Thursday , June 4, 2020

Near-Field Communication (NFC)

Eye on Parking: A Venue Manager Preps for a Contactless Reopening; ParkMobile Lands Three Cities

Expectations that consumers will seek out live entertainment with some mindfulness about actually touching point-of-sale terminals is part of the reason for venue manager Spectra to strike a multiyear deal with parking specialist ParkHub Inc. Announced Wednesday, the deal will see ParkHub provide mobile point-of-sale technology that enables contactless payments. It …

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Konnect’s M-Payments Restaurant Service Debuts and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 6/2/20

Konnect Solutions Inc. introduced a mobile-payments service for restaurants that allows customers to pay inside or in drive-throughs by choosing the restaurant’s local WiFi wireless access point to view a menu, place an order, and access the restaurant’s point-of-sale system. They can pay on their phone or use options offered by …

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The U.S. EMV Chip Card Count Surpasses 1 Billion

Four years after the EMV chip card standard became the law of the U.S. payments land, the number of credit and debit cards with an EMV chip now exceeds 1 billion, and 63% of U.S. card-present transactions in 2019 involved an EMV card being read by an EMV-capable terminal, up …

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Visa Names Chief Strategy Officer and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/28/20

Visa Inc. appointed Chris Newkirk as chief strategy officer, a newly created position in which he will lead strategic planning for Visa overall and work with Visa’s regional teams. Newkirk, who will report to chairman and CEO Al Kelly, comes to Visa from Capital One Financial Corp., where he held a …

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Eye on Fraud: Fiserv Targets Debit Card False Declines; More Mobile Payments Mean More Fingerprint Sensors

Debit card issuers have a new tool to spot potential false transaction declines with a new service from processor Fiserv Inc., and the authentication needs of mobile payments are driving, in part, the growth in fingerprint sensors. Brookfield, Wis.-based Fiserv says its new Authorization Lift service will help reduce the number …

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Get Ready for the ‘Global Reset’ in Payments Spurred by Covid-19

The world’s response to Covid-19 already has accelerated trends underway in the payments business, and pandemic-spurred innovations will continue after the contagion eases, according to three senior industry executives. “The impacts of Covid-19 represent a true global reset of the entire market, not just our payments market,” said Philip McHugh, …

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USA Technologies Picks New CEO and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/11/20

USA Technologies Inc. named Sean Feeney chief executive officer, effective May 8. Feeney most recently was CEO of DefenseStorm Inc., a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity management for financial institutions. USAT processes payments for vending-machine operators. Hudson Executive Capital, USAT’s largest shareholder, recently installed eight new directors on the company’s board after winning …

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Cardtronics Eyes Long-Term Covid-19 Business Impact and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/8/20

Cardtronics plc chief executive Edward West pointed to a long-term effect from the Covid-19 pandemic that he said could prove beneficial for the company, the world’s largest ATM operator. “We also believe that this crisis will likely accelerate the trend of bank branch transformation as several leading retail banks have already …

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Global Payments Shows Glimmers of Optimism in the Face of Covid-19 Lockdowns

Lockdowns and social distancing have been a gut punch for many payments businesses, but early Wednesday top executives at Atlanta-based processor Global Payments Inc. indicated the pain may be wearing off. “We’ve already seen stabilization in April,” chief executive Jeff Sloan said during a morning call with equity analysts. “We …

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CPI’s EMV Card Boost and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 5/6/20

Payment card manufacturer CPI Card Group Inc. said first-quarter sales of credit and debit cards rose 22% from a year earlier to $59.8 million, driven in part by strong demand for dual-interface EMV cards that support contactless payments. The company reported first-quarter net income of $2.42 million versus a loss of $3.06 …

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