Wednesday , December 12, 2018

Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Deloitte: Look for Faster Payments on the B2B Side in 2019, And More Contactless Transactions

The prognostications for 2019 are starting to roll in, and if at least one comes true, we’ll see business-to-business transactions driving the growth of faster-payment systems. And smart phones might actually gain some discernible traction at the point of sale. The predictions come from the big accounting and consulting firm …

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Is Facial-Recognition Technology Hurting Apple Pay?

Adoption and usage rates for the mobile wallets from Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc. (Google), and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. have been far from stellar, but now evidence is emerging that Apple’s decision a year ago to ditch fingerprint identification on its newest smart phones in favor of facial-recognition technology could …

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Gearfire Payments Targets Shooting-Sports Industry and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/30/18

Independent sales organization Gearfire Payments announced new plans to focus on reducing payment costs for the shooting-sports industry. Atom Tickets, a mobile-ticketing service for the movie industry, said it integrated SMG Access, a loyalty program from Studio Movie Grill, an operator of movie theaters featuring in-theater dining. Target Corp. may …

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Glance Technologies Tests At-Table Payment And Launches a Bitcoin Feature

Waiting for a server to bring a paper bill to a table so the payment can be made might not happen at some restaurants if tests by Glance Technologies of its Real-Time Bill feature prove successful. Announced Wednesday, the feature, which is in testing at undisclosed merchants, enables users to …

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Fuel Dispenser Vendor Offers Chevron, Texaco Dealers EMV Update Program

Chevron and Texaco fuel retailers have another option when considering EMV upgrades at the pump with the debut of a Gilbarco Veeder-Root program. Launched this week, the program enables these convenience-store operators to trade in their current non-EMV-compliant equipment from their pumps for the Passport POS service from Greensboro, N.C.-based …

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Not All Financial Institutions Are on Board the Mobile-Banking Train

Payments experts may think mobile technology is crucial for banks and other financial-service providers, but it turns out a significant chunk of financial institutions don’t agree. Fourteen percent of respondents in a survey this summer of banks and credit unions said they not only don’t offer mobile payments and other …

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Security Concerns Still Hold Back Mobile Payments, PSCU Survey Finds

Consumers still have fears about the safety of mobile payments, according to new findings from credit-union service organization PSCU. PSCU’s Eye on Payments survey released Thursday comes at least a decade after payments companies and researchers first determined that security concerns were holding back adoption of online and at the …

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The Race for the Top Slot in Smart Terminals Is on With an Entry From North American Bancard

The era of the smart point-of-sale terminal has already dawned, and now the race is on for dominance. North American Bancard Holdings LLC on Thursday launched its PayAnywhere smart terminal, which runs on NAB’s PayAnywhere mobile-payment software. The move follows news earlier this week that terminal startup Poynt Co. is …

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If Mobile Wallets Functioned More Like Leather Wallets, Usage Might Get a Lift, Research Says

Ever since mobile payments first captured the public imagination four years ago with the launch of Apple Inc.’s Apple Pay, experts have debated why usage of the iOS and Android wallets has fallen short of the original, lofty expectations. Some speculate that usage would rise markedly if the mobile wallets …

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The NASDAQ Accepts USA Technologies’ Compliance Plan, but an Internal Probe Continues

Vending machine payments provider USA Technologies Inc. reported Wednesday that The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC has accepted its plan to regain compliance with its listing rule. The company, however, still hasn’t completed an internal investigation of customer contracts that has delayed the filing of its financial reports. The NASDAQ in …

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