Amazon’s fintech partnerships increase pressure on card networks

The e-commerce giant has threatened to ban Visa cards in the U.K., and its partnerships with the likes of Affirm and Venmo give it alternative ways to accept payments — and the means to make good on that ultimatum.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.