Monday , January 20, 2020

Law and Regulation

After Beating Wells Fargo Twice in Court, USAA Seeks Dismissal of Mitek’s Mobile-Deposit Lawsuit

Insurer and financial-services provider United Services Automobile Association on Wednesday asked a federal court to dismiss a request by mobile remote deposit capture technology developer Mitek Systems Inc. for a declaratory judgment that Mitek’s technology does not infringe on four USAA patents. San Antonio, Texas-based USAA’s dismissal request came less …

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New U.S.-China Trade Deal Provides for U.S. Payments Expansion in China

The newly-signed trade agreement between the United States and China, the number-one and number-two global economies, respectively, finally provides an avenue for U.S. payments firms to operate independently in China. Joint payments ventures with a local Chinese partner have long been the norm, but the new U.S.-China trade agreement—signed Jan. …

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MyPinPad Gets Added PCI Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/7/20

MyPinPad, a provider of technology enabling PIN entry on off-the-shelf mobile devices, said it has been granted certification from the PCI Security Standards Council for its software-based PIN entry on a Commercial off-the-shelf (SPoC) product for iOS.Shift4 Payments Inc., which filed for a proposed public offering in December, said it completed certification …

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Citcon Prevails in Source Code Lawsuit and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/26/19

Citcon USA LLC said it prevailed in a lawsuit against Canada-based RiverPay Inc. over allegations of misappropriation of source code trade secrets. Citcon, which helps North American merchants integrate Chinese mobile wallet acceptance, sued RiverPay in 2018 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California because it said RiverPay …

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OTI Raises $2.5 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/24/19

On Track Innovations Ltd., a provider of payments technology based on near-field communication, announced it raised $2.5 million in a private placement of shares.Digital-banking and payments-processing technology provider i2c Inc. launched a mobile app and cardholder Web site it says are designed to help persons who have color-blindness conduct digital banking.TriumphPay, a …

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It’s Official: Same-Day ACH Gets a Third Settlement Window, Effective March 2021

In a move that could have wide-ranging implications for a variety of payments, the Federal Reserve on Monday announced it will support a third settlement window each day for same-day automated clearing house transactions. The later settlement time, which ACH rule-making authority Nacha and a number of banks have long …

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Fleetcor Contests FTC Lawsuit and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/23/19

Fleetcor Technologies Inc., a payments processor for fleet-fueling cards and other products, issued a statement contesting a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit filed against the company Dec. 20 and asserting it will “vigorously” defend itself against the agency’s complaint in court. The FTC alleges Fleetcor charged customers “at least hundreds of millions of …

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Oklahoma’s Attorney General Says the State’s Credit Card Surcharge Ban Restricts Speech

Proponents of credit card surcharging have received a Christmas present in the form of an Oklahoma attorney general’s official opinion declaring the state’s no-surcharging law unconstitutionally restricts free speech. The development means surcharge bans remain in only four states. State Sen. Michael Brooks, D-Oklahoma City, asked Attorney General Mike Hunter …

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Point-of-Sale Chip Transactions Exceeded Non-Chip Payments in 2018, Fed Data Show

Chip-based transactions at the point of sale totaled more than non-chip payments for the first time in 2018, just three years after the United States began in earnest to convert payment cards and point-of-sale devices to the EMV chip standard, according to the latest Federal Reserve Payments Study, released Thursday.  …

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Eye on Gas Stations: Networks Reject Delay in EMV Liability Shift; Visa Warns of Malware Attacks

Gas stations and convenience stores won’t be getting an extension of the upcoming October 2020 fuel-pump EMV liability shifts, according to a merchant trade group. Meanwhile, Visa is warning of malware-based attacks against fuel retailers that invade their point-of-sale systems.  The major networks have set next October for pumps to …

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