Monday , October 22, 2018

Digital Transactions News staff

CardinalCommerce Notes 3-D Secure 2.1 Milestone and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/19/18

E-commerce payments provider CardinalCommerce said it completed its first series of 3-D Secure 2.1 transactions with American Express Co., Mastercard Inc., and Visa Inc. The transactions, which were not part of a test, were part of an early-adopter program in which merchants and issuers enabled EMV 3-D Secure 2.1 via CardinalCommerce, …

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ControlScan Acquires Dunbar Cybersecurity and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/18/18

Data-security provider ControlScan Inc. acquired Dunbar Cybersecurity, a move that will strengthen ControlScan’s threat-detection and response capabilities, the company said. Terms were not disclosed. Mastercard Inc. said beginning in April 2019 cardholder signatures on the back panel of its cards will be optional. It no longer will require issuers to …

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Apptizer Launches Order Eat Pay Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/17/18

Prepaid card program manager Netspend Corp. and its business partners were scrambling Wednesday morning to clear up an apparent glitch preventing some users of a prepaid product for payroll from accessing their paychecks. Issuing partner MetaBank released a statement to news media indicating it is working to clear up the …

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Tru Shop-by-Payment Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/16/18

Payments-networking provider Transaction Network Services has agreed to acquire Advam, an Australian provider of unattended and e-commerce payments processing. Terms were not disclosed. E-commerce technology provider tru Payments LLC launched tru Shop-by-Payment, a cloud-based service that lets consumers shop for a new car and auto financing at the same time. Bill-payment specialist …

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BitPay Adds Cryptocurrency Settlement Options and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/15/18

American Express Co. said it is using the Ethoca Eliminator service from chargeback-mitigation specialist Ethoca, which can help prevent disputes for U.S. merchants by providing more detailed transaction information in real time to AmEx card users when they spot an unrecognized charge. Blockchain-payments provider BitPay said merchants now can receive their …

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Shopify Tries a Store Strategy and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/12/18

E-commerce processor Shopify Inc. opened its first brick-and-mortar “entrepreneur space” in downtown Los Angeles. The site will provide in-person support, training, and education to Shopify merchants, and the company’s suite of retail hardware products will be available. Shopify says it has 10,000 merchants in L.A. and 80,000 in California. Cybersecurity …

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Mitek Rejects Takeover Offer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/11/18

Sarah Friar, chief financial officer of merchant processor Square Inc., will leave the company in December after six years to become chief executive of Nextdoor, developer of a private social-network app for neighborhoods. David Viniar, Square’s lead independent director, will lead the search for a new CFO. Square’s stock fell …

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ATM Surcharges Increase and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/10/18

Fiserv Inc. said it connected more than 100 banks and credit unions so far to the Zelle peer-to-peer payments network. The institutions are now live or will be going live soon, the company said. The average surcharge assessed by the ATM owner for an out-of-network transaction rose for the 14th …

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USA Technologies Could Be Delisted and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/9/18

Merchant processor Elavon rolled out its self-test platform for providers of payment hardware and software developers to streamline needed certification processes from the card networks and for EMV chip card acceptance; Elavon says the platform can reduce previous four-week certification times to 24 to 48 hours and eliminate the need …

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M-Payments Coming to C-Store Chain and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/8/18

Terminal maker Verifone Systems Inc. launched EX-Receipt, a cloud-based system that generates an electronic receipt at gas pumps via text or email for enrolled customers, replacing the customary paper receipt. NCR Corp. introduced mobile-payment and -loyalty capability for Enmarket Convenience Stores, a chain of 123 c-stores and 14 quick-service restaurants …

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