Friday , August 23, 2019

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Contactless Gets Another Boost With Mass Transit’s Embrace of Tap-And-Pay in Miami

Is 2019 turning into the year of contactless payment for mass transit? Miami-Dade County announced Wednesday it has started accepting contactless cards and mobile wallets at gates at 23 commuter train stations, with plans to include bus fares later this summer. The move follows New York City’s adoption in May …

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Chase To Discontinue Chase Pay Mobile App Early Next Year; Online and In-App Functions To Remain

Banking giant JPMorgan Chase & Co. will pull the plug on its Chase Pay mobile app in early 2020, though the payment service will continue online and in some merchant apps. Chase disclosed the coming changes in an email notice to customers Wednesday. The notice gives no reason or exact …

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CannaTrac Inks Payments Deal With Distributor and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/21/19

CannaTrac Technology Inc., a cashless payment provider to the cannabis industry under the CannaCard brand, announced a letter of intent with an unnamed cannabidiol distributor to create an online-payment service using the CannaCard platform. CannaTrac said the distributor’s clients currently generate $80 million in annual revenue and will use CannaCard …

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Scansource To Divest Global Units and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 8/20/19

Point-of-sale equipment maker Scansource Inc. announced it will divest distribution businesses in Europe, the United Kingdom, Colombia, Chile, and Peru, as well as its Miami-based export operation, as part of a strategic repositioning. The businesses totaled $623 million in net sales in fiscal 2019.Apple Inc. said its Apple Card is now open to all U.S. …

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Credit and Debit Cards Gain Ground on Cash for Small Purchases

Cash may still be king among consumers for purchases of $10 or less, but its market share is steadily being eroded by credit and debit cards, says an annual survey from CreditCards.com. The most recent edition of the survey, released late last week, reveals that 43% of respondents with rewards …

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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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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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More Colleges Making Student IDs And Payments Available in Apple Wallet

Apple Inc. says 12 U.S. colleges, with more than 100,000 students, will enable contactless student IDs in Apple Wallet this school year. The students will be able to use their student IDs on iPhones and Apple Watches to enter buildings protected by keycard access, buy meals, and make purchases in college …

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A Rising Tide of Digital Payments Will Bring New Fraud Threats, Says Forrester

As payment companies expand ways for consumers to make digital payments, 62% of North American merchants, bankers, and fintech providers expect more such payments within the next two years, says Forrester Research Inc. in its “Understanding the Evolving Payments Landscape” report released Monday. Commissioned by Visa Inc., the report also found …

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