Tuesday , January 16, 2018

Marketing

Punchh’s Loyalty Program, Coupled With Apple Pay, Comes to Three Eatery Chains

Apple Pay users visiting restaurants that are part of Punchh Inc.’s restaurant-loyalty service will be able to earn and redeem points when using the mobile-payment service, Punchh announced Thursday. Smashburger, Quiznos, and MOD Pizza will offer the Apple Pay/Punchh service later this year, Mountain View, Calif.-based Punchhsays. Apple Pay users …

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COMMENTARY: Is Open Banking the Beginning of the End for Payment Networks?

By Rick Oglesby and Brad Margol A 2015 European Parliament regulation, EU2015/751, caps the fees that a European cardholder’s bank may charge a merchant’s bank (interchange fees) at 0.2% for debit cards and 0.3% for credit cards. Also passed in 2015, and ramping up to full effect in January of …

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After a 12-Year Ride, Changing Market Conditions Spur VeriFone To Ditch Taxis

By Jim Daly@DTPaymentNews VeriFone Systems Inc. is best known for its point-of-sale payment terminals, but the company is growing its cloud- and software-based payment products and services. VeriFone also has made a name for itself in payment and media services for taxicabs, but that business is now on the block, …

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Mastercard Takes Aim at Small-Business Payments in a Venture With AvidXchange

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews Payment card networks have for years eyed the broad market for small-business payments, which are still largely executed with paper checks. On Thursday, Mastercard Inc. and payables-automation company AvidXchange Inc. said they will attack that paper mountain with The Mastercard B2B Hub, which will be distributed …

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How to Get Past ‘No’

By Kevin Woodward A willingness to listen, knowledge of the industry and of the merchant, and preparation are key to skirting a merchant’s rebuff reflex. It’s a universal sales-agent experience. The rebuff, deflection, or outright rejection from a merchant who, in her mind, is yet again hearing a sales rep …

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As Sellers Adopt EMV And Apple Pay, Square Pushes Its EMV/Contactless Reader

By John Stewart @DTPaymentNews With chip cards and contactless mobile transactions gradually working their way into more merchant checkouts, Square Inc. is pairing a couple of tried-and-true offers to push an 18-month-old card reader that handles both EMV and Apple Pay. In the latest wave of a promotional campaign that …

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Banks And Non-Banks Play to Their Strengths As They Eye a $1.2 Trillion P2P Market

Financial institutions and third-party providers of digital person-to-person payments may have the same goal—ubiquity of service and adoption—but they’ll have to take different paths to get there, according to “Digital Person-to-Person Payments in the U.S.: The Competitive Landscape,” a report released last week by the Aite Group LLC. The P2P …

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COMMENTARY: For Health-Care Providers, the Check Is Still in the Mail

While the benefits of electronic transactions for health-care payments—reduced operating costs, efficient processing, enhanced reliability, and strengthened security—are widely acknowledged, the health-care industry has faced many challenges keeping pace with standard electronic-payment adoption rates. And the problem will only get worse unless payment-solution providers expand their offerings to support the …

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Visa Gets a Lot of Likes, But the Card Brands as a Group Don’t Get Much Love

Consumers may like the leading payment brands, especially Visa, but they don’t connect with them on an emotional level, according to new research findings from payments-industry consulting firm The Strawhecker Group. Asked if they “have any emotional connection” to any of the brands, some 77% of TSG’s respondents said no. …

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Speedpass+ Adds Ford In-Car Fuel Payments and Apple Watch Compatibility

Paying for fuel at an Exxon Mobil Corp. gas station just got even easier. That is, for those who use the ExxonMobil Speedpass+ mobile app and drive a Ford vehicle with SYNC3 technology or use Apple Inc.’s Apple Watch. Speedpass+, which also is available for Android devices and offers Samsung …

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