Today In Payments: Albertsons Lays Off Drivers


In today’s top news, Albertsons is laying off some of its unionized drivers as it teams with DoorDash, and FinTech Divvy raised $165 million. Plus, in a new SEC filing, Affirm revealed that it is looking to raised as much as $934.8 million, to value the company at over $9 billion.

Albertsons Laying Off Unionized Delivery Drivers In Pivot To DoorDash

Albertsons, the second-largest supermarket chain, is reportedly laying off some of its unionized drivers and instead teaming with DoorDash for deliveries, a move it says will help it compete as a home delivery provider. The partnership will initially affect delivery service drivers at Safeway and Vons locations.

​PayPal Ventures Joins Divvy’s $165 Million Funding Round

Divvy, which offers a platform for tracking business expenses, has raised $165 million in a funding round that includes PayPal Ventures as a new investor, valuing the company at $1.6 billion.

Affirm Aims For $9 Billion Valuation In New SEC Filing

Affirm Holdings, Inc. has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) that could raise as much as $934.8 million, and could result in a total valuation of over $9 billion.

Trump Executive Order Bans Transactions With Alipay, 7 Other Chinese Companies

President Donald Trump has banned transactions with eight Chinese software applications, including Ant Group’s Alipay, which will escalate tensions with Beijing as he prepares to leave office later this month.

How Mexico’s Central Bank Plans To Move Payments To Digital

There are 37 million Mexican citizens with bank accounts and 84 million with mobile phones. “Bringing them together,” Miguel Diaz, general director of payment systems and market Infrastructures at Banco de Mexico told Karen Webster, is the goal of digital wallet tech with the hope banks will give consumers and merchants a more secure and inclusive way to interact.

From Cash Registers To Curbside, Innovation Continues To Drive NCR’s Digital-First Journey

Just as it when it was founded in 1884, NCR still embraces a “simple made possible” mantra that aims to make life easier for businesses and the customers they serve. Doug Brown, senior vice president and general manager of Digital Banking at NCR, told PYMNTS’ Karen Webster that it applies to the three verticals the company serves: banking, restaurants and retail.

Samsung Pay Drops Rewards As Mobile Wallets Vie For A Spot In The Mix

Samsung recently announced it will not extend its points program into the new year, starting a wider discussion about mobile wallets and their growing place in the consumer payments universe.

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NEW PYMNTS DATA: THE DECEMBER 2020 SUBSCRIPTION BUNDLING REPORT 

About: The PYMNTS Subscription Bundling Report, surveyed a census-balanced panel of 2,962 U.S. consumers to gauge how their attitudes toward bundled subscription services have changed during the pandemic, especially those offered by companies in the streaming sector. The report also examines how the knowledge that a COVID-19 vaccine will soon be available throughout the U.S. could affect their perceptions.






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