Tuesday , December 11, 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.

Worldpay Says Plastic Still Dominates Online Sales, But Mobile Wallets Are Catching up Fast

U.S. consumers have made the credit card their favorite online and face-to-face spending method, with 31.5% using it online and 40% choosing it for in-store transactions last year, according to the Worldpay Global Payments Report 2018. Released late last week, the report also found that debit cards and digital wallets, …

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Chase Gets Back Into Contactless Cards, Signaling Stronger Momentum for Tap-And-Go EMV

Giant card issuer Chase once again will issue contactless credit and debit cards, the bank announced Wednesday. Chase, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., says it will begin later this year issuing contactless EMV cards bearing the Visa Inc. brand, first to its Chase Freedom Unlimited and Chase Slate …

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More Consumers See Smart Phones As Crucial Shopping Tools, Though Their Payment Use Lags

As the holiday shopping season swings into gear, look for more consumers using their smart phones for shopping—but not so much for making a mobile payment, says GfK, a Germany-based consulting firm, in its latest FutureBuy research. Forty-five percent of all U.S. consumers rank mobile devices, including smart phones and …

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PayFacto Debuts With an Eye on Merchants, Payfacs, and Gateway Services

PayFacto Inc., the new name for a combination of what had been three separate companies, launched with a mission to cultivate merchants with a trio of payments services. Montreal-based PayFacto is the result of combining B2Billing, CT-Payments, and Supreme Payments. Each of the Canadian firms had different specialties that PayFacto …

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Pay-at-the-Table Comes to a Restaurant Group With Ingenico Devices

A restaurant franchiser is deploying Ingenico Group point-of-sale terminals as part of a migration to pay-at-the-table payment acceptance at its TGI Friday’s and Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar locations, Ingenico announced Wednesday. The deal ultimately will see pay-at-the-table service, where the server brings the POS terminal to diners at their …

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In the Shadow of Amazon, 7-Eleven’s Scan & Pay Brings Mobile Checkout to the C-Store Chain

Consumers shopping at 14 7-Eleven Inc. stores in the Dallas area can test the convenience-store chain’s new Scan & Pay feature to make purchases without stopping at the checkout counter, 7-Eleven announced Monday. The service, part of the 7-Eleven app that also houses the 7Rewards loyalty feature, enables consumers to …

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October’s Market Tumult Ensnares Most Processor Stocks

The stock-market volatility in October, which saw the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index decrease 7.8% by the end of the month, spared few of the publicly held payment processors tracked by Barrington Research, a Chicago-based investment firm. In its monthly report, Barrington Research says only Puerto Rico-based Evertec Inc., …

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Eye on the Checkout: Target Adds Mobile Checkout; Harry & David Updates Online Checkout

Target Corp. is adding mobile checkout to its stores in time for the holiday shopping season, the Minneapolis-based retailer announced Thursday. Target employees, equipped with handheld devices, can accept card payments anywhere in a store after scanning each product in a shopping cart. The service enables consumers to skip the …

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Eye on Restaurants: BAMS Caters to Full-Service Restaurants; CardFree Launches Pay-At-Table

Payments provider Bank of America Merchant Services announced it and talech, developer of a cloud-based point-of-sale system that uses Apple Inc. iPads, are going after full-service restaurant and bar owners. Announced Tuesday, the deal will see BAMS, which is a merchant-acquiring alliance between First Data Corp. and Bank of America …

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As The 2018 Holiday Shopping Season Approaches, So Too Do Criminals, Especially for Online Merchants

Merchants should expect even more consumers to shop online this holiday shopping season. They also should expect even more fraud attempts. New research from Riskified, an Israel-based data-security provider, and cybersecurity firm IntSights finds that the number of false retailer Web sites meant to get consumers to give up their …

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