Tuesday , October 16, 2018

Debit Cards

Mangum Leaving Global Payments and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/31/18

Processor Global Payments Inc. announced its president and chief operating officer, David Mangum, plans to leave. No details were immediately available about why or when Mangum will depart. Chief executive Jeff Sloan and Cameron Bready, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer, have extended their employment agreements through August …

Read More »

True Believers Insist Blockchain And Cryptocurrencies Will Take Over the World

The panelists were not subtle in assessing the future of digital currencies and the decentralized blockchain technology behind them. “Cryptocurrencies and blockchain will take over the world, it will be a bigger impact on the world than the Internet,” said investment banker Dennis O’Neill, chief executive of Chicago-based O’Neill Capital …

Read More »

U.S. EMV Merchant Locations Grew by 400,000 in 2018’s First Half, Visa Data Show

Approximately 400,000 U.S. merchant locations began accepting EMV chip cards in 2018’s first six months, according to new data from Visa Inc. In its latest report on the U.S. conversion from magnetic-stripe payment cards to the EMV standard, Visa on Wednesday said 3.1 million merchant locations accepted the new cards …

Read More »

Square Reader Adds Lightning Connection and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/30/18

ControlScan said its SecureEdge platform now offers PCI Data Security Essentials, a service that enables payments providers to offer a more user-friendly alternative to the traditional PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaire to small businesses. Square Inc. released two ways to accept card payments, one via a computer and another using the Lightning …

Read More »

In Separate Deals, Global Payments And Paysafe Bolster Their Integrated-Payments Efforts

In deals that further signify the importance to processors of integrated payments, Global Payments Inc. and Paysafe separately brokered pacts with point-of-sale software providers. Atlanta-based Global Payments says Liquid Payments Inc., a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based developer, will use the company’s Heartland Payment Systems unit to process payments. Liquid Payments’ service …

Read More »

3.1 Million Merchants Accept Chip Cards and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/29/18

In its latest update about the U.S. conversion from magnetic-stripe to EMV chip cards, Visa Inc. said more than 3.1 million merchant locations accepted chip cards as of June versus only 392,000 in September 2015. The number of Visa chip cards increased 214% in that time to 499.7 million. Some …

Read More »

An Activist Social Network Alleges PayPal Is Still Processing for Supremacist Groups

Reacting to violent clashes a year ago in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and counter demonstrators, several major payment systems shut down access for supremacist organizations that used the systems to process donations. But now a social network devoted to activist causes says PayPal Holdings Inc. is still processing …

Read More »

E-Retailer Adds Google Pay Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Online-shopping site jClub Inc. said its customers can check out with a single click on mobile or desktop devices using the Google Pay button. Google Pay is a 3-year-old mobile-payment service from Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit. Facing growing concerns about privacy protections on its popular Venmo person-to-person payments service, executives …

Read More »

COMMENTARY: Back-to-School Season Is No Time To Let Down Your Fraud Guards

Back-to-school shopping means big dollars for many merchants. In fact, the National Retail Federation predicts parents will spend $82.8 billion, and both online and brick-and-mortar retailers are hoping to get a piece of the action. Unfortunately, so are the fraudsters. This year’s back-to-school shopping, already in progress, is sure to …

Read More »

Yet Another POS System Breach, This One at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Criminals were able to infiltrate another point-of-sale system, this one used by Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen, a unit of Darden Restaurants. Announced Wednesday, the breach involved Cheddar’s locations in 23 states. Payment card information, including card numbers, from consumers who used them at Cheddar’s restaurants between Nov. 3, 2017, and Jan. …

Read More »