Sunday , May 19, 2019

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.

Retailer Trade Groups Seek To Overturn Judge’s Approval of Interchange Settlement

Two retailer organizations dissatisfied with a $5.7 billion settlement of a class-action antitrust case alleging unfair credit card interchange rates have filed the next step in their appeal of the settlement. The National Retail Federation and the Retail Industry Leaders Association said Monday they filed a joint brief with the …

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EMV Acceptance Likely To Get A Boost When Walmart Chip Cards Begin Showing Up

  The debut this summer and later in the year of chip cards for cardholders of Walmart and Sam’s Club branded credit cards likely will spur other retailers to accept the new payment card technology. That’s the finding from a Digital Transactions News survey that asks if the issuance of …

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Amazon Finesses Payments by Adding Recurring Billing to Its Log in And Pay Feature

Recurring billing is now available from Amazon Payments, putting the online payment service from Amazon.com Inc. on more equal footing with competitors that already offer the feature. n And when consumers update their payment cards, such as to replace an expired card, the update applies to payments made to merchants. …

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Dwolla Adds Next-Day Transfers, Harnessing the ACH System

Dwolla Inc. is in the next-day transfer business now. The alternative-payment network announced Thursday it is offering the service for withdrawals from Dwolla accounts to its users’ bank accounts. Relying on the automated clearing house system, the transfer service is an opportunity to use an existing network while Dwolla continues …

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Entertainment Providers Among the Top Targets for Online Fraudsters, Report Finds

  Entertainment companies providing cable, satellite, and pay-television services experience the highest rates of global fraud, says 2Checkout Inc., an e-commerce payment-services company, in its inaugural Fraud Index report. The index is based on transaction data made via more than 600 million devices that connect to 2Checkout’s payment service. Columbus, …

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Gnome Tablet POS System Relies on BLE to Ease Groupon Redemption In Stores

Yet another tablet-based point-of-sale system has joined the fray, this one from daily-deal provider Groupon Inc. Dubbed Gnome, the iPad-based system not only accepts credit and debit cards, but is the centerpiece of a Bluetooth low energy-enabled setup to enable Groupon offers redemption without requiring the consumer to present a …

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Most Contend Only a Minority of Merchants Will Be Ready for EMV, Finds a DTN Survey

In 17 months, a crucial step in the migration of the U.S. payment card industry from the venerable magnetic stripe to smart cards with embedded chips will be under way. But there is little hope that a majority of merchants will be ready to accept the new cards, finds a …

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Fiserv Prepares Suite of EMV Services to Help Issuers With Looming Migration

As the U.S. payments system continues its migration to the Europay-MasterCard-Visa chip-card standard, companies like processor Fiserv Inc. are preparing services to help issuers with the effort. Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv announced this week it is offering a suite of services to help with issuer strategies, personalization, transaction processing, risk management, …

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TSYS Lines Up Behind ShopKeep’s Tablet-Based POS System

Tablet-based point-of-sale provider ShopKeep.com Inc. has lined up payment-processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) as a reseller. Columbus, Ga.-based TSYS will offer ShopKeep products in addition to traditional POS terminals, contactless readers, mobile payments, and online payment acceptance. TSYS say it added ShopKeep because it knows merchants have a need …

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