Friday , February 22, 2019

Credit Cards

Klarna Launches Slice it in 4 Payment Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/22/18

Tablesafe, which specializes in point-of-sale systems for restaurants, said The Saltwater Grille has installed its technology, which includes EMV acceptance. The restaurant had been subject to rising chargebacks because it had not been EMV-compliant. Online installment-payments specialist Klarna signed its first U.S. merchant, Rancourt & Co., for a new service …

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CardinalCommerce Notes 3-D Secure 2.1 Milestone and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/19/18

E-commerce payments provider CardinalCommerce said it completed its first series of 3-D Secure 2.1 transactions with American Express Co., Mastercard Inc., and Visa Inc. The transactions, which were not part of a test, were part of an early-adopter program in which merchants and issuers enabled EMV 3-D Secure 2.1 via CardinalCommerce, …

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AmEx’s Discount Revenues and Profits Rise on Healthy Cardholder Spending

Strong cardholder spending generated higher discount revenue and contributed to a 22% profit increase at American Express Co. in the third quarter. AmEx late Thursday reported that U.S. card-billed business rose 10% to $194.6 billion from $176.4 billion a year earlier. International volume rose 5% to $100.1 billion, bringing AmEx’s …

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Eye on Point of Sale: Contactless Test at Jimmy John’s And eTouchMenu’s POS Terminal Choice

As the payments market, led by the card brands, preps for a potential increase in contactless transactions, sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is testing acceptance of EMV contactless payments. Announced Thursday, the test will use a Verifone Systems Inc. Engage P400 device at an undisclosed number of Jimmy John’s locations, Verifone …

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Visa And Mastercard Announce Moves to Ease And Secure Online Commerce

Concepts like tokenization, biometrics, and secure e-commerce have attracted much attention in recent years, and in the past couple of days the nation’s two major payments networks have moved to bring that concept closer to reality for online payments. Visa on Thursday announced a deal with Netflix Inc. to expand …

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ControlScan Acquires Dunbar Cybersecurity and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/18/18

Data-security provider ControlScan Inc. acquired Dunbar Cybersecurity, a move that will strengthen ControlScan’s threat-detection and response capabilities, the company said. Terms were not disclosed. Mastercard Inc. said beginning in April 2019 cardholder signatures on the back panel of its cards will be optional. It no longer will require issuers to …

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Visa Token Service Adds 20 Requestors And Keeps the Service Free

Visa Inc. is banking big on its Visa Token Service with the addition of 20 acquirer, gateway, and technology companies signing up to offer the network token. The card brand Wednesday announced the additions, called requestors because they request tokens for the credit and debit cards processed through their systems. …

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Apptizer Launches Order Eat Pay Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/17/18

Prepaid card program manager Netspend Corp. and its business partners were scrambling Wednesday morning to clear up an apparent glitch preventing some users of a prepaid product for payroll from accessing their paychecks. Issuing partner MetaBank released a statement to news media indicating it is working to clear up the …

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Paya Unveils Its Paya Connect Platform for ISOs And Software Firms

Shortly after the former Sage Payment Solutions rebranded as Paya early this year, company president Greg Cohen said the merchant processor would play a “value game,” not a low-price game. Following that strategy, Paya on Wednesday unveiled Paya Connect, a platform for software firms and independent sales organizations to create …

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Tru Shop-by-Payment Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/16/18

Payments-networking provider Transaction Network Services has agreed to acquire Advam, an Australian provider of unattended and e-commerce payments processing. Terms were not disclosed. E-commerce technology provider tru Payments LLC launched tru Shop-by-Payment, a cloud-based service that lets consumers shop for a new car and auto financing at the same time. Bill-payment specialist …

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