Earlier this week mobile payments company Square announced it is now processing $2 billion in payments volume per year and so far has registered 800,000 merchants for its service–that’s up from 500,000 card readers shipped in May. Remarkably, Square’s merchants are now 10% of the reach of the Visa/MasterCard world.
In case you’re not familiar with Square, it lets merchants process credit card transactions using a swiping device that plugs into a smartphone or tablet. TechCrunch reports that in May the company debuted a new service to replace the cash register and loyalty card, and in June, raised a $100 million in funding, resulting in a company valuation above $1 billion.
Square also announced it has done away with transaction limits that previously held funds of new users if they exceeded $1,000 in a week. Now all new businesses that use Square’s card reader will have funds triggered for processing the same day with proceeds arriving in merchant bank accounts the next business day.
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