Monday , October 22, 2018

Debit Cards

Finalsite Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/22/18

Finalsite, a marketing and communication platform for the education industry, launched Finalsite Payments by integrating BlueSnap’s Payments for Platforms service. Fiserv Inc. introduced enhanced authentication techniques specifically aimed at call-center fraud. Mercator Advisory Group Inc. released its “U.S. Faster Payments Forecast, 2017-2021, Update: The Consequences of Faster Payments” research report. …

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General-Purpose Contactless Payments Continue To Struggle on U.S. Transit Systems

Contactless fare payments are still booming on London’s massive public-transportation network, but it’s a different story in the United States despite years of talk and testing. The latest figures from Transport for London, the agency that oversees the United Kingdom capital city’s subways and buses, show an average of 1.48 …

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Linked2Pay Debuts Instant Merchant Settlement and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Payment-processing technology company Pineapple Payments has acquired payment-gateway provider Transax for undisclosed terms. The deal represents the fifth acquisition this year for Pineapple, which says it is processing $3 billion in annual volume for more than 13,000 merchants. Payments-technology provider linked2pay introduced what it calls instant merchant settlements for credit …

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Francisco Partners Closes on Its $3.4 Billion Verifone Deal

As of Monday, point-of-sale terminal maker Verifone Systems Inc. once again is a privately-held company. Announced in April, the $3.4 billion deal also sees Michael Pulli, former chief executive of Pace plc, step into the same role at San Jose, Calif.-based Verifone, replacing Paul Galant, who became CEO in 2013. Galant …

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A Startup Opens a Concept Store to Compete With Amazon in Ditching Checkout Lanes

Amazon.com Inc. may not have a lock on the concept of a checkout-free store. A San Francisco-based startup company called Zippin said on Monday it has opened a store that lets consumers walk in, pick up the items they want to buy, and simply walk out. Zippin’s technology tracks what …

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Priority Buys POS Software Makers and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/20/18

Priority Technology Holdings Inc., the new corporate name for Priority Payment Systems following a deal with M I Acquisitions Inc., announced the acquisition of RadPad and Landlord Station, business software for landlords. Just a day after the FBI warned bankers about a looming malware scheme to make ATMs dispense cash …

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Dual-Message Interchange for Regulated Debit Card Issuers Declined in 2017, the Fed Reports

Interchange on debit card transactions has changed relatively little in the nearly seven years since the Durbin Amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act took effect, but a Federal Reserve report notes one small but interesting recent change. The average interchange fee in 2017 for dual-message transactions on debit cards regulated …

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U.K. Banks Report Incidents and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/18

In the wake of a major European outage for Visa Inc. this spring, major U.K. banks reported they had sustained a total of 80 “operational and security incidents” within their payments systems during the second quarter of 2018. British regulators this week began requiring banks to publicly disclose major incidents …

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First Data Extends Critical Wells Fargo Merchant Joint Venture Through 2024

Payment processor First Data Corp. reported late Wednesday that it has extended its joint venture with Wells Fargo & Co.’s Wells Fargo Bank, which is one of the nation’s largest merchant acquirers and an important contributor to First Data’s payment volume and profits, until the end of 2024. Wells Fargo …

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With Fast-Growing Fintechs Taking a Toll, Banks Will Soon Claim Less Than 50% of Payments Revenue

Financial institutions have been battling fast-growing fintechs and other nonbanks for payments share and revenue for years, but now new research indicates banks, which have historically controlled this crucial business, are on the cusp of slipping from that dominant perch. In 2017, U.S. banks’ total payments revenue netted out to …

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