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April, 2018

  • 19 April

    Advice From a Veteran ISO Exec: Build Scale Fast, And Be Ready to Work With—Or Buy—ISVs

    The twin imperatives for independent sales organizations these days are to get bigger fast and to collaborate with independent software vendors, Todd Linden, chief executive of Paysafe North America, tells Digital Transactions News. Linden, a veteran acquiring-industry executive, should know. Paysafe North America’s parent company, London-based Paysafe Holdings UK Ltd., …

  • 19 April

    Nearly Two-Thirds of Global POS Card Transactions Now Involve EMV Chip Cards and Terminals

    Boosted by the rapid rise of chip card payments in Asia and the United States, more than half of general-purpose credit and debit cards worldwide now have an EMV chip, EMVCo reported Thursday. Plus, nearly two-thirds of card-present transactions now involve an EMV card being read by a point-of-sale terminal that …

  • 19 April

    Mastercard, Visa and AmEx Back EMVCo’s Secure Remote Commerce Spec

    Mastercard Inc. says it is preparing for a better online payments experience by backing the EMVCo secure remote commerce specification. Visa Inc., too, says it supports the spec. The specification, announced in November, establishes the technical framework for enabling consumers to use their payment cards across channels more easily than …

  • 19 April

    7.1 Billion EMV Cards in Circulation and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/19/18

    NCR Corp. is the top provider of multivendor software for ATMs globally, according to U.K.-based research firm RBR. The company controls 32% of the installed base of 1.3 million machines running the software, 12 points higher than the second-place vendor. EMVCo, the chip card standards organization owned by the major …

  • 18 April

    Cardholder Spending Lifts AmEx’s Discount Revenue Despite Declining Rates

    Boosted by higher cardholder spending, American Express Co.’s discount revenue grew 9% in the first quarter despite a year-over-year decline in its average worldwide discount rate. AmEx reported late Wednesday that discount revenue hit $5.89 billion compared with $5.39 billion a year earlier. Discount revenue is by far AmEx’s largest …

  • 18 April

    MagTek Launches E-Signature Service and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/18/18

    Netherlands-based processor Adyen reported that it generated $1.14 billion in revenue last year, up $400 million over 2016, on merchant volume of $122 billion, up 61%. Recent press reports have speculated that Adyen, which has U.S. operations headquartered in San Francisco, is considering an IPO. Shares in online marketplace eBay …

  • 18 April

    Expert Observers Fear the Bright Outlook for Federal Regulation Could Darken Soon

    More than a year after the Trump Administration took power, payments industry executives looking for a friendlier tone from Washington, D.C., are getting it, but it’s questionable just how much tangible benefit this will yield, two expert Washington observers said Tuesday. Meanwhile, the picture could darken this fall if, as …

  • 17 April

    China and Venezuela Lead in E-Commerce Fraud Attacks, Experian Reports

    Russia gets a bad rap because of its notorious hackers, but more U.S. e-commerce fraud originates from China and Venezuela than Russia, according to a new report from Experian plc. Experian, which is based in Dublin, Ireland, but has large U.S. businesses in credit reports and marketing and data services, …

  • 17 April

    Ingenico Releases Tablet-Based ECR and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 4/17/18

    Point-of-sale terminal maker PAX Technology said processor Worldpay Inc. now supports its handheld A920 POS terminal. Ingenico Group released the Moby/C150 electronic cash register, an EMV-compatible tablet point-of-sale system. VeriFone Systems Inc. said it is using AES DUKPT, a security key management standard, in its encryption service VeriShield Total Protect, in …

  • 17 April

    Fraud-Prevention Services Can Aid Merchant Retention, a Survey Finds

    What impact can fraud-prevention services have on merchant retention? Apparently, quite a bit, finds the “State of Payment Processing & Fraud: 2018 Report” from Kount Inc. Kount, a Boise, Idaho-based risk-management technology provider, found that 75% of approximately 150 payment-processor respondents say offering fraud-control tools improved merchant retention. The high …