Friday , June 22, 2018

Kevin Woodward

Kevin's role at Digital Transactions is to write news and features stories for publication on the Web site and in the magazine. He also oversees the digital editorial aspect of the site and the Digital Transactions News daily newsletter.

A Consumer Survey Yields More Indications That Zelle Is Catching Up to Venmo

Zelle’s gestation as a favored person-to-person payments service may be nearing fulfillment. A new survey from LendEDU finds that, nine months after its June 2017 debut, more consumers had become aware of the bank-backed service. In 2017, only 6.1% had heard of Zelle. By the time of the survey, that …

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ACH-Based GasBuddy Payment Service Marks 300,000-Plus Users

GasBuddy LLC, the fuel-price comparison service, said Monday more than 300,000 U.S. drivers have enrolled in Pay with GasBuddy, its fuel-discount program that uses the automated clearing house for transactions. Launched last year, Pay with GasBuddy connects a consumer’s checking account with a GasBuddy-issued card. After enrolling in the service …

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As Mobile’s Importance Increases, Ease of Use And Fraud Risk Take on a Higher Profile

By 2020, nearly 33% of merchants say the mobile channel will account for at least half of their total revenue. This, and other mobile-payments insights, come from the Kount Inc. 2018 Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey released Thursday. Now in its sixth year, the survey of almost 600 merchants found …

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Worldpay Tests Dynamic CVV Cards in Anticipation of Broader Availability

Worldpay Inc. is adding another tool for financial institutions in their efforts to curtail the pricey and nuisance-laden aftereffects of rampant data breaches. The company’s solution comes in the form of credit and debit cards that use a dynamic card-verification value. Cincinnati-based Worldpay is testing the Motion Code-enabled credit and …

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Vinyl Lovers Find An Easier Payments Experience With Discogs Payments

Discogs, a Web site and app that’s on a mission to build a comprehensive music database and marketplace, launched Discogs Payments this week for its U.S. online buyers and sellers of vinyl records and CDs. The integrated checkout, backed by Adyen, a Netherlands-based processor, is in addition to a system …

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Splitit Adds a Salesforce Commerce Cloud Integration

Installment-payment specialist Splitit said retailers using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can now offer the Splitit payment option via an integration into the Salesforce platform. Announced Wednesday, the integration enables merchants to offer an installment-payment option. Upon checkout, the consumer taps the Splitit button at participating Web sites. She is presented …

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With Consumer Adoption of EMV Rampant, Pockets of Merchants Work to Catch up

Merchants, especially those reliant on point-of-sale software, continue to find themselves catching up to consumers when it comes to EMV adoption. But Rent Centric Inc., developer of browser-based software for the auto-rental industry, is the latest to make EMV acceptance available to its clients. Toronto-based Rent Centric says it now …

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A Google Search Aid Offers Square, Clover, and Lightspeed POS Integrations

Small merchants that use Square, Clover, or Lightspeed point-of-sale systems have a simpler way to get their products listed online and potentially reap better placement among Google search results following the integration of a service called Pointy into the three POS system providers. Pointy, based in Ireland, supplies merchants with …

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Signifyd Gets a $100 Million Investment As Retailers Feel Online Fraud Pain

Vendor Signifyd Inc. said it lined up $100 million in funding to fuel its growth as an e-commerce fraud-prevention specialist. Announced this week, the Series D funding comes as retailers struggle to find effective ways to counter sophisticated online criminals amidst burgeoning online sales. E-commerce fraud over a two-year period through …

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Generation Z Emerges With a New Way of Thinking About Payments

Generation Z is about to become a major force in financial services and payments, and that will change how payments providers market their services to them. That assertion, in the “Technologies Influencing Generation Z Payments Adoption” report released this week by Javelin Strategy & Research, is based, in part, on …

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