Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Competitive Strategies

Bitcoin Cash One Year Later: Cheaper Than Bitcoin, But Still Number 4 on the Hit Parade

One year after the hard fork that created it, Bitcoin Cash is in some ways mimicking the digital currency it was spawned from. Bitcoin Cash’s price at $693 Monday morning has slid by about $1,000 in the past three months, according to CoinMarketCap.com. And it’s well under the $4,091 peak …

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Eye on Data: Site Linked to the ICBA’s Bank Leaks Data; Report Says Facebook Wants To Display Card Transactions

A Web-site glitch involving The Independent Community Bankers of America’s bank subsidiary exposed personal data about thousands of credit card applicants for more than a year, according to a report. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that social-media titan Facebook Inc. has asked some of the nation’s largest …

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Worldpay Extends POS Software Agreement and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/6/18

NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments LLC, which are expected to merge and become NRT Sightline, announced its Connect+ payment gateway is being used by Hard Rock International for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey. Payments processor Worldpay Inc. extended for four years an agreement with CRS Texas, …

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On a Hot Streak, the ACH Network Has Racked up 5%-Plus Growth in 12 of the Last 14 Quarters

The growth surge at the nation’s automated clearing house network shows no signs of slowing down. The payments system handled 5.68 billion transactions in the quarter ended June 30, a 6.2% increase year-over-year, according to numbers from Herndon, Va.-based NACHA, the network’s governing body. The network has now notched growth …

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Discover Veteran Hochschild to Succeed Nelms as CEO

Discover Financial Services announced Friday that its No. 2 executive, president and chief operating officer Roger C. Hochschild, will become chief executive on Oct. 1, succeeding long-time chairman and CEO David W. Nelms. Nelms, 57, Discover’s CEO since February 2004, will become executive chairman at that time before retiring in …

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Cash Favoritism Still Benefits Cardtronics, Especially in the Wake of Payment-Network Failures

Cardtronics plc may have been one of the few companies to benefit from Visa Inc.’s June 1 outage in Europe. It notched a record high volume in the United Kingdom, Edward H. West, Cardtronics chief executive and director, told analysts during a conference call Thursday to discuss the ATM deployer’s …

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Chase Activates Cardless ATM Access and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/3/18

Chase, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., enabled cardless ATM access at nearly all of its 16,000 ATMs nationwide when consumers use Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay loaded with a Chase debit or Liquid card. In related news, Chase said Los Angeles-area consumers can use Chase Pay …

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Global Payments To Buy Medical Software Provider AdvancedMD for $700 Million

Furthering its reach into software services for card-accepting merchants, Global Payments Inc. announced Thursday that it has a deal to buy AdvancedMD Inc., a software-as-a-service provider for 33,000 doctors and 11,000 practices, from Marlin Equity Partners for $700 million in cash. The announcement came as Atlanta-based Global Payments reported second-quarter …

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NuData’s New E-Commerce Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/2/18

USA Technologies Inc. said Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) has signed a multiyear contract for USAT’s ePort Connect contactless-payment technology covering 13,000 vending machines. PBV is said to be the largest privately held bottler for Pepsi products in North America. NuData Security, a unit of Mastercard Inc., released a service to …

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Will It Or Won’t It? Square Stays Vague on OCC Charter in Second-Quarter Earnings Call

Will Square Inc. apply for a national banking charter, now that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has opened the door to financial-technology firms? As of late Wednesday, the answer remains unclear. “We’re really well-positioned to broaden access to the financial system, which is our core purpose,” said …

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