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  • Uber introduces a credit card

    Uber introduces a credit card

    Uber is getting into the credit card business. Announced today in partnership with Barclays and Visa at the Money2020 conference in Las Vegas, the new card gives Uber yet another point of access to incredibly valuable customer information and marks another front in its campaign to assume a larger role in online and offline commerce. Read More

  • Groupon debuts Groupon+, voucherless meal deals with Visa and Mastercard

    Groupon debuts Groupon+, voucherless meal deals with Visa and Mastercard

    Restaurant deals are some of the most popular offers on Groupon, the platform that lets you buy discounted experiences and goods from retailers near you. Today, the company is launching a new service to help promote that vertical more. Groupon+, as it is called, will let people use Groupon meal deals that they pay for with their Visa or MasterCard (credit or debit cards), and when they do so… Read More

  • Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

    Visa makes strategic investment in card processing startup Marqeta

    Since 2010, Marqeta has quietly established itself as the underlying tech provider for businesses that are looking to issue virtual and physical debit and credit cards to employees, partners and customers alike. As it looks to expand internationally and sign up customers around the globe, the company has taken $25 million in strategic investment from payments heavyweight Visa. Read More

  • Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

    Fintech startup Klarna taps Permira for around $250M at $2.5B valuation

    Klarna, the Swedish startup that works with e-commerce businesses and retailers to provide financing and other payment services, today announced that it has picked up yet another large investment, its third inside of two months. Permira, the private equity firm and prolific late-stage tech investor, has taken a minimum 10 percent stake in the fintech business. Klarna and Permira are not… Read More

  • Instant bank transfers are coming to PayPal and Venmo

    Instant bank transfers are coming to PayPal and Venmo

    PayPal announced this morning a plan to speed up money transfers between its service, Venmo and users’ bank accounts for those with supported MasterCard and Visa debit cards. This new “instant transfers” service will be available at a rate of $0.25 per transaction, and will deliver funds in a matter of minutes, instead of the day or so it typically takes when using PayPal… Read More

  • Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

    Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

    A startup called Current is today launching a new way for parents to dole out allowances to their kids: with an app. The company offers a Visa debit card that would allow teenagers to shop in stores or online using funds from their own bank account, which is funded through allowance money that mom or dad transfers from their own bank account. Parents can use the accompanying mobile app to… Read More

  • Under political pressure, Infosys says it will hire 10,000 American workers

    Under political pressure, Infosys says it will hire 10,000 American workers

    Infosys, the India-headquartered tech consulting giant, has promised to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. The company said today that it will accomplish this by launching four new technology hubs in the U.S., with the first set to open this August in Indiana. Read More

  • Amazon Prime’s latest perk is a new Rewards Visa Card with 5% back

    Amazon Prime’s latest perk is a new Rewards Visa Card with 5% back

    Amazon announced this morning it’s teaming up with Chase to introduce a new Visa credit card exclusively for its most loyal customers, Prime members. The card offers Prime members 5 percent back on Amazon purchases, as well as other rewards, including 2 percent back at restaurants, gas stations and drugstores, and 1 percent back everywhere else. This is not Amazon’s first entry… Read More

  • Android Pay expands its reach via new partnerships with Visa and MasterCard

    Android Pay expands its reach via new partnerships with Visa and MasterCard

    Google announced this morning two strategic partnerships with Visa and MasterCard aimed at expanding the reach of its mobile payments service, Android Pay. The company says that Android Pay users who are shopping online from their smartphones will soon be able to make payments on hundreds of thousands of new sites where either Visa Checkout or Masterpass are accepted at checkout. Visa… Read More

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