Tuesday , July 17, 2018

Competitive Strategies

Computer Services Reports 1Q Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/18

The top four uses for peer-to-peer payments on the Zelle network are splits for rent, meals, utility bills, and gifting, according to a survey of 9,000 mobile-banking users. The results were released by Early Warning Services LLC, which operates the bank-owned Zelle service. Payments processor Computer Services Inc. reported a …

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Handpoint in Integration Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/11/18

Processor Net Element Inc. said its first-half payment volume rose 37% year over year to $1.62 billion. Most of the volume came from the company’s North American subsidiary, Unified Payments, which handled $1.4 billion in payments, up 40%. Handpoint, a mobile point-of-sale payments provider, announced an integration with RxTrax, a …

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Following Its Big June IPO, Adyen Continues To Surge

Does it pay to bet on payments? If the bet is on Adyen N.V., it pays handsomely so far. The Dutch processor and payments gateway is showing no signs of slowing down since its initial public offering nearly four weeks ago. The stock, which trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange, …

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Google Pay Adds P2P And Mobile-Ticketing Features, But Google Pay Send Still Lives

Two previously announced features—support for person-to-person payments and a new tab for storing mobile tickets—went live Tuesday in Google Pay, Alphabet Inc.’s online and mobile-payments app. The first is a peer-to-peer payment capability, formerly known as Google Wallet, that allows users to pay or request funds from other persons. This …

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NFC-Equipped POS Terminals Will Reach 112.3 Million by 2022, a Forecast Predicts

Expect more point-of-sale terminals equipped with near-field communication capability over the next four years as the market is forecasted to grow at a 15.6% compound annual growth rate through 2022, says Berg Insight, a Sweden-based research firm. By the end of 2017, POS terminal makers had shipped an estimated 24.7 …

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Bob Carr Charged With Insider Trading and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/18

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a federal civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing former Heartland Payment Systems Inc. CEO Robert O. Carr and his girlfriend, Katherine M. Hanratty, with insider trading. Carr allegedly tipped Hanratty ahead of the December 2015 public announcement that Global Payments Inc. planned to acquire Heartland, and …

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Leadership Change in the Offing as VeriFone’s Buyout Approaches

Former Pace plc chief executive Michael Pulli will replace Paul Galant as CEO of VeriFone Systems Inc. when the leading U.S.-based point-of-sale terminal manufacturer and payment services provider is acquired by private-equity firm Francisco Partners, VeriFone announced Monday. Galant, a former Citigroup Inc. senior executive who became VeriFone’s CEO in …

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BJ’s Wholesale Club Now Accepts PayPal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/9/18

Macy’s Inc. disclosed that criminals were able to breach sensitive data on Macys.com, the Detroit Free Press reported. Citing a letter sent to customers, the newspaper said Macy’s detected suspicious activity on June 11. The retailer then blocked customer profiles that appeared to be breached. Hackers were able to get …

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The ICBA Notches a ‘Victory’ Against Square, But Looks to Quash the ILC ‘Loophole’ for Good

Square Inc. may be planning to re-file its application for deposit insurance with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., but that isn’t stopping its main opponent from celebrating the fact that the company has withdrawn its original application—at least for now. “We can call it a victory,” Chris Cole, executive vice …

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COMMENTARY: Success in Payments Is Now Just About Impossible Without Software Integration

In the blink of an eye, technology has infiltrated the lives of consumers and businesses everywhere. And the evolution of computing technologies continues to impact economic growth and development, moving the world forward. The significant decrease in the cost of computing over the past decade has also made connectivity ubiquitous, …

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