Sunday , August 18, 2019

Fraud & Security

Cash Still Popular for Low-Value Transactions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/16/19

A CreditCards.com poll found that 49% of U.S. adults usually pay with cash for transactions of less than $10. Thirty-five percent use debit cards and 16% use credit cards. The survey canvassed more than 2,500 adults in July.Eighty-two percent each of Generation X consumers and Baby Boomers buy in-store at least monthly, Blackhawk …

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Repay Acquires TriSource Solutions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/15/19

Repay Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of TriSource Solutions for up to $65 million. TriSource, founded in 2007, provides back-end transaction-processing services to independent sales organizations. TriSource has been Repay’s primary third-party processor for back-end settlement since 2012.The U.S. District Court in Cleveland approved a $4.3 million settlement of a class action filed …

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Accenture Releases Cybercrime Report and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/14/19

Accenture released its 2019 Cyber Threatscape Report that examines cybercrime operating models and the effects of ransomware.Point-of-sale equipment maker Star Micronics said Square Inc. now supports its mG-Scale products.In a survey of 100 small businesses, installment-payments provider Klarna found that 40% of online retailers said operational size was the biggest barrier to adopting new payment options.Agreement Express …

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A Rising Tide of Digital Payments Will Bring New Fraud Threats, Says Forrester

As payment companies expand ways for consumers to make digital payments, 62% of North American merchants, bankers, and fintech providers expect more such payments within the next two years, says Forrester Research Inc. in its “Understanding the Evolving Payments Landscape” report released Monday. Commissioned by Visa Inc., the report also found …

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Wells Names New Wells Fargo Merchant Services Boss and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 8/12/19

Wells Fargo & Co. said former Mastercard Inc. executive Colleen Taylor is joining the bank as head of Wells Fargo Merchant Services, the bank’s merchant-acquiring joint venture with Fiserv Inc. Fiserv took over the operation as part of its acquisition of First Data Corp., which last year reached an agreement with Wells …

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Low Forecast for Contactless Mobile Payments Volume in 2019 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/9/19

451 Research projects that contactless mobile payments will control less than 2% of U.S. retail sales in 2019, owing to lack of a “measurably better value proposition” for mobile payments vs. cards, as well as other factors.Chase Bank, a unit of JPMorgan Chase & Co., has canceled all credit card debt for …

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3dcart Adds ClearSale Option and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/8/19

ClearSale, an online fraud-prevention provider, said online shopping cart 3dcart will offer ClearSale services to its merchants.Payrailz, a payments provider to banks and credit unions, announced it has launched a credit-union service organization (CUSO) called CU Payz.Payments-technology firm Verrency said it has collaborated with Coinify, a digital-currency payments provider, to allow banks …

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Consumers Are Receptive to the Unconventional Apple Card, Separate Studies Show

Apple Inc.’s new Apple Card is an unconventional animal with what some observers call ho-hum rewards, but separate studies released Wednesday show the card nonetheless could make a big splash. Research firm J.D. Power said its late June survey found “awareness is already remarkably high” for a product that offers …

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InComm in L.A. Transit Retail Expansion and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 8/7/19

Prepaid card program manager InComm said it is working with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to expand from 450 to 2,000 the number of retail locations where riders can buy and reload the transit system’s TAP cards. The expansion is expected to be complete next year.Associated Bank launched a digital checking …

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Clark Adds ControlScan Services and other Digital Transactions New briefs from 8/5/19

ControlScan expanded its agreement with Clark Brands LLC to offer managed firewall and PCI-compliance services to the petroleum retailer.Installment-payments specialist Klarna, which has processed payments for fashion retailer ASOS in the United Kingdom, extended that relationship to the U.S. market, the companies said.In related news, installment-payment processor Splitit said a survey of more than …

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