Tuesday , December 11, 2018

Marketing

First Data Plans To Bring Its Popular Clover Platform to Full-Service Restaurants

First Data Corp. plans to further exploit its fast-growing Clover point-of-sale hardware and software platform for small and mid-sized businesses by bringing it to full-service restaurants. “Clover has always been strong in small, quick-service restaurants, but the FSR segment needs much deeper functionality and is a large addressable software market …

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As the Fed Mulls an Entry Into Real-Time Payments, a TCH Executive Flashes a Caution Flag

If the Federal Reserve decides to compete in the developing market for real-time payments, it will face considerable obstacles, one of which has to do with whether such competition is really needed, according to an official with The Clearing House Payments Co. LLC. The Clearing House, which is recruiting financial …

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AmEx Acknowledges Investigation and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/24/18

Processor Total System Services Inc. (TSYS) said its Merchant Solutions unit processed 1.53 billion point-of-sale transactions in the third quarter, a 22% increase from 1.26 billion a year earlier. Sales volume rose 30% to $40.9 billion. The Consumer Solutions segment, which includes the Netspend prepaid card operation, posted gross dollar …

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The Zelle P2P Payment Service Posts 83% Transaction Growth in the Third Quarter

The Zelle person-to-person payment service continued to gain traction in the third quarter. Zelle Network reported Tuesday that it processed $32 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30 on 116 million transactions. The latest figures represent a year-over-year growth rate of 67% in payment value and 83% in transactions. …

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EMS Buys POS System Developer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/23/18

Electronic Merchant Systems announced the acquisition of Total Touch POS, a POS system developer for the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Bank of America Merchant Services, along with First Data Corp., announced it integrated BlueSnap Inc.’s All-in-one Payment Platform into its system. BAMS is the first integration since First …

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NCR To Take a Direct Role in Payments With its Pending $184 Million Acquisition of JetPay

Best known for its ATMs, NCR Corp. has long been close to the point-of-sale payment business with its software products such as Retail One, Aloha, and NCR Silver, and its hardware for retailers and the hospitality industry that includes self-checkout systems for grocery stores. Now NCR is about to dive …

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CardinalCommerce Notes 3-D Secure 2.1 Milestone and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/19/18

E-commerce payments provider CardinalCommerce said it completed its first series of 3-D Secure 2.1 transactions with American Express Co., Mastercard Inc., and Visa Inc. The transactions, which were not part of a test, were part of an early-adopter program in which merchants and issuers enabled EMV 3-D Secure 2.1 via CardinalCommerce, …

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Eye on Point of Sale: Contactless Test at Jimmy John’s And eTouchMenu’s POS Terminal Choice

As the payments market, led by the card brands, preps for a potential increase in contactless transactions, sandwich chain Jimmy John’s is testing acceptance of EMV contactless payments. Announced Thursday, the test will use a Verifone Systems Inc. Engage P400 device at an undisclosed number of Jimmy John’s locations, Verifone …

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ControlScan Acquires Dunbar Cybersecurity and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/18/18

Data-security provider ControlScan Inc. acquired Dunbar Cybersecurity, a move that will strengthen ControlScan’s threat-detection and response capabilities, the company said. Terms were not disclosed. Mastercard Inc. said beginning in April 2019 cardholder signatures on the back panel of its cards will be optional. It no longer will require issuers to …

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Paya Unveils Its Paya Connect Platform for ISOs And Software Firms

Shortly after the former Sage Payment Solutions rebranded as Paya early this year, company president Greg Cohen said the merchant processor would play a “value game,” not a low-price game. Following that strategy, Paya on Wednesday unveiled Paya Connect, a platform for software firms and independent sales organizations to create …

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