Friday , October 19, 2018

E-Commerce

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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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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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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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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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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Financial Institutions’ Costs Increase to $2.92 for Every Dollar of Fraud, Says LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Financial institutions, like their retailer counterparts, are feeling the effects of fraud through higher costs. For every dollar of fraud a financial institution experiences, it costs another $2.92 in associated costs, up 9% from $2.67 in 2017, says LexisNexis Risk Solutions in its 2018 True Cost of Fraud study for …

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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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Paycosmos’ ‘ISO in a Box’ Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/25/18

Paycosmos, a provider of virtual and point-of-sale terminals, has teamed with payments provider linked2pay to launch “ISO in a Box,” a platform that offers sales agents support with acquiring and underwriting merchants and help with payments technology. Cashierless technology like that of Amazon Go will account for $45 billion in …

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