Monday , December 9, 2019

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A Sobering 62% of U.S. Financial-Services Entities Have Been Breached, Thales Says

Despite 96% of U.S. financial-services organizations considering their technology security as adequate, 62% of those responding to a Thales survey said they experienced a breach. That’s according to the recently released 2019 Thales Data Threat Report.  Commissioned by Thales, the survey of 1,200 information technology and data security professionals and …

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Divergent Online Security Needs Warrant a New Version of PKI

A new set of security protocols to better safeguard online connections within the financial-services industry is in the offing. Securing and trusting these connections is a critical piece of the payments infrastructure. Experts say the underlying standards they are built on—called public key infrastructure—need updating. That’s why the Accredited Standards …

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Weave Payments Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/3/19

Weave, a provider of management applications and services for small businesses, announced the launch of Weave Payments, a payment-processing platform that includes acceptance of text-to-pay and mobile wallets.Corporate America Credit Union, a financial cooperative for almost 500 credit unions, has agreed to be a funding agent for the Real-Time Payments network …

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The Fed Plans To Raise Payment-Services Fees by an Average of 2.4% in 2020

Prices for Federal Reserve payment services to depository financial institutions will go up by an average of 2.4% on Jan. 2 under a new fee schedule approved last week by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The Fed estimates Check Services customers will see average price increases of 3.3%. Users …

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Pandora’s 8-Hour POS Issue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/2/19

Jewelry retailer Pandora said it is standing by its 2019 sales guidance despite an eight-hour point-of-sale issue at U.S. and Canadian stores on Black Friday.American Express Co. said its Small Business Saturday promotion, which occurred Nov. 30, achieved a record with an estimated $19.6 billion in spending.With fewer people carrying cash, the Salvation …

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Stolen Card Data Shows up in Joker’s Stash and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/27/19

Customer data from 4 million payment cards stolen in breaches at four restaurant chains has gone up for sale in the Joker’s Stash underground bazaar, KrebsOnSecurity reported. The breaches occurred at nearly half the 1,750 total locations of Krystal, Moe’s Southwest Grill, McAlister’s Deli and Schlotzsky’s, the latter three of which are owned by …

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Retail ATMs, Prepaid Cards Partially Fill Growing Void as Banks Close Rural Branches

Banks have closed thousands of branches in recent years, hitting rural America especially hard and leaving retail ATMs, prepaid cards, and services from non-bank providers to fill the void, according to a new Federal Reserve report. The “Perspectives from Main Street: Bank Branch Access in Rural Communities” report released Monday …

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Behind Galileo’s Do-It-Yourself Approach To Fast Funding Mated To Instant Debit Cards

Sitting in a meeting in New York City, Clay Wilkes put his company’s latest innovation to the test. “We onboarded a company, funded the master funding account, created an individual account, and moved funds from the master funding account, and bought a gift card on Amazon,” he recalls. “Someone in …

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Discover Says Its Cardholders Can Use Their Rewards to Pay When Checking out With PayPal

The major payment card networks have long since come to terms with PayPal Holdings Inc., and now they’re finding ways to put that newfound friendship to use in burnishing their brands with cardholders. The latest example surfaced Monday with an announcement from Discover Financial Services that Discover cardholders can use …

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A Tide of Online Fraud Engulfs a Group of Businesses Surveyed by American Express

Researchers and risk-control firms have been monitoring the increase in e-commerce fraud for years, and it’s hit home for a group of merchants surveyed by American Express Co. A newly released AmEx survey that included 400 business leaders says they estimate 27% of their firms’ annual online sales are fraudulent …

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