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July, 2018

  • 12 July

    Ease in Payments And Ordering Are Central to Restaurant Success, a Survey Finds

    What do diners want most when they go out to eat? Apparently, easy ordering and payment. That’s the big takeaway in the “Restaurant Digital Crossroads: The Race to Meet Guest Expectations” report released Thursday. Hassle-free ordering and payment are especially important to younger consumers, defined as those between 18 and 37 …

  • 12 July

    A Facebook Patent Filing Lays Out a Method to Streamline Bot-Based Payments on Messenger

    Facebook Inc. enabled payments via so-called chatbots back in 2016, and now the massive social network is acting to standardize and streamline consumers’ use of the digital gadgets on sellers’ pages. The United States Patent And Trademark Office published on June 28 an application from Facebook for a method for …

  • 12 July

    Computer Services Reports 1Q Revenue and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/12/18

    The top four uses for peer-to-peer payments on the Zelle network are splits for rent, meals, utility bills, and gifting, according to a survey of 9,000 mobile-banking users. The results were released by Early Warning Services LLC, which operates the bank-owned Zelle service. Payments processor Computer Services Inc. reported a …

  • 11 July

    What’s the Cost of a Data Breach? About $233 Per Person, a Report Finds

    Maybe being number one in something isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. For instance, the United States leads the world in the per capita cost—$233—of a data breach, finds the “2018 Cost of a Data Breach Study: Global Overview,” released Wednesday. That figure bests Canada, at $202 per …

  • 11 July

    Handpoint in Integration Deal and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/11/18

    Processor Net Element Inc. said its first-half payment volume rose 37% year over year to $1.62 billion. Most of the volume came from the company’s North American subsidiary, Unified Payments, which handled $1.4 billion in payments, up 40%. Handpoint, a mobile point-of-sale payments provider, announced an integration with RxTrax, a …

  • 10 July

    The SEC Hits Carr and Companion With Insider-Trading Lawsuit

    The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing former Heartland Payment Systems Inc. chief executive Robert O. Carr and his girlfriend, Katherine M. Hanratty, with insider trading in connection with Heartland’s sale to Global Payments Inc. in April 2016.  The lawsuit pending in U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, …

  • 10 July

    Following Its Big June IPO, Adyen Continues To Surge

    Does it pay to bet on payments? If the bet is on Adyen N.V., it pays handsomely so far. The Dutch processor and payments gateway is showing no signs of slowing down since its initial public offering nearly four weeks ago. The stock, which trades on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange, …

  • 10 July

    Google Pay Adds P2P And Mobile-Ticketing Features, But Google Pay Send Still Lives

    Two previously announced features—support for person-to-person payments and a new tab for storing mobile tickets—went live Tuesday in Google Pay, Alphabet Inc.’s online and mobile-payments app. The first is a peer-to-peer payment capability, formerly known as Google Wallet, that allows users to pay or request funds from other persons. This …

  • 10 July

    NFC-Equipped POS Terminals Will Reach 112.3 Million by 2022, a Forecast Predicts

    Expect more point-of-sale terminals equipped with near-field communication capability over the next four years as the market is forecasted to grow at a 15.6% compound annual growth rate through 2022, says Berg Insight, a Sweden-based research firm. By the end of 2017, POS terminal makers had shipped an estimated 24.7 …

  • 10 July

    Bob Carr Charged With Insider Trading and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 7/10/18

    The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a federal civil lawsuit Tuesday accusing former Heartland Payment Systems Inc. CEO Robert O. Carr and his girlfriend, Katherine M. Hanratty, with insider trading. Carr allegedly tipped Hanratty ahead of the December 2015 public announcement that Global Payments Inc. planned to acquire Heartland, and …