PFs Launch Faster Funding Options to Improve Merchant Experience

Payments
PFs Launch Faster Funding Options to Improve Merchant Experience
Payment Facilitator
PFs Launch Faster Funding Options to Improve Merchant Experience
Getting funds to small businesses faster is the goal at the heart of recent new offerings from leading payment facilitators. On Tuesday, PayPal introduced Funds Now – its new feature enabling immediate access to funds for businesses “in good standing.”

Data Localization Drives Delays; Amazon Goes Brick-and-mortar: News Roundup

Payments
Data Localization Drives Delays; Amazon Goes Brick-and-mortar: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
Data Localization Drives Delays; Amazon Goes Brick-and-mortar: 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.

MINDBODY’s Chandre: We Are a Payments Company

Payments
MINDBODY’s Chandre: We Are a Payments Company
Payment Facilitator
MINDBODY’s Chandre: We Are a Payments Company
For many B2B software companies, the integration of payments is an evolution. The company begins by offering software to enable business operations for a particular vertical. The benefit of offering payments to support those operations may become clear later on. Not so with MINDBODY.

ETA Introduces Program Acknowledging PFs, Others for Use of Risk Management Best Practices

Payments
ETA Introduces Program Acknowledging PFs, Others for Use of Risk Management Best Practices
Payment Facilitator
ETA Introduces Program Acknowledging PFs, Others for Use of Risk Management Best Practices
Payment facilitators who follow industry risk management best practices can now be recognized for their efforts, using a new program from the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA).

Mastercard Targets Cambodia for QR

Payments
Mastercard Targets Cambodia for QR
Payment Facilitator
Mastercard Targets Cambodia for QR
Mastercard has announced plans to enhance QR code offerings in Cambodia via a partnership with Wing Limited Specialised Bank (Wing). Together, the two aim to offer greater convenience through secure digital alternatives.

Amazon Claims Stake in India; QR Gains Popularity in Japan: News Roundup

Payments
Amazon Claims Stake in India; QR Gains Popularity in Japan: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
Amazon Claims Stake in India; QR Gains Popularity in Japan: 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.

FDA Probe of Allied Wallet Is Frightening News for PFs Everywhere

Payments
FDA Probe of Allied Wallet Is Frightening News for PFs Everywhere
Payment Facilitator
FDA Probe of Allied Wallet Is Frightening News for PFs Everywhere
A longtime figure in the payments space and a well-known payment facilitator, Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, and his company, Allied Wallet, are the subject of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration criminal investigation into online pharmacies, according to an Associated Press report. This wouldn’t be Khawaja’s first run-in with the authorities.

Merchant Settlement: Pros and Cons of Handling the Funds When You’re a PF

Payments
Merchant Settlement: Pros and Cons of Handling the Funds When You’re a PF
Payment Facilitator
Merchant Settlement: Pros and Cons of Handling the Funds When You’re a PF
Since its inception, the payment facilitator model has been built on improving the client experience. Reducing and even eliminating onboarding delays to get merchants up and processing payments quickly is a hallmark of the business.

Paystack Looks to be Stripe of Africa; Adyen Reports First Public Earnings: News Roundup

Payments
Paystack Looks to be Stripe of Africa; Adyen Reports First Public Earnings: News Roundup
Payment Facilitator
Paystack Looks to be Stripe of Africa; Adyen Reports First Public Earnings: 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.

Top Eight Ways to Optimize an Intent-Based Network Implementation

Networks
Top Eight Ways to Optimize an Intent-Based Network Implementation
Apstra Blog
Top Eight Ways to Optimize an Intent-Based Network Implementation

Mellanox published a great blog entitled “How to Make Your Leaf/Spine Network Hum.” As I read this blog I realized that the recommendations were aligned incredibly well with features of an Intent-Based Network implementation. In short, an Intent-Based Network implementation enables simple data center automation, rapid deployments, reduced OpEx, and multi-vendor lifecycle management for leaf-spine networks. Next, I’ll highlight the features of an Intent-Based Network implementation in the context of the eight tune-ups mentioned in Mellanox’s blog post.