Wednesday , January 17, 2018

Credit Cards

Android Pay Debuts for Canadian Debit and Credit Card Payments

The Android Pay mobile-payments service from Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit is now live or about to go live in Canada, payments companies and media outlets reported Wednesday. Canada’s Interac Association national debit network said that its Interac Debit service will be available for Android Pay mobile payments beginning June 5 …

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Chip Card Shipments Top 2.1 Billion in 2016 But Show Signs of Leveling off in U.S., China

Global shipments of chip cards surpassed 2.1 billion in 2016, a 4% increase from 2015, says the Smart Payment Association. “Following significant EMV rollout programs in the United States and China, 2016 saw shipment volumes begin to normalize to reflect growing market maturity in most major global markets,” said Sylvie …

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Visa Gets a Lot of Likes, But the Card Brands as a Group Don’t Get Much Love

Consumers may like the leading payment brands, especially Visa, but they don’t connect with them on an emotional level, according to new research findings from payments-industry consulting firm The Strawhecker Group. Asked if they “have any emotional connection” to any of the brands, some 77% of TSG’s respondents said no. …

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COMMENTARY: ISO 20022: The Foundation for Payments Modernization in Canada

Today, Canadian businesses and financial institutions employ several different standards or “languages” to make and receive payments across systems, financial markets and borders. Payments are also lacking valuable data, such as invoice or remittance information – which is key to automated processing and electronic payments. To mitigate these issues, labor-intensive …

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How the Shift to Mobile Is Fueling Online Consumers’ Interest in Instant Financing

Online merchants looking to increase their sales volume may want to consider offering instant financing. A study by Researchscape International reveals that 75% of respondents would be more likely to purchase from an online retailer that offers instant financing than one that does not. Another 28% said they would be …

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CPI Card Group’s Shares Take a Hit as EMV Card Sales and Revenues Plunge

Shares of payment card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. dropped almost 17% Thursday in the wake of slipping EMV chip card sales, falling revenues, and a net loss in the first quarter. The Littleton, Colo.-based firm said quarterly net sales declined 35% year-over-year to $56 million. Product net sales plunged …

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Savvier Techniques Help Criminals Loot More Victims Through Call-Center Fraud

Call centers remain a prime target for criminals looking to perpetrate fraud. In 2016, call-center fraud jumped 113% from 2015, according to Atlanta-based Pindrop Labs’ annual Call Center Fraud Report. Fraudulent activity took place with one in every 937 call-center calls, compared to one in 2,000 calls in 2015“With tools …

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Ninth Annual Field Guide to Alternative Payments

The increasing commercialization of mobile payments is showing up in a proliferation of so-called Pays from a bevy of banks, tech companies, and merchants. Time was, a cutting-edge alternative-payment service involved entering card or bank-account details into a branded interface on a laptop computer. Mobile payments were nascent, held back …

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EMV in the United States: A Post Mortem

The global chip card standard known as EMV became a reality for U.S merchants, acquirers, and issuers in October 2015. That’s when the liability for counterfeit card transactions at the point of sale shifted, by network rules, from issuers to merchants if the merchants weren’t prepared to accept EMV cards. …

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Worldpay Declares Its Network Quick Chip Ready

Quick Chip, a Visa Inc. protocol for streamlining the EMV transaction process, is now available on processor Worldpay’s network. Announced Monday, the service reduces a chip card terminal’s transaction time by approximately 3 seconds, Worldpay says. Quick Chip eliminates the need to leave the card in the reader while waiting …

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