Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Competitive Strategies

ATM Operator Prineta Makes Acquisition and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/29/17

Kansas-based ATM operator Prineta LLC said it has acquired 20 ATMs in Corpus Christi and Coastal South Texas. The seller’s identity was not immediately available. Prineta operates more than 1,000 ATMs nationwide, according to a spokesman. This is the company’s third ATM acquisition in 2017. Forever 21 Inc. reported encryption …

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Issuers Face Increased Chargeoffs and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/28/17

Merchant processor EVO Payments International said it has an agreement with Madrid-based Liberbank SA to buy Liberbank’s merchant-acquiring business in Spain; terms of the deal, which is expected to close by March 31, were not disclosed. Credit card delinquencies and chargeoffs have increased slightly over the past year, according to …

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Amazon’s Voice Shopping and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/27/17

Mastercard Inc.’s latest SpendingPulse report says year-over-year holiday sales increased 4.9%, their best showing since 2011. Online sales grew 18.1%. The report for the Nov. 1-Dec. 24 period covers all payment types, including cash and checks. Without being more specific, Amazon.com Inc. said “millions” of members of Amazon Prime shopped …

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Bitcoin’s True Value and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/26/17

Due to a data breach that affected an unknown number of customers, Nissan Canada Finance, the financial division of automaker Nissan’s Canadian operation, is contacting all of its 1.13 million current and former customers; the breach may have compromised customer names, credit scores, loan amounts, and other information, Nissan said. …

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CFPB Postpones Prepaid Rule Again and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/22/17

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its intention to extend once again the effective date of its massive 2016 rule governing prepaid accounts “to allow additional time for implementation of the final rule.” The announcement does not specify a new effective date. The agency had earlier extended the deadline from …

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COMMENTARY: Five Tips To Help Your Merchants Master Their Loyalty Programs

Swipe, confirm sale, and sign. Swipe, confirm sale, and sign. Checkout on a point-of-sale system is a routine engagement for today’s consumers, and as such, many businesses overlook the opportunities that a POS system can provide. As an advisor to these businesses, you can inform them that POS is no …

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Mobile Wallets Team Up With Networks, Issuers, and Merchants for Consumer Attention

The holiday shopping season may be coming to a close, but mashups between mobile-wallet providers, merchants, payment card networks, and card issuers are likely to continue indefinitely as all groups seek more transaction volume from consumers. Apple Inc. has been active this holiday season. In one promotion, Apple is offering …

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Payment Data’s Stock Move and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/21/17

Point-of-sale system maker Touch Dynamic debuted the Breeze Ultra All-In-One POS terminal. Payment Data Systems Inc. said it will sell 1.18 million shares of common stock to institutional investors at $2.55 per share. The merchant processor anticipates net proceeds of $2.75 million after expenses, which it will use for general …

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Net Element’s Stock Jumps More Than 200% After the Processor Creates Blockchain Unit

Shares of the small merchant processor Net Element Inc. surged more than 200% Wednesday morning, apparently for no other reason than the company announced it was creating a business unit to pursue opportunities in the nascent blockchain industry. At about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, Miami-based Net Element’s stock was priced …

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Chargeback Releases Dispute Management Tool and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/20/17

Chargeback.com Inc. released the Chargeback App to aid employees in managing a retailer’s chargeback disputes. The commerce-technology provider Big Commerce agreed to make Visa Checkout available to its more than 55,000 merchant clients. More than 28 million card accounts are enrolled in Visa Checkout, which streamlines the payment process with users’ …

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