Saturday , January 18, 2020

Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Visa Checkout’s SRC Shift Begins Jan. 21 and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 1/14/20

Visa Inc. said starting Jan. 21 merchants using Visa Checkout will transition to the card brand’s Secure Remote Commerce service. Visa says consumers that have enabled their cards with the service no longer will have to enter the primary account number for compliant transactions. The experience also is compatible with industry tokenization …

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Consumers Are Satisfied Making Contactless Payments, But Security Concerns Linger

Even though contactless credit and debit card transactions made by tapping a card against a point-of-sale device rely on the same standard as EMV dipped transactions, consumers have different impressions of the security benefits, a newly released study says. Indeed, 81% of the 1,350 consumers surveyed for the “Emerging Trends at …

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Samsung SDS And Syniverse Partner on a Common Mobile-Payments Platform for ‘Anyone With a Phone’

A major enterprise software company and a mobile-technology provider late on Thursday announced an agreement to develop a service they say will provide a universal connection to mobile wallets and “simplify mobile payments for anyone with a phone.” The proposed service will combine application programming interface technology from software vendor …

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Mobeewave And Samsung Leverage Contactless With Fast Onboarding for No-Dongle Acceptance

For years, payments providers like Square Inc. have mined the small- and micro-merchant market by providing inexpensive and simple attachments, or so-called dongles, that hook up to smart phones and can be used to swipe or read the chips on cards. Now comes the next step: card acceptance using no …

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15 Campuses Adding Google Pay Support for Student IDs

College and university payment and identity-services provider Transact Campus Inc. announced it is adding support for Google Pay, enabling eligible students to use Google Pay on campus. Phoenix-based Transact Campus said its Transact Mobile Credential for Google Pay, which is the mobile-payment app on most Android smart phones, will be …

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OTI Raises $2.5 Million and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/24/19

On Track Innovations Ltd., a provider of payments technology based on near-field communication, announced it raised $2.5 million in a private placement of shares.Digital-banking and payments-processing technology provider i2c Inc. launched a mobile app and cardholder Web site it says are designed to help persons who have color-blindness conduct digital banking.TriumphPay, a …

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Payrailz To Test Bill Pay Exchange and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/18/19

Payrailz LLC, a payments provider for financial institutions, said it will pilot Mastercard Inc.’s Bill Pay Exchange, a real-time bill-payment service.Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit claimed the first and second slots on Dashlane Inc.’s annual list of “worst password offenders” in 2019, Facebook for exposing passwords linked to “hundreds …

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Big-Ticket Rejection and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/17/19

LexisNexis Risk Solutions released an analysis of transactions and cyberattacks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 3 that found the average shopping cart value rejected as high risk or fraudulent was $329, or 179% higher than the value of legitimate online transactions—$118—in the period.Juniper Research’s latest report forecasts that the installed base of contactless-enabled …

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Bill Ready Going to Google and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/12/19

Departing PayPal Holdings Inc. chief operating officer Bill Ready in January will assume the role of head of commerce at Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit, TechCrunch reported. PayPal announced in June that he would leave the company at year’s end. Ready came to PayPal in 2013 as a result of the company’s $800-million …

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New York Straphangers Give Contactless Payments a Boost

The New York City area’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday activated 96 contactless card readers in Manhattan’s Penn Station, one of the nation’s busiest transit hubs, in its quest to accept contactless payment cards and mobile-payment apps across its vast subway and bus system by the end of next year. …

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