Friday , October 19, 2018

Debit Cards

Apple Pay Outranks Other Mobile Wallets Among Debit Card Users

Fresh data indicates that most debit card transactions on mobile wallets—77%—are on Apple Pay. Coming from New York City-based Auriemma Consulting Group, which canvassed debit card issuers, the data also found that Samsung Pay and Google Pay accounted for 17% and 6% of transactions. Auriemma suggests one reason for the …

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Carr Co-Defendant Settles With SEC and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/5/18

Priority Payment Systems LLC said it is making an online installment-payment service from Sezzle available to its merchants. Sezzle pays the merchant in full, upfront, and assumes all repayment risk. A little more than one week into its managed-payments program, eBay Inc. reported it is working on adding PayPal as …

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Getting Contactless Right Demands a Lot of Basic Blocking And Tackling, Expert Panel Says

It’s no secret contactless payments have struggled in the United States, but less discussed is what needs to be done to boost usage. A paucity of dual-interface cards—EMV plastic that can either be inserted into terminals or tapped on them—is much to blame, but it turns out the answer goes …

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Help With ETA Self-Regulation Program Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/4/18

Among debit card issuers Apple Pay made up 77% of mobile-wallet transactions, Auriemma Consulting Group said in an analysis of mobile wallets. Samsung Pay and Google made up 17% and 6% of transactions, respectively. Rich Consulting and Double Diamond Group launched a suite of services to aid acquirers, independent sales …

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SpotOn Buys EmaginePOS and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/3/18

Payments and software provider SpotOn Transact LLC  acquired EmaginePOS, a vendor of point-of-sale software for restaurants and bars. Terms were not announced. Business-services provider CSG Systems International Inc. bought Forte Payment Systems Inc., an independent sales organization, for an undisclosed amount. Credit and debit card information of more than 28,000 …

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With a Deadline Two Years Away, Gas Pos Launches To Aid EMV Pump And C-Store Conversions

The EMV liability shift for fuel dispensers may still be two years away, but some are not waiting to get their EMV-compliant products and services installed in convenience stores and fuel stations. Gas Pos launched a service Wednesday that puts EMV-compliant card readers in fuel dispensers and in stores, all …

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COMMENTARY: How a New Ruling Sets the Stage for Surcharging in All 50 States

The national trend of merchants passing on their credit card fees continues to accelerate, aided last week by a federal court striking down Texas’s “no-surcharge” law as unconstitutional. The Texas ruling follows the defeat of no-surcharge laws in Florida and California, but it is a unique milestone: Texas is the …

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ControlScan Working With P97 Networks On M-Payments Security

P97 Networks Inc., the Houston-based company behind mobile wallets from Gulf Pay and Phillips 66, will work with data-security provider ControlScan Inc. on controls for mobile-payment services. Announced Tuesday, the deal is targeted at convenience stores and fuel retailers, quick-serve restaurants, and related merchants. Alpharetta, Ga.-based ControlScan will be tied into …

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Wells Releases Control Tower App and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/2/18

PayPal Holdings Inc. announced a partnership with the National Basketball Association’s Phoenix Suns that makes PayPal a payment option on some point-of-sale terminals in the Suns’ arena. The PayPal logo also will adorn players’ jerseys beginning Oct. 17, when the NBA season starts. Free Speech Systems LLC, the company behind …

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In Effect Seven Years, Durbin’s Interchange Caps Still Roil the Waters of the Payments World

The debit interchange controls of the Durbin Amendment went into effect seven years ago Monday, and to mark the occasion the Electronic Payments Coalition issued its latest salvo in what appears to be a never-ending feud over that law. According to survey results released by the EPC, 52% of registered …

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