Paul Galant will leave the CEO post at Verifone in the next few months, following a tenure in which he helped diversify and automate Verifone's merchant acquiring business and led a recovery from a series of strategic and economic missteps.
The simplified pricing of fintechs like Square and Stripe has finally caught up with banks' more complex fees, prompting Wells Fargo to restructure its billing for small businesses. Other banks will also face consequences—particularly community banks that depend on local merchants.
Since payments are often integrated directly into business tools, it's time for ISOs to take a deeper look at the new landscape and re-evaluate business strategy, according to Angelo Grecco, chief business development officer at CardConnect.
Sage Payment Solutions has spent most of the past half-year separating itself from its former parent company, Sage Group, a break that necessitated a new name as it changed its focus to sell a broader range of technology innovation for merchants and businesses.