Friday , June 5, 2020

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.

Priority’s Earnings Tempered by Subscription-Billing Merchant Changes

Priority Technology Holdings Inc.’s total merchant bank card processing volume increased 10.9% in the second quarter, from $9.9 billion to $11 billion, but the merchant acquirer continues to deal with the wind-down of some online subscription-billing merchants. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Priority said Tuesday that the wind-down of the subscription merchants stems …

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More Colleges Making Student IDs And Payments Available in Apple Wallet

Apple Inc. says 12 U.S. colleges, with more than 100,000 students, will enable contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet this school year. The students will be able to use their student IDs on iPhones and Apple Watches to enter buildings protected by keycard access, buy meals, and make purchases in college …

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A Rising Tide of Digital Payments Will Bring New Fraud Threats, Says Forrester

As payment companies expand ways for consumers to make digital payments, 62% of North American merchants, bankers, and fintech providers expect more such payments within the next two years, says Forrester Research Inc. in its “Understanding the Evolving Payments Landscape” report released Monday. Commissioned by Visa Inc., the report also found …

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Integrated Payment Volume Continues to Grow at i3 Verticals

Pursuing integrated payments and software developers that facilitate the payment type appears to be paying off for i3 Verticals Inc. The Nashville, Tenn.-based firm said integrated payments accounted for 51% and 49% of its payment volume in the third quarter and nine-month period, respectively. That’s up from 49% in the …

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Eye on Earnings: CPI’s U.S. EMV Card Boost; EVO Notes Higher Revenue

Dual-interface credit and debit card sales lifted CPI Card Group Inc.’s second-quarter sales figure, the company reported Wednesday. As the nation’s issuers increase their orders for the near-field communications-equipped chip cards—the cards can be dipped into a point-of-sale terminal or tapped against compatible devices to do a transaction—Littleton, Colo.-based CPI …

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Financial-Services Firms Find Favor Among Phishers

A new report about online security finds that 50% of phishing domains that researchers tracked mimicked the Web sites of financial-services companies. The findings come from the “State of the Internet/Security” report released Wednesday by Cambridge, Mass.-based Web-services provider Akamai Technologies. Forever a favorite of criminals, banks and other financial …

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FIS-Worldpay Deal Closes and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/31/19

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) said it has closed on its $43-billion cash-and-stock acquisition of processor Worldpay Inc. The deal was announced in March. Wednesday’s announcement follows approval of the merger by Worldpay shareholders last week and by the Federal Trade Commission in April.Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook reported the Apple Pay mobile-payments service is now completing nearly …

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Eye on Acquiring: An End to the BAMS Joint Venture; Global Payments Updates TSYS Merger

The end of Bank of America Merchant Services, a merchant-acquiring joint venture between Bank of America Corp. and First Data Corp., is at hand.  Charlotte, N.C.-based BofA said Monday it will pursue an independent merchant-acquiring strategy beginning in June 2020, though First Data, which that same day became part of …

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Eye on Processing: Shift4’s POS Marketplace And Ingenico’s Partner Program Launch

Two payments players separately have added partner programs to boost their presence among merchants. Shift4 Payments LLC debuted its third-party point-of-sale marketplace with the DoorDash delivery service as a strategic participant. The Shift4 program enables companies like DoorDash to offer their applications to merchants within the Shift4 POS marketplace.  For …

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POS Payments Provider Revel Systems Debuts a Reseller Program

Cloud-based point-of-sale system provider Revel Systems Inc. launched the Revel Solution Partner program in an effort to get more merchants using its POS systems. Announced Thursday, the program sees qualified resellers managing the complete sales process for Revel Essentials, the San Francisco-based company’s POS system for small and mid-size businesses. …

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