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    Kraken wants SEC suit dismissed

    The playbook for Kraken's motion to dismiss looks a lot like those of Binance and Coinbase.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Capital One-Discover deal carries $1.38B termination fee

    The fee would apply if Discover chooses another buyer or if either board has a change of heart but not if regulators block the deal.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Bank and fintech partnerships

    A partnership can be a broad hand-up from a giant bank, a targeted effort to fix a societal issue, or a strategic miscalculation.

    By Banking Dive staff
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    Capital One-Discover deal may spark antitrust concern

    While the $35.3 billion acquisition is expected to prompt antitrust concerns related to consumer card lending, regulators may see competition benefits in the card network arena.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 21, 2024
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    Cross-border payments remain focus for Fed

    Tools that “automate processes, reduce costs and promote effective safeguards across jurisdictions” may help improve cross-border payments, a Federal Reserve official said last week.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Warren probes Zelle scam policy

    Three senators, including Elizabeth Warren, asked Zelle owner Early Warning Services to provide detailed information about its fraud reimbursement policy.

    By James Pothen • Feb. 20, 2024
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    PayPal invests in AI startup Rasa

    The investment is the first that the digital payments pioneer is making from its new artificial intelligence venture fund.

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Capital One to acquire Discover in $35.3B deal

    The transaction would give a big boost to a bank well-known for its credit card component, yet lend regulatory gravitas and investment dollars to a struggling card network.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Mastercard to be dinged by Capital One-Discover deal

    While both Mastercard and Visa will be impacted by Discover’s plan to be acquired by card issuer Capital One, the former is likely to bear the brunt of the blow.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 15, 2024
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    SoLo Funds nears 2M users

    The peer-to-peer lending platform has faced some regulatory backlash, but a study from London's Centre for Economics and Business Research shows it's cheaper than many other subprime options.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Adyen eyes growth in North America

    Davi Strazza, North America president at Adyen, pointed to the Dutch processor’s single technology platform as setting it apart in a crowded field of payments players.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 14, 2024
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    NY AG expands suit against DCG

    Attorney General Letitia James initially alleged that Digital Currency Group and others defrauded investors of $1 billion. Now, after hearing from more investors, that number is up to $3 billion.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Bill Holdings, Bank of America revamp contract

    The provider of bill-pay software services was expecting to extend its services to more of the bank's clients. Now the bank is changing its plans.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 12, 2024
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    Citi moves deeper into e-commerce through digital couponing

    The bank recently launched a browser extension that searches for coupons on merchant checkout pages, suggests applicable codes and can activate cash-back offers.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Banks should step up scam response: fraud expert

    With regulators gearing up to take a stronger stance against digital payments fraud, banks must focus on how they handle scams, one executive says.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Feb. 9, 2024
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    Ex-Heartland Tri-State CEO charged with embezzling $47M in crypto

    A Heartland customer told authorities he saw a red flag when Shan Hanes, the bank’s CEO until July, asked him for $12 million to help take his money out of a crypto investment, according to Bloomberg.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    Fleet fintech ditches Visa for Mastercard

    Fuel card startup AtoB, with $112 million in financial backing, plans to take on dominant fleet service rivals Wex and Fleetcor.

    By Lynne Marek • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Yellen asks Congress for stablecoin legislation

    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen renewed a call for Congress to act on digital assets, saying “there is no appropriate regulatory framework.”

    By James Pothen • Feb. 6, 2024
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    Why ‘pay-by-bank’ faces adoption hurdles in US retail

    Pay-by-bank has been catching on slowly, and it’s a particularly long shot for showing up at the point of sale any time soon.

    By Feb. 5, 2024
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    Celsius emerges from bankruptcy after 18 months

    As part of its bankruptcy exit, the crypto exchange is distributing $3 billion to creditors and launching a Bitcoin mining firm.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    One in four companies ban GenAI

    The research by Cisco found that generative artificial intelligence tools are putting many companies’ sensitive data at increased risk of public exposure.

    By Alexei Alexis • Jan. 30, 2024
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    Rivals may chase Fiserv special bank charter lead

    If the payments giant receives a special Georgia charter and gains access to the card networks, it could open the floodgates for other merchant acquirers, attorneys said.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 25, 2024
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    Carlyle expands its reach on student loans as banks back out

    The private-equity firm bought a $415 million portfolio, reportedly from Truist, and invested in student loan specialist Monogram.

    By Jan. 25, 2024
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    Novo rolls out an embedded payroll tool for small businesses

    Powered by Check, the new tool, Novo Payroll, aims to help small businesses manage their finances from a single platform.

    By Jan. 24, 2024
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    Klarna adds subscription plan

    With an IPO on the horizon, the BNPL firm is offering customers a subscription service for $7.99 per month.

    By Caitlin Mullen • Jan. 24, 2024
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    Jack Henry vaults COO to CEO seat

    Greg Adelson, the company’s current president and chief operating officer, will take the reins from outgoing CEO David Foss in July.

    By James Pothen • Jan. 23, 2024