Stripe Valuation Grows; Mastercard and Visa Compete: News Roundup

Payments
Stripe Valuation Grows; Mastercard and Visa Compete: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
Stripe Valuation Grows; Mastercard and Visa Compete: News Roundup
PaymentFacilitator’s News Roundup is a curated mix of the past week’s news and articles from around the web, including company announcements, global payments news, and other coverage and analysis of topics relevant to payment facilitators.

With New Debit Card, Square Continues Inching into Banking Territory

Payments
With New Debit Card, Square Continues Inching into Banking Territory
Payment Facilitator
With New Debit Card, Square Continues Inching into Banking Territory
Square’s announcement that it is launching a debit card for its small business customers – days after two financial services giants announced plans to merge – has brought the threat legacy providers feel from fintech disruptors back to the forefront.

PayU India Aims for Full-Service Financial Status; Alipay Expands into Europe: News Roundup

Payments
PayU India Aims for Full-Service Financial Status; Alipay Expands into Europe: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
PayU India Aims for Full-Service Financial Status; Alipay Expands into Europe: News Roundup
PaymentFacilitator’s News Roundup is a curated mix of the past week’s news and articles from around the web, including company announcements, global payments news, and other coverage and analysis of topics relevant to payment facilitators.

APAC Regulations Promote Fintech; Amazon Pay Receives Millions in Funding: News Roundup

Payments
APAC Regulations Promote Fintech; Amazon Pay Receives Millions in Funding: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
APAC Regulations Promote Fintech; Amazon Pay Receives Millions in Funding: News Roundup
PaymentFacilitator’s News Roundup is a curated mix of the past week’s news and articles from around the web, including company announcements, global payments news, and other coverage and analysis of topics relevant to payment facilitators.

Opening Pandora’s Regulatory Box: What to Watch for in 2019

Payments
Opening Pandora’s Regulatory Box: What to Watch for in 2019
Payment Facilitator
Opening Pandora’s Regulatory Box: What to Watch for in 2019
Working in a regulatory-heavy environment can feel like being inside a washing machine at times, with the accurate forecasting of a 10-day hurricane plot. So where does fintech regulation stand at the beginning of a new year? In a state of flux as usual, it would seem.

Off to an Acquisitive Start: MINDBODY, Paya, ClassPass

Payments
Off to an Acquisitive Start: MINDBODY, Paya, ClassPass
Payment Facilitator
Off to an Acquisitive Start: MINDBODY, Paya, ClassPass
Despite significant M&A movement within the payments industry over the past couple of years, the activity doesn’t appear to be over. In fact, at the end of last year, Rick Oglesby, president of AZ Payments Group, predicted that acquisition would pick up in 2019 – and so far, the year is not disappointing.