Friday , October 19, 2018

Debit Cards

Eye on ATMs: Visa Will Lift Dynamic Currency Conversion Restriction at ATMs, Euronet Says; New PAI Leadership

In what may be a boon for ATMs, Visa Inc. will allow dynamic currency conversion for consumers using international ATMs beginning April 13, 2019, says Euronet Worldwide Inc. The Leawood, Kan.-based processor, which operates more than 41,000 ATMs globally, says the rule change enables acquirers and ATM operators to offer …

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Payscape Signs Referral Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/1/18

Unattended payments provider USA Technologies Inc. reported that it was unable to file its overdue annual report for fiscal 2018 to the Securities and Exchange Commission within the 15-day extension it asked for in September. The company said it is still investigating certain contractual arrangements that prompted it to ask …

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Behind the ETA’s Self-Regulation Program for ISOs, Acquirers, and Payment Facilitators

The word “regulation” generates little enthusiasm in the merchant-acquiring industry, but it’s more palatable when “self” is the operative adjective rather than “government.” Thus, the Electronic Transactions Association is pushing its new Self-Regulation Program for acquirers, independent sales organizations, and payment facilitators. Launched early this month, the voluntary program requires …

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Qoins Debuts As Debt-Payoff Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/28/18

A new micropayment platform called Qoins has just closed a first round of funding for $1 million. The app allows users to pay off debt by rounding up purchases to the nearest dollar and sending the excess to the creditor, with a focus on credit card and student debt. Qoins …

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Cash-Based Online Payment Service PayNearMe Adds Card And ACH Options

For nine years, PayNearMe has focused on enabling consumers without access to payment cards to make cash payments for online goods at point-of-sale terminals in what has grown to a network of some 27,000 merchant locations. On Thursday, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said it now can process credit, debit, and …

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Chase Adds Card Lock Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/27/18

BNY Mellon has become the first bank client to sign a reseller agreement with Early Warning Services’ Zelle person-to-person payment network for tokenized disbursements to consumers. Zelle indicated earlier this year it would expand into disbursements as a potential field for fee-based payment services. Zelle also announced Dollar Bank now offers Zelle …

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EBay Starts Managing Payments And Looks to Add a ‘Majority’ of Sellers by 2021

EBay Inc. on Tuesday announced it has “begun managing payments” on its massive marketplace and said it expects to have a “majority” of sellers converted to the new program by 2021. Under the new payments regime, sellers will encounter lower transaction costs, eBay’s announcement said, though it did not offer …

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Square Adds Payroll Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/26/18

Payment gateway USAePay completed EMV certification for First Data Corp.’s Rapid Connect platform. USAePay said the certification enables merchants to accept EMV payments, particularly EMV PIN-debit transactions, via its mobile application. First Data Corp. launched a service for card issuers called FirstSense that combines threat intelligence with the company’s fraud-detection …

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Visa Begins a U.S. Contactless Payments Push Again. This Time the POS Hardware Is in Place

It’s another go-around for contactless payments as Visa Inc. prepares an extensive campaign involving issuers, merchants, and consumers to push use of the payment method. The card brand on Tuesday debuted an infographic on contactless payments from across the globe, and touted the preparedness of the U.S. market for the …

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Fiserv Looks for Synergies in Its $690 Million Deal to Buy U.S. Bancorp’s Debit And ATM Assets

U.S. Bancorp is selling its ATM managed-services and debit-servicing businesses to Fiserv Inc. for a price that the parties say is “approximately” $690 million. The assets Fiserv is acquiring, which are part of U.S. Bancorp’s Elan Financial Services unit, also include the MoneyPass surcharge-free ATM network, which links 33,000 machines …

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