Tuesday , December 10, 2019

Digital Transactions News staff

Warning About Online Skimming and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/1/19

The PCI Security Standards Council and Retail & Hospitality ISAC issued a joint bulletin about a growing threat to e-commerce Web sites that the cybersecurity organizations say requires “urgent awareness and attention.” The threat, sometimes dubbed Magecart, involves sites infected with difficult-to-detect malware that skims payment card information during a transaction without …

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100 Million Capital One Accounts Hacked and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/30/19

Major credit card issuer Capital One Financial Corp. said it detected a data breach this month in which an intruder gained access to records affecting 100 million persons in the United States and 6 million in Canada. Affected data included such information as names, addresses, Zip Codes, and dates of birth, though …

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Fiserv-First Data Deal Closes and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/29/19

Fiserv Inc. formally announced the closing of its $22-billion, all-stock acquisition of processing giant First Data Corp.MagTek Inc. said its DynaPro Go PIN pad now offers Bluetooth LE connectivity. The company also launched its iDynamo 6 mobile card reader that works with iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems.Utah’s Deer Valley Resort said it detected malware on May …

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Worldpay Shareholders OK FIS Merger and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/26/19

Shareholders of payment processor Worldpay Inc. this week voted overwhelmingly in favor of the company’s planned merger with Fidelity National Information Services Inc., which is expected to close in the third quarter.The Bancorp Inc., owner of The Bancorp Bank, a major prepaid card issuer, reported gross dollar volume on the bank’s prepaid cards …

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Fiserv-First Data Deal Will Close Monday and other Digital Transactions News briefs form 7/25/19

First Data Corp. and Fiserv Inc. expect to close Monday on Fiserv’s $22-billion acquisition of First Data. The deal, announced in January, has received final required regulatory approvals and non-objections, First Data said. First Data announced $2.49 billion in revenue for the second quarter, up 2% year-over-year.A group of Congressional Democrats, including presidential …

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Discover Payment Volume up 8% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/24/19

Discover Financial Services’ Payment Services unit reported its transaction volume grew 8% year-over-year to $61.8 billion, a result that included 7% growth for its Pulse electronic funds transfer network. Overall, total Discover revenue net of interest expense increased 10% to $2.85 billion, while net income jumped 13% to $753 million.In related …

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Digital Wallet Volume To Grow 40% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/22/19

Juniper Research Ltd. released a report on digital wallets in North America and Europe that says purchase volume with them will increase 40% in 2019.The United States is the country from which the most people are traveling overseas, followed by Mainland China and Germany, according to Mastercard Inc.’s Global Destination Cities Index.MoneyGram International …

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Allied Wallet Settles With the FTC and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/19/19

The Federal Trade Commission said payment processor Allied Wallet, its CEO and owner Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, and two company officers agreed to settle FTC charges that they assisted numerous scams by knowingly processing fraudulent transactions that took more than $110 million from consumers’ account.The two-day Amazon Prime Day event this week sold more than 175 …

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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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