Category: Insights

  • Tech Tuesday: A One Year Retrospective on Learning React Hooks

    Tech Tuesday: A One Year Retrospective on Learning React Hooks

    Thinking of picking up React for your client side app in 2021? Why don’t you pull up a chair and I’ll tell you about the learning curve, it’s strengths, it’s faults, and the overall experience that has been learning React Hooks. I wouldn’t be doing my due diligence if I didn’t preface with some note […]

  • Banks Can Now Offer a Tailored Merchant Services Experience to Mid-Size and Commercial Clients

    Banks Can Now Offer a Tailored Merchant Services Experience to Mid-Size and Commercial Clients

    As banks race to find non-fee revenue and create long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with clients, many are investing in new merchant services capabilities.  What we’re seeing though, may be eye opening for banks going through this journey. It is 70% less expensive for a fintech to onboard a mid-size or commercial client than a […]

  • Tech Tuesday: How to Overcome System Integration Challenges

    Tech Tuesday: How to Overcome System Integration Challenges

    Integrating your software system with another company’s software is hard. No matter how much documentation there is, or how many times you have done something similar with a different external system, there are always issues that come up. One aspect that makes integrations difficult is that you don’t have control over the external system. When […]

  • Customer Story: KeyBank

    Customer Story: KeyBank

    How KeyBank, XUP Payments and Boomtown partnered to transform the merchant services experience. Overview: KeyBank is creating an unparalleled business experience by utilizing some of the best FinTech partners in the market. The build vs buy scenario is common, but in this case it’s all about the partnership. KeyBank knows processing payments is at the […]

  • Tech Tuesday: Using Rapid Prototyping to Decrease Time to MVP

    Tech Tuesday: Using Rapid Prototyping to Decrease Time to MVP

    The ability to deploy new designs and experiences is critical in the product startup space. Getting ahead of competition, generating revenue, understanding pain points and optimizing for them are key advantages of getting MVP out into the world. Rapid prototyping is the act of quickly designing new experiences and creating interactions so that key users, […]

  • Tech Tuesday: Azure Cloud Platform

    Tech Tuesday: Azure Cloud Platform

    Merchant credit card processor onboarding and transaction management are integral pieces of XUP’s Software-as-a-Service products. Naturally at XUP we manage many pieces of sensitive data.  Security is a top priority for all our developers and the management team.  As such we use the best in class Azure cloud platform to help everyone sleep at night.  […]

  • Tech Tuesday: Angular 9

    Tech Tuesday: Angular 9

    Merchant on-boarding can be tricky.  On one hand the onboarding experience is half e-commerce.  Potential merchants choose their desired credit card machines, accessories, and the types of cards they want to process.  On the other hand there is an extensive data gathering flow with many forms which all require complex data validation.  And – as […]

  • XUP Featured on the “Leaders in Payments” podcast

    XUP Featured on the “Leaders in Payments” podcast
  • Tech Tuesday: Buy Vs Build

    Tech Tuesday: Buy Vs Build

    Every developer loves to build software.  They will most likely always choose to build something of their own if given the option to refactor an old project or build new from scratch. Most companies with a software team at their disposal will opt for the team to build a new feature or product without giving […]

  • Merchant Processing Capabilities are Essential to Offering a Holistic Banking Experience

    Merchant Processing Capabilities are Essential to Offering a Holistic Banking Experience

    In today’s digital era, consumers expect products and services to be delivered with speed and efficiency; banking customers are no exception. While financial institutions have embraced initiatives like mobile banking and automated bill payments to expedite transactions, many are still missing out on the very first, and arguably most valuable, customer interaction…digital onboarding. The cumbersome, […]