YapStone News

YapStone Names Bryan Murphy President

Walnut Creek, CA – (September 21, 2015) – YapStone, a global provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions for large vertical markets and online marketplaces, announced today that Bryan Murphy has been named President. Murphy previously ran North American Verticals for eBay. “We are very fortunate to have Bryan Murphy join as President, said …

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YapStone honored at the San Francisco Business Times Technology and Innovation Awards

Walnut Creek, Calif. – (May 26, 2015) – YapStone™, a global provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions for large vertical markets and online marketplaces, was honored by the San Francisco Business Times Tech Innovation Awards as one of the Bay Area’s most innovative technology companies. The San Francisco Business Times recognized 26 of the …

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A Marketer’s Perspective on the Collision Conference

The second annual Collision Conference was held on May 5-6 in Las Vegas and in attendance were the most exciting names in tech including industry thought leaders and 1000 start-ups from 89 countries. To promote the presence of women in tech, Collision sponsored 150 women to attend and our own Grace Hsiang, YapStone Marketing Manager, …

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Former Blackhawk Network Holdings General Counsel to Lead Payment Company’s Legal, Compliance and Government Affairs Team

Walnut Creek, Calif. – (May 13, 2015) – YapStone™, a global provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions for large vertical markets and online marketplaces, named David Durant to the role of General Counsel. Durant will lead YapStone’s legal, compliance and government affairs initiatives as the Company aggressively expands its online and mobile payments …

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YapStone is Recertified as a Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard Level 1 Payment Gateway and Payment Processing Company

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–YapStone™, a global provider of web and mobile payment technology solutions for large vertical markets and online marketplaces, announced that it has completed its recertification as a Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 Payment Gateway and Payment processing company, following a detailed audit by BrightLine. On an annual basis, …

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Our CES Wrap Up

We are convinced that 2015 is going to be the year for the payments industry, and the innovations revealed at last week’s International Consumer Electronics Show (#CES2015) serve as further evidence of an exciting year ahead. While CES is widely known as the stage to debut the most exciting electronic product innovations, we were pleasantly surprised to see how …

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The Positive Impact of MasterCard’s Recent Charge-Volume Threshold Increase

[This article first appeared in “MasterCard: Sub-Merchants Don’t Need To Own Accounts Until Volume Hits $1 Million” on Digital Transactions] In what observers say indicates a growing acceptance of merchant aggregation by payment networks, MasterCard Inc. has increased by 10 times the charge-volume threshold at which a so-called sub-merchant must get its own merchant account. …

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Why Big Tech Companies Can Forever Change the Way We Pay

Why Big Tech Companies Can Forever Change the Way We Pay

When it comes to payments, there are many companies, large and small, that are focused on making electronic payments convenient, secure and easy. Yet, most of these companies are focused only on one side of the “exchange of value” equation – the merchant. For the most part, the other side of the equation – the …

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The Changing Face of In-Person Payments

Ask a person today the simplest, safest way to pay for something in person, and the response will most likely be, “with my credit card.” For decades, we have felt that our data and personal information is safest when we pull our credit card out of our wallet and pay for something in person – …

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Online Marketplaces: Managing the Trust Equation

Several years ago, I met with the CTO of a promising online marketplace that was just beginning to get traction. Let’s call them “Sharing Economy, Inc.” In our first meeting, I asked him, “Do you want to be in the business of growing your ecosystem, or in the business of processing payments?” He responded that …

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A view from the top: Payment service providers today.

The past year has seen an explosion in online payment startups. Against the backdrop of all this activity, YapStone continues to hold a solid business model, as it has for the last 15 years and counting. We asked Michael Denbeau, SVP of Business Development about his thoughts on where YapStone stands in relation to the …

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Why Our Partners Prefer Online Payment Services to Direct Debit Payments

When it comes to collecting payments, there are many options available for streamlining the labor-intensive processing of paper checks. On one hand, banks frequently offer direct debit ACH solutions as part of their overall banking and treasury management services. The problem is that these solutions are not their core focus, are based on outdated technologies, …

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