Monday , November 18, 2019

Credit Cards

CardX Raises $2 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/27/19

CardX LLC, which specializes in credit-card surcharging programs, said it secured $2 million in funding through Pace Financial Group. This brings CardX’s total capital raised to date to $8.62 million.Payments-automation provider AvidXchange agreed to acquire BankTEL Systems, which offers accounting technology to banks. With the deal, BankTEL will link clients to AvidXchange’s AvidPay network …

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Why Mobile Payments Don’t Deliver for Merchants

Mobile payments so far account for a mere 2% or less of U.S. general-purpose card payments, according to some estimates, and that’s no surprise to some executives who believe mobile payments haven’t delivered for many merchants. “I don’t think anyone in the market is solving problems for the retailers,” Laura …

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COMMENTARY: Visa Next’s Installment APIs Solve Only Part of the Problem

Following Klarna’s recent raise of $460 million looking to expand its payments presence in the United States, and Mastercard Inc.’s recent acquisition of Vyze, the consumer-finance space is heating up with the big players of the finance world entering the arena. It is a further indication of the importance of easily …

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Shift4’s New Tableside Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/26/19

Shift4 Payments LLC released Tableside, a new order- and pay-at-the table point-of-sale device. Tableside integrates with multiple Shift4 POS systems, including Harbortouch, Restaurant Manager, Future POS, and POSitouch. Additional integrations are expected.Payment Alliance International said it acquired ATM operator Eclipse Cash Systems for an undisclosed amount. Eclipse operates more than 15,000 ATMs, …

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Wisconsin May Consider Requiring Cash Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/23/19

Despite very few stores in Wisconsin refusing to accept cash payments, a member of the state Assembly recently introduced a bill that would require merchants to accept cash for face-to-face purchases, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. The bill would impose fines of $200 up to $5,000 for violations. Similar proposals have passed or are pending in …

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Contactless Gets Another Boost With Mass Transit’s Embrace of Tap-And-Pay in Miami

Is 2019 turning into the year of contactless payment for mass transit? Miami-Dade County announced Wednesday it has started accepting contactless cards and mobile wallets at gates at 23 commuter train stations, with plans to include bus fares later this summer. The move follows New York City’s adoption in May …

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Bank App with P2P Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/22/19

N26 Inc., the U.S. unit of German bank N26 GmbH, launched its mobile-banking app that includes MoneyBeam, a person-to-person payment service between N26 bank customers. Accounts also include a Visa debit card.Merchant processor Net Element Inc. said its Unified Payments subsidiary is providing Internet of Things payment services in the property-management market …

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Data Breaches Are on a Record-Setting Pace in 2019, Researcher Says

The year 2019 is shaping up to be the worst year yet for data breaches, according to a recent report from Risk Based Security Inc. Through the year’s first half, 3,813 breaches were reported, up 54% from a year earlier. Those breaches exposed more than 4.1 billion consumer records, up …

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Chase To Discontinue Chase Pay Mobile App Early Next Year; Online and In-App Functions To Remain

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pull the plug on its Chase Pay mobile app in early 2020, though the payment service will continue online and in some merchant apps. Chase disclosed the coming changes in an email notice to customers Wednesday. The notice gives no reason or exact …

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A Plague of Ransomware Targets Texas Cities

More than a score of Texas cities have been hit with ransomware, crippling their municipal computer systems and accounting for one-third of all municipal ransomware attacks so far this year, according to Armor Defense Inc., a cloud-security company. It released a ransomware report Tuesday. Among the latest cities is Borger, …

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