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Many Retailers Already Have or Plan to Erase Signature Requirements Soon, the NRF Reports
Fallback Fraud Falls as Card Issuers Ramp Up Their Monitoring
Predicted Contactless-Card Boom Remains Just That for Card Manufacturer CPI Card Group
In the Shadow of Amazon, 7-Eleven’s Scan & Pay Brings Mobile Checkout to the C-Store Chain
NCR’s New CEO Started Eyeing Payments Soon After Taking the Company’s Reins

Many Retailers Already Have or Plan to Erase Signature Requirements Soon, the NRF Reports

More than 40% of retail executives surveyed for the National Retail Federation’s latest payments study say they have already dropped signature requirements for payment card transactions or plan to do so before this year is out. Another 13% plan to end signature requirements in 2019. The actions come in the wake of policy changes announced …

Security Concerns Still Hold Back Mobile Payments, PSCU Survey Finds

Consumers still have fears about the safety of mobile payments, according to new findings from credit-union service organization PSCU. PSCU’s Eye on Payments survey released Thursday comes at least a decade after payments companies and researchers first determined that security concerns were holding back adoption of online and at the time nascent mobile-payment services. It …

The Race for the Top Slot in Smart Terminals Is on With an Entry From North American Bancard

The era of the smart point-of-sale terminal has already dawned, and now the race is on for dominance. North American Bancard Holdings LLC on Thursday launched its PayAnywhere smart terminal, which runs on NAB’s PayAnywhere mobile-payment software. The move follows news earlier this week that terminal startup Poynt Co. is jockeying to provide what it …

SignaPay’s Cash Discount App for Agents and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/16/18

Payments provider SignaPay released a mobile app for Apple and Android devices called PayLo Mobile Sales to help sales agents selling the PayLo Cash Discount product. Installment-payments provider Sezzle said it raised $100 million in funding from Bastion Capital. Since launching the service more than a year ago, Sezzle says more than 4,000 merchants offer …

If Mobile Wallets Functioned More Like Leather Wallets, Usage Might Get a Lift, Research Says

Ever since mobile payments first captured the public imagination four years ago with the launch of Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay, experts have debated why usage of the iOS and Android wallets has fallen short of the original, lofty expectations. Some speculate that usage would rise markedly if the mobile wallets functioned more like their leather …

The NASDAQ Accepts USA Technologies’ Compliance Plan, but an Internal Probe Continues

Vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. reported Wednesday that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC has accepted its plan to regain compliance with its listing rule. The company, however, still hasn’t completed an internal investigation of customer contracts that has delayed the filing of its financial reports. The NASDAQ in early October notified USAT that …