All articles tagged Payments (page 5)

$2B+ Direct Debit Payments Processed: How GoCardless is Building a Global Payments Platform

$2B+ Direct Debit Payments Processed: How GoCardless is Building a Global Payments Platform

In a Nutshell: For decades, the credit card has reigned supreme in the payments world, but there are several ambitious fintech companies looking to change leaders -- companies like GoCardless, the Direct Debit payments processor making waves all over Europe. GoCardless makes it easy for a business of any size to augment or supplant their credit card payments with the lower transaction cost and greater recurring payments reliability of Direct Debit payments. With more than 20,000... read more »

PayAnywhere® Keeps Your Business on the Cutting Edge of Mobile Payment Processing

PayAnywhere® Keeps Your Business on the Cutting Edge of Mobile Payment Processing

In a Nutshell: In the modern world, the ability to accept any payment type your customer has -- easily and securely -- can give them the feeling of doing business with a credible, professional company. The PayAnywhere products helped level the playing field for small and medium-sized businesses by letting them accept payments, anywhere they needed to be -- including being the first to offer a mobile point of sale solution compatible with Apple Pay. Today, PayAnywhere works to keep... read more »

Get Straight to Business: PaySimple Offers Easy-to-Use Technology to Streamline Billing & Collections

Get Straight to Business: PaySimple Offers Easy-to-Use Technology to Streamline Billing & Collections

In a Nutshell: Running a business is hard, but getting paid shouldn't be. To make the payment process less of a burden, PaySimple automates billing and collections for small and mid-size businesses. The online and mobile platform offers a cost-efficient way for business owners to easily keep tabs on their finances and appointments. PaySimple's email invoicing and electronic payment processing facilitate business transactions for people tired of spending time hassling with... read more »

At the Forefront of Payment Processing: A Look into Stripe’s Newest Revolutionary Products & Ideas

At the Forefront of Payment Processing: A Look into Stripe’s Newest Revolutionary Products & Ideas

In a Nutshell: Once upon a time, businesses had to jump through hoops at the bank to get a coveted merchant account -- the only way to accept credit cards online. Frustrated, developers Patrick and John Collison knew there had to be a better way, and set about building it. The result was Stripe, a digital payments processing system designed to easily integrate into existing websites in just minutes. Stripe allowed burgeoning businesses to process payments online using cut-and-paste... read more »

Your Platform, Your Brand, Your Way: WePay Offers White-Label Payment Facilitation that Never Steals the Show

Your Platform, Your Brand, Your Way: WePay Offers White-Label Payment Facilitation that Never Steals the Show

In a Nutshell: After enduring completely frustrating experiences while trying to coordinate funds for various group trips, friends Bill Clerico and Rich Aberman realized a need in the marketplace just waiting to be addressed. The duo formed WePay as a group funding platform, but they didn't stop there. After going through many iterations, the WePay of today is a payment services provider -- and industry mover. Offering white-label payment services that are fully customizable, WePay... read more »

3 Ways Recurly’s Customizable Software Frees Businesses From the Complexities of Recurring Payments

3 Ways Recurly’s Customizable Software Frees Businesses From the Complexities of Recurring Payments

In a Nutshell: Every subscription business has different operational and administrative demands, and the biggest pain point revolves around the complicated process of recurring credit card transactions. Rather than spend time finding a "close enough" business software to suit specific needs or developing a franken-collection of widgets here and there, Recurly removes the complexity of recurring billing with its enterprise software as a service platform. Recurly makes subscription... read more »

Student Loan Hero — Helping Shrink Student Loan Debt with Customized Repayment Options

Student Loan Hero — Helping Shrink Student Loan Debt with Customized Repayment Options

In a Nutshell: Andy Josuweit created Student Loan Hero to help make sense of the student loan repayment process. With nearly 70 percent of students graduating with some amount of debt, the average hovering close to $30,000, Josuweit wanted to make it easy to organize and create payment plans for every student loan. With Student Loan Hero, recent graduates can make sense of their loan bills and actually work toward getting out from under crippling college debt. // Standing in his... read more »

Accessibility, Adaptability, & Affordability—How Square’s Consumer-Centric Ways are Setting the Pace for Mobile Payments Services

Accessibility, Adaptability, & Affordability—How Square’s Consumer-Centric Ways are Setting the Pace for Mobile Payments Services

In a Nutshell: Square's portable payment processing solutions allow merchants of all sizes to accept credit cards, EMV chip cards, and NFC mobile payment technologies like Apple and Android Pay. With a consumer-centric approach to product development, Square listens closely to what its business owners and end consumers want—The result is a successful suite of financial products and services that effectively allow businesses to start, run, and grow with Square.// You know those... read more »

MyRatePlan’s Cutting-Edge Comparison Tool Finds You The Best Value in Wireless Plans & 7 Additional Household Services

MyRatePlan’s Cutting-Edge Comparison Tool Finds You The Best Value in Wireless Plans & 7 Additional Household Services

In a Nutshell: MyRatePlan.com is a leading comparison site that allows consumers to review current rates in eight household categories — wireless plans, credit cards, business and phone services, satellite and cable TV, loans and financial products, insurance, travel, and internet providers. Consumers overspend by tens of billions annually on these common products and services, and MyRatePlan is striving to change that by offering unbiased, comprehensive recommendations based on... read more »

How to Calculate APR on a Credit Card — 3 Easy Steps

How to Calculate APR on a Credit Card — 3 Easy Steps

Banks are notorious for making numbers complicated. Even something as seemingly simple as your credit card’s annual percentage rate (APR) becomes complex when trying to calculate how banks get that number. And you being a responsible consumer are rightfully concerned as to how this perplexing number determines what you’re paying in interest charges. We've broken it all down for you as simply as possible and will show you: Three simple steps for calculating your APR How to... read more »