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Billers

Will Billers Push Harder for Digital Payments under COVID-19?

As a result of the sweeping stay-at-home orders and shutting down of nonessential businesses, Americans are facing record unemployment. Consumers are struggling financially and those who were living paycheck to paycheck, and many others, are having trouble paying their bills. These individuals have to make difficult decisions and prioritize their spending, which often means groceries […]

Glenbrook

The Truth About Surcharging

Glenbrook’s Cici Northup and Sam Levitt co-authored this Payments Views post. You have likely observed an increase in the number of articles about surcharging. These articles show that the practice is on the rise and often tout significant benefits for merchants: “Fortunately for businesses operating in the U.S., surcharging is becoming more widely accepted” “Credit […]

Apple

Coachella Takes Payment Cards – Mostly

I spent the weekend in Indio, California at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival (often referred to as the “Modern Day Woodstock” for you Boomers). Over the few weeks leading up to the event, Square and Apple advertised quite a bit about how every single vendor on the festival grounds would have a new contactless […]