Thursday , July 18, 2019

Digital Transactions News staff

Fiserv-FDC Deal Clears a Regulatory Review and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/18/19

Fiserv Inc.’s $22 billion acquisition of First Data Corp. cleared a U.S. Department of Justice review, the company said Thursday. In April, the Justice Department asked for more information and documents related to the deal, but, according to a Fiserv filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the DoJ attached no conditions …

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Zelle Blossoms for BofA and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/17/19

Bank of America Corp. says it has 8 million active users of the bank-backed Zelle person-to-person payment service and that it handled 69 million Zelle transactions in the second quarter, nearly double the 35.2 million transactions a year earlier. BofA had 5.4 million Zelle users in the 2019 first quarter. …

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12% Increase for Chase Merchant Acquiring and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/19

JPMorgan Chase & Co. reported its merchant-acquiring subsidiary processed $371.6 billion in payments in the second quarter, a 12% increase from a year earlier. On the issuing side, the massive banking firm reported $281.5 billion in second-quarter credit and debit card sales volume, up 10%. Wells Fargo & Co. reported …

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Litecoin Suits up for the Miami Dolphins and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/15/19

The Litecoin Foundation said the Miami Dolphins National Football League team named Litecoin its official cryptocurrency. The digital currency will be accepted for payment for ticket purchases in the team’s 50/50 raffle. Bitcoin also may be used for these ticket purchases. Citigroup Inc. reported $93.2 billion in second-quarter purchase volume …

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Cyberint Warns About Prime Day Threat Traffic and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/19

Likening Amazon Prime Day, which takes place July 15-16, to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, threat-detection firm Cyberint warns that so-called threat traffic will run 30% higher than usual in the days leading up to, including, and shortly after Prime Day, in line with the volume experienced during the holiday …

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Priority Unit Joins Billtrust Network and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/11/19

Business-to-business payments specialist Billtrust said Priority Commercial Payments, a unit of Priority Technology Holdings Inc., joined the Billtrust Business Payments Network. Mastercard Inc. said it is collaborating with OpenText, an enterprise information-management firm, on a business payments service and initially is targeting the automotive industry. Mastercard also said it is …

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Park Place Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/19

A payments provider called Park Place Payments launched with a direct sales force made up of women and an offer of advanced technology coupled with transparent pricing. Lime, which offers electric scooters for urban transport, has contracted with payout service Hyperwallet to pay so-called juicers, a network of contractors that …

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Mastercard Completes Transfast Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/9/19

Mastercard Inc. completed its acquisition of Transfast, a cross-border payments specialist. Terms were not disclosed. Transfast provides B2B and person-to-person payment services through a network it says covers more than 125 countries and includes direct integrations with more than 300 banks and other financial institutions. The company also supports Mastercard …

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eProcessing’s New Card Reader and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/8/19

Payments-technology provider eProcessing Network LLC introduced its Premier Verify SCN, an EMV-certified card reader that supports contactless payments, including Google Pay and Apple Pay. Aimed at small and mid-size merchants, the device is said to cut transaction times by 50%. Software provider Patientco launched two health-care payment applications for Epic …

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Visa Contactless Payments Scores at Women’s World Cup Venues and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/5/19

Visa Inc. released data indicating 51% of all purchases across nine stadiums in France hosting the group stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 were done with contactless cards or devices, including wearables and smart phones. The group stage of the soccer tournament ran from June 7 to …

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