Monday , December 10, 2018

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KKR To Reduce Its Stake in First Data Through a Secondary Stock Offering, But Will Still Retain Voting Control

With First Data Corp.’s stock on the rise, KKR & Co. Inc., the investment firm that controls most of the payment processor’s voting shares, is planning a secondary stock offering that will reduce its stake but still leave it firmly in control. First Data announced Monday that an affiliate of …

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FBI Issues ATM Warning and other Digital Transactions News briefs

The FBI privately warned banks on Friday that cybercriminals are preparing a big “ATM cashout” operation, a choreographed global scheme in which fraudsters hack a bank or payment processor, plant malware that attempts to disable banks’ ATM withdrawal limits and related transaction controls, and use cloned payment cards to withdraw potentially …

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Canada’s Credit Card Interchange Is Going Down, But Will It Make Much of a Difference?

The Department of Finance Canada on Thursday issued its latest merchant-friendly announcement regarding payment cards, this one disclosing agreements with Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. for an average 10-basis-point reduction in credit card interchange for small and mid-size businesses to take effect in 2020. The department also said American Express …

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Apple Pay Use Increases With A Lot of Growth Internationally in Users And Transactions

More than 252 million iPhone owners globally use Apple Pay, a figure that equates to 31% of the active iPhone base, says Loup Ventures, a Minneapolis-based venture-capital firm. A year ago, the figure was 25%. That growth mostly is coming from international consumers, who Loup Ventures says account for 85% …

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i3 Verticals Reports $84.5 Million in Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/10/18

Payments provider i3 Verticals Inc. reported revenue of $84.5 million in its fiscal third quarter ended June 30, a 27.5% increase from $66.3 million a year ago. It had a loss of $655,000, compared with net income of $887,000 last year. This marks the first earnings results for the company …

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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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With Some Fast-Growing Programs, Green Dot Hopes Its BaaS Becomes a Whale

Green Dot Corp. executives played up their “banking-as-a-service” platform Wednesday as the company reported strong second-quarter growth in most of its business lines, but they said little about the support they provide for Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay Cash service. Pasadena, Calif.-based Green Dot supplies the virtual prepaid card that customers …

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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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