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Weekly News Digest 25 September 2020

US: X1 excites with innovative features for cardholders A forthcoming Visa-branded credit card being issued by a new company boasting investors such as Max Levchin (a PayPal co-founder) and Adam Bain (Twitter's former chief operating officer) has been generating much interest this week. Key features of the 'X1 Card' include eye-catching rewards points arrangements: holders spending over $15,000 per annum will see their two points for every dollar spent all become three points. Crucially, in a year when credit reporting has become problematic, eligibility and credit limits are to be determined by income rather than credit score.... Read more >

18 September 2020

Visa and PayPal | Tesco's Open banking | UK acquiring | Nordics rethink

11 September 2020

Credit Union data | Staged card fees | Nexi+SIA? | Revolut

4 September 2020

PayPal BNPL | US limits | E-yuan role

Shopping bags
28 August 2020

Ally/Vyze | Afterpay in EU | Ant IPO

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North America Merchant Acquiring

North America acquiring industry trends and developments | Market data

21 August 2020

JPM & USPS | Facebook Financial | Square lending

Car commerce
14 August 2020

Car-commerce | Apple mPOS | Amex BNPL

Blue Button with Shopping Trolley on a Laptop
7 August 2020

E-commerce | Project Cache | French banks

31 July 2020

2Q20 | Durbin II? | Spanish APRs

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24 July 2020

2Q Earnings | US payment charter | Ant Group goes public | Klarna tightens rules

Computers and calculations
17 July 2020

Earnings | Illicit card use | FCA guidelines | Digital currency

Building credit
10 July 2020

Path to Apple Card | BNPL | Open Banking

3 July 2020

Wirecard | Digital regs | Influencers

Stacked coins
26 June 2020

US deposits | UK payment holidays | Wirecard insolvency | Italy accelerates digitalisation

19 June 2020

Amex China | WhatsApp payments | Metro P2P

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Hong Kong Payments report

Cards, payments and acquiring in Hong Kong

Credit cards
12 June 2020

US sub-prime | Marcus in UK | Swiss QR-Bill

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5 June 2020

Digital currencies for Japan public transit | UK payments | Australia interchange

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29 May 2020

Shopify | Amex | European banks

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Western Europe Merchant Acquiring

Trends in cards use | Market consolidation | Growth potential

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22 May 2020

PayPal QR | BNPL surge | Amex agility

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15 May 2020

Cr card standards | Hotel loyalty deals | PayPal soars

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8 May 2020

US Q1 household debt | BofA interchange | UK bank readiness

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New Turkey payments report

Financial cards, payments and merchant acquiring in Turkey with commentary on trends.