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December, 2018

  • 3 December

    COMMENTARY: Four Steps to Build a Consumer-Focused Mobile Payments Strategy

    Crafting a mobile-payments strategy can be a daunting task. The technology is evolving rapidly, and so are consumer expectations. Rather than starting with capabilities, a successful mobile strategy begins with an understanding of how people engage with their finances as part of their daily lives. Evaluating how consumers use mobile …

  • 3 December

    SpotOn Transact Initiates Crypto Acceptance and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 12/3/18

    FreedomPay announced Nando’s, an international fast-casual restaurant chain, will use FreedomPay’s point-to-point encryption payments platform in its Oracle Micros Simphony POS system installations. Payments provider SpotOn Transact LLC agreed to offer acceptance of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to merchants via a partnership with Vaultbank, a blockchain-technology firm. Kevin Jones, founder …

November, 2018

  • 30 November

    Saving ISO Programs From Outdated Legacy Systems

    The payments industry changes quickly as new regulations and market demands force continual improvement. Legacy systems struggle to keep up, and the ISOs on those platforms feel the pain. PaymentSpring felt it was time to change that by creating a flexible new processing platform that gives ISOs and software providers …

  • 30 November

    Starwood Breach Raises the Question of Whether Hackers Have Keys to Encrypted Data

    Friday’s disclosure from hotel giant Marriott International Inc. that hackers compromised information on up to 500 million guests held in its Starwood reservation system raises the question of whether fraudsters will be able to use an unknown quantity of encrypted payment card numbers because they also might have stolen the …

  • 30 November

    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 …

  • 29 November

    Can Amazon Pay Win in Stores? It May Depend on Processing Costs And the Right Incentives

    Amazon.com Inc.’s strategy to push its Amazon Pay wallet into physical stores could depend crucially on its ability to cut payment-processing costs and generate marketing advantages for merchants, including Groupon-like incentives, experts tell Digital Transactions News. The new strategy has been in the works at least since 2017 but reached …

  • 29 November

    The PCI Council Publishes Updated Guidance for Securing Telephone-Based Payments

    Online and mobile payments get all the press, but plenty of card-not-present payments still originate from telephone orders. The security threats from such orders are changing, which prompted the PCI Security Standards Council to issue an update Wednesday to guidance it first produced seven years ago for protecting phone-based payments. …

  • 29 November

    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 …

  • 29 November

    First American’s New Hire and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 11/29/18

    A consumer bill-pay survey revealed that 46% of consumers routinely pay after the due date or never pay at all. Of these, 72% are “very” or “extremely likely” to pay on time if they could pay with a credit or debit card, while 69% would pay on time if they …

  • 28 November

    Visa’s Counterfeit Fraud Declines, But Some Other EMV Measures Signal a Conversion Lull

    Counterfeit fraud losses continue to decline, according to Visa Inc.’s latest report about the U.S. conversion to the EMV chip card standard. But Visa’s EMV dollar volume was lower in September than in June, and the number of merchants that accept chip cards remained unchanged at 3.1 million. Visa says …