The report, produced by ETA and The Strawhecker Group, examines the top five topics impacting the industry this year including: data breaches, PayPal’s split from eBay, Apple Pay, the competition between Amazon and Square, and EMV. The report then discusses payments indicators currently affecting the industry. One such indicator, the TSG Payments Index (TSGPX), compares payments companies to the S&P 500 and finds that a $100 investment in the TSGPX in Q1 2007 would now be valued at $286, as compared to $138 if invested in the S&P 500. Other indicators to follow include a look at the balance between merchant attrition and growth, and a review of 90 payments acquisitions from 2000 – 2014.
- Softbank, Amazon, Accel and others put $108M in Brazilian banking and payments infra provider Pismo
- TransactionWatch – Week of October 11th – October 15th
- Chip Shortage
- Second-largest U.S. mortgage lender ditches its plan to accept payments in bitcoin
- European rival to PayPal and Square makes $317 million acquisition to expand in the U.S.
- Synchrony moves into BNPL space with Fiserv Clover
- JPMorgan debuts payments service targeting small businesses
- Payments giant Stripe says its reentering the crypto market
- Consumers Are Flocking to E-Commerce, But They’re Hitting Too Many Brick Walls, Stripe Says
- Past, Present, and Future: The COVID Effect on Payments