Friday , October 19, 2018

Marketing

Chase Adds Card Lock Feature and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/27/18

BNY Mellon has become the first bank client to sign a reseller agreement with Early Warning Services’ Zelle person-to-person payment network for tokenized disbursements to consumers. Zelle indicated earlier this year it would expand into disbursements as a potential field for fee-based payment services. Zelle also announced Dollar Bank now offers Zelle …

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Square Adds Payroll Services and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/26/18

Payment gateway USAePay completed EMV certification for First Data Corp.’s Rapid Connect platform. USAePay said the certification enables merchants to accept EMV payments, particularly EMV PIN-debit transactions, via its mobile application. First Data Corp. launched a service for card issuers called FirstSense that combines threat intelligence with the company’s fraud-detection …

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Visa Begins a U.S. Contactless Payments Push Again. This Time the POS Hardware Is in Place

It’s another go-around for contactless payments as Visa Inc. prepares an extensive campaign involving issuers, merchants, and consumers to push use of the payment method. The card brand on Tuesday debuted an infographic on contactless payments from across the globe, and touted the preparedness of the U.S. market for the …

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Paycosmos’ ‘ISO in a Box’ Launches and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/25/18

Paycosmos, a provider of virtual and point-of-sale terminals, has teamed with payments provider linked2pay to launch “ISO in a Box,” a platform that offers sales agents support with acquiring and underwriting merchants and help with payments technology. Cashierless technology like that of Amazon Go will account for $45 billion in …

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Bay Area Transit Board To Consider a Big Fare Contract, but Open-Loop Payments Aren’t Included

The San Francisco Bay Area’s Metropolitan Transportation Commission next week will consider a $461 million contract with Cubic Transportation Systems to modernize the Clipper fare-payment system used by 22 separate transit agencies in the region. The upgrade will retain the closed-loop Clipper card that uses near-field communication for contactless fare …

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Amazon Could Have a Ready-Made Customer Base for a Bank, Bain Reports

With rumors circulating that Amazon.com Inc. is interested in getting into banking and also preparing to open thousands more cashier-less stores, new research results released by management-consulting firm Bain & Co. claim that a large pool of consumers would be willing to bank with the online retailing giant. “Our survey …

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Heartland Adds APIs for Ingenico Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/18

Business-software provider Infor said it purchased Vivonet Inc., which provides point-of-sale software to the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Global Payments Inc. announced its Heartland acquiring and technology unit has developed application programming interfaces, end-to-end encryption support, and other software for Ingenico Group’s Desk/3500 terminal. PayPal Holdings Inc. announced …

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AmEx Experiments To Find the Right Solutions for the Post-Plastic World

American Express Co. formed its Digital Labs unit less than a year ago, and it has plenty to do as it evaluates new payment forms and new ways to attract cardholders and merchants. Digital Labs is concerned with digital payments, digital ways of engaging with cardholders, and research and development, …

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Eye on Apple Pay: Pay for Parking Time With an Apple Watch Tap; More iPhones With Face ID

Consumers using PayByPhone’s app for paid parking now have another option to extend their parking time. The Volkswagen AG-owned company launched a feature for Apple Watch users to add more parking time directly from the watch without using an iPhone or visiting the meter again. The PayByPhone Apple Watch app shows …

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FreedomPay Scores Lincoln Financial Field Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/13/18

FreedomPay, a payments provider specializing in sports stadiums and hospitality venues, announced a multiyear agreement with Lincoln Financial Field, the home stadium for the Philadelphia Eagles, to process payments at more than 300 points of sale. Revenue from so-called over-the-top content-subscription platforms will rise dramatically in part because of streamlined …

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