Friday , February 22, 2019

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ACI Worlwide’s In-Store Payments Tech and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/11/19

Payments provider ACI Worldwide launched new, cloud-based in-store technologies for merchant clients as part of the company’s UP Merchant Payments product. The new services are based on ACI’s recent acquisitions of payments-technology firms RevChip and TranSend. Maverick BankCard said its automated clearing house platform is now available. The e-check service …

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Three Weeks From the Announcement, Fiserv Clients Are ‘Incredibly Positive’ About First Data Deal

Twenty-two days of talking to clients haven’t dampened Fiserv Inc.’s conviction that offering to buy First Data Corp. is the right move. In fact, if anything these conversations seem to have buoyed top executives’ confidence in the proposed $22 billion all-stock acquisition of the big processor. “We’ve spent a substantial …

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Payfac Segpay Adds Traditional Merchant Accounts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/7/19

Segpay Corp. debuted its Merchant Services Group, which is tasked with direct merchant-account placement, gateway, and other services for e-commerce merchants. Segpay has operated as a payment facilitator since 2005. A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee will have a hearing at 2 p.m. Est. Feb. …

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A Devilishly Clever Trojan Plagues Banks, Card Issuers, Online Retailers, And Many More, IBM Says

As if retailers and merchants didn’t have anything else to worry about, a malware threat called IcedID wants to set itself off as a special type, says a researcher at IBM Corp. In a blog post released Wednesday, the researcher says the criminal gangs using IcedID—disovered and named by IBM …

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First Data’s North American Merchant Revenues Grew 7% in 2018’s Fourth Quarter

Merchant-processing revenues from North America grew 7% year-over-year in 2018’s fourth quarter to $1.1 billion on a comparable accounting basis, First Data Corp. reported Wednesday. First Data, which has an agreement to be acquired by processor Fiserv Inc. in a $22 billion all-stock deal, reported total quarterly revenues of $1.42 …

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As the Fiserv-First Data Behemoth Looms, Jack Henry Issues a Subtle Warning

With the proposed merger of processing giants First Data Corp. and Fiserv Inc. looming over the payments landscape, players that both work and compete with the two companies are in a potentially ticklish position. But the chief executive of one such company made it clear Wednesday morning that First Data …

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Mastercard Names Platform Head and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/6/19

Mastercard Inc. named Paul Stoddart, who had been CEO of Vocalink after Mastercard acquired the U.K.-based real-time payments firm in 2017, as president, New Payment Platforms, effective March 1. Stoddart will oversee development of Mastercard’s real-time capabilities beyond traditional card-based services, including Vocalink, the Homesend joint venture, and Mastercard Send. …

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Repay And Payment Data Systems Separately Put Push Payments in the Spotlight

The concept of push payments is finding favor among payments providers as two companies separately announce new disbursement services. Atlanta-based Repay said its Instant Funding service enables organizations to send funds directly to eligible Visa Inc. debit and prepaid cards via Visa Direct, the network’s real-time debit service. Repay’s lending clients, …

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Revel Releases Two Product Lines and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/5/19

Point-of-sale technology provider Revel Systems released two new product lines, Revel Enterprise, for multilocation businesses, and Revel Essentials, aimed at restaurants and businesses with 20 or fewer locations. Shift4 Payments renamed its payment-management platform Lighthouse Transaction Manager. Formerly Dollars on the Net, the service enables merchants to access transaction reporting, …

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USAT’s ePort Connect Coming to Air Vending Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 2/4/19

USA Technologies Inc. agreed to provide its ePort Connect contactless-payments technology for air-vending machines deployed by CSC ServiceWorks Inc., a supplier of commercial washers and dryers, with 1.4 million laundry machines in service. Upserv, a payments provider specializing in hospitality, adopted the TM-m30 receipt printer and TM-U220 kitchen printer from …

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