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6 Ways to Pay Student Loans With a Credit Card

6 Ways to Pay Student Loans With a Credit Card

If you have significant student loan debt, you’re in good company. According to EducationData.org’s 2023 report, the average federal student loan borrower owes $37,574, and the private student loan borrower is hanging on to $54,921. Because the payments for these obligations can be tough to manage, you may be wondering if you can charge them. In some cases, yes. Although the U.S. Department of the Treasury doesn’t permit federal student loan lenders to accept credit cards,... read more »

Tremendous Helps Growing Businesses Drive Loyalty Through Flexible, One-Off Payout Solutions

Tremendous Helps Growing Businesses Drive Loyalty Through Flexible, One-Off Payout Solutions

In a Nutshell: Tremendous enables businesses to send instant international digital payments at scale. The company offers one-off payout solutions that disburse rewards and incentives giving the recipient hundreds of redemption options including ACH, Venmo, PayPal, and brand-name gift cards. Businesses can use the Tremendous platform to buy, track and manage digital rewards, and they have the option of sending to recipients either by using the platform or by integrating with... read more »

Valued Merchant Services Recognized for Affordable and Flexible Payment Processing Solutions

Valued Merchant Services Recognized for Affordable and Flexible Payment Processing Solutions

In a Nutshell: Valued Merchant Services (VMS) is a provider of electronic payment processing services for businesses of all sizes. VMS’s key focus is ensuring merchants have access to modern payment processing and point of sale devices that lead to sustained business success. And, unlike big-name providers, VMS is staffed by agents who serve customers at a local level and are available at all times for technical support. VMS believes that creating value and customer loyalty outweighs... read more »

Dreamfield Helps Brands Facilitate Marketing Partnerships and Payments with College Athletes

Dreamfield Helps Brands Facilitate Marketing Partnerships and Payments with College Athletes

In a Nutshell: July 2021 marked a new era in college sports – the era of the name, image, and likeness (NIL) deal. Under the NCAA’s NIL guidelines, college athletes can earn money through sponsorship and branding deals. Dreamfield represents companies to facilitate marketing deals with college athletes. The platform takes care of contracts, compliance, payments, and taxes while working with companies and athletes. Athletes from the top NCAA Division 1 programs, including athletes... read more »

Finix Offers World-Class Payment Processing to Help Software Platforms Grow Revenue

Finix Offers World-Class Payment Processing to Help Software Platforms Grow Revenue

In a Nutshell: Businesses that require APIs for payment processing tend to enlist providers that use a locked architecture, and thus limit their versatility. Finix is a payment facilitator and SaaS provider that offers customizable platforms to help clients achieve a better product experience and faster speed to market. Finix offers both card-present and card-not-present transaction capabilities for platforms of all sizes. It can also run real-time fraud detection for merchants that... read more »

Celero Commerce Streamlines Processing for Businesses and Builds Custom Solutions for Financial Institutions

Celero Commerce Streamlines Processing for Businesses and Builds Custom Solutions for Financial Institutions

In a Nutshell: During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small-to-medium businesses, especially in traditional industries, changed the way they operate for good. Celero Commerce offers payment processing solutions that cater to those shifts without losing its core mission to help small and medium organizations grow their businesses. Celero focuses on offering those companies the benefits of the financial solutions that once were only available to the industry’s largest players.  Since... read more »

Flexxbuy Drives Sales for Businesses of All Sizes Through Consumer Financing Solutions

Flexxbuy Drives Sales for Businesses of All Sizes Through Consumer Financing Solutions

In a Nutshell: Customer financing can be a challenge for businesses both large and small. Flexxbuy is a lending service that converts expensive purchases into affordable payment plans. The platform works with over 30 lenders that can assist with financing solutions. Flexxbuy is a convenient option for businesses that want to avoid the frustration of finding lenders on their own. Many businesses are plagued by customer reluctance to take that final step when it comes to purchasing... read more »

PayPal Payment Tools Braintree and Hyperwallet Help Ecommerce Merchants Drive Conversions

PayPal Payment Tools Braintree and Hyperwallet Help Ecommerce Merchants Drive Conversions

In a Nutshell: Together, Braintree and Hyperwallet offer a complete payments solution backed by the power of industry giant PayPal. Braintree allows companies to accept payments from a wide range of sources, including credit cards, PayPal, and digital wallets. Hyperwallet, in turn, gives companies flexibility in payouts to vendors, freelancers, and other sellers around the world. PayPal’s innovative reputation is driving more SMBs and larger enterprises to adopt Braintree and... read more »

Corpay Digital Solutions Help Companies Modernize Their Invoicing, Billing, and Payments

Corpay Digital Solutions Help Companies Modernize Their Invoicing, Billing, and Payments

In a Nutshell: Corpay offers full-service accounts payable solutions for companies. Specifically, the fintech company offers three key services: AP Automation, Cross-Border money transfers, and Commercial Cards. One of Corpay’s most appealing services are digital payments that offer more effective fraud prevention in ACH transfers. The company has seen a significant increase in customers seeking to outsource their accounts payable programs since the shift to decentralized workforces... read more »

Raisin Bank Breaks Into the Payments Industry with Acquisition from Bankhaus August Lenz

Raisin Bank Breaks Into the Payments Industry with Acquisition from Bankhaus August Lenz

In a Nutshell: Raisin Bank is not only a fronting and service bank with a full banking license but also a wholly owned subsidiary of fintech Raisin. Raisin runs online savings and investments platforms through which retail customers can conclude savings products with banks from Europe and the USA. Raisin Bank is the only cloud bank operating in Germany that has access throughout the EU, and has expanded its capabilities after recently acquiring the payments division of Bankhaus August... read more »

Walletmor Payment Microchip Implants Bring Convenience to Contactless Checkout Experiences<strong>&nbsp;</strong>

Walletmor Payment Microchip Implants Bring Convenience to Contactless Checkout Experiences 

In a Nutshell: Walletmor brings 22nd-century technology to the present day with its implant technology that brings contactless payments and expanded NFC (near-field communication) utility to – quite literally – the palm of your hand. The company provides implants embedded with an NFC chip that you surgically insert into your hand. The chips meet the highest health and safety standards required wherever they are available. The chips are linked to an app on your phone. The app sends... read more »

HyperPay Innovations Aim to Shape the Future of Cashless Payments in the MENA Region

HyperPay Innovations Aim to Shape the Future of Cashless Payments in the MENA Region

In a Nutshell: HyperPay has been processing cashless payments for online merchants in the MENA (Middle East, Northern Africa) region since 2014. The company handles multiple transactions, including payments, expansions, risk, and results tracking, within a single, security-oriented platform. HyperPay recently received funding from payment industry giant Mastercard to help expand its services. Now the company plans to identify the most effective way to enter other Middle Eastern and... read more »

C2FO Launches CashFlow+ Card to Help Businesses Earn Rewards For Getting Invoices Paid Faster

C2FO Launches CashFlow+ Card to Help Businesses Earn Rewards For Getting Invoices Paid Faster

In a Nutshell: C2FO is the world's largest working capital platform that helps companies collaborate with their suppliers and customers to improve cash flow by determining the best time and terms for payments. The company offers two main products, the early payment program and the newly released CashFlow+™ Card — both of which provide companies, their suppliers and their customers with more control and flexibility over working capital. Accelerated funds enable businesses to grow at... read more »

REPAY: Digital Payment Solutions That Enhance Credit Union Platforms and Enable B2B Virtual Card Transactions

REPAY: Digital Payment Solutions That Enhance Credit Union Platforms and Enable B2B Virtual Card Transactions

In a Nutshell: Small businesses and credit unions often don't find the solutions they need with corporate digital payment providers. REPAY makes its real-time omnichannel card solutions more accessible to businesses and organizations so they can make and accept payments and serve more customers. The platform integrates inbound acceptance of payments and outbound B2B virtual card payments with existing accounting and management software. That means REPAY gives businesses even more... read more »

DailyPay Allows Employers to Provide Instant, Transparent Payments to Their Workers

DailyPay Allows Employers to Provide Instant, Transparent Payments to Their Workers

In a Nutshell: Millions of American hourly workers have to wait between paychecks to receive the money they have earned. DailyPay changes that by offering workers access to their wages as soon as they are earned. Workers can take out funds instantly for a fee of just $2.99 to pay bills and avoid late or overdraft fees. The platform also provides businesses with automated solutions to facilitate instant payments, leading to increased transparency and productivity. Living paycheck to... read more »

VizyPay Empowers Small Businesses Through Simplified, Transparent Payment Processing Solutions

VizyPay Empowers Small Businesses Through Simplified, Transparent Payment Processing Solutions

In a Nutshell: Inexperienced small businesses can often be subject to hidden fees and billing expenses when processing their customers’ credit card payments. VizyPay gives businesses — especially those in small towns and rural areas — a chance to maximize their operating potential and reduce unnecessary expenditures through simplified credit card payment strategies. Clients can choose from several options depending on their particular needs. Businesses in rural communities... read more »

Entrust Delivers on Card Issuance and Digital Protection Following The Great Payments Disruption

Entrust Delivers on Card Issuance and Digital Protection Following The Great Payments Disruption

In a Nutshell: Entrust is a leading force in providing technologies to establish trusted identities and conduct highly secure transactions. That includes software and hardware for issuing financial cards, e-passport production, and user authentication. In a recent report titled “The Great Payments Disruption,” Entrust addressed how several digital factors are shaking up the traditional payment standards and suggests ways to reduce unwanted friction and how to adapt to these... read more »

PAAY Enables Merchants to Safeguard Payments Through Its Advanced 3-D Secure Authentication

PAAY Enables Merchants to Safeguard Payments Through Its Advanced 3-D Secure Authentication

In a Nutshell: Digitalization of payment processing has seen an increased wave of payment fraud in recent years. While this has led to stricter security protocols, it has also made payments systems more frustrating for customers and merchants alike. PAAY’s 3-D Secure authentication not only shields merchants from chargeback risks, but also makes the customer purchasing experience run faster and with less friction. When it comes to digital payment authorization for card-not-present... read more »

Revuto Virtual Debit Cards Give Users and Businesses Greater Control Over Subscription Payments

Revuto Virtual Debit Cards Give Users and Businesses Greater Control Over Subscription Payments

In a Nutshell: For those plagued by the over-saturation of subscription services like Netflix and others, Revuto presents a solution for managing expenses. People who wish to use subscriptions on a limited basis or pause their accounts when needed can take advantage of Revuto’s unique capabilities. The company’s benefits can currently only be used in regions outside the United States, but Revuto expects to enter the US market in the near future. Over the last decade or so,... read more »

Dwolla Offers Real-Time Payments and Open-Banking Enabled Products Through Its Innovative Platform

Dwolla Offers Real-Time Payments and Open-Banking Enabled Products Through Its Innovative Platform

In a Nutshell: The Dwolla payments platform aims to cut out all intermediaries to easily send funds between accounts with no credit card fees. Dwolla uses account-to-account payment technology to help drive the open banking initiatives in the US for connected, fast, and safe payment solutions. Clients can send and receive funds from any payment account that can settle in real-time. Dwolla has grown substantially as a payments platform since its national launch in 2010, but its... read more »

Contour&#8217;s Decentralized Network Streamlines Global Trade Finance by Digitizing Letters of Credit

Contour’s Decentralized Network Streamlines Global Trade Finance by Digitizing Letters of Credit

In a Nutshell: The $18 trillion-plus global trade market is one of the last holdouts to digital transformation in the financial system. But paper-based letters of credit that protect international transactions sometimes take weeks to process. Contour digitizes letters of credit through its decentralized network based on distributed ledger technology, saving time and money while ensuring all parties stay in sync. Contour makes global trade more efficient, opening up opportunities for... read more »

Helcim Supports Small and Medium Businesses with its Affordable, Transparent Payment Solutions

Helcim Supports Small and Medium Businesses with its Affordable, Transparent Payment Solutions

In a Nutshell: Helcim helps small and medium sized businesses navigate payment processing in a transparent and honest way. Businesses can accept payments in person, online, over the phone, or through invoices without any further hassle. Customer service is a priority for Helcim, and the company invests in five-star service every step of the way. Helcim offers all of this through an affordable, transparent rate available to everyone, no matter how small your business. The Covid-19... read more »

Fiserv CardHub: A Seamless Card Management Platform That Helps Issuers Compete for Customers

Fiserv CardHub: A Seamless Card Management Platform That Helps Issuers Compete for Customers

In a Nutshell: Thousands of clients count on Fiserv for payment processing technology and services that anticipate market trends. Fiserv continues that commitment with CardHub, a platform for card issuers that enables consumers to seamlessly access, use, and manage their credit and debit cards. CardHub is suitable for issuers of all sizes and offers scalable, future-focused technology to help clients claim more market share. As digital transactions become more ubiquitous worldwide,... read more »

Maroo Streamlines Wedding Planning and Offers Payment Flexibility That Benefits Couples and Vendors

Maroo Streamlines Wedding Planning and Offers Payment Flexibility That Benefits Couples and Vendors

In a Nutshell: Getting married should be a memorable experience, but organizing and paying for vendors often causes stress for couples. Maroo reduces that stress by providing a unified solution for managing and paying wedding costs. The platform enables wedding businesses to include buy now, pay later (BNPL) features to win more business. It also modernizes wedding planning by making payments more predictable and less burdensome for couples. Wedding planning has always been a... read more »

SoftPoint POS Simplifies Credit Card Payments for SMBs Without Disrupting Legacy Systems

SoftPoint POS Simplifies Credit Card Payments for SMBs Without Disrupting Legacy Systems

In a Nutshell: Many hospitality businesses want to modernize their EMV payment infrastructure without converting their legacy systems. SoftPoint point-of-sale systems simplify that process by allowing clients to accept a wide variety of payment types alongside credit cards. SoftPoint technology also offers simplified ordering tools for restaurants that save customers and staff time. Restaurants that leverage SoftPoint solutions can also help their employees earn more tips by using a... read more »