Friday , October 19, 2018

Mobile Wallets

GAO Calculates Equifax Breach Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/11/18

Georgia State University announced that the new Georgia FinTech Academy, a talent-development initiative involving Georgia’s 26 public institutions of higher learning, will have physical locations at Georgia State and in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The FinTech Academy is supported by the Atlanta-based American Transaction Processors Coalition. One year after credit-reporting agency Equifax Inc. disclosed its …

Read More »

PayRange Debuts PayRange Air and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/10/10

Merchant processor Paysafe launched Paysafe Accelerated Funding, which allows merchants to receive settlement of funds on the same day or next day. The service relies on arrangements the company has made with Ingo Money, a push-payments provider, and Company.com, a business-software aggregator. Vending-payments specialist PayRange Inc. launched PayRange Air, a …

Read More »

PayPal Still Reigns in Digital Wallets While Apple Pay Gains and Samsung Pay and Google Pay Diverge

PayPal remains by far the most popular digital wallet with U.S. consumers, but Apple Pay has gained the most since 2017’s third quarter, according to recent findings from technology research firm 451 Research. New York City-based 451’s Voice of the Connected Consumer survey asks consumers about their usage of 15 …

Read More »

Xoom Makes Oxxo Pact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 9/7/18

Xoom, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s international money-transfer service, said it has a pact with processor TransNetwork Corp. through which it will add 17,000 more cash pick-up locations in Mexico at Oxxo, the country’s largest convenience-store chain. Xoom said it is the first online-only remittance provider to partner with Oxxo. In related …

Read More »

Badran Exits As President of Alipay U.S. As Alipay Enjoys a Booming Summer Overseas

July and August are big vacation months in China, and this year Chinese travelers’ use of the Alipay mobile-payment service boomed as users ventured abroad, according to figures released Wednesday.  In related news, China’s Ant Financial Services Group confirmed on Wednesday that Souheil Badran, who had headed up Alipay’s expansion …

Read More »

Fingerprint Scanning Will Have to Move Over for Facial And Voice ID, Research Says

With mobile-payments volume increasing while confidence in passwords slumps, researchers are predicting big growth for mobile authentication via biometric technology such as facial or voice recognition. In one forecast, from the United Kingdom-based firm Juniper Research, the number of mobile users authenticating themselves by such technology will grow over the …

Read More »

First It Was Trading Through Cash App. Now Square Patents a Network for Crypto Acceptance

The business of getting merchants to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has started to attract independent sales organizations and payments-tech firms alike, and now Square Inc. has jumped in with a proposed service that some experts say could help the payments-technology powerhouse grab a share of online volume. The U.S. Patent …

Read More »

An Activist Social Network Alleges PayPal Is Still Processing for Supremacist Groups

Reacting to violent clashes a year ago in Charlottesville, Va., between white supremacist groups and counter demonstrators, several major payment systems shut down access for supremacist organizations that used the systems to process donations. But now a social network devoted to activist causes says PayPal Holdings Inc. is still processing …

Read More »

Google Exec: Google Pay Represents More Than a Rebranding

To outsiders, Google’s mobile-payment services have experienced a few identity crises along the way. But the service now known as Google Pay represents much more than a rebranding, according to Jack Connors, the executive who heads commerce and merchant partnerships at Google, the primary subsidiary of Mountain View, Calif.-based Alphabet …

Read More »

Payments Incumbents Can’t Rest on Their Laurels, Researchers Say

Payment-industry incumbents, particularly the global credit card networks and their allied banks and processors, can’t rest on their laurels lest fast-growing mobile and non-card payment systems in much of the world leave them in the dust. That was the conclusion of payments researchers Friday who spoke at the Mobile Payments …

Read More »