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October, 2018

  • 31 October

    Offering businesses maximum value in a merchant portal

    Merchant information portals have been around for decades. They were initially designed as standalone applications that a merchant could use to track and retrieve information about customer credit card transactions, nightly batches and the source of an occasional chargeback. The information in the portal also served as a merchant’s detailed …

  • 31 October

    Amazon Seeks Western Union E-commerce Aid and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/31/18

    USA Technologies Inc., a vendor of payment-acceptance technology for self-serve machines, launched its ePort G9 in Canada. The device accepts contactless debit cards equipped with Interac Flash. The Western Union Co. said it has been asked by Amazon.com Inc. to develop a service that will allow overseas shoppers to pay …

  • 30 October

    NCR’s New CEO Started Eyeing Payments Soon After Taking the Company’s Reins

    Payment processing is something NCR Corp. president and chief executive officer Michael D. Hayford thought the ATM manufacturer and point-of-sale software provider should add to its menu of services since he took the company’s top post six months ago. He’ll get his wish if NCR’s $184 million deal to acquire …

  • 30 October

    Eye on Restaurants: BAMS Caters to Full-Service Restaurants; CardFree Launches Pay-At-Table

    Payments provider Bank of America Merchant Services announced it and talech, developer of a cloud-based point-of-sale system that uses Apple Inc. iPads, are going after full-service restaurant and bar owners. Announced Tuesday, the deal will see BAMS, which is a merchant-acquiring alliance between First Data Corp. and Bank of America …

  • 30 October

    Mastercard CEO ‘Very, Very Optimistic’ About the Coming Common Buy Button for E-Commerce

    Mastercard Inc. president and chief executive Ajay Banga says he’s “very, very optimistic” about the Secure Remote Commerce initiative to reduce clutter on online checkout pages. Banga’s comments came Tuesday morning as he reviewed Mastercard’s results for the third quarter, a period in which U.S. purchase volume rose 10.7% year-over-year …

  • 30 October

    Fast-Growing Adyen Bolsters Its North American Market With a Move Into Canada

    Adyen N.V. has had a busy year, and on Tuesday it made yet another significant move by announcing it is now doing business in Canada. The Dutch payments company, which already operates in the United States and Latin America as well as Europe and Asia, also announced four brands as …

  • 30 October

    Pushpay Updates for the Religious Sector and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/30/18

    Prepaid-card provider Card.com said it will feature images of top National Football League players on Visa-branded prepaid cards in a deal with the NFL Players Association. More than 200 player image cards are available. Pushpay Holdings Ltd., a specialist in payments to the U.S. religious sector, said it now offers more …

  • 29 October

    First Data Plans To Bring Its Popular Clover Platform to Full-Service Restaurants

    First Data Corp. plans to further exploit its fast-growing Clover point-of-sale hardware and software platform for small and mid-sized businesses by bringing it to full-service restaurants. “Clover has always been strong in small, quick-service restaurants, but the FSR segment needs much deeper functionality and is a large addressable software market …

  • 29 October

    COMMENTARY: Why an Omnichannel Strategy for Mobile Payments Is Crucial for Merchants

    It’s been four years since Apple launched Apple Pay, which together with Google Pay and Samsung Pay has ushered in the modern era of mobile payments. These “Pays” have been joined by mobile-payment solutions from retailers like Starbucks and Walmart, and together with P2P apps that can be used at …

  • 29 October

    Ripple Doubles XRP Sales and other Digital Transactions News briefs from 10/29/18

    Mobile-payments company PayByPhone said consumers can use its app to pay for parking operated by Tacoma Platinum Parking Partners. PayByPhone said the service covers more than 100 parking spaces in the Washington city. Ripple Labs Inc. said it sold $163.3 million of its XRP cryptocurrency in the third quarter, more …