Monday , January 22, 2018

Credit Cards

Continental’s Kiosk Network Reaches All U.S. Airports It Serves

Continental Airlines has announced it has now installed ticketing kiosks in all domestic airports served by its planes. With a machine going online Dec. 31 at the airport in Reno, Nev., the airline's network of machines now numbers 779 across 130 U.S. airports. Continental says self-service check-in has become the …

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Credit Card Delinquencies Didn’t Faze Holiday Shoppers

The highest delinquency rate ever seen on credit cards did little to dampen transactions on the cards during the critical holiday season. The American Bankers Association reports today that late payments on credit cards reached a record 4.09% of all accounts in the third quarter of 2003, up from 4.04% …

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Record Online Spending Brings Record Strains

The record transaction volume recorded online this holiday shopping season also put record strains on Web sites' ability to handle the load. According to data from Keynote Systems Inc., a San Mateo, Calif.-based site-performance management company, both response time and success rate for Web transactions improved in the week ending …

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iPayment Looks to Agent Banks for Growth

Nashville, Tenn.-based independent sales organization iPayment Inc. expects on Wednesday to close on its $55 million cash acquisition of an agent-bank portfolio from First Data Corp. The portfolio consists of 18,000 small merchant accounts controlled by 170 agent banks and generating about $4 billion in annual card volume. First Data …

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Yahoo’s PayDirect Enters the Overseas Remittance Market

Yahoo Finance, whose PayDirect person-to-person payment service has been in operation domestically for three years, is now offering PayDirect International to allow electronic remittances from domestic users to recipients overseas. Announced this week, the new international payment service is an effort by Yahoo Finance, a unit of Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Yahoo …

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Airlines Use Heavy Holiday Travel To Promote Ticketing Kiosks

Airlines are taking advantage of the onset of one of the year's heaviest travel seasons to promote their electronic self-service check-in and ticketing machines. Both American Airlines and America West today released statements touting their airport kiosks and encouraging customers to use them in the coming days to avoid long …

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Study Shows Consumer Preference for PIN Debit

A major study on consumer payment preferences at the point of sale released today shows not only a stronger trend toward debit cards generally but also a stronger preference for cards secured by personal identification numbers rather than by signatures. This is despite strong promotion from the major card companies …

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Here Come the POS Web Terminals

With fraud and identity-theft headlines appearing nearly every day, the pressure is on to offer more risk-management services at the point of sale, and this, some experts say, is leading to rising interest in POS terminals capable of operating on Internet Protocol connections. Such connections, they argue, make it easier …

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