Monday , June 18, 2018

Jim Daly

Jim Daly joined Digital Transactions in 2006 after covering payments and merchant acquiring at Thomson Media’s Credit Card Management, Credit Card News, and CardLine publications. Before that, he was a reporter and editor at the daily Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis.

Just One in Four Apple Pay Transactions Come From the U.S.

Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay service continues to roll out in foreign countries, so much so that 75% of its transaction volume is coming from abroad, according to Apple’s chief financial officer. Apple Pay, which uses near-field communication technology for contactless payments with the iPhone and Apple Watch wearable device, was …

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Among Payments Fintechs, Software and Infrastructure Providers’ Stocks are the Priciest

Payments software and infrastructure companies rank third among 24 financial-technology sectors when viewed through the lens of stock price and earnings while point-of-sale device manufacturers rank 23rd, according to a new analysis from an investment firm. The study by San Francisco-based Financial Technology Partners covers scores of publicly traded global …

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WEX’s Fraud Spike Puts the Spotlight on EMV-Induced Skimmer Placements on Fuel Pumps

Fraudsters are hitting fuel pumps hard as they hunt for the dwindling number of places where they can take advantage of magnetic-stripe payments while EMV chip card acceptance takes hold in U.S. stores and restaurants. Last week, fleet-fueling payment card specialist WEX Inc. revealed that it increased its second-quarter provision …

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Eye on P2P: Link-Up Opportunities With Prepaid Cards; PayPal’s Dominance

Two recent studies have produced some interesting insights about person-to-person payments. One spells out the similarities among users of prepaid cards and P2P services. The other shows just how strong PayPal Holdings Inc.’s hold in money transfers and P2P and other payments is. The findings about prepaid and P2P come …

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Eye on Networks: Mastercard’s Transactions Increase 17%; Pulse’s Pulse Quickens

Mastercard Inc. reported Thursday that its switched transaction volume grew 17% in the second quarter. Meanwhile, Discover Financial Services’ Pulse debit network saw volume jump 15% after growing slightly in the first quarter following a long period of decline. Purchase, N.Y.-based Mastercard said its transaction count hit 16 billion versus …

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Paysafe To Buy Merchants Choice, but Itself May Be Acquired by a Private-Equity Consortium

In a payments play on acquire and be acquired, Paysafe Group plc announced Friday that it has a deal to acquire Delta Card Services Inc., parent company of independent sales organization Merchants’ Choice Payment Solutions, for $470 million in cash. Separately, United Kingdom-based Paysafe also confirmed that it has received …

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Ingenico To Buy Bambora and Reports Slight Turnaround in North American Business

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico Group announced Thursday that it plans to buy Stockholm-based Bambora Group from Nordic Capital for €1.5 billion ($1.73 billion). The acquisition will put under Ingenico’s roof a fast-growing international payments provider that gets 90% of its revenues on a recurring basis. Stockholm-based Bambora counts 110,000 businesses …

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