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August, 2019

  • 16 August

    The Money-Transfer Newbies Nip at the Incumbents’ Heels

    Relative newcomers to the world of money transfers such as Remitly Inc., TransferWise Ltd., and WorldRemit Ltd., which specialize in end-to-end digital transactions, are nibbling away at the market share of agent-based leaders The Western Union Co. and MoneyGram International Inc., says a new report from research firm Aite Group …

  • 16 August

    Cash Still Popular for Low-Value Transactions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/16/19

    A CreditCards.com poll found that 49% of U.S. adults usually pay with cash for transactions of less than $10. Thirty-five percent use debit cards and 16% use credit cards. The survey canvassed more than 2,500 adults in July.Eighty-two percent each of Generation X consumers and Baby Boomers buy in-store at least monthly, Blackhawk …

  • 15 August

    Square Expands Its Software Platform Beyond Payments With a New Ordering System

    Less than a month after getting into the product-photography business, Square Inc. on Thursday said it was opening its software platform beyond payments so that outside developers can create systems for merchants to handle orders. In a post on its developer blog, San Francisco-based Square noted that over the past …

  • 15 August

    EMVCo Proposes Spec Changes To Accommodate Longer Issuer IDs

    Payment card standards body EMVCo on Thursday disclosed proposed specifications changes to accommodate the coming of longer numbers on credit and debit cards for identifying the card issuer, changes that could affect merchants using card numbers to identity their loyalty program members in addition to processing protocols. The changes stem …

  • 15 August

    ETA Picks Software Association Executive as Its Next CEO

    The new chief executive of the Electronic Transactions Association will begin work the week of Sept. 3. The Washington, D.C.-based ETA said Thursday Jodie L. Kelley, senior vice president and general counsel at BSA-The Software Alliance, assumes the role vacated in January by Jason Oxman, who left to head up …

  • 15 August

    Repay Acquires TriSource Solutions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/15/19

    Repay Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of TriSource Solutions for up to $65 million. TriSource, founded in 2007, provides back-end transaction-processing services to independent sales organizations. TriSource has been Repay’s primary third-party processor for back-end settlement since 2012.The U.S. District Court in Cleveland approved a $4.3 million settlement of a class action filed …

  • 14 August

    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 …

  • 14 August

    After a Quarter Century, E-Commerce Heads Into New Territory

    Hard to believe, but e-commerce is a quarter-century old. Along the way, e-commerce radically changed retailing and payments, and now it’s heading into a future with more growth certain but where payments are more in the background. Visa Inc. this week reported in a blog post that the first e-commerce …

  • 14 August

    Accenture Releases Cybercrime Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/14/19

    Accenture released its 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report that examines cybercrime operating models and the effects of ransomware.Point-of-sale equipment maker Star Micronics said Square Inc. now supports its mG-Scale products.In a survey of 100 small businesses, installment-payments provider Klarna found that 40% of online retailers said operational size was the biggest barrier to adopting new payment options.Agreement Express …

  • 13 August

    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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