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QR Code Use Popularity and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/20/21

Some 83% of consumers said they had used a QR code in the past year to make a payment or complete a financial transaction, with 54% of those persons saying they had used a QR code for those purposes for the first time in only the past three months. Still, just 39% said they could identify a malicious QR code, according to a survey of 4,157 consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, and Japan by Ivanti...

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Mastercard To Acquire Ekata and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/19/21

Mastercard Inc. said it will acquire Ekata, a digital identity services company, for $850 million. Ekata helps identify good customers and businesses and bad actors in real time, it said. Ekata, formerly the business-to-business unit of Whitepages Pro, spun off in 2019 and adopted the new name. The deal is expected to close in the next six months.Humbl Inc. announced it has launched the first version of its Humbl Pay mobile app,...

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Nuvei To Acquire Mazooma for $56 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/16/21

Payments provider Nuvei Corp. has agreed to acquire Mazooma Technical Services Inc., a payment-technology provider for sports betting, for $56 million plus additional consideration upon achievement of performance criteria.Payments fintech Mogo Inc. has closed on its acquisition of a nearly 20% interest in digital-asset trading platform Coinsquare Ltd.The Clipper app, introduced by Cubic Transportation Systems and San...

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Cardlytics Acquires Bridg and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/14/21

Cardlytics Inc., a specialist in deriving marketing data from payments flows, has agreed to acquire customer-data platform Bridg Inc. for $350 million.Pay Theory, a specialist in payments technology for school districts, is integrating its services with Abre.io, a provider of administration platforms for elementary and high schools.Airvet, a provider of digital payments and other services to veterinary hospitals, said it is working...

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Square Debuts in Ireland and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/9/21

Square Inc. entered the acquiring market in Ireland with its Early Access Program, which offers small and medium-size merchants what the company calls exclusive access to Square technology. Square expects to launch its technology generally in Ireland later this year.Transact Holdings Inc., a specialist in payments technology for college campuses, said its encryption features comply with a new rule from Nacha that requires bank account...