Sunday , October 22, 2017

Marketing

Eye on POS Terminals: Ingenico Device Available in Canada While Elavon Debuts Poynt

Point-of-sale terminal maker Ingenico Group said its Telium Tetra POS terminal is now available in Canada through TD Merchant Solutions, the first Canadian acquirer to offer the device. Separately, processor Elavon, a unit of U.S. Bancorp, made the Poynt Co. POS terminal available in Canada. Ingenico said its touchscreen, countertop …

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P2P Payments Generate ‘Lots of Hype And No Results’ for Small Banks, Report Indicates

Financial institutions wearied of seeing nonbanks scoop up more and more of the digital person-to-person payments business, so they’ve begun offering the service themselves. But a report released Wednesday indicates those efforts aren’t panning out all that well, at least for mid-sized and smaller institutions. “Lots of hype and no …

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Merchants Celebrate the Durbin Amendment’s Sixth Birthday as Payments Group Sneers

The Durbin Amendment’s debit card interchange price cap took effect six years ago this month, prompting a merchant group to celebrate the occasion and claim the measure has saved consumers and merchants $48 billion. But a lobbying group of payment networks and banks derided those savings estimates and once again …

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Eye on Blackhawk: Consumers Take Deals to Heart and a Director Leaves the Board

In the unending quest for a deal, price isn’t the only consideration for consumers, but it’s an important one, finds research from Hawk Incentives, a business owned by prepaid specialist Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc. In the “The Recession May Be Over, But Deal Seeking Isn’t” report based on a survey …

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Digital Wallets Are Not Yet Ready for Prime Time, But Are Getting Closer, a Report Says

Though digital-wallet adoption among consumers may have paused this year, merchants continue to prep for the electronic payment, according to “The Next Phase of Digital Wallet Adoption,” a report commissioned by JPMorgan Chase & Co. Conducted by Forrester Consulting, a unit of Forrester Research Inc., the report found the fraction …

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NCR’s ‘Ring Up’ POS Service Targets the High-Margin Micromerchants

NCR Corp. is entering the fray to get payment-processing deals with micromerchants. The Duluth, Ga.-based point-of-sale technology company this week launched Ring Up by NCR Silver, a POS service specifically designed for merchants with less than $100,000 in annual revenue. The service uses a magnetic stripe and EMV-compatible Bluetooth reader …

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The Debit Card, Long ‘the King of Payments,’ Finds Itself Under Siege, Expert Says

For decades, debit cards have been reliable revenue generators and relationship builders for financial institutions of all sizes. But now that bulwark for banks is under threat from multiple alternatives, putting financial-services executives on the defensive and forcing them to rethink their card strategies, argues a new paper out this …

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A Merchant Focus Tops Tech Savvy in Integrated POS Systems Sales, A New Report Says

Marketers of integrated, cloud-based point-of-sale systems take note. It’s not enough to have full-featured service replete with multiple functions. It also takes a sales approach that is responsive and knowledgeable. That may sound like common-sense idea, but it’s one that has been vetted by The Strawhecker Group in its “The …

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