Thursday , April 19, 2018

Debit Cards

Decoupled Debit Could Have Prospects for New Growth As Merchants Take Another Look

Decoupled debit programs may yet yield rewards for merchants, especially as they look for ways to circumvent payment networks and spur loyalty among consumers. That’s the take from a new report, “Decoupled Debit: The Start of Mainstream Adoption?” issued by Mercator Advisory Group Inc. Decoupled debit is not a new …

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A Ripening EMV Migration Catches up to Cardmaker CPI Card Group

Payment card maker CPI Card Group Inc. says it will focus on small and mid-size issuers migrating from magnetic stripe cards to cards bearing an EMV chip in 2017 as it contends with a saturating market for the advanced cards. As larger banks and credit unions complete their migration programs, …

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U.S. Chip Card Saturation Helps Bring Global EMV Growth Nearly to a Standstill

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Big markets like the United States and China have been boosting EMV chip card shipments for years, but now those two growth engines are sputtering. Worldwide contactless EMV. Currently, most EMV cards in the U.S. market require users to insert the card into a chip reader …

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With Its New Line of ATMs, NCR Hopes To Attract ‘Digital Natives’

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews ATM manufacturer NCR Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its line of SelfServ 80 Series, machines NCR says are designed for “today’s mobile-first, omni-channel consumers.” The line currently has 4 models, and several large banks and mid-sized credit unions have already begun deploying them. “There are in the thousands …

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Visa’s Globetrotting New CEO Inherits a Solidly Profitable Company

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews As the new chief executive of Visa Inc., a company that is still digesting its former European franchisee, Alfred Kelly has had a busy couple of months. Since taking charge from former CEO Charles W. Scharf in December, Kelly has stopped by 12 Visa offices globally, met …

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More Than 400 Million Visa Cards Bear EMV Chips As U.S. EMV Acceptance Grows

The total number of Visa Inc. credit and debit cards bearing an EMV chip numbered 408.1 million at the end of December, Visa announced Thursday. That’s a 2.1% increase from the 399.9 million tally at the end of November. Of the total, 219.4 million are debit cards and 188.7 million …

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Retail ATM Operator Cardtronics Expands Its Business With Walgreens and Citibank

Leading retail ATM network owner and operator Cardtronics plc announced expanded agreements Tuesday with the big drug-store chain Walgreens and banking giant Citigroup Inc. that will put Citi’s brand on more than 1,000 Cardtronics ATMs in Walgreens and Duane Reade stores in some key markets, including New York City and …

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Visa Reports More Than 800 Million U.S. EMV Transactions in November

Visa Inc. says its U.S. EMV credit and debit card volume surpassed 800 million transactions in November, more than quadruple the chip volume from a year earlier. November’s transactions on EMV chip cards hit 805.9 million versus 175.6 million in November 2015, a month after the general-purpose card networks’ EMV point-of-sale liability …

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Debit and Credit Cards Lead the Way in Non-Cash Payment Growth, New Fed Study Says

The Federal Reserve released its latest triennial payments study Thursday morning, and it reports that the number of U.S. non-cash payments totaled 144 billion in 2015, up 5.3% annually from 2012. Debit and credit cards led in growth, while the automated clearing house network “grew modestly,” the Fed said. The …

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A Majority of Deployers Say ATM Crime Isn’t Rising, but Fraud Still Remains a Problem

ATM deployers reporting a “general increase” in physical and fraudulent attacks on their machines declined to 42% this year from 51% in 2015, according to new data from the ATM Industry Association. While that overall finding was good news, skimming, PIN compromises, malware, and other types of fraud-related attacks on ATMs remain …

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