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European Merchants Would Pay 40% Less to Accept U.S.-Issued Cards Under Visa-Mastercard Proposals
Visa’s Counterfeit Fraud Declines, But Some Other EMV Measures Signal a Conversion Lull
Worldpay Says Plastic Still Dominates Online Sales, But Mobile Wallets Are Catching up Fast
Many Retailers Already Have or Plan to Erase Signature Requirements Soon, the NRF Reports
Fallback Fraud Falls as Card Issuers Ramp Up Their Monitoring

As Voice Commerce Becomes More Common, Jack Henry Adds More Payment Services

Core processors for financial institutions are starting to make their moves in voice-triggered consumer payments, and Jack Henry & Associates is looking to stake out an early lead in this nascent business. The Monett, Mo.-based company on Wednesday said its iPayQuickPay bill-pay service is now integrated with Alexa smart speakers from Amazon.com Inc., allowing users …

Deloitte: Look for Faster Payments on the B2B Side in 2019, And More Contactless Transactions

The prognostications for 2019 are starting to roll in, and if at least one comes true, we’ll see business-to-business transactions driving the growth of faster-payment systems. And smart phones might actually gain some discernible traction at the point of sale. The predictions come from the big accounting and consulting firm Deloitte, which recently issued its …

Blackboard Picks Bluefin Encryption Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/12/18

Thales’s proposed all-cash acquisition of rival Gemalto received merger-control regulatory clearance by the European Commission. Effective immediately, the clearance is conditioned on Thales’s agreement to divest its general-purpose hardware security modules business worldwide. The deal still must clear regulatory hurdles in five other countries, including the United States. Bluefin Payment Systems LLC said Blackboard Inc., …

Is Facial-Recognition Technology Hurting Apple Pay?

Adoption and usage rates for the mobile wallets from Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google), and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have been far from stellar, but now evidence is emerging that Apple’s decision a year ago to ditch fingerprint identification on its newest smart phones in favor of facial-recognition technology could be making it even harder …

How eCommerce SMBs are futureproofing their businesses in the wake of payments evolution

Oscar Nieboer – CMO, Paysafe Group     Security has overtaken reliability and cost as the top priority for businesses when selecting a PSP. Here’s why. There is a genuine belief globally that online goliaths such as Amazon, with the financial and human resources at their disposal to be at the cutting edge of all …

New Report Shows the Massive Scale of Bot Attacks

Large companies are getting bombarded by approximately 530 bot attacks per day, and the vast majority of more than 200 firms surveyed have at least one person on their security teams devoted solely to bot defense, according to Osterman Research Inc. Osterman, a Black Diamond, Wash.-based research firm that works with tech companies, was commissioned …