Tuesday , July 17, 2018

Debit Cards

Merchant Groups and PIN-Debit Networks Band Together for More Input Into Payment Security

Several national merchant trade groups and PIN-debit networks have founded an advocacy group meant to give them a bigger role in the development of electronic-payment security standards. Founding members of the new Secure Payments Partnership include the Food Marketing Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Convenience Stores, National Grocers …

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Splitit Adds a Salesforce Commerce Cloud Integration

Installment-payment specialist Splitit said retailers using the Salesforce Commerce Cloud can now offer the Splitit payment option via an integration into the Salesforce platform. Announced Wednesday, the integration enables merchants to offer an installment-payment option. Upon checkout, the consumer taps the Splitit button at participating Web sites. She is presented …

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A New Report Delivers a Cold Dose of Reality on ‘Frictionless Payments’

In the United States, at least, mobile wallets and contactless transactions in general have been a hard sell, but now research results issued Wednesday indicate so-called frictionless payments may themselves hold less attraction for consumers than many had thought. Apps that allow users to set up a payment method and …

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Interac To Provide Cardholders With Cross-Border Debit Purchase Option Through Bambora

Canadian debit card network Interac Corp. says it will soon offer its cardholders the ability to make cross-border purchases through a partnership with Ingenico Group’s Bambora payment-services subsidiary. The move is significant because it will create a stronger e-commerce presence for the Interac Debit service in international markets, giving Canadians …

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Adyen Moves Toward Stock Offering, Sets Its Valuation at up to $8.3 Billion

Dutch payment processor Adyen B.V., which has a major U.S. presence, took another step toward its planned stock sale Tuesday when it published an offering prospectus and estimated its market capitalization at between €6.5 billion and €7.1 billion ($7.6 billion to $8.3 billion). Fast-growing Adyen is one of the most-watched …

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With Consumer Adoption of EMV Rampant, Pockets of Merchants Work to Catch up

Merchants, especially those reliant on point-of-sale software, continue to find themselves catching up to consumers when it comes to EMV adoption. But Rent Centric Inc., developer of browser-based software for the auto-rental industry, is the latest to make EMV acceptance available to its clients. Toronto-based Rent Centric says it now …

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Eye on Mastercard: An Assist for FIs on Artificial Intelligence, And New ATM Services

With demand for artificial-intelligence capability soaring across most industries, Mastercard Inc. on Monday announced it is making the technology available to client institutions through a program it calls AI Express. Also on Monday, Mastercard and ATM maker Diebold Nixdorf Inc. unveiled a pair of new cardless ATM features. The new …

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Eye on Virtual Cards: A New API And New Software Promise to Ease a Heavy Burden

Three companies on Thursday released technology aimed at streamlining virtual cards, digital versions of familiar plastic credit cards that banks can issue to consumers and businesses. Switch Inc. unveiled a version of its Cardsavr card-on-file technology that issuers can integrate now. The new release automates the entry and updating chore …

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Generation Z Emerges With a New Way of Thinking About Payments

Generation Z is about to become a major force in financial services and payments, and that will change how payments providers market their services to them. That assertion, in the “Technologies Influencing Generation Z Payments Adoption” report released this week by Javelin Strategy & Research, is based, in part, on …

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Will A Wider Array of NFC Functions Help Boost Apple Pay?

Ever since Apple Pay launched in the fall of 2014, observers have questioned why the mobile-payment service hasn’t caught on with consumers. One possibility is that the service’s contactless capability remains foreign to most consumers. That could change next month, when Apple Inc. is expected to widen the range of …

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