Tuesday , October 23, 2018
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As an E-Commerce Payment Spec Goes out for Comment, ‘Commercial Applications’ Could Emerge by Early Spring
Visa Token Service Adds 20 Requestors And Keeps the Service Free
Forecast Has a Sunny Outlook for Merchant Acquirers’ Holiday E-Commerce Volumes
Small Merchants Are Generating Bigger Payment Volumes, Analysis Finds
In Effect Seven Years, Durbin’s Interchange Caps Still Roil the Waters of the Payments World

The Zelle P2P Payment Service Posts 83% Transaction Growth in the Third Quarter

The Zelle person-to-person payment service continued to gain traction in the third quarter. Zelle Network reported Tuesday that it processed $32 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30 on 116 million transactions. The latest figures represent a year-over-year growth rate of 67% in payment value and 83% in transactions. From the second quarter, volume …

As an E-Commerce Payment Spec Goes out for Comment, ‘Commercial Applications’ Could Emerge by Early Spring

With a major new—and somewhat controversial—e-commerce standard now entering a 45-day comment phase, the payments industry is likely to have at least some “commercial applications” ready by early spring, the top executive in charge of Visa Inc.’s implementation tells Digital Transactions News. The specification, known as Secure Remote Commerce, has emerged from work by EMVCo, …

EMS Buys POS System Developer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/23/18

Electronic Merchant Systems announced the acquisition of Total Touch POS, a POS system developer for the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Bank of America Merchant Services, along with First Data Corp., announced it integrated BlueSnap Inc.’s All-in-one Payment Platform into its system. BAMS is the first integration since First Data and BlueSnap announced a …

Card Fraud and Account Takeovers Continue to Haunt Multiple Industries, Says IDology

Credit, debit, and prepaid card fraud shows no signs of retreat, finds the Sixth Annual Fraud Report from IDology, an Atlanta-based identity-verification company. Sixty-seven percent of executive respondents to an IDology survey said card-based fraud is most prevalent among their industries. That compares to 65% in 2017. Other fraud types increased, with phishing rising to …

NCR To Take a Direct Role in Payments With its Pending $184 Million Acquisition of JetPay

Best known for its ATMs, NCR Corp. has long been close to the point-of-sale payment business with its software products such as Retail One, Aloha, and NCR Silver, and its hardware for retailers and the hospitality industry that includes self-checkout systems for grocery stores. Now NCR is about to dive into merchant acquiring with its …

Eye on POS Terminals: Equinox Sounds Out Payments; Verifone Helps the Blind Make a Payment; Ingenico’s Semi-Integrated Service

Point-of-sale terminal maker Equinox Payments announced an audible way to pay with the integration of LISNR ultrasonic technology. Phoenix-based Equinox said it is the first POS terminal maker to license the proprietary LISNR tech. Using inaudible sounds, the tech enables a smart phone to communicate and share data with devices that have microphones. Equinox says …