Tuesday , July 17, 2018

E-Commerce

No Time to Lose With The Daunting Task of Securing Payments for the Internet of Things

The proliferation of smart watches, voice commerce, and vehicle-based payments has got merchants abuzz about the potential for making purchases more convenient. But securing these payments is a scattershot affair, with each provider wielding its own protocols, attendees learned at the CNP Expo this week in Orlando, Fla. Payments companies …

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PayPal Is Buying Sweden’s iZettle for $2.2 Billion

In its biggest acquisition yet, PayPal Holdings Inc. is buying Stockholm-based payments firm iZettle AB for $2.2 billion. The San Jose, Calif.-based online payments provider late Thursday confirmed an afternoon of rumors about the pending deal. Jacob de Geer, iZettle’s chief executive and co-founder, will stay on after the acquisition’s …

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Retailers Amp Up Fraud Prevention for Their Online Gift Card Sales

Selling gift cards online makes a lot of sense for many merchants, but criminals know that, too, and have quickly figured out ways to steal the cards. Now, as merchants have increased their sophistication in countering these thefts, so too have criminals figured ways to foil the merchants. “Gift cards …

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However It Will Work, the Common Buy Button Isn’t Going to Appear Any Time Soon

With each week that passes, the so-called unified buy button concept introduced by the major card networks last month takes on more definition, but despite all the discussion, the idea of an online checkout shared by multiple payment networks remains too vague—and too futuristic—to suit some expert observers. “I keep …

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Items Like Screenshots And Dates Are Vital Info Under the New Visa Claims Resolution Program

E-commerce merchants are beginning to learn efficient ways to navigate the newly launched Visa Claims Resolution program for managing chargebacks. With the increasing emphasis among consumers and merchants on making more of their transactions in the digital realm, Visa Inc. launched in April its new chargeback-resolution program that includes shortened …

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Paya Offers CardFlight’s SwipeSimple and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/16/18

First American Payment Systems LP announced an integration with the Uluro billing and communication platform that is used across multiple industries. Payments provider Paya said it now offers the CardFlight SwipeSimple product to its merchants. Merchant processor Payment Data Systems announced record revenue of $5.8 million in the first quarter, …

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Florida County Government Accepts Bitcoin and other Digital Transactions News briefs

Fraud-mitigation specialist Verifi released its “The Chargeback Triangle” report, completed by Javelin Strategy & Research, that found consumer disputes and chargebacks created $31 billion in financial losses in 2017, with merchants taking on almost $19 billion and issuing banks $12 billion. It also found that for every dollar in a …

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U.S. Worldpay Merchants Begin Migration to Vantiv Platform

Worldpay Inc. reported Thursday that the integration of its predecessor companies, U.S.-based Vantiv Inc. and United Kingdom-based Worldpay Group plc, continued apace in the first quarter, and that revenues on a combined basis grew 12% year-over-year. The 115,000 merchants served by pre-merger Worldpay’s Atlanta-based U.S. operation are moving to Vantiv’s …

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With Synthetic ID Fraud Losses Soaring, Complications Beset a Search for Solutions

Cyberthieves can use the payment credentials they steal to charge products to the people who are the legitimate owners of that data. That’s bad enough. But increasingly, these fraudsters are using the information they glean from data breaches to invent fresh identities, sometimes out of whole cloth, leaving credit card …

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Global Payments Goes Camping in Its Quest for New Integrated-Payments Partners

Merchant acquirer Global Payments Inc. is teaming up with yet another company owned by private-equity firm Vista Equity Partners as it looks for new opportunities to integrate payment processing with software providers serving a wide range of businesses. Last week, Atlanta-based Global announced a deal with RA Outdoors LLC, which …

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