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PaymentFacilitator’sNews Roundup is a curated mix of the past week’s news and articles from around the web, including company announcements, global payments news, and other coverage and analysis of topics relevant to payment facilitators.

The Power of Partnership

Mastercard and Zoho take their partnership to the next level. Targeting small businesses around the world, the two bands have expanded their partnership to make it easier for SMBs to grow faster and increase efficiencies. Offerings include a suite of marketing, accounting and CRM tools to digitize and streamline paper-based processes. From Mastercard.

Staples Canada announces enhanced digital platform via Shopify Plus. Staples has taken steps to enhance its Canada-based digital platform with this new partnership and offerings will provide locals with a more customized ecommerce experience. Shopify relishes the chance to aid customers like Staples in “putting the buyer experience, brand, speed, agility and innovation ahead of everything.” From Staples.

Visa and SafeCharge come together on behalf of Setoo. SafeCharge has announced a new collaboration with global brand Visa to provide faster payouts for insurance-as-a-service company Setoo. The partnership will enable a more efficient payment process for a number of scenarios including contractor payments for gig economy jobs, cross-border payments and insurance disbursements. From SafeCharge.

Industry News

Siris: Global Payments Executive David Yates Joins Siris as Executive Partner

Pundi X: Pundi X Successfully Completed Its Integration Support for Verifone X990 to Enable Crypto Payments in Traditional POS Terminals

Mastercard: Mastercard and Evolve Bank & Trust Help Hourly Gig Workers Get Early Access to Wages

InComm: InComm Acquires Meridian Loyalty, Expands Incentive Business with End-to-End Service Offerings

Samsung: Samsung Pay Integrates Loan and Credit Card Applications in India