Monday , December 10, 2018

Acquiring

Chase Gets Back Into Contactless Cards, Signaling Stronger Momentum for Tap-And-Go EMV

Giant card issuer Chase once again will issue contactless credit and debit cards, the bank announced Wednesday. Chase, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., says it will begin later this year issuing contactless EMV cards bearing the Visa Inc. brand, first to its Chase Freedom Unlimited and Chase Slate …

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BigCommerce Gives a Lift to Venmo’s Commerce Strategy As It Adds the P2P Service And Masterpass

The e-commerce platform BigCommerce Pty Ltd. on Wednesday announced two new supported payment methods, including PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Venmo service. With the addition of Venmo, Austin-based BigCommerce gave a big lift to PayPal’s strategy  to find revenue for what has been a fast-growing but free peer-to-peer payment service, though merchant pricing …

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Sionic Mobile Announces Single Account Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/14/18

Sionic Mobile, a provider of payment and rewards technology, announced a single account through which users can pay a range of providers through mobile devices or in-car commerce. Gas Pos, which sells EMV-acceptance services to fuel retailers, announced a $1 million investment from Merus Capital, a venture-capital firm. Bluefin Payment …

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Fresh From a $100-Million Funding Round, Poynt Sets a Goal To Be the Common OS for Smart POS Terminals

Poynt Co., a startup supplier of intelligent payment devices, argues so-called smart terminals should have a common operating system like smart phones do. And in announcing a $100 million funding round on Tuesday, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company also argued it should be the one to provide that OS. Investors …

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Fed Forms Faster Payments Council and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/13/18

The Federal Reserve formally announced the creation of the U.S. Faster Payments Council, an industry organization intended to promote the adoption of secure faster-payment systems through industry collaboration and education. The 22 founding members include payment card networks, banks, Walmart Inc., and automated clearing house network governing body NACHA. The group is …

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JetPay Reports 14% Revenue Increase and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/12/18

Addressing doubts among at least some sellers, eBay Inc. seller advocate Jim “Griff” Griffith said sellers “can put [their] consternation aside” regarding the marketplace giant’s new managed-payments program, which will not include traditional eBay payment method PayPal until next year. Online payments provider Stripe Inc. agreed to use Visa Inc.’s push-payment …

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Fallback Fraud Falls as Card Issuers Ramp Up Their Monitoring

Fallback fraud, an offshoot of the counterfeit fraud that EMV chip cards are meant to reduce, declined over the past year, according to new findings from Auriemma Consulting Group. Fallback fraud refers to fraud resulting from would-be EMV payments resorting to the credit or debit card’s back-up magnetic stripe because …

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PayFacto Debuts With an Eye on Merchants, Payfacs, and Gateway Services

PayFacto Inc., the new name for a combination of what had been three separate companies, launched with a mission to cultivate merchants with a trio of payments services. Montreal-based PayFacto is the result of combining B2Billing, CT-Payments, and Supreme Payments. Each of the Canadian firms had different specialties that PayFacto …

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AmEx Scores a Breakthrough in China With a License to Process Domestic Payments

The major U.S. payment card networks have been trying to set up shop to process domestic transactions in mainland China for years, only to encounter government resistance. But American Express Co. announced a breakthrough Friday with a deal to become the first overseas network to win an OK to operate …

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Most—73%—Will Shop in Stores This Holiday Season and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/9/18

A survey of 1,000 U.S. adults found 73% will shop at a store for gifts this holiday season, but 13% will also use a virtual assistant, such as Siri or Alexa. Some 57% will use a computer and 42% a mobile device, according to the poll, conducted by merchant processor …

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