Thursday , June 21, 2018

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A Plug-in From Synchrony Brings Store Cards to Retailers’ Shopping Apps

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews With consumers spending more and more time on retailers’ shopping apps, it was only a matter of time before merchants with proprietary charge card programs began offering a digitized version of those cards within their apps. On Monday, that time arrived as store card processor Synchrony …

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Consumers Willing To Take Extra Steps To Avoid Online Fraud, an AmEx Survey Says

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Consumers appear willing to take more steps to mitigate their online-fraud exposure than merchants are willing to provide, with 78% of consumers willing to enter a card-verification code, but only 57% of merchants requiring it, finds a new American Express Co. survey. Consumers are willing to take …

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American Express Puts Its Focus on Platinum Cards, Digital Marketing, and Small Merchants

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews The loss of its cobranded card and exclusive credit card acceptance relationship with Costco Wholesale Corp. hit American Express Co. hard in the third quarter, but AmEx’s chief financial officer on Wednesday said brighter days lie ahead as the company builds new business. The quarter ended Sept. …

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The Post-Costco AmEx Launches a New Rewards Program and Developer Portal

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews With American Express Co. set to report its third-quarter financials Wednesday, the payments industry and Wall Street will be watching for signs from the beleaguered travel-and-entertainment giant about how it will recover from the loss of its cobranded card and acceptance relationship with Costco Wholesale Corp. AmEx …

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Fed Task Forces Evaluating 19 Proposals as Industry Works Toward Faster Payments

With an eye on having tangible proposals out by mid-2017, two Federal Reserve task forces are about to evaluate 19 plans to make electronic payments faster. Speed and security usually come to mind first when payments executives talk about improving the U.S. payment system, but other factors increasingly important to …

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American 1 Says Its Ban on Wendy’s Card Transactions Will Continue ‘Until Further Notice’

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Ripple effects from the Wendy’s Co. data breach continue to swirl around the Columbus, Ohio-based hamburger chain, some perhaps in unexpected ways. A Michigan credit union that last week began declining credit and debit card transactions by its members at all Wendy’s locations refuses to say …

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TCF Makes Dual Interface Its Standard EMV Debit Card Offering

In a break from the practice of most EMV chip card issuers, TCF National Bank reported this month that it will be issuing all of its customers’ debit cards with both contact and contactless capabilities. The bank, the principal subsidiary of Wayzata, Minn.-based TCF Financial Corp., said it will begin …

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Eye on Acquiring: BIN Supply Remedies And an Update on Faster EMV Techniques

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews Acquirers and processors have until Oct. 14 to prepare their systems for a new range of bank-identification numbers MasterCard Inc. intends to add to its inventory for issuers. Announced in 2014, the move is an attempt to stymie a possible exhaustion of BINs. These numbers are the …

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Coveted Top-of-Wallet Status Goes to Issuers That Match Cards to Users’ Shopping Habits

By Kevin Woodward@DTPaymentNews In the quest to position their credit cards as the preferred payment method in mobile wallets, issuers may want to target consumers in the right demographic group who have preferences that match what the card offers, if the newly released “J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Credit Card Satisfaction Study” is …

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Costly Chargeback Queries Help Create a Market for Better Data on Statements

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Chargebacks cost issuers millions every year just to investigate, let alone process, so technology companies see an opportunity in reversing the rising tide of cardholder inquiries financial institutions and merchants confront every day. The latest example is a service from financial-data aggregator Yodlee that adds information …

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