Monday , December 10, 2018

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Fallback Fraud Falls as Card Issuers Ramp Up Their Monitoring

Fallback fraud, an offshoot of the counterfeit fraud that EMV chip cards are meant to reduce, declined over the past year, according to new findings from Auriemma Consulting Group. Fallback fraud refers to fraud resulting from would-be EMV payments resorting to the credit or debit card’s back-up magnetic stripe because …

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AmEx Scores a Breakthrough in China With a License to Process Domestic Payments

The major U.S. payment card networks have been trying to set up shop to process domestic transactions in mainland China for years, only to encounter government resistance. But American Express Co. announced a breakthrough Friday with a deal to become the first overseas network to win an OK to operate …

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ACI Reports Quarterly Earnings and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/8/18

Payment processor Worldpay Inc. said pro-forma net revenues in its Technology Solutions e-commerce segment grew 17% year-over-year to $420 million while pro-forma revenues in its Merchant Solutions segment rose 4% to $506 million. Pro-forma revenues in the Issuer Solutions segment increased 4% to $91 million. Worldpay also promoted Mark Heimbouch …

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EVO Notes Revenue Increase and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/7/18

Three years after the EMV liability shift, fallback fraud, which bypasses protections against counterfeit card use, remains a problem for the U.S. payments industry, Auriemma Consulting Group said. Its data found that fallback fraud, which typically is a problem when markets first adopt EMV, still makes up more than 20% of …

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Predicted Contactless-Card Boom Remains Just That for Card Manufacturer CPI Card Group

Despite predictions of an upsurge in contactless payment cards, so-called tap-and-go cards have yet to generate much revenue for a major U.S.-based card manufacturer, CPI Card Group Inc. Such cards are often called dual-interface cards because they support both contact EMV chip card transactions at point-of-sale terminals as well as …

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Cardtronics Feels 7-Eleven Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/2/18

ATM network owner Cardtronics plc reported revenues of $340.2 million for the third quarter, down 15% from $402 million a year earlier primarily because of the removal of its ATMs from its former largest retailer customer, 7-Eleven Inc., and currency effects. U.S. same-store withdrawal transactions rose 6%, driven by growth …

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The ACH Network Extends Its Hot Streak And Looks to Even Bigger Gains for Same-Day Volume

Transactions on the nation’s automated clearing house network exceeded 5.6 billion in the quarter ended Sept. 30, rising by 354 million transactions, or 6.7%, compared to the same quarter in 2017, according to numbers released Thursday by NACHA, the regulatory body for the ACH. The third-quarter growth means volume has …

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AmEx Announces Small Business Saturday Plans and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/1/18

By 2023, in-car commerce will total $265 billion annually on more than 8.2 billion transactions from 775 million consumer vehicles, according to projections from Juniper Research. American Express Co. announced a slate of programs for its ninth annual Small Business Saturday, set for Nov. 24. Mastercard Inc. said it will work with …

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Mastercard CEO ‘Very, Very Optimistic’ About the Coming Common Buy Button for E-Commerce

Mastercard Inc. president and chief executive Ajay Banga says he’s “very, very optimistic” about the Secure Remote Commerce initiative to reduce clutter on online checkout pages. Banga’s comments came Tuesday morning as he reviewed Mastercard’s results for the third quarter, a period in which U.S. purchase volume rose 10.7% year-over-year …

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New CEO Says Payments Are a ‘Big Part’ of Discover’s Growth Strategy

Discover Financial Services’s lending operations dwarf its payments business, but payments nonetheless are an important component of the company’s growth strategy, new chief executive Roger C. Hochschild said Thursday. Hochschild, who joined Discover in 1998 and served as its president and chief operating officer for 14 years, this month succeeded …

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