The disparities, last-minute additions and disputes in a contractor's payment are giving the business gateway Qualpay a chance to use an invoice fixer as a differentiator in a market filled with payment companies that are morphing into general software sellers.
Processing firm Galileo has built an API to bridge the gap between cryptocurrencies and mainstream payments, an area where a handful of other providers are experimenting. Large banks and card networks continue to keep their distance.
Checkout.com has used alternative fees and a high-touch approach to build a market for its online payments toolkit in Europe. Now it's come to the U.S., where the likes of Stripe and Braintree already own a sizable chunk of the market.
Ripple, the U.S. digital payments company, is working with 61 Japanese banks on an application that will enable customers to settle cash transfers instantly around the clock, the latest effort to apply blockchain technology in finance.