Tuesday , July 17, 2018

Digital Transactions News staff

Co-Op Financial Services Debuts Cardless Cash Access and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/17/18

Co-Op Financial Services said it is adding cardless ATM transactions to its roster of services for credit unions. Dubbed Cardless Cash Access, the service is available on Diebold Nixdorf and NCR ATMs within the Co-Op ATM Network that are managed using the Co-Op Terminal Driving program. Hyperwallet, whose technology enables …

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Samsung Eliminates Samsung Pay from Some Phones and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/16/18

The New York Department of Financial Services has granted a virtual-currency license to cryptocurrency processor BitPay, allowing it to do business with companies and consumers in the state of New York. In an apparent cost-cutting effort, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. is no longer including the Samsung Pay mobile-payments service in its …

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Contactless Dominates World Cup and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/13/18

Half of all Visa transactions inside venues in Russia hosting soccer’s World Cup since the opening match June 14 have been contactless via cards, mobile devices, and wearables, the card network reports. Users of PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo peer-to-peer payment service will be able to use Venmo within the Uber …

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Computer Services Reports 1Q Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/18

The top four uses for peer-to-peer payments on the Zelle network are splits for rent, meals, utility bills, and gifting, according to a survey of 9,000 mobile-banking users. The results were released by Early Warning Services LLC, which operates the bank-owned Zelle service. Payments processor Computer Services Inc. reported a …

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Handpoint in Integration Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/11/18

Processor Net Element Inc. said its first-half payment volume rose 37% year over year to $1.62 billion. Most of the volume came from the company’s North American subsidiary, Unified Payments, which handled $1.4 billion in payments, up 40%. Handpoint, a mobile point-of-sale payments provider, announced an integration with RxTrax, a …

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Bob Carr Charged With Insider Trading and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/18

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a federal civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing former Heartland Payment Systems Inc. CEO Robert O. Carr and his girlfriend, Katherine M. Hanratty, with insider trading. Carr allegedly tipped Hanratty ahead of the December 2015 public announcement that Global Payments Inc. planned to acquire Heartland, and …

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Now Accepts PayPal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/9/18

Macy’s Inc. disclosed that criminals were able to breach sensitive data on Macys.com, the Detroit Free Press reported. Citing a letter sent to customers, the newspaper said Macy’s detected suspicious activity on June 11. The retailer then blocked customer profiles that appeared to be breached. Hackers were able to get …

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Square Withdraws Bank Charter App and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/6/18

Square Inc. has withdrawn a banking-charter application it made in September with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., saying it will re-file the application later after reviewing and strengthening it. A related application with the Utah Department of Financial Institutions remains active. Both applications are for an industrial-loan corporation, which is …

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Century Business Solutions Debuts Agent Program and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/5/18

In a finding that resolves differing decisions by lower courts, the United Kingdom Court of Appeal ruled in favor of retailers challenging interchange fees set by Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. as anti-competitive, Bloomberg reported. The case, however, now goes to a tribunal that reviews business-competition disputes. Payments provider Century Business …

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PayPal Completes Synchrony Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/3/18

Token, a provider of contactless payment terminals tailored for events, launched its Mini-Serve EFTPOS system, which allows attendees at events or venues to top up their wristbands or badges with payment cards or mobile wallets. In an expansion of a relationship that dates back to 2004, PayPal Holdings Inc. has …

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