Inside the Klarna/Modo deal: how to deliver fast and flexible payments

In 2016, Modo and Klarna announced their partnership to speed up time for merchants to integrate Klarna into their systems. Klarna referred to the project as “instant integration” because Modo’s technology allowed for merchants to use Klarna much faster that previously able. It’s been two years since the announcement of the partnership, and PaymentEye spoke […]

Modo: Interoperability Can Help eCommerce Merchants Work With Wallets

Modo CEO, Bruce Parker, spoke with PYMNTS on the differences between interoperability and integrations in payment systems. We know they sound like similar words, but the differences between them are abundant and have a huge impact on how systems are connected. Modo is fully on the interoperability train – find out why below.  It’s not […]

Integrating new payment methods is painful

Modo CEO, Bruce Parker, spoke with The Paypers on the difficulties and inefficiencies of integrations, and why interoperability is the way to ensure future payment success. Read the article originally published on The Paypers below.  From PayPal and Alipay to Target REDcard and the pervasive mobile “Pays” (Apple, Google and Samsung), new payment methods are […]

Why is Interoperability Important?

By Matthew Leavenworth – Originally posted on Payments Journal    Payments and Fintech have never been hotter – but their true potential is still to be unlocked. “Asking The Right Question is half the answer.” Aristotle (384-322 BC) Payments have a problem.  They are generally overly siloed and non-interoperable.  But we have seen this problem […]

Interoperability vs. Integration in Payment Data

Our CEO, Bruce Parker, sat down with Chris from Currency Cloud to talk through the differences between interoperability and integrations in payments, and how Modo is changing the way things are done in payments. Listen to the full podcast, or read the run down of the interview below.   Excerpt from interview with Currency Cloud […]

The Interoperability-Integration Debate: Where APIs Fit

Originally published in the PYMNTS B2B API Payments Tracker   From mom and pop retail shops to the world’s largest companies, nearly every business is looking to offer the latest technology to its consumers. For many in the financial services world, though, implementing innovations is easier said than done. So, what’s standing in the way […]

Power of Payments Podcast

  Will Hernandez, host of the Power of Payments Podcast, caught up with Bruce about what we’ve been up to a Modo, the role of fintechs, and what play bitcoin has (or doesn’t have) in payments. A excerpt from Episode 7 of the Power of Payments Podcast can be found above and an overview of […]

Modo Strikes An Innovation Balance

Article featured in PYMNTS.com    Payments has a balancing problem, according to Modo CPO Matthew Leavenworth. There are two forces at odds, said Leavenworth: The growth of new ideas, entrants and true innovation in payments versus existing legacy systems — which often still function as designed, he noted, and weren’t cheap to implement. “People have made investments […]

There’s No ‘I’ in Payments, But There Should Be

No, we’re not suggesting to start spelling payments like P-A-Y-M-I-N-T-S; we’re talking about a missing piece to the payments puzzle. Right now, the payments industry is made up of  siloed systems, walled gardens and closed networks.  While efficient on a system by system basis, the current state  causes a ton of friction when attempting to [...]

Why The Future Of Payments Is Interoperable (Not Integrated)

By PYMNTS When one person is thinking about sending an email to another, there are all kinds of things to think about: how long or short to make it; whether or not to include pictures; whether an emoji is cute or will make them look immature. But what no one wonders about as they tap […]

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