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Have Your Say: Vote for People’s Choice

The judges have spoken. Now it’s your turn. Voting for People’s Choice in the 2015 Paybefore Awards Europe competition is open to all visitors through May 18.

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Companies & People


People on the Move: Stephen Grice, i2c Inc.


i2c Inc., a provider of payment processing and emerging commerce solutions, announced that Stephen Grice has joined the company as general manager, Europe.

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Mobile & Emerging Payments


PayPal Fuels eBay’s Engine in Q1; M-Payments up 40 Percent (April 23, 2015)

Electronic payments were a driving force behind eBay’s first quarter, ended March 31, 2015, which saw the online auction site total $4.45 billion in revenue compared with $4.26 billion in the same quarter a year ago, according to the company’s latest earnings report.

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Government Watch


House Bill Likely D.O.A. Because of Proposed Funding Cap on CFPB (April 23, 2015)

Spoiler alert: A bill approved yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives basically will be dead on arrival as President Barack Obama has vowed to veto any legislation that tries to touch the purse strings of the CFPB.

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Viewpoint: Canada’s Regulation of Mobile Payments: Merchant Protection at the Cost of Innovation?

Some of the most significant changes to Canada’s Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry affect the rights of merchants regarding mobile and contactless payments. Will the updated Code have the unintended consequence of disincenting investment in and adoption of innovative payment technologies in Canada?

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Retail Perspectives


U.S. Leads Europe in E-Commerce, Quicker to Adopt Mobile (April 6, 2015)

The U.S. continues to lead e-commerce sales with expected revenue of $349.2 billion in 2015—compared with a combined $254 billion in projected sales in eight European countries, according to a report.

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U.S. Networks Stocks Rise with Access to $6.8 Trillion Chinese Market (April 23, 2015)

Stocks for all four major U.S.-based payments networks were up yesterday, following news that they’re finally gaining full access to one of the largest payments economies in the world.

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