Monday , July 16, 2018

Acquiring

LBO Firms Take Note: Acquiring Is Now a ‘Quite Cyclical’ Business

The fortunes of individual merchant acquirers not withstanding, the acquiring industry as a whole for decades has proffered an unofficial guarantee of recession-proof growth. But a new study by First Annapolis Consulting Inc. shows that changes in the acquiring industry's growth rates are increasingly correlated to retail sales growth. And …

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An ISO Sees Tasty Potential in Online Ordering for Fast Food

An online-ordering system for fast food, introduced in January by a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based independent sales organization, has been adopted by more than 1,200 locations so far, including small proprietors looking to compete with large chains. The system, which allows consumers to order and pay for pizzas, sandwiches, and other …

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Now Independent, Discover Looks to Grow Issuing, Acquiring, Debit

Discover Financial Services LLC, whose shares began trading on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange, is finally on its own as a corporate entity for the first time in its 22-year- history. But while the spin-off from parent company Morgan Stanley is complete, Discover's mission of gaining market share …

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With Coghlan Out, Will Merchant Focus Survive at Visa?

Now that the two top executives have been appointed to run Visa Inc., the massive entity that will emerge from a sweeping restructuring of the worldwide Visa organization, payments observers see more capability in place to deal with issues to come. But the departure of Visa USA head John Philip …

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Northwest Deal Lets PayPal Gain Altitude in Online Travel Sales

Alternative payments have penetrated the market for airline tickets with Northwest Airlines Inc.'s decision to accept PayPal on its Web site. The move by the major air carrier, which executes about 1,400 daily departures around the world, makes it the first airline to accept PayPal and gives the San Jose, …

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ISO Ties Helped Seal CyberSource’s Bid for Authorize.Net

CyberSource Corp., which on Monday announced it is buying rival online gateway provider Authorize.Net Holdings Inc. for $565 million in stock and cash, plans to leverage Authorize.Net's relationships with independent sales organizations and other third-party resellers to reach small e-commerce merchants. The transaction, expected to close this fall, “dramatically accelerates …

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PropertyBridge Brings PIN-less Debit to Residential Rent

PropertyBridge Inc., which handles electronic rent payments on behalf of property managers, plans to launch next month a recurring PIN-less debit option. It is processing some PIN-less transactions now in a test, or so-called “beta,” mode, for an unnamed property-management firm, says Jason Gardner, president of the Oakland, Calif.-based company, …

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Google Checkout Scrubs Its Boston Party After Talks with eBay

The party's off. Google Inc., which had planned to sell its Google Checkout online payment system Thursday night at a party in Boston during a convention of eBay Inc. buyers and sellers (Digital Transactions News, June 12), has abruptly canceled the event after talks with eBay. Mountain View, Calif.-based Google …

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RBS Set to Compete in the U.S. Market with a Payments Gateway

A new transaction gateway backed by one of the largest processors in the world is gearing up to compete for U.S. e-commerce business. The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, which has been handling overseas transactions for U.S.-based online merchants, has unveiled a new service that will compete for transactions generated …

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Already a Rocket, Remote Capture Is Set to Shift to Warp Speed

Remote deposit capture, already a hot product in electronic payments, is poised for explosive growth, according to a report released this week. More than 2,900 U.S. financial institutions had implemented remote capture, or were in the process of doing so, by the end of March, a number that will climb …

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