Friday , June 22, 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.

Counterfeiting’s Reign As the King of U.S. Payment Fraud Is Coming to an End

The Federal Reserve’s recently released 2016 Payments Study shows that counterfeiting was the biggest type of U.S. card fraud last year. But other types of fraud, especially card-not-present fraud, are rising quickly, thanks in part to the coming of EMV chip cards and the aftereffects of data breaches. The Fed study says counterfeit fraudaccounted …

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Visa Reports More Than 800 Million U.S. EMV Transactions in November

Visa Inc. says its U.S. EMV credit and debit card volume surpassed 800 million transactions in November, more than quadruple the chip volume from a year earlier. November’s transactions on EMV chip cards hit 805.9 million versus 175.6 million in November 2015, a month after the general-purpose card networks’ EMV point-of-sale liability …

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Debit and Credit Cards Lead the Way in Non-Cash Payment Growth, New Fed Study Says

The Federal Reserve released its latest triennial payments study Thursday morning, and it reports that the number of U.S. non-cash payments totaled 144 billion in 2015, up 5.3% annually from 2012. Debit and credit cards led in growth, while the automated clearing house network “grew modestly,” the Fed said. The …

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A Majority of Deployers Say ATM Crime Isn’t Rising, but Fraud Still Remains a Problem

ATM deployers reporting a “general increase” in physical and fraudulent attacks on their machines declined to 42% this year from 51% in 2015, according to new data from the ATM Industry Association. While that overall finding was good news, skimming, PIN compromises, malware, and other types of fraud-related attacks on ATMs remain …

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New Pew Report Says Overdraft Fees Need More Regulation

A new report by The Pew Charitable Trusts says a minority of “financially vulnerable” consumers generate most overdraft fee revenue for banks, and it calls for bank regulators to put stricter controls on the controversial fee. The report uses data from the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, more than 40 banks, and …

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Payments IPOs Plunge in 2016, but 2017 Could See Some High-Profile Offerings

After an active 2015 in which such prominent payments-industry firms as processor First Data Corp. and merchant acquirer Square Inc. completed initial public offerings of stock, 2016 saw little IPO activity by payment firms. But 2017 could be a different story, according to an analyst. The most notable new U.S. …

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Google Wallet Gets New Browser Capability and Moves Beyond Mobile Devices

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit has updated its Google Wallet to enable the person-to-person payments service to work on desktop computers and laptops using any browser. Google Wallet dates back to 2011 as a mobile-payments and P2P service, but in September 2015 Alphabet transferred the purchasing functionality to its Android Pay …

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Fraudsters Targeting Mid-Priced Luxury Goods, Refurbished Electronics This Holiday Season

Tougher security vetting by high-end luxury goods retailers has online fraudsters moving downscale to the still-profitable mid-price range, and crooks also are targeting refurbished consumer electronics, according to new findings from security technology firm Forter Inc. Forter, which has offices in San Francisco and Tel Aviv, Israel, this week released …

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Bill Pay, Mobile Deposit Among the Most Popular Features of Banks’ Mobile Apps

Bill payment continues to reign as the most-used payments feature of banks’ mobile apps, but mobile deposit and person-to-person payments are coming on strong, according to new findings from research firm Celent and FI Navigator Corp. The “Mobile Banking Quantified” study by Celent, a division of New York City-based of Oliver …

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ACH Volumes Continue Their Hot Streak With Nearly 6% Growth in the Third Quarter

Continuing the stepped-up growth rate it’s seen for nearly two years, the automated clearing house network’s transaction volume grew 5.7% in the third quarter, slightly better than the second quarter’s 5.6% growth. The third quarter was notable for marking the start of same-day ACH processing. The latest quarterly report from …

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