Sunday , October 22, 2017

Mobile Commerce

Tokenization Gets a Boost as The Clearing House Signs on To Manage Mastercard Tokens

The Clearing House, a major player in U.S. payments, is getting deeper into the tokenization business through a new pact with Mastercard Inc. New York City-based The Clearing House and Mastercard announced Thursday that TCH has become a Mastercard-certified third-party Token Service Provider (TSP). As such, TCH will be able …

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While Lauding a Strong Quarter, PayPal Brass Looks to ‘Monetize’ Venmo And Launch NFC

With Venmo accounting for a swiftly growing share of PayPal’s total payment volume, the company’s top brass left no doubt on Thursday they are eager to start making the peer-to-peer payment service start paying its way. “We [now] begin to monetize Venmo,” PayPal chief executive Dan Schulman told equity analysts …

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The Clearing House Gets TSP Certification and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/19/17

From the Oops Department: First Data Corp. early Thursday quickly removed from its Web site an inadvertently posted press release saying it had a deal to acquire independent sales organization BluePay Holdings Inc. “First Data confirmed that it is currently in discussions with BluePay with respect to a potential transaction, …

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Community Bankers Ask the FDIC To Deny Deposit Insurance for Square’s Bank

Citing the heavier regulatory burden borne by conventional banks, the Independent Community Bankers of America trade group on Tuesday asked the Federal Deposit Insurance Cop. to deny merchant processor Square Inc.’s insurance application. San Francisco-based Square last month announced it would apply for an industrial bank charter from the state …

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Smart Checkout Is Advancing, But Getting Rid of the Checkout Will Take a While

Ever since ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft came along, processors and merchants have been captivated by the idea of running transactions entirely in the background, without any checkout. That concept will emerge over time, but in different forms and not necessarily with checkout-less experiences, according to research released Tuesday. …

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Tech Buzzwords Don’t Cut It as Skeptical Investors Assess Payment Startups

Moderating a panel of three investment executives who put money into startup payments firms and other financial-technology companies, Frank Young, senior vice president of innovation at merchant processor Global Payments Inc., noticed well into the Strategic Leadership Forum session Thursday that no one had mentioned artificial intelligence, machine learning, the …

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How Online Payments Will Change, or Won’t Change, Upon Amazon’s Patent Expiration

Patents usually get the most attention when a person or company files for one, but the one held by Amazon.com Inc. for single-click buying that is set to expire Tuesday is generating plenty of buzz about how much, if at all, e-commerce will change when it’s gone. Granted by the …

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Google Aims To Leverage Its Millions of Credit Card Credentials for Mobile Commerce

Google plans soon to give merchants access to the vast trove of credit card credentials it has in its databases to speed customer checkout for mobile and online payments. The search-engine giant, however, is not putting itself in competition with payment card networks, a Google executive said this week. The …

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Seventy Percent of Millennials Have Made an In-App Purchase in the Past Year, Study Finds

Young adults are famous for their enthusiasm for new technologies, and that perception appears to be confirmed by a new study that compared adoption of in-app payments by various age groups. The recently released “2017 U.S. Mobile App Report” from Internet metrics firm comScore Inc. found that 23% of adult …

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