Wednesday , June 26, 2019

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June, 2019

  • 26 June

    Eight Percent of North American Payments Fraud Is Related to Terrorism, Report Finds

    While most North American payments fraud is related to identity and organized crime, one area—terrorism—stands out in this region compared to other developed markets. Eight percent of the 154 criminals cases reviewed by information-security firm Terbium Labs in its “The Next Generation of Criminal Financing: How Payment Fraud Funds Transnational …

  • 26 June

    Point-of-Sale Credit Resonates Best With Regular Debit Card Holders, Research Finds

    Installment lending at the point of sale has drawn both startups and established companies, including banks, in recent years, but who among consumers finds that offer most attractive? The answer, according to New York City-based Auriemma Research, is consumers who pay with debit cards exclusively or say they prefer to. …

  • 26 June

    eBay’s Payments APIs and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/26/19

    EBay Inc. announced new payments application programming interfaces for developers, including a Finances API, an Account API, and a Fulfillment API. The new APIs are designed for the online marketplace’s new managed-payments program, in which the company has taken over payments processing from long-time provider and former subsidiary PayPal Holdings …

  • 25 June

    Is it time to take another look at leasing?

    NLS Equipment Finance thinks so. NLS Equipment is a new company, launching just this month, that offers both traditional and new leasing opportunities all designed to encourage ISOs to give leasing another try. These include: a special bonus program running through June 15; a Zero Payment Recourse program for qualified …

  • 25 June

    Visa To Acquire Rambus’s Token and Electronic-Ticketing Businesses for $75 Million

    In a move to expand its tokenization services, Visa Inc. announced Tuesday that it has a deal to buy the token and smart-ticketing businesses of Rambus Inc., a Silicon Valley chip and software provider. The purchase price is $75 million in cash, according to a regulatory filing from Sunnyvale, Calif.-based …

  • 25 June

    Pineapple Payments Acquires Card Champ and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/25/19

    Independent sales organization Pineapple Payments announced it acquired rival Card Champ. Both ISOs are based in Pittsburgh. Terms were not disclosed. Diebold Nixdorf Inc. released the DN Series of ATMs. Diebold said 18 financial institutions in 13 nations are testing the machines. Payment Data Systems Inc. changed its name to …

  • 24 June

    Will Facebook’s Big User Numbers Be Enough to Catapult Calibra?

    Facebook Inc. has said it will turn over control of its Libra cryptocurrency initiative to a consortium of companies that will constitute the Libra Association. But one related property the massive social network will retain, albeit as an arm’s-length subsidiary, is its new Calibra unit, which will run Facebook’s own …

  • 24 June

    Fiat Chrysler USA Is the Latest To Offer an In-Dash Market With a Payments Capability

    FCA USA LLC, the automaker behind Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram vehicles, will offer the Uconnect Market as part of its in-dash infotainment systems beginning later this year, the Auburn Hills, Mich.-based company announced Monday. The new service, which will deploy in the second half of the year as an …

  • 24 June

    Sezzle Enters Canada and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/24/19

    Point-of-sale installment-loan provider Sezzle Inc. said its service is now available at “thousands” of online stores in Canada. SSI Group, a provider of payments-related software for the health-care industry, announced a capability that relies on machine learning to predict when providers will receive payments from payers. In related news, U.S. …

  • 24 June

    COMMENTARY: Artificial Intelligence Should Be the Next Big Payments Push

    When we think about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the first image that comes to mind might be a chess-playing computer or a driverless car. In addition to such futuristic applications, these cutting-edge technologies are already changing and enhancing many aspects of our day-to-day lives, including how we make …

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