Monday , October 22, 2018

Debit Cards

Visa Reports Mid-Sized Merchants Are Making PCI Progress

Merchants accounting for two-thirds of Visa Inc.'s U.S. transaction volume have validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry data-security standard, or PCI, Visa reported on Tuesday. This latest report from Visa comes in the wake of a Dec. 31 deadline for so-called Level 2 merchants?mid-sized merchants that submit 1 million …

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Global Payments Looks to New Platform for Faster Merchant Integration

Having introduced a new processing platform to ease integration with payment software and hardware products, Global Payments Inc. on Wednesday announced it will work with NitroSell, a supplier of shopping-cart software, to allow NitroSell's merchants to process e-commerce transactions on the new system. Atlanta-based Global Payments last week announced it …

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Banks Comfortable with Prepaid Cards–Possibly Too Comfortable

Financial-institution issuers of prepaid cards usable on general-purpose payment networks such as Visa and MasterCard are making money, but they may be missing opportunities by not exploring new market niches or checking out networks other than the one they already use. Those are some of the findings released Monday from …

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Citibank’s ATM Restriction Spotlights Rising Withdrawal Limits

A recent effort by Citigroup Inc.'s Citibank to minimize the effects of a spate of fraud by cutting some customers' daily ATM withdrawal limits in the New York City area has cast some light on a dim corner of the payment industry. Daily withdrawal limits on ATMs are up dramatically …

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TJX Settles with Financial Plaintiffs in Breach Case?with One Holdout

TJX Cos. Inc. late on Tuesday said it has settled with three banking associations and three individual banks that sued the off-price retailer in the wake of a data breach that potentially compromised nearly 100 million credit and debit card numbers. That leaves just one Alabama community bank still in …

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HomeATM Aims to Bring PIN Debit, Card Present Rates to the Web

A small engineering company in Montreal has struck a deal with Universal Air Travel Plan Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based switch for some 220 airlines and travel agencies around the world, to enable air carriers to accept PIN debit and credit cards on their Web sites with card-swipe authentication. In addition, …

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Survey: Consumers Lost $3.2 Billion to Phishing Attacks in 2007

Some 3.6 million U.S. adults were victims of phishing attacks in the 12 months ending in August, losing an average of $886 apiece for an estimated total of $3.2 billion, according to a survey of more than 4,500 online users sponsored by Gartner Inc. Gartner, a technology research firm based …

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PIN Debit And the ACH Among the Big Gainers in Fed Payments Study

PIN debit transactions are growing significantly faster than signature debit payments. Checks processed electronically are approaching half of all checks paid. And transactions on the automated clearing house are growing faster than any other form of payment. These are among the more surprising results of the Federal Reserve's tri-annual payments …

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NACHA Rule Targeted at Cap One’s Decoupled Debit Card, Sources Say

A clarification of a rule regarding transaction aggregation, announced last week by NACHA, was driven chiefly by banks that intended to hamper a new PIN debit card being introduced by Capital One Financial Corp., sources tell Digital Transactions News. The new card, which came to light late this spring (Digital …

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NACHA Tightens Risk Management, Restricts Payment Aggregation

NACHA, the rules-setting body for the automated clearing house network, this week announced membership approval of a rule amendment that will raise fines for unauthorized transactions and cut off ACH access for companies that enter too many such payments into the network. NACHA has also issued a rules clarification that …

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