Wednesday , September 19, 2018

Mobile Wallets

Heartland Adds APIs for Ingenico Device and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/17/18

Business-software provider Infor said it purchased Vivonet Inc., which provides point-of-sale software to the hospitality industry. Terms were not disclosed. Global Payments Inc. announced its Heartland acquiring and technology unit has developed application programming interfaces, end-to-end encryption support, and other software for Ingenico Group’s Desk/3500 terminal. PayPal Holdings Inc. announced …

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AmEx Experiments To Find the Right Solutions for the Post-Plastic World

American Express Co. formed its Digital Labs unit less than a year ago, and it has plenty to do as it evaluates new payment forms and new ways to attract cardholders and merchants. Digital Labs is concerned with digital payments, digital ways of engaging with cardholders, and research and development, …

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Debit Card Users Take a Liking to Apple Pay And Other Wallets, Pulse’s Annual Survey Finds

More mobile and contactless opportunities may be in the future for debit card issuers. The 2018 Debit Issuer Study from Houston-based Pulse Network, released this week, found 12.2% of debit cards were enrolled in Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay as of January, up from 6.3% in January 2017. Debit card enrollment …

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Eye on Apple Pay: Pay for Parking Time With an Apple Watch Tap; More iPhones With Face ID

Consumers using PayByPhone’s app for paid parking now have another option to extend their parking time. The Volkswagen AG-owned company launched a feature for Apple Watch users to add more parking time directly from the watch without using an iPhone or visiting the meter again. The PayByPhone Apple Watch app shows …

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FreedomPay Scores Lincoln Financial Field Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/13/18

FreedomPay, a payments provider specializing in sports stadiums and hospitality venues, announced a multiyear agreement with Lincoln Financial Field, the home stadium for the Philadelphia Eagles, to process payments at more than 300 points of sale. Revenue from so-called over-the-top content-subscription platforms will rise dramatically in part because of streamlined …

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How Fraudsters Are Increasingly Harnessing Mobile Devices And Bots

Payments officials have sensed it for some time, and now the numbers confirm it: Fraud attacks via mobile devices worldwide soared 24% in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2017, totaling 150 million. In the United States alone, the increase was much worse, fully …

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Global Mobile Contactless Payments To Hit $1 Trillion by 2022, Researcher Predicts

Mobile contactless payments are growing at a nearly 31% compounded annual rate and will exceed $1 trillion worldwide by 2022, according to a new forecast from 451 Research. The prediction is contained 451’s Global Unified Commerce Forecast, which estimates that total online commerce accounts for about 10% of purchases currently, …

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Rambus Token Gateway Receives Visa OK and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/12/18

Rambus Inc. announced its token gateway for e-commerce is one of the first such services to be certified by the Visa Ready program. The gateway streamlines links to the Visa Token Service to tokenize payment credentials for merchants, payment service providers, and merchants. Mobile-payments specialist Glance Technologies Inc. said its …

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USA Technologies’ Stock Tanks on News of Contract Investigation

Unattended payments provider USA Technologies Inc. lost a third of its value Tuesday morning on news it would delay filing its annual report while its board of directors investigates customer contracts and how business was booked. The company had until Sept. 13 to file its annual report with the Securities …

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A Financial-Industry Standards Body Releases Rules Aimed at Tightening Mobile Security

Mobile payments are booming in places like China and India, but in the United States, not so much. Year after year, one reason that keeps popping up in surveys is concerns about security, and on Tuesday a major standards body announced a measure aimed squarely at those fears. The Accredited …

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