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Melody Wigdahl is a 25 year veteran of the payments industry, and has been an international ECommerce specialist since 1993. For the last decade, her primary focus as been the area of alternative payments.
Melody has been with UseMyServices since 2003, and enjoys the challenges of being involved with cutting edge technology on a daily basis.
Melody also currently acts as Editor for OnlinePaymentNews.com.
Mobile wallet platform Paytoo has added a new mobile bill payment service to their mobile wallet platform, PayToo Bill Payments. The new service will let consumers pay US billers, including utility bills, mortgage or car payments, credit cards and cable bills via the PayToo account even while traveling abroad or don’t have a US based bank account. The Paytoo mobile wallet also allows mobile phone users living in the US and Mexico to make international calls, top-up their pre-paid mobile phone and pay bills from their mobile devices. The Paytoo mobile wallet also offers users a Paytoo prepaid bank debit card which can be used at stores or on the internet and to [...]
EBay’s processing unit, PayPal, has acquired start-up Iron Pearl, a company that focuses on finding new ways to not only drive customer growth and retention – but with finding ways to increase revenue generated by the existing customer base. Iron Pearl co-founder Stan Chudnovsky will be taking on the title of vice president of growth at PayPal, heading a new team charged with increasing the use PayPal’s services by existing customers. San Jose based EBay, is expecting predicting PayPal’s volume to double over the next 36 months thanks in large part to increased shopping on mobile devices. “There are only a very few people who have actually mastered the art [...]
From it’s mysterious roots to the roller coaster valuation, Bitcoin has definitely lead an interesting life. Now, with the recent FINCEN advisory, opinions on it’s future are widely varied and hotly contested: Will Bitcoin go ‘legit’ or will it be gone from the payments landscape by 2014? Read more about Bitcoin in recent news
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10, 2013 – Payment Alliance International (PAI), a leader in electronic payment processing solutions, is pleased to announce today that Donna Embry, senior vice president of strategic development, was named as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource. The editors of PaymentsSource selected 20 seasoned and accomplished female payments professionals for this inaugural award based on their significant achievements, exceptional leadership and promotion of innovation in the payments industry. Embry’s career in the payments industry spans more than 40 years. She has held executive product, marketing and operations positions with major industry players such as Citizens Fidelity Bank (now PNC Bank) and Vital Processing [...]
Bitcoin was in the news again this past week: Germany-based start-up 9flats is now accepting Bitcoin payments for instant bookings, which account for 50 percent of 9flats bookings. Bitcoin prices on 9flats are calculated and converted in EUR via third-party provider BitPay.com, Bitcoin has been on a roller coast valuation of late, with the current market price of around USD 35 per Bitcoin. Recent cyberattacks on Mt. Gox, the largest of the Bitcoin Exchanges saw the price drop overnight from $147 to around $115. More recent Bitcoin News: Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin exchange, said it had been hit with a massive cyberattack. On Wednesday, Bitcoins rose to $147, before pulling back overnight [...]
OB10 and Anachron establish localised interoperations using EESPA’s Model Interoperability Agreement
e-Invoicing leaders sign interoperability partnership London/Amsterdam, 20 March 2013 – OB10 (www.OB10.com), the global e-Invoicing network, and Anachron, the leading e-Biller in Europe, are the first organisations to use the Model Interoperability Agreement, recently launched by the European e-Invoicing Service Providers’ Association (EESPA), as the basis of a contract to interoperate within the Benelux region. Commenting on the value of EESPA’s agreement, Gary Benson, VP Corporate Development, said, “As a neutral and comprehensive starting point, the Model Interoperability Agreement makes the contracting process quick and straightforward. In particular, it supports a number of legal frameworks, which are critical to processing fully compliant electronic invoices for our customers.” Frank Hoekstra, CEO [...]
PayPal Here Takes On Square Register With New iPad Payments App – TechCrunch http://news.google.com TechCrunchPayPal Here Takes On Square Register With New iPad Payments AppTechCrunchAfter debuting its in-store mobile payments technology PayPal Here in the U.K. two weeks ago, the payments giant is announcing another set of news around the product: … Ahead Of U.S. Rival PayPal Here, Intuit Pay Rolls Out Its Mobile Commerce … – TechCrunch http://news.google.com Ahead Of U.S. Rival PayPal Here, Intuit Pay Rolls Out Its Mobile Commerce …TechCrunchThe mobile payment market in Europe continues to get more crowded, with the latest wave of entrants coming from across the pond to join a number of homegrown [...]
American Express’s new payment solution, ezeClick, will now allow AmEx cardmembers to perform an internet transaction even if they don’t have their card handy! Card members simply complete a one-time registration process that will link their card to an unique user ID that the member creates. This user ID is then used with a one-time password to complete a transaction online. The user ID can be set for different AmEx products or one can have multiple user IDs for different products.The user ID can be used at all merchants on the network This new system also allows AmEx cardholders to pre-fill certain information such as card number, expiry, 4 digit [...]
WePay today announced the launch of a new free mobile app targeted at small businesses that need to accept credit cards for payments. The new app features two key things needed by it’s target market: quick and easy invoicing and charging credit cards on the go. Both services are available for just 2.9% + .30¢ per transaction. The app was developed to target the needs of the 14.2 small business service providers in the U.S. businesses. A $1.1 trillion market includes independent contractors, designers, accountants, marketing professionals, and even dog walkers, babysitters and masseuses, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. “We felt that the needs of small business [...]
Toronto-based payment technology company, UseMyServices.com, announced plans today to launch an exciting new suite of payment options in the coming weeks, along with a major expansion to their existing bank network. The company currently specializes in ‘real time’ bank payments, a unique service that lets customers in 30 countries pay for their web purchases using their own online bank services. The service is much safer for the customer than traditional credit card or echeck services because the customer never enters any sensitive financial information on the merchant’s website. Conversely, the service is also safer for the merchant because the funds are debited from the shopper’s account in real time allowing [...]