Tuesday , January 28, 2020


January, 2020

  • 28 January

    The Apple Card Boosts iPhone Sales While Apple Pay Heads Toward 15 Billion Transactions

    The Apple Pay mobile-payments service is generating 15 billion transactions a year, and Apple Inc.’s new Apple Card helped lift sales of the company flagship product, the iPhone, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said Tuesday. “For Apple Pay, revenue and transactions more than doubled year-over-year, with a run rate exceeding …

  • 28 January

    What is a security maturity model? And, what does it have to do with PCI DSS compliance?

    By: Christoffer Brown, SecureTrust Product Manager A security maturity model is a framework for measuring – you guessed it – the maturity of a security program. A maturity model helps assess the current operational effectiveness of key processes relative to peers and desired maturity goals for entities to understand what …

  • 28 January

    A Service Emerges to Let Online Users Gain Fast Access to Limited Content Via Digital Wallets

    Digital solutions for very small payments were a hot topic a decade ago, but now the subject is making a comeback in the publishing business, where a slide in print advertising and other revenue sources is pushing publishers to seek new business in digital access. This week, Piano Software Inc., …

  • 28 January

    Merchants’ POS Systems Ambitions Include Omnichannel and Enhancements: Survey

    As merchants consider updates to their point-of-sale systems this year, many—59%—want to add omnichannel capabilities, finds the 2020 POS/Customer Engagement Survey from Retail Consulting Partners. Conducted in late 2019, the survey collected responses more than 50 North American retailers with annual revenue ranging from $100 million to more than $10 …

  • 28 January

    PCI Pal Digital Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/28/20

    PCI Pal, a payments provider for contact centers and other card-not-present businesses, launched PCI Pal Digital to secure transactions on digital channels such as Webchat, social media, email, and SMS.VPay, a digital claims-payment platform, reported a 30% rise in revenue from 2018 to 2019, fueled by a three-year, 180% customer …

  • 27 January

    As Ransomware Spreads, Ransoms Balloon And Attacks Grow More Sophisticated

    The criminals behind ransomware attacks are becoming dramatically bolder. The average payment demanded in fourth-quarter attacks reached $84,116, more than double the average sum in the third quarter, according to the latest data from Coveware Inc., a Westport, Conn.-based cybersecurity firm that tracks data from cases it has handled. Worse …

  • 27 January

    Visa Backs Currency Cloud and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/27/20

    Visa Inc. is among backers of an $80-million investment in Currency Cloud Ltd., whose software runs cross-border payments for financial apps, primarily in Europe. The funding round, co-led by Visa and SAP’s venture-funding unit Sapphire, included backing from Google. The funding follows Visa’s $5.3-billion deal to acquire Plaid, whose software enables fintechs …

  • 24 January

    Despite Increasing Adoption, There’s Room for Improvement in Mobile Deposits, Study Finds

    Mobile remote deposit capture has made big gains in recent years, but there’s still room to improve the service, according to new survey findings. Deficiencies in financial institutions’ mobile-capture offerings include error identification and tracking, unclear notices of funds availability, and overly restrictive risk-control policies, according to Ron Shevlin, director …

  • 24 January

    Eye on Earnings: Wall Street Rewards AmEx But Punishes Discover After Seeing Fourth-Quarter Results

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    Two bellwether payments stocks headed in opposite directions Friday morning as they reported financial results for the fourth quarter. Discover Financial Services saw its share price swoon 7.41% in pre-market trading. By mid-morning, it stood at $77.94, down 9% from its Thursday close. AmEx shares on the other hand had …

  • 24 January

    New York City Bans Cashless-Only Payments at Restaurants and Retailers

    New York City became the third U.S. city to ban cashless-only payments in restaurants and stores with the passage Thursday of a measure to prohibit merchants from refusing to accept cash. San Francisco and Philadelphia have similar bans, as does the state of New Jersey.  Originally proposed by New York …

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