Monday , May 20, 2019

Credit Cards

PayByCar Allies With P97 on a Pilot for Gas Purchases Using E-ZPass Toll Tags

A system that allows drivers to pay for gasoline at the pump using their E-ZPass toll tag took a step forward Monday with an announcement that P97 Networks Inc., a provider of in-vehicle payments services, will resell the PayByCar service from Verdeva Inc. Houston-based P97 says it has certified PayByCar …

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SurchX Debuts Online Surcharge Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs form 5/13/19

SurchX, a surcharging specialist, launched SurchX for e-commerce platform Magento. SurchX automatically calculates surcharges and fee structures based on card type and jurisdiction. The fee can be passed on for the consumer to pay. Payments provider ACI Worldwide said its real-time payments technology is supporting BMO Financial Group’s efforts to …

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Demand for Dual-Interface Cards Contributes To Big U.S. Growth at CPI Card Group

Boosted in part by growing card-issuer demand for chip cards that support both contact and contactless payments, card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. on Thursday reported a 32% first-quarter increase in sales of U.S. credit and debit cards. Littleton, Colo.-based CPI didn’t specify how much dual-interface cards, which can handle …

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Cardlytics Monthly Users Increase 85% and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/10/19

Cardlytics Inc., a company that uses purchase data to help financial institutions manage their rewards programs with retail partners, reported its count of monthly active users reached 108.5 million in the first quarter, up 85% over the first quarter of 2018, as users from new clients JPMorgan Chase & Co. …

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BofA Mulls Ending First Data JV and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/9/19

Bank of America Corp. is considering not renewing its merchant-acquiring joint venture with First Data Corp., known as Bank of America Merchant Services, when the contract ends in June 2020, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources. BAMS is the nation’s third-largest acquirer, having processed $840 billion in payment …

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ACH Q1 Volume at 6 Billion and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/7/19

NACHA said automated clearing house volume in the first quarter totaled 6 billion payments that included 3.5 billion debit transactions and 2.5 billion credit transactions. Internet-initiated payments increased 10.3% to 1.6 billion. Same-day ACH transactions totaled 52.7 million, up 24% from a year prior. NACHA also launched the NACHA Corporate …

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Denver Transit Riders Can Now Use Uber To Buy Tickets

Denver light-rail and bus riders will be making a bit of electronic-payments history this spring and summer by being the world’s first commuters able to use Uber Technologies Inc.’s mobile app to buy and use transit tickets. The new service, which will be rolled out over the next few weeks, …

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Facebook Planning a Crypto Payments System? and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/3/19

Facebook Inc. reportedly is planning a cryptocurrency-based payment system using a digital coin with stable value that would enable the social-networking giant to avoid fees it incurs for conventional card payments, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal cited by the Associated Press. The report says Facebook is …

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Global Payments Touts Differentiated Strategy as Worldpay Reports Strong First-Quarter Results

The big merchant processors Global Payments Inc. and merger candidate Worldpay Inc. reported healthy first-quarter results Thursday. North America performed especially well for Atlanta-based Global Payments, generating $678.4 million in revenues, up 14% from $594 million in 2018’s first quarter. In contrast, European revenues slipped 0.3% to $142.9 million while …

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Mitek Chooses Independence and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/2/19

The board of directors of Mitek Systems Inc., the developer of remote deposit capture and identity-verification software, has concluded its “strategic review” of alternatives that could have led to the company being acquired, but now plans to remain independent. “Our board, following a thorough review of the results and in …

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