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A Report Shows How Credit Card Declines Eat in to Recurring-Payments Revenue

Fourth-quarter transaction decline rates for credit and debit cards used for subscription payments increased to 15.9% from a first-quarter 2015 low of 14.4%, based on the value of the transaction, according to a report from Recurly Inc., a recurring-payments specialist. The “Recurly Subscription Snapshot,” which analyzed 25 million recurring payments …

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Amazon Finesses Payments by Adding Recurring Billing to Its Log in And Pay Feature

Recurring billing is now available from Amazon Payments, putting the online payment service from Amazon.com Inc. on more equal footing with competitors that already offer the feature. n And when consumers update their payment cards, such as to replace an expired card, the update applies to payments made to merchants. …

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By Snagging Official Payments, ACI Bolsters Client Base, Recurring Revenue

ACI Worldwide Inc.’s $109 million deal to buy Official Payments Holdings Inc. is a bid to grow its transaction volume and pairs well with its January purchase of Online Resources Corp., analysts suggest. Official Payments is a processor that specializes in online payments to government entities. ACI Worldwide is paying …

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NACHA Mulls Recurring TEL Debits, Other E-Check Changes

NACHA, governing body of the automated clearing house, is considering rules changes that could add volume to the ACH. Among them: allowing recurring payments under the TEL code for telephone-authorized electronic-check conversions; raising the dollar limit to $50,000 for three major e-check codes, and eliminating opt-out notification requirements on two …

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Pulse Takes Aim at the ACH with New Recurring PIN-less Service

Pulse EFT Association LP, which has become the latest electronic funds transfer network to introduce a commercial PIN-less debit service that allows cardholders to make recurring payments to certain billers, sees the service as a way to take payment market share from the automated clearing house network. “It's a great …

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Star Pilots Recurring PIN-less Payments, Explores Real-Time Web Debit

Star Networks Inc., which processes more PIN-less debit transactions than any other network, is launching a pilot to test PIN-less debit for recurring payments and is exploring a concept that could extend direct debit of checking accounts to online shopping. The latter concept, says Tom Gandre, senior vice president of …

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Shopify Launches a Brand Campaign That Could Give It Some Consumer Awareness

Merchant-services platform provider Shopify Inc. on Monday launched its first North American brand campaign, a marketing effort aimed at entrepreneurs that could have the side effect of making Shopify one of those rare payment processors that has a modicum of brand recognition among consumers. The reason for that is that …

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Why It Makes Sense for Fiserv to Buy First Data

Few foresaw this combination, but the deal is far from baffling once you understand Fiserv’s history and long-term strategy. Every so often, a deal comes along that makes the market take notice. One such moment was the announcement in January of the Fiserv Inc.-First Data Corp. multibillion-dollar acquisition/merger. Essentially, the …

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How To (Really) Code Secure Software

The new PCI software standards represent a big improvement for security, but we’re still waiting for the quantum leap we need. Here’s why. In January, the PCI Security Standards Council released an all-new set of software security guidelines as part of its PCI Software Security Framework. This update aims to …

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ISO Buyers Looking for Balanced, Low-Attrition Portfolios, Finance Exec Says

The economy is still humming along, but that doesn’t mean independent sales organization owners and executives are having an easy time finding capital when they need or want it. “The credit markets are tight for the payments-industry space,” Jon Engleking, chief operating officer at Super G Capital LLC, said this …

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