Sunday , August 25, 2019

Mobile Commerce

Adyen Says It’s Ready to Take on the Majority of eBay’s Volume Next Year

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s shares dipped slightly late  Thursday after a key Adyen N.V. executive told stock analysts that the Amsterdam-based company is “ready” to process “the majority” of eBay Inc.’s volume when eBay shifts to Adyen next year. Adyen also reported it is proceeding with an application for a banking license …

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Wisconsin May Consider Requiring Cash Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/23/19

Despite very few stores in Wisconsin refusing to accept cash payments, a member of the state Assembly recently introduced a bill that would require merchants to accept cash for face-to-face purchases, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported. The bill would impose fines of $200 up to $5,000 for violations. Similar proposals have passed or are pending in …

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Visa Hopes to ‘Flip the Script’ on Fraudsters With an Expanded Suite of Security Products

As merchants, consumers, and financial institutions contend with the aftereffects of unceasing data breaches, Visa Inc. is adding new products to help prevent and disrupt payment fraud. Announced Tuesday, the roster of new products include Vital Signs, which monitors transactions and alerts financial institutions to signs of potential fraudulent activity …

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Rite Aid Picks BAMS for Processing and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/19/19

Rite Aid Corp. selected Bank of America Merchant Services to process transactions at its 2,400 stores nationwide and on its Web site. BAMS processes under an agreement with First Data Corp., now part of Fiserv Inc., though the companies announced July 30 the collaboration will end next year.The 7-Eleven Inc. convenience-store chain has launched in …

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Cash Still Popular for Low-Value Transactions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/16/19

A CreditCards.com poll found that 49% of U.S. adults usually pay with cash for transactions of less than $10. Thirty-five percent use debit cards and 16% use credit cards. The survey canvassed more than 2,500 adults in July.Eighty-two percent each of Generation X consumers and Baby Boomers buy in-store at least monthly, Blackhawk …

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EMVCo Proposes Spec Changes To Accommodate Longer Issuer IDs

Payment card standards body EMVCo on Thursday disclosed proposed specifications changes to accommodate the coming of longer issuer identification numbers on credit and debit cards, changes that could affect merchants using card numbers to identify their loyalty program members in addition to processing protocols. The changes stem from a revised …

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ETA Picks Software Association Executive as Its Next CEO

The new chief executive of the Electronic Transactions Association will begin work the week of Sept. 3. The Washington, D.C.-based ETA said Thursday Jodie L. Kelley, senior vice president and general counsel at BSA-The Software Alliance, assumes the role vacated in January by Jason Oxman, who left to head up …

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Repay Acquires TriSource Solutions and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/15/19

Repay Holdings Inc. announced the acquisition of TriSource Solutions for up to $65 million. TriSource, founded in 2007, provides back-end transaction-processing services to independent sales organizations. TriSource has been Repay’s primary third-party processor for back-end settlement since 2012.The U.S. District Court in Cleveland approved a $4.3 million settlement of a class action filed …

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Priority’s Earnings Tempered by Subscription-Billing Merchant Changes

Priority Technology Holdings Inc.’s total merchant bank card processing volume increased 10.9% in the second quarter, from $9.9 billion to $11 billion, but the merchant acquirer continues to deal with the wind-down of some online subscription-billing merchants. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Priority said Tuesday that the wind-down of the subscription merchants stems …

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After a Quarter Century, E-Commerce Heads Into New Territory

Hard to believe, but e-commerce is a quarter-century old. Along the way, e-commerce radically changed retailing and payments, and now it’s heading into a future with more growth certain but where payments are more in the background. Visa Inc. this week reported in a blog post that the first e-commerce …

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