Tuesday , December 11, 2018

Credit Cards

CPI Card Group’s Results Improve Amid Double-Digit Prepaid Card Revenue Growth

Payment-card maker CPI Card Group said Thursday that new sales from an existing customer boosted its U.S. prepaid debit card revenue 26% in the second quarter. Littleton, Colo.-based CPI also reported that sold its United Kingdom business to private-investment firm SEA Equity for $4.5 million. With revenue of $15.4 million …

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Worldpay Finishes First Full Quarter of Combined Operations With $1 Billion in Revenue

Having completed its first full quarter of operation on June 30, Worldpay Inc. on Thursday reported just over $1 billion in net revenue for the period from business lines that include merchant processing, technology services, and card-issuer support. That’s up 11% from what Vantiv Inc. and Worldpay Group plc would …

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57% of In-Store Transactions Are Chip-on-Chip and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/9/18

Citing data from the global payment card networks, the U.S. Payments Forum reported in its latest update on the conversion from magnetic-stripe to EMV chip card payments that approximately 57% of in-store card transactions are now “chip-on-chip,” meaning an EMV point-of-sale terminal read an EMV card. Also, acceptance of contact …

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Fresh From Its IPO, EVO Payments Looks for Expansion Opportunities Abroad

EVO Payments Inc. is hunting for new international markets as it continues to see growth in its U.S.-based business with independent software vendors, company executives said Wednesday during the merchant processor’s first earnings conference call as a public company. Founded in 1989 as an independent sales organization, Atlanta-based EVO in …

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From Spear Phishing to POS Malware, a Security Expert Lays Out His Six Most Worrisome Threats

Malicious attacks on payments systems come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, making it a nettlesome problem figuring out which types of attack require the most defensive resources. Yet, the stakes could be highest in the United States, where the average cost per breach, at $225, is one …

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GM Enables More In-Car Payments Options and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/8/18

Flow, a cross-border e-commerce platform, has added a cryptocurrency option through an arrangement with BitPay, a cryptocurrency exchange. Through a so-called marketplace update, General Motors Co. is enabling in-dash fuel payments in select Buick models at Exxon Mobil stations. The capability is expected to come to other GM makes, 2017 …

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Microsoft Integrates Microsoft Pay With Masterpass In Its Latest Bid to Enhance the Wallet

Microsoft Corp. continues to make enhancements to Microsoft Pay in a highly competitive market for digital wallets. This week, the computing giant said Microsoft Pay has been integrated with Masterpass, the online wallet from Mastercard Inc. that lets consumers pay with stored credentials from a variety of payment providers. “We …

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Worldnet TPS Adopts Quickchip Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/7/18

Payments-systems provider Worldnet TPS Ltd. said it has integrated Quickchip technology into its GoChip line of point-of-sale products to enable one-second EMV chip card transactions. Payments provider Shift4 Payments Inc. launched a management solution called Lighthouse Business Management System for clients using Shift4’s point-of-sale and payment-processing products. The new service …

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Eye on Data: Site Linked to the ICBA’s Bank Leaks Data; Report Says Facebook Wants To Display Card Transactions

A Web-site glitch involving The Independent Community Bankers of America’s bank subsidiary exposed personal data about thousands of credit card applicants for more than a year, according to a report. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal on Monday reported that social-media titan Facebook Inc. has asked some of the nation’s largest …

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Worldpay Extends POS Software Agreement and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/6/18

NRT Technology Corp. and Sightline Payments LLC, which are expected to merge and become NRT Sightline, announced its Connect+ payment gateway is being used by Hard Rock International for its recently launched online casino in New Jersey. Payments processor Worldpay Inc. extended for four years an agreement with CRS Texas, …

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