EMV on the Go, Visa Ready for Business: News Roundup

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EMV on the Go, Visa Ready for Business: News Roundup
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EMV on the Go, Visa Ready for Business: News Roundup
This week, simplicity and convenience – whether that means shopping from the comfort of home, paying wherever you are or just having the ability to use your preferred method – are at the center of much of the payments industry news.

Paytm has expanded on its use of QR codes to bring online and offline together for small merchants, Visa has launched a new program aimed at its partners in B2B, and Amazon hit a milestone.

Japan Looking to Double Digital Payments

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Japan Looking to Double Digital Payments
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Japan Looking to Double Digital Payments
The technology news from Asia often talks about how likely consumers there are to embrace mobile technology, particularly payments.

Those stories often refer to places like China, where adoption rates are significantly higher than in the U.S., for example.

But Japan appears to be a different story.

PaymentFacilitator.com Launches Resource Center

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PaymentFacilitator.com Launches Resource Center
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PaymentFacilitator.com Launches Resource Center
At PaymentFacilitator.com, we want to be the first place you look for information that is relevant to payment facilitators and important to your business.

That’s why we’re introducing the new Payment Facilitator Resource Center, sponsored by Vantiv. We plan to collect valuable information on topics including onboarding and underwriting submerchants, risk management, market research, and compliance, just to name a few.

Building the Next Amazing Marketplace? Your Top Five Payment API Must-Haves

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Building the Next Amazing Marketplace? Your Top Five Payment API Must-Haves
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Building the Next Amazing Marketplace? Your Top Five Payment API Must-Haves
If you’re familiar with payment facilitation, chances are that you’re already savvy about payments. As a payment facilitator, you become a “mini-acquirer,” managing your own community of merchants.

Payment facilitation can be critical to enabling new business models, but for developers it can present gnarly technical challenges. The top five “must-haves” for payment facilitator APIs are described below.

News Roundup: Are Apple’s Latest Announcements Progress for Payments?

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News Roundup: Are Apple’s Latest Announcements Progress for Payments?
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News Roundup: Are Apple’s Latest Announcements Progress for Payments?
In a look at this week’s payments industry news, we gather some of the reactions to Apple’s recent announcements from its Worldwide Developer Conference, and payments companies announce partnerships and new products to make payments easier for developers and merchants.

Report: Skyrocketing Digital Payments Volume and More

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Report: Skyrocketing Digital Payments Volume and More
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Report: Skyrocketing Digital Payments Volume and More
The Indian government’s pro-digital policies are having a significant effect on behavior in that country. That is according to the Internet Trends Report, a wide-ranging presentation published annually by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins.

The 2017 report puts hard numbers to some of the global digital payments trends we’ve been watching at PaymentFacilitator.com – trends that have been creating opportunity for dominant payment facilitators. Here are a few of the highlights.

Singapore Strikes Blow in “War on Cash”

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Singapore Strikes Blow in “War on Cash”
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Singapore Strikes Blow in “War on Cash”
The drive among payments companies, banks, and governments to displace cash continues. And for many, the concept of using QR codes holds a great deal of promise.

Relatively easy to use and implement, the two-dimensional codes are more attractive to small and micro-merchants – where cash still reigns in many cases.

But are they being accepted by users?

Survey Says: Cash Likely to Linger

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Survey Says: Cash Likely to Linger
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Survey Says: Cash Likely to Linger
Recent surveys have highlighted just how different your opinion of cash could be depending on where you live – and how close you might be to living in a society that drops cash for cards or mobile payment options.

No matter where they’re located, as consumers increasingly embrace the idea of a world without cash, the opportunities for payment facilitators to connect merchants with buyers are rising.