Monday , June 18, 2018

Credit Cards

As Mobile’s Importance Increases, Ease of Use And Fraud Risk Take on a Higher Profile

By 2020, nearly 33% of merchants say the mobile channel will account for at least half of their total revenue. This, and other mobile-payments insights, come from the Kount Inc. 2018 Mobile Payments & Fraud Survey released Thursday. Now in its sixth year, the survey of almost 600 merchants found …

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What Would Legal Sports Betting Look Like? Many Are Turning to Nevada for an Answer

As legislatures eye geysers of tax revenue in the wake of the May 14 Supreme Court decision leaving legal sports betting up to each state, officials wondering how much that haul could be are looking to Nevada. It’s the only state that permits wide-open wagering on a full menu of …

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Overtaking Venmo and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/13/18

Investors jumped on shares of Netherlands-based payment processor Adyen Wednesday after the company priced its initial stock offering on the high end of its expected range at €240 ($282.48) per share. As of late morning Eastern time, the stock had more than doubled to €480.30 ($565.31) per share, prompting talk …

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Worldpay Tests Dynamic CVV Cards in Anticipation of Broader Availability

Worldpay Inc. is adding another tool for financial institutions in their efforts to curtail the pricey and nuisance-laden aftereffects of rampant data breaches. The company’s solution comes in the form of credit and debit cards that use a dynamic card-verification value. Cincinnati-based Worldpay is testing the Motion Code-enabled credit and …

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The MAG’s Horwedel Prepares To Step Down as CEO

Mark Horwedel, chief executive of the Merchant Advisory Group, an association of more than 100 of the nation’s biggest merchants that concerns itself with payment issues, plans to step down at year’s end. Replacing him will be John Drechny, chairperson of the group’s board of directors and currently senior director …

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Cardtronics Adds PenFed ATMs and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/12/18

Payment-technology firm i3 Verticals could raise almost $100 million in an expected initial public offering, according to news reports. The firm, launched six years ago as Charge Payment, is led by Greg Daily, a former chief executive at iPayment Inc. ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics plc reported that under …

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The Electronic Payments Coalition Takes a Potshot at the New Secure Payments Partnership

A lull in the longstanding war of words between merchants and the global payment card networks came to an end with the creation Thursday of the Secure Payments Partnership, an advocacy group of retailers and PIN-debit networks. On Friday, the Electronic Payments Coalition, a Washington, D.C.-based lobbying organization led primarily …

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Eye on Self-Checkout: Mobile Checkout That Ditches Apps, And New Locations for Amazon Go

The payments industry’s drive to bypass—or eliminate—the traditional retail checkout typically involves a mobile app, but on Thursday Moltin, a 5-year-old Boston-based developer, introduced a browser-based self-checkout capability that lets customers ring up their own goods. The first merchant to deploy the technology is a San Clemente, Calif.-based clothing maker …

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Vinyl Lovers Find An Easier Payments Experience With Discogs Payments

Discogs, a Web site and app that’s on a mission to build a comprehensive music database and marketplace, launched Discogs Payments this week for its U.S. online buyers and sellers of vinyl records and CDs. The integrated checkout, backed by Adyen, a Netherlands-based processor, is in addition to a system …

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Merchant Groups and PIN-Debit Networks Band Together for More Input Into Payment Security

Several national merchant trade groups and PIN-debit networks have founded an advocacy group meant to give them a bigger role in the development of electronic-payment security standards. Founding members of the new Secure Payments Partnership include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers …

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