Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Mobile Commerce

Glance Pay Links With Brewhound To Help Consumers Find Glance Pay Venues

Glance Technologies Inc., developer of mobile-payment service Glance Pay, announced a cross-licensing and cobranding agreement with Brewhound Inc., maker of the restaurant and bar locator The Happy Hour App. The dual integration means consumers using Brewhound’s app in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area can locate venues that accept Glance Pay, while …

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U.K. Banks Report Incidents and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/17/18

In the wake of a major European outage for Visa Inc. this spring, major U.K. banks reported they had sustained a total of 80 “operational and security incidents” within their payments systems during the second quarter of 2018. British regulators this week began requiring banks to publicly disclose major incidents …

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First Data Extends Critical Wells Fargo Merchant Joint Venture Through 2024

Payment processor First Data Corp. reported late Wednesday that it has extended its joint venture with Wells Fargo & Co.’s Wells Fargo Bank, which is one of the nation’s largest merchant acquirers and an important contributor to First Data’s payment volume and profits, until the end of 2024. Wells Fargo …

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With Fast-Growing Fintechs Taking a Toll, Banks Will Soon Claim Less Than 50% of Payments Revenue

Financial institutions have been battling fast-growing fintechs and other nonbanks for payments share and revenue for years, but now new research indicates banks, which have historically controlled this crucial business, are on the cusp of slipping from that dominant perch. In 2017, U.S. banks’ total payments revenue netted out to …

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VeriFone Notes Australia Post Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/16/18

Shell Oil Co. and General Motors Inc. announced Shell stations across the United States now accept in-dash fuel payments following tests earlier this year. Shell Pay & Save, available within the GM Marketplace on certain Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles, enables consumers to pay for fuel and earn and …

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Poll: Most Financial-Services Professionals Expect Little Relief From Payments Fraud

Don’t look for many optimists in the payments industry when it comes to a future with less fraud. Fully 84% of those surveyed by TD Bank say payments fraud will become a bigger threat over the next one to two years. Released Tuesday, the survey, conducted this spring at the …

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Apple Pay Use Increases With A Lot of Growth Internationally in Users And Transactions

More than 252 million iPhone owners globally use Apple Pay, a figure that equates to 31% of the active iPhone base, says Loup Ventures, a Minneapolis-based venture-capital firm. A year ago, the figure was 25%. That growth mostly is coming from international consumers, who Loup Ventures says account for 85% …

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Worldpay Finishes First Full Quarter of Combined Operations With $1 Billion in Revenue

Having completed its first full quarter of operation on June 30, Worldpay Inc. on Thursday reported just over $1 billion in net revenue for the period from business lines that include merchant processing, technology services, and card-issuer support. That’s up 11% from what Vantiv Inc. and Worldpay Group plc would …

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57% of In-Store Transactions Are Chip-on-Chip and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/9/18

Citing data from the global payment card networks, the U.S. Payments Forum reported in its latest update on the conversion from magnetic-stripe to EMV chip card payments that approximately 57% of in-store card transactions are now “chip-on-chip,” meaning an EMV point-of-sale terminal read an EMV card. Also, acceptance of contact …

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From Spear Phishing to POS Malware, a Security Expert Lays Out His Six Most Worrisome Threats

Malicious attacks on payments systems come in a bewildering array of shapes and sizes, making it a nettlesome problem figuring out which types of attack require the most defensive resources. Yet, the stakes could be highest in the United States, where the average cost per breach, at $225, is one …

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