to be Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The event will continue to discuss PSD 2 as it transformed the entire banking system and caused a big ...
The Arizona Senate passed a bill on Feb. 8 to allow residents in the state to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate. The Senate Bill 1091, which intends to enable cryptocurrencies for tax payment, was introduced Jan. 10, 2018 and passed by the Senate Finance Committee by a 4-3 ...
Faster payments and certainly real time payments are new. The payments industry has hardly begun to understand its uses, opportunities and impact to other payment types. The industry has also only begun to understand the implications of fraud in these faster channels. In an article and interview on Bank ...
But China is also pressing for payments innovation, SWIFT noted, as industry players like Alibaba promote digital payments and more China-based financial institutions (FIs) join SWIFT's global payment innovation (gpi) initiative. In a chat with PYMNTS, Moon emphasized the role of cross-border B2B payments in the ability ...
During Thursday night's meeting of the Tellico Plains City Council, the board voted to accept an offer from Nexbillpay, a complete payment and notification platform, to provide a billing and payment service for utilities. "Currently, we use one that doesn't allow online bill payments," Mayor Patrick Hawkins told ...
The app will then deduct or add money as users make payments, or receive payments. Anyone using the app can then take the money from the app and transfer it back to their bank and 'cash out,' as it's called. Cybersecurity expert Andrew Daiber with Sera Brynn in Suffolk said the mobile payment app isn't ...
Fiserv beat analyst expectations for the fourth quarter of last year, boosted in part by traction in its payments segment, as reported Wednesday (Feb. 7th). Revenues (measured on a GAAP basis) overall were up seven percent year over year to $1.54 billion, while internal revenues grew by six percent to $1.42 billion.
tax payment debate flares up again ... Frische, who has long been critical of the practice, continued to insist that allowing taxpayers to skip paying estimated tax payments, without penalty, is a ... The city has been allowing the missed estimated payments since 2009, at the discretion of the tax commissioner.
Other options include paying through Alexa, where basically both payment and communication can be conducted across separate channels. Data analytics plays a role here, termed by Zalewski as "the often-forgotten side of [insurance] payments." The initial focus of digitizing payments may move to the customer ...
The goal for payments technology, the executives told PYMNTS, should be that it's built with the next 10 to 15 years comfortably in mind, leaving room for new innovations. To clarify, Neyer noted that the framework uses graphical tools to map out payment flows, "so that tomorrow, if a bank requires deployment in a new ...
Credit card processor, merchant acquirer and bank credit card issuer TSYS announced Wednesday (Feb. 7) that JPMorgan will offer the company's Virtual Payment PresceptSM, a commercial card payable service, to Corporations. According to a press release, TSYS said the Virtual Payment PresceptSM ...
WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. ... The option to send a payment is then available from the main WhatsApp interface, in the same area where you can also share a photo, video, file, ...
February 07, 2018 - A bill in the Alaska Senate intended to repeal protections around emergency room payments has drawn significant concern from the state's chapter of the American College of Emergency physicians (ACEP). The bill would remove a rule that links emergency care payment to a database ...
In order to enable ACH payments via Xero, customers just have to log in to Stripe from within the Payment Services setting to enable Stripe ACH bank transfers as a payment gateway. After that, they can connect it to an invoice and even create a "Pay Now" button on invoices that are sent to customers.
... the payments counterpart to eCommerce giant Alibaba, will allow Chinese customers to buy products in-store and online using Alipay, despite the fact that Alipay and Apple Pay are arguably direct competitors. Ant Financial is touting this as the first time Apple has allowed for a third-party mobile payment ...
More than two dozen real-time payment schemes are live around the world, and more and more countries are planning to debut their own in the near future. In the February Faster Payments Tracker™, PYMNTS charts the latest developments surrounding these real-time schemes, and the push to bring them all into ...
There was more yelling today at city hall, but Findlay leaders may have scratched and clawed their way towards a compromise on the rejection of estimated tax payments. Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik became enraged at the afternoon meeting of the city tax board, as she continued to defend the city's ...
... receive payments on mobile devices is crucial for them. Additionally, PayPal said security is a big concern for freelancers, with 47 percent of those surveyed saying security is an important factor when choosing a payment method. While PayPal's survey found freelancers to be optimistic about their futures, ...
artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most commonly referenced terms by financial institutions (FIs) and payments firms when describing their vision for the future of Financial Services. AI can be applied in almost every area of financial services, but the combination of its potential and complexity has made AI a buzzword, and ...


 

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